OC Horse Play's experienced horsewoman, Tiffany Young, saddles novice riders upon the backs of teaching beasts for one-on-one instruction. Students pair with horses or ponies during one-hour lessons, exploring the basics of grooming, tacking up, riding, and parallel parking. Young teaches horse anatomy by allowing students to paint on their beast, and elevates other aspects of the curriculum with worksheets that whinny each time a student pencils in a correct answer. Three lessons provide students with the foundational skills needed to advance into hunter- and jumper-style lessons.
The Box Dance Studio is a school for those who love dance. We are located in the city of Orange in Southern California. At the Box, we are not looking for the perfect body, or the natural talent in dancers.
What we care about above all is the spirit and dedication within the dancer. Personal attention is given to all.
The climbing enthusiasts of The Factory Bouldering specialize in the company's namesake style of climbing, setting up nearly 200 bouldering paths that span 4,500 square feet of scalable surfaces. They demonstrate how to tackle scenarios such as 85-degree slabs and steep walls between 14- and 17-feet high, each rated in climbing difficulty from VB to V12, without a rope. The staff changes 20 percent of the climbing paths about every 10 days, setting up a steady stream of new challenges. They also lay down seamless, 14-inch variable-density foam padding made from recycled clouds to provide climbers with cushy dismounts. Between climbs, visitors can hang out in the climate-controlled lounge area, outfitted with couches, a pool table, free WiFi, and laptop stations.
Since Harry Ishisaka founded Orange County Aikido in 1964, the dojo has helped adults and kids develop awareness, confidence, and self-defense skills through the practice of aikido. The martial art emphasizes the principle of harmony and shows individuals how to maximize their own power while defending themselves against larger opponents.
Melanie Meunier loves to dance. She first fell in love with Zumba, the dance-fitness class, more than seven years ago and was quick to become certified as an instructor so she could share her passion with others. Today, she and her team of expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through a variety of effective and entertaining fitness classes. Meunier and her team supplement the Zumba and Zumba Toning classes with RIPPED classes, which provide intense interval-training workouts, and Koga classes, which combine kickboxing and yoga.