The history of the punch is only slightly longer than that of tae kwon do, a fighting art whose origin lies some 4,000 years into Korea?s past. Throughout millennia, tae kwon do evolved through the stewardship of many masters, whose personal touch created many branches of the martial art. Grand Master Won-kuk Lee developed the chung do kwan school, and from this bough of the tae kwon do tree sprouts the style taught at Tiger Rock Academy.
The instructors splice the art?s ancient tenets with modern sports science to develop programs that implant athleticism, discipline, and self-confidence in students of all ages. Grappling and han mu do classes introduce the softer techniques of joint locks, takedowns, throws, and singing lullabies until an opponent falls sleep. Students condition their bodies for combat through exercise classes such as Kisado Interval Fitness training.
The crew at Miracle Hills Ranch and Stables includes passionate horse lovers and more than a dozen four-legged friends. Graceful steeds don saddles as students greet them for lessons and trail rides through Miracle Hills Ranch and Stables’ wooded trails. Miracle Hills also consists of an indoor riding arena, a viewing room, and 29 heated indoor stables, which house horses for boarding while also welcoming other critters such as resident dog, Buddy. The ranch also hosts birthday parties and camps for riders of all skill levels.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine-maneuvering and your muscle-making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Led by more than 1,000 wellness experts at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee, the more than 30,000 members of Prairie Life Fitness have discovered why the company slogan is "Fitness for the Entire Family." The certified trainers and instructors cater to exercisers of various ages and abilities, all within an upscale, welcoming atmosphere. Kids take advantage of engaging childcare activities and youth programs, including swimming lessons, martial arts, and story time. Meanwhile, parents can workout on the latest equipment, including stationary cycles and Pilates machines. Guests can also relax with amenities such as massage therapy, tanning beds, and a whirlpool powered by wholesale bags of Pop Rocks.
Don your most elegant Elizabethan-era gown and experience a fun-filled day of circa 16th-century delights. The outdoor festival promises to amuse with reenactments of Renaissance-era entertainment, and as fair-goers nosh on a hand-held turkey leg or sip homemade root beer, there is a good chance of an encounter with traveling gypsy hordes, a jester, or a juggling magician romping through the fairgrounds. Other entertainment includes live jousting and live shopping. Peruse the festival’s diverse selection of merchants and stock up on swords and leather goods, or purchase a feather-plumed hat for future acts of forest heroism. Enjoy a day of being immersed in costumed folks walking to the charming sounds of traveling bands of merry minstrels.
At the Cox Classic, world-renowned club swingers battle for PGA Tour positioning on 200 acres of well-maintained fairways designed by golf course architect Jeffrey Brauer. Onlookers enjoy a panoramic view of players navigating through an 18-hole course featuring impeccable maintained greens and molds for creating sand trap castles. A one-day clubhouse ticket grants fans admission to the Champions Run clubhouse, access to the Champions Run golf shop, and an opportunity to witness skillfully executed golf cart wheelies.