On the calm waters of the Fleming Island Marina, SailLaser Jacksonville outfits recreational mariners with Laser Class sailboat rentals, and their friendly, experienced instructors teach nautical skills to fledgling sailors in private lessons. After donning a life jacket, rental customers choose a craft from SailLaser Jacksonville’s fleet of modern, personal dinghies that avoid the pitfalls of vintage Pequod-inspired vessels. The Bug and Pico Lasers sport manageable controls capable of introducing young children to steering, and popular Sunfish slice across the marina or explore the winding St. Johns River. Wind ripples through hair while gliding across placid waters in an Olympic-class Laser Radial rig, and legs can stretch out in the roomy cockpit of the Zuma. During the lesson, instructors shepherd beginners through the basics of sailing, explaining equipment, demonstrating techniques, and answering questions about the difference between port and a fortified wine. When water conditions are rough, wave-based classrooms move onshore for dry-land tutelage.
The friendly sub-surface staff and committed conservationists at Scuba Extreme spread their waterlogged gospel of underwater maneuvering through safe and fun diving instruction. In the "Skin Diver" course, budding sea-people will learn the basics of snorkeling and free-diving techniques. Instructors will equip students with a mask, snorkel, and fins, and then lead participants through the basics of submerged breathing and safety. The class lasts between two and three hours, or approximately one year in the life of a fantail guppy.
At Accurate Edge, LLC, state-licensed security guard and NRA senior training counselor Thomas Eichling shares his more than 20 years of training experience, including his expertise as both an NRA Senior Training Counselor and a retired Navy marksmanship specialist. He imparts this wealth of knowledge to students in NRA courses such as the FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation, which can be taken as a standalone class or used to satisfy the training component for a concealed-weapon application. In addition to working with adults, Thomas also works with youths with parental consent. He can also bring the training facility to clients, hitching up to his trailer-mounted live-fire range and driving it around Jacksonville.
The Color and Glow Run could just as easily be called the Color and Glow Walk, or the Color and Glow Dance. It’s not important how fast racers finish the 5K course, what’s important is what those runners wear. As long as they sport a white T-shirt, they can enjoy a colorful or glow-in-the-dark makeover at the hands of the race’s volunteer crew.
Boasting an 18-hole championship-style golf course and a golf school helmed by experienced professionals, Country Club of Orange Park helps duffers hone swings on and off the course. Cure chronic slices or the putting yips with the help of former PGA Tour pro Charles Raulerson and assistant instructor David Ven Vertloh. During small-group lessons of less than 10 students, Charles focuses on the simplistic but crucial elements of posture, alignment, and technique to help pupils on their path to mastering the subtle art-science of the golf swing. Charles also draws from a professional career that included three PGA Championship berths, several International Tour victories, and earning global renown for matching plaid with argyle.
At The Little Gym, Kids Soar! For over 30 years, our professionally developed, non-competitive programs have been building motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment while fostering enhanced emotional, intellectual and social skills. The Little Gym® helps kids build confidence - enhancing every aspect of their lives