Awarded Best Martial Arts School in the Family Times' 2012 Besties Awards, Five Star Martial Arts teaches kids and parents alike the rapid-fire movements of martial arts. During youth programs, students aged 4 and older build stamina, dexterity, and intelligence through disciplined instruction at the hands of seasoned masters. Alongside typical belt rankings, badges and stars reward younger students as they master flurries of kicks and punches. Adult students find their own fitness rewards during cardio kickboxing, which blends an international potpourri of martial arts moves with calisthenic and aerobic foundations to form an explosive full-body workout that targets and tones major muscle groups across the body.
Trainers pair their fitness expertise with motivational attitudes, working one on one with students to help them on their path towards achieving personal wellness goals. Classes unfold within Five Star Martial Arts' recently expanded studio. There, new equipment and installations including a Tumbl Trak, a massive foam pit, and a collection of polyplus climbing ropes help trainers add complex gymnastics-inspired exercises to their already sizable arsenal of workouts.
Learning a new skill online usually feels impersonal, because you're listening, practicing, and adjusting by yourself. Webucator, on the other hand, immerses its students in a true classroom environment?even though all of them might be sitting at home with their laptops. Its course offerings focus on technologies, programming languages, and business skills, encompassing everything from Adobe InDesign tips to sales and marketing strategies.
During public virtual courses, instructors teach in realtime by mirroring their display on the student's computer. The connection goes both ways: as students participate in exercises, they can grant the instructor access to their screen display, and receive close guidance. Students wear headsets that were mailed to them upon their registration, so asking questions and pretending to be an airplane pilot are encouraged. Classes are also reliable?they cannot be canceled due to low enrollment.
Webucator's self-paced classes, written by the same instructors as the live seminars, also strive toward interactivity. Their lessons and quizzes are accessible at any time, and help students to monitor their progress throughout the training.
Certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Michael J. Derecola puts athletes through the paces at Strides of CNY. In addition to compiling training regimens for NHL players Rob Schremp, Michael Brown, and Dan Collins, Michael currently coaches the Le Moyne College women's soccer, lacrosse, softball, and basketball teams, drawing from several schools of speed and strength training to bolster team performance. His staff assists supervised youth and high-school clients as well as college and professional competitors, combining coaching expertise with innovative gym equipment, varied drills, and congratulatory Gatorade showers. Beyond sports-performance training, Strides also leads fitness classes, boot camps, and cardio programs such as high-speed boxing and kickboxing sessions, all supplemented by detailed nutritional guidance.
Public Safety and Education is the sum of many great parts?or, more specifically, many great individuals. The faculty comprises NRA-certified instructors, law-enforcement officers, military veterans, paramedics, and firefighters. With their combined abilities, these experts teach NRA classes for pistols, rifles, and shotguns. They also train people in mastering CPR and understanding wilderness survival, among several other courses.
At Topshelf Bartenders, barkeeps-in-training learn all the skills necessary to professionally tend bar?from mixing margaritas to ringing up checks. The school is led by a highly experienced director, whose accolades include TIPS and managerial certifications as well as service-industry experience that dates back to 1991. In keeping with the outfit's commitment to real-world experience, classes are conducted in a realistic bar setting complete with all of the tools needed for the job, including jiggers, ice bins, and glassware.
Frozen lakes, snowy hills, and warm ocean waves are transformed into arenas over which to slip and slide, thanks to the experienced instructors at Kite Club NY. During private and group lessons, they teach students how to strap into skis, snowboards, or surfboards, take the reins of a kite, and harness the wind's power. Kiteboarders learn techniques such as riding one-handed, leaping into the air, and even riding uphill.