Named one of the Top Eight Teaching Facilities in the United States in the August 1999 edition of Golf for Women magazine, Conte's Palm-Aire Golf Academy continues to welcome students in search of the expertise needed to improve their entire golf game. Academy Director Stephen Conte heads up a team of instructors comprised of PGA and LPGA teaching professionals who possess more than 80 years of combined experience. During individual and group lessons at Palm-Aire Country Club, students learn through the academy's unified teaching method. This system ensures that instruction stays consistent from instructor to instructor and students will never have to study with a substitute teacher that forces them to putt with pool cues.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Just as varied as the workouts are the class formats themselves. There are special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod, cut your workout time in half, or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. There's even a junior Jazzercise and Jazzercise team dance at some locations, which let you work out with your kids and teenagers. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
At CrossFit Hardcore Central, it?s pretty routine to see athletes lifting weights overhead one minute and then doing dips on gymnastics bars the next. But ?routine? is a four-letter word at this gym, considering that the Workouts of the Day (WODs) change every day to keep muscles and their owners guessing. Based on CrossFit?s principle of varied, functional fitness, exercises never repeat workouts. Sessions may include weightlifting, running, rowing, gymnastics, plyometrics, and body-weight movements such as pushups, chin-ups, and squats. CrossFit Hardcore Central's 6800 sq. ft. facility also has an air-conditioned, unsupervised lounge for kids and showers on site.
If you want to keep up during the boot-camp, personal, and sports-specific sessions at Beastmode Training South Florida, it helps to have the right type of fuel. That's why the trainers supplement their intense workouts—which include exercises such as dead lifts and slamming sledgehammers against oversized tires—with nutritional-counseling services. During the sit-downs they draft eating plans using healthful foods such as fruits, vegetables, and fitness-themed birthday cake.
Armed with certification from the United States Cycling Federation, the bike mechanics at Atlantic Bicycle keep two-wheeled roadsters running safely and efficiently with maintenance services and help customers to select new bikes or gear. The experienced crew can perform basic services such as tuning up bicycles for warm-weather riding or more complex work such as fitting wheels with hand-laced custom wheels built onsite. The shop also keeps an extensive inventory of bicycles to meet needs ranging from everyday commutes to grocery-store-aisle wheelies, including all-mountain, urban, and recumbent styles as well as adult tricycles.
The Florida Cajun Zydeco festival's seven musical acts fill the air with traditional tunes on two outdoor stages. Wooden dance floors and guided dance lessons (held in between sets) encourage rug-cuttery as the C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band wails away on fiddle and guitar, and the multi-instrumentalist Magnolia Sisters reinvigorate forgotten standards more effectively than auto-tuned re-mixes of Glen Miller's catalogue. Each band also gives a 20- to 30-minute lesson about the history of their music. Visitors can suppress unruly appetites with spicy Cajun and Creole fare while perusing the offerings of craft vendors. Pintsize patrons can revel in games and rides, while larger patrons can revel in the festival's free parking.