Operated by a family of lifelong riders from Colombia, LFE Riding Institute shares with its students the ins and outs of horsemanship. The stable's instructors customize adult and kids' lessons to each individual?s learning style and goals, which might range from competition riding to Dudley Do-Right impersonation. During lessons and children?s summer-camp sessions, youngsters have a chance to gain self-confidence on top of riding skills.
The husband-and-wife team behind Power and Glory Karate boast a combined 50 years of experience with martial arts. Within their 5,000-square-foot facility, they teach classes to students ages 5 and older. All students work on learning forms and developing discipline, building on those skills while incorporating self-defense and leadership skills, and adults learn the same while also adding a focus on health and fitness.
The tropical murals around Pines Ice Arena's expansive indoor rink look down on skaters careening across the ice or using expressive figure skating to re-enact favorite scenes from 12 Angry Men. Lauded as one of the area's best places for ice skating by CBS Miami, the arena hosts public-skating sessions open to all ability levels seven days a week. Accredited PSA and ISI instructors lead hockey and figure-skating lessons for all ages and experience levels, while youth and adult hockey teams regularly clash on the frosty terrain. Arcade games and a concession stand offer visitors respite from icy exercise, and birthday-party packages equip guests with food, decorations, and a private room.
Title black and red punching bags sway while perspiring athletes and trainees alike lift tractor tires, climb aboard weight machines, and sharpen fighting skills. Seasoned trainers with UFC and MMA experience or boxing championships under their belt teach combat-based classes that include Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, kickboxing, and self-defense. Though they specialize in training members of law enforcement, Fight Fit Boxing & Boot Camp's trainers welcome newbies and veteran gym-goers alike.
AllGolf Center provides large practice facilities where you can hone both your long and short game, rain or shine. Sharpen your drive on a two-tiered driving range with targets and landing areas, or focus on putting in the 36-hole mini-golf courses and practice-putting areas. Each AllGolf Center even has onsite 18-hole golf courses littered with hazards, where players can test their new techniques and audition new caddies. If you need a break, you can check out new clubs at the fully stocked pro shop or take horizontal swings in the onsite batting cages.
A certified Level II equestrian with the American Riding Instructor?s Association, voted a top-50 instructor in 2007 by Riding Instructor magazine, Brittany Pledger has the resum? to back up her position as chief instructor at Vantage Point Equestrian. At the beginning of her riding career, Brittany learned to ride by instinct alone, reading her horses? behaviors rather than awaiting indecipherable hoof-written postcards. Seeing the value in this sort of foundation, she teaches riders of all levels to develop a feel for the horse and to recognize its emotions and body language. She leads lessons throughout Vantage Point's 10+ acres of pristine grassland and beneath the roof of the center's main facility. Her ultimate aim is to prepare students for competition in national AA-rated shows, specializing in the disciplines of hunt seat equitation, hunters, and jumpers.