In addition to sabers, fencing coaches Dan Berliner wields a razor-sharp resume; Dan won the USA Fencing National Championship in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and is a former member of the USA Fencing World Cup team. At SON DuelLIFE Olympic Fencing Center, our coaches divulge their secrets during classes for students as young as age 4, covering everything from fundamentals to advanced techniques. As their pupils learn to parry and repost, the teachers strive to also impart less tangible virtues such as honor and the determination to read The Three Musketeers in its original French. As a testament to the duo's success, many of the center's past prot?g?s have gone on to compete on the national circuit in numerous divisions.
The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.
We are a 30 thousand squer foot club that has been remoduled to fit all levels of our members fitness needs, we are also the only club in south Florida with private TV and IPOD conections on all our cardio machines. (never be bored doing cardio again)
Equipment: Reformer, Chair, Ped-o-pul, Mat, Tower
Students should bring: Towel, water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our small classes allow us to work with YOUR body even within a class format.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
[The] best improvements happen in people who are working with special conditions such as back pain/injury, shoulder/hip problems. Besides that, for those on the lean side the body becomes very toned and posture improves significantly.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Most people don't have a plan or structure. Also, they do not adjust their food intake.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have a small and intimate studio. We know everyone's name, special needs, goals, and how to get them there. We do not however give "workouts." We teach you how to move efficiently, get you strong internally, and aim for a lightly moving body.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Recording studio parties
Recommended Age Group: 7 and older
Kat Loren established Rockstar Recording Studio Parties to give kids the experience of laying down tracks in a professional recording studio while having fun with friends. It's no coincidence that she has all these things assembled in one place; when not hosting kids' parties, the studio serves as an active recording space for professional artists. "Many celebrities have recorded with us," Kat says, adding that her favorite part of the job is just "being in the music business and watching potential rockstars emerge." That's why she enjoys throwing open the doors and inviting kids just to have fun. She supplies them with keyboards, drums, and electric guitars. After the session, the engineer edits, mixes, and burns personalized CDs for all the guests.