The trainers at Befit Women's Fitness Center are dedicated to creating a nurturing, friendly environment for their fitness-seeking patrons. Quashing the intimidation many feel when they think of the gym, the center's fitness experts work to develop relationships with each client, helping them feel comfortable while working out. Pound-dropping classses include intensive P-90 sessions, music-filled Zumba, and Hoopnotica, which uses hula hoops for fun cardio calorie burning.
As the name suggests, it's hard to leave Smiling Faces Dance Studio without a giant grin stretched across your face. An instructor and two assistants teach students jazz, hip-hop, and tap dance, as well as lead them through Zumba-styled cardio dance classes.
Through his mobile golf instruction company, The Pearl Golf Academy, Earl Singleton Jr. carries on his father Earl Sr.'s legacy. The younger Earl first took to golf by watching his father and became quite skilled early on, attaining scratch status in high school and earning and his varsity team's MVP award.
Today, after more than 15 years of teaching experience, Earl Jr. shares his passion and knowledge during private lessons, group lessons, and 9-hole playing lessons. Instruction goes beyond the the typical drive-and-putt format to cover the strategic aspects of course management, particularly necessary when hitting from a difficult lie or trying to cross a course's troll-guarded bridge.
The story of Grand Master YooJin Kim is worthy of the greatest martial arts films. A frequent national and continental tae kwon do champion, Kim joined the Korean Army as a young man, where he served as captain and taught martial arts to servicemen for nearly two decades. After 23 years of military service, Kim decided to move to the United States to continue his teaching career. It was there that the magic happened: after only 18 months of training, Kim's martial-arts team qualified to compete in the International World Competition in Japan—the only American team to achieve such a feat. What's more, they won third place, beating out countless teams from around the globe.
It's this legacy that underpins every lesson at Kim Brothers Martial Arts. No matter the training area, teachers strive to instill confidence, discipline, self-control, and inner strength while also training the body. Children as young as 4 can learn to defend themselves and even start on the path toward a black belt in tae kwon do classes. Krav maga teaches students a practical self-defense technique used by the Israeli Defense Force that's based on instinctive movements that don't depend on size or strength, making it useful for men, women, and leprechauns of all abilities. To burn calories and build strength, students can opt for cardio kickboxing, which combines the health benefits of a fitness class with the utility and fun of martial arts.