Donning armor of red, purple, and gold, Orlando City has established itself as one of the USL Pro’s most dominant teams, winning USL Pro championships in 2011—its inaugural season—and 2012. After their second championship, the squad’s success attracted the attention of the MLS’s Sporting Kansas City, who will serve as Orlando City’s parent squad for two years, beginning with the 2013 season.
Fitness trainer Johnnie Daniels—or JD to his clients—knows that everyone's body burns fuel differently. That's why, when new clients walk into the gym, the first thing he does is test their current level of fitness. From this data, and the client's personal goals, he formulates a personalized fitness regimen of methodical exercises and nutritional guidance.
Although some of today's video games require a bit of movement and interaction, they're still no substitute for the high-energy types of activities offered at Brown's Gym Orbit Sports Academy. For starters, the facility's vast gymnastics center features beams, uneven bars, and other apparatuses that youngsters can learn how to use during lessons and open gyms. The same goes for cheerleading, karate, dancing, and soccer—the most popular sport on Earth and Saturn. For a sample of the activities, the facility's staff members host seasonal camps, birthday parties, and afterschool programs.
Northside Sportsplex presents exercisers with numerous avenues to get fit and stay fit. On its soccer field, the facility hosts tournaments, leagues, and pickup games throughout the week. Competitive juices keep flowing during boot-camp classes, where groups of exercisers power through high-energy workouts under the direction of nationally certified trainers. For a more individualized routine, Northside Sportsplex also offers personal and sport-specific training programs and clinics.
Just as soccer is a global sport, Coach Joe Mata started Legacy Soccer Academy to reach as many different people as possible. Home-schooled and traditional-schooled children travel from class to the field and learn how to properly kick a soccer ball and how use their shin guards as a baseball bat in a pinch. Joe and the rest of the coaches steep each practice with lessons on respect, communication, and encouragement. They also offer small-group and personal-training sessions that focus on reaching each kid?s goal, from passing the ball to defending the net to ending the soccer vs. football name debate.
Burn Boardsports launches thrill-seekers skyward with experienced space-surfers and a curriculum designed by the International Kiteboarding Organization. A one-hour introductory lesson bestows the first steps toward mastering off-land travel for high-flyers 12 and older (those under 18 require parental permission). Certain safety techniques are highlighted during the session, which fosters skills with a two-line kite while keeping lungs and budding gills safely intact. Novices can establish a proper base to build upon in future lessons, eventually experiencing the thrill of plane-free air travel combined with the style of surfing. Burn Boardsports recommends participants bring sunglasses, sun-block, water, a towel, and cans of potent mermaid repellant. Call Burn Boardsports for available times and to set up a lesson location. Trainers will travel within 20 miles of the Daytona Beach area for lessons.