Our professionally developed, non-competitive programs have been designed to build motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment, while fostering enhanced emotional, intellectual and social skills. Children are encouraged to try their best, not be the best.
Teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun—these are the most important elements Andi and David Saifman want to cultivate through their programs. The owners of South Florida Youth Athletics tap into their own sports backgrounds, which include coaching and working stints in the NFL, to help teach youngsters the positive benefits and superhuman powers that come from playing sports. They also tailor football and basketball programs to various skill levels of the players.
In 1974, grand master Jung Soo Park, a ninth-degree black belt with more than 50 years of martial-arts experience, opened a studio dedicated to tae kwon do. Today, the Parks Martial Arts baton has been handed to his sons, masters Cheong and Shick Park. Their specialty is teaching tae kwon do and other martial arts–influenced disciplines to kids, teens, and adults, though they also schedule more fitness-focused classes such as kickboxing, MMA, and treadmill wrestling.
What do a flower child, a disco dancer, and a hair-metal rocker have in common? If they're at Dash From The Past, they're all running. That's because the 5K encourages its participants to dress up in gear from their favorite decade as they sprint along the course, fooling onlookers into thinking Andy Warhol or Axl Rose are out competing.
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
Lazy Meadows Farm's internationally trained and USDF-certified owner, Michele Herrmann, focuses exclusively on studying and sharing dressage-style riding with students of all experience levels. Novice riders learn to trot from within two riding arenas, while more advanced riders gallop and prance past wavering palms and rustling pines. The docile equine animals inhabit 14 dressage stalls that share a verdant 5.5-acre landscape with a terra-cotta-roofed barn and a stock of big cats for very advanced riders.