Dramatic elevation changes and a labyrinthine layout designed with no parallel fairways coalesce to create the scenic 6,104-yard, par 70 course at Indian Hills Golf Club. Throughout the round, the verdant splendor of the Jurupa Valley and the rising crags of the Riverside County foothills draw eyes to distant vistas, stealing attention away from crucial club-selection decisions when hitting up or down significant slopes or defending your bag against roaming fishermen hoping to find divot tools to use as lures.
Heart & Pride Muay Thai and Fitness complements improved health with the ethics of muay thai: self-control, respect, dignity, courtesy, patience, and self-confidence. Head instructor Kru Mickey Rubinson and his staff teach muay-thai classes geared toward adults and children, and strength-and-conditioning boot-camp classes.
The beautifully manicured golf course at Hidden Valley carefully incorporates the existing flora, streambeds, and outcropped rocks into its 6,860 yards of dimpled ball habitat, making players of every skill level feel as if they're teeing off in an unspoiled national park. A GPS-enabled cart will keep you from accidentally driving onto the Autobahn as you journey through a pleasantly challenging round of recreational golf (up to a $67 value, cart included). To warm up wrists before the game, guests can flick through a large bucket of balls on the practice green ($10), and once the 18th green has been conquered and purged of its mini-dragon guardians, it's off to the Villa Amalfi Ristorante to refuel. Sip on coffee, tea, or soda, and choose one food item from the breakfast or lunch menu, which includes tasty breakfast burritos ($6.95), mushroom-swiss burgers ($7.95), fried-chicken salad ($10.95), and more (up to $17.95 value). Customers also get their choice of either a hat ($20) or a golf shirt ($65), giving them a change of clothes when their astronaut suit is being dry-cleaned.
At Train Station, no day of boot camp is ever the same as the one before. During each session, students might leap feet into the air to land on massive tires, use muscles in their entire body to hurl heavy ropes up and down, or push themselves to physical limits by pulling a jeep. The gym's trainers believe in activating all areas of fitness, and their boot camps prove that dedication with a mixture of cardio endurance, agility, balance, and full-body strength workouts. In addition to the rigorous boot camps, they also get to know guests' goals during one-on-one personal training meetings, and teach students the rhythmic art of Brazilian combat during capoeira lessons.
In 2003, the teaching staffs behind the Butler-Fearon and the O’Connor-Kennedy Schools realized something: though both academies nurtured the physical, mental, and competitive skills of scores of young Irish dancers, they could form a more robust program by combining forces. Once united, the team of Rose Fearon, Vincent O’Connor, and Kathleen O’Connor—each a certified Irish dance adjudicator—implemented a revised curriculum reaching students from both American coasts to the solid-ice skyscrapers of Ontario. Today, Butler-Fearon-O'Connor trains everyone from girls buckling their jig shoes for the first time to experienced adults, many of whom—such as 2011 world champion Emily Penner—have danced competitively at home or across the pond and landed spots on touring companies for shows such as Riverdance.
Focusing on perfecting traditional form and technique, classes are kept as small as possible, ensuring personalized attention from one of the school's 10 experienced, decorated instructors. Students also learn stamina, flexibility, and presentation, with an emphasis on avoiding motions that tend to draw judges' ire, such as clumsy arm placement and badgering the audience. Many locations also host more casual classes for adults and groups such as Girl Scout troops.
Corona Martial Arts is a consortium of independent schools that operate together to train well-rounded warriors. Master martial-arts instructors lead programs in disciplines such as Gracie Brazilian jujitsu, tae kwon do, hapkido, Zumba fitness, kickboxing, and gumdo sword training. These self-defense classes are available for youth, teens, and adults, and instructors also lead a Little Lions program for kids aged 3–6.
Since Inspire Dance of Corona’s instructors teach kids, they take great care to tailor their dance classes to fit specific ages and skill levels. For instance, Princess Ballet teaches 2- and 3-year-olds ballet basics and interweaves them with creative movement and fairytale stories, such as the one about the brave girl who taught a left-footed dragon how to go en pointe on his tail. Alternatively, contemporary dance classes are offered in a variety of different levels and show pupils 8 and older how to move fluidly through modern dance, jazz, and lyrical routines.