Breakthrough Martial Arts's team of instructors challenges students aged 3 to adult how to defend themselves with traditional Asian techniques. Classes begin with a foundation in discipline and coordination skills for young children. As they progress, lessons include sparring challenges and physically rigorous exercises to help students achieve their potential in karate and Brazilian jujitsu.
Most Popular Service: Hip-hop dance classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Schedule classes in advance corresponding to the schedule posted online
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
Working out doesn't have to be a solitary experience. That's the idea behind the aptly named In Tune Fitness Studio, a center that emphasizes camaraderie through group classes. Sessions build community and support as they also build muscles and boost endurance. During upbeat Zumba classes, students sway and jump in tandem to the rhythms of infectious Latin dance tunes. BlastIT, meanwhile, incorporates interval training in its routines, uniting students during high-intensity cardio and strength-training drills, and yoga classes emphasize harmony as students breathe and release stress through a variety of core-fortifying poses. In Tune builds community outside of classes, too. The staff holds frequent get-togethers and also offers up fun fitness challenges such as seeing who can recite all the members' names while bench-pressing an elliptical machine.
As a mother of two and former preschool teacher, Dr. Ada Nwoku of KidzTown Dental knew she wanted to work with young people even before going to dental school. But you don't have to look at her r?sum? to see that she loves kids; virtually every wall in her office is decorated with cartoon animals. In her colorful waiting area, there's a video-game station equipped with age-appropriate games, a flat-screen TV, and an open area for kids to practice their toothbrush-acceptance speech.
Once patients are in her chair, Dr. Nwoku treats kids and adults alike to the full spectrum of dental services, such as cleanings, fluoride treatments and digital x-rays. Although her gentle chair-side manner and spot-on Mr. Rogers impersonation go a long way toward keeping patients comfortable, she also offers nitrous oxide to help calm pretreatment jitters.
A rustic gateway to equine knowledge, SoPhar Ranch welcomes riders to its shady spot on Sweetwater Creek with services that range from lessons to boarding. Guests saddle up and explore 20 acres of onsite trails, or make their way through 80 acres of adjacent paths. A dedicated team of trainers conducts lessons in both Western and English riding styles on the ranch’s extensive facilities. Fledgling jockeys learn in a large outdoor arena, five large paddocks, or a lighted, covered arena that allows for nighttime riding while ensuring horses don't become jealous of the Pegasus constellation. Riders can also immerse themselves in equine instruction during camps for beginners as well as those focused on dressage, Western riding, and jumping on the ranch's full course.