Customers explore 8,000 square feet of bouncing space at Ninja Lounge?and that's just the trampoline park. The family-friendly facility also boasts elevated ropes courses, climbing walls, and two different obstacle courses?one designed for kids and one for adults. During gymnastics classes, budding tumblers practice their moves on squishy foam mats, while trampoline dodgeball and basketball facilities give aspiring mascots a place to practice. Visitors can scale and spring off these surfaces during open-play sessions, birthday parties, and special events.
Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.
The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.
Discipline is better when it comes with a field trip to the beach. Kendall Dynamic Center's summer camps teach children respect, courage, and responsibility through martial arts, while at the same time engaging them through crafts, entertainment, and camaraderie. Rafael Ramos founded the facility, and as a longtime student and instructor of martial arts, he sets the scene for an encouraging space where kids can enjoy themselves both indoors and on fun outings while building character. After learning how to use traditional weapons, break boards, and deal responsibly with bullies in the morning's tae kwon do class, kids channel their creativity through art and kick back for a session of video games or sports, perhaps heading out later to play in the ocean or spar with a water-park fountain. The center also holds after-school programs where kids of all ages can learn martial arts in a safe and guided environment.
We are always told to reach for the stars. But at Trampoline High, we can bounce for them instead. Inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, wall-to-wall trampolines invite visitors to defy gravity while they spring about and play games, including dodgeball and basketball. Healthy aerobic exercise hides beneath all the fun, but it's also the driving force behind Trampoline High's instructor-led fitness programs. Those fun workouts help kids and adults mix up their exercise routines, all without having to join an additional gym or go to their current one blindfolded. The numerous benefits of bouncing around Trampoline High have certainly grabbed the attention of the community, including Telemundo during its "Rostros de Nuestra Ciudad" series.
The game of basketball has been Coach Marty Seidlin?s passion for half a century. Under his leadership, hundreds of students have earned basketball scholarships to such schools as Princeton and the University of Miami. His camp is staffed with a slew of local coaches and former college and professional athletes who help students improve their skills in soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, and other sports. A dedicated basketball camp?Coach Marty?s forte?runs kids aged 4-14 through shooting, passing, and rebounding drills before they tackle full-court games. Younger campers also partake in arts-and-crafts projects and watch movies in which Air Bud negotiates a million-dollar gym-shoe sponsorship.
Sammy Hernandez has achieved a lot of success during his basketball career?perhaps most notably, he played for George Mason University when the team reached the Final Four in 2006. However, Sammy might be most proud of his current position as founder of Sammys Full Court Prep. The program offers girls' and boys' basketball camps, clinics, and leagues, as well an afterschool program and birthday parties. And the former forward helps kids take their offensive and defensive moves to the next level during personal and group skill-development training sessions.