Wattland II initiates young equestrians into the world of horseback riding with private lessons and camps. Private learners saddle up for a one-hour trot around the riding ring and trail where they’ll take in views of the surrounding stables and pastures. Greeting sessions foster snout-to-snout time as patrons pat and feed majestic steeds and instructors teach secrets about how to care for horses and teach them the finer points of trigonometry. Kids seeking to improve human-equine relations can attend day camps, which combine saddle time with crafts and games. Half-day camps also include snacks, so kids can sate their thirst for knowledge while appeasing their hunger for something more edible.
Good ideas often come from a simple formula, such as the PB&J sandwich, the BLT, or the BLT&J. At Fusion Fitness & O2 Yoga, the body-nourishing combination is simply a blend of yoga and Pilates principles. Designed by fitness professionals Debbie Wolff and Andi Boddie, Fusion's signature group workouts integrate breath control, focus, fluid motions, and core-strengthening exercises along with various other fitness techniques. During group sessions, a team of instructors strives to foster an environment of warmth by encouraging guests to smile through their workouts. The team works to provide personal attention to each student, offering adjustments to moves to accommodate varying fitness levels. Fusion's instructors also lead several other fitness classes, including boot camp and spinning.
As the official practice grounds for the NHL's Florida Panthers, the professional-grade rinks of the Florida Panthers IceDen invite skaters of all stripes to enjoy its pristine skating surfaces. Visitors circle the rink during open-skating sessions, decked out in a pair of the center's maintained skates. For those game to improve their gliding, kids and adults alike can participate in hockey leagues and open hockey sessions, or master the languid movements of competitive figure skating. Classes in hockey, figure skating, and curling introduce students to the skills of puck control, elegant footwork, and furious floor sweeping. An onsite pro shop, meanwhile, dispenses equipment, repairs, and skate fittings.
Yoga Source?s instructors run more than 90 classes each week geared toward students of all levels. Kundalini yoga classes work to relieve tension and increase energy, regardless of degree of flexibility or experience, using a symphonic gong to clear the mind while healing the body and elevating the spirit. Hatha yoga classes use stretches combined with breath work to develop flexibility and increase relaxation. To give back to the community, the teachers offer a free class that helps war veterans sleep better, lower their stress levels, and reduces their reaction to loud noises.
A decorative waterfall's tranquil babbling harmonizes to the music that lilts through Yoga 4 Life?s studio. Led by a certified instructor, students of all experience levels breathe through asanas or postures meant to strengthen muscles during a roster of classes, including the special Yin class that focuses on deep muscle stretches designed to alleviate stress or injuries.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.