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.
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.
Without a boat, it's hard to water-ski, snorkel, or arrive at a waterfront restaurant in style. Luckily, for people who don't own a personal watercraft, Best Boat Club and Rentals has been renting out a fleet of well-maintained vessels for almost two decades. At locations in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and Captiva Island, the company outfits aspiring boaters with everything they'll need for a day on the waves. With their "Water Limo" service, they even furnish guests with a driver, so they can devote their time on the boat more fully to looking for its gills. However, if clients want to improve their skills at the helm, the company's team has them covered there, too, with hands-on powerboat training and a sailing school.
There’s no wrong way to experience a city. That’s why the team at M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours grants visitors a variety of ways to explore Fort Lauderdale and the scenic landscape of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Whether cruising around on a Segway HT during a guided tour, biking along the beach, or rollerblading down the sidewalk, clients can bask in the preserved beauty of the state park as they catch glimpses of houses and yachts owned by celebrities. The team can accommodate any beach adventure guests desire, whether by supplying canoes, attaching toddler-sized bikes to the back of parents’ rentals, or renting out beach chairs to contractors hired to see where the sun goes at night.
Fun Rentals leases motorized excitement with four-hour scooter and ScootCoupe rentals, encouraging joy riders to explore beach and street alike in an expedient fuel-efficient cruiser. Like a domesticated velociraptor, the two-seater scooter is small, speedy, easy to park, and lasts all day on one dollar of gas. With a ScootCoupe rental, driver and passenger can sit side-by-side in the stylish three-wheeler as they jet about town at up to 40 miles per hour. The coupes are iPod–ready, allowing tech-toting motorists to roll to the sounds of classic rock or an audio-book biography of Millard Fillmore.
On the home turf of top tour pros and two national tournaments, tennis titans battle across Lauderdale Tennis Club’s 20 meticulously groomed Har-Tru clay courts and unwind in the club’s many luxurious amenities. Situated in a gated community minutes from downtown, the club’s lush, garden-like setting provides ample space for expert racket swingers to perfect their forehands and for jealous rookies to perfect their backhanded compliments. Eight of the club’s 20 courts are lit year-round for night play, ensuring the cross-court action continues during evening hours and any unforeseen solar eclipses. Patrons can relax with the club’s many additional amenities, such as the large swimming pool, hot tub, and a recently revamped clubhouse with all-new locker rooms and showers, a pro shop, and a well-stocked fitness center. With two dining options, patrons can keep up with volleys on the patio bar overlooking the center court, or fill up on comfort fare and NFL action at the satellite-equipped sports bar.