You don't have to be an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter to train like one at UFC Gym. That's because instructors at the fitness haven teach the training techniques and mixed martial arts of the UFC during a wealth of classes and personal training sessions. Members can learn kicks, punches, and jabs during cardio box and combat challenge classes, and build formidable abs in Killer Core. In doing so, they'll develop the strength, muscle tone, and endurance to finally outrun the neighborhood bull.
The aim of instructors at PopRock Academy is to translate kids' enthusiasm for the performing arts into a disciplined, authentic practice. They do this by drawing upon deep reserves of knowledge gained by attending top schools such as Juilliard and Northwestern, and performing with top artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Buble, Smokey Robinson, and Kanye West. During classes, workshops, and camps, they cover a range of topics including film acting, instrument playing, popping and locking, and even music theory. At the end of a curriculum or camp, kids can showcase what they've learned for family and friends during a live show.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Bring your children's art work, such as drawings and paintings, when they attend their first class.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
To see my students enjoy art and learn to express themselves by drawing
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We give little presents to kids such as birthday and Christmas gifts, Easter eggs, Halloween candies, and tickets that they can exchange in class for prizes.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We first opened our studio in a remodeled garage with only four students. After three years, we moved into a 1,000-square-foot facility and now have about 100 students. But what makes us most proud is that most of our students are referred to us by parents.
Vocal coach Kelly Gabel has a decade of experience singing alongside her students, from serving as a director of musical shows to a teacher in elementary schools or as a private coach at KD Vocals. Kelly helps singers 7 and older prepare their talents for auditions and musical productions and to simply build their repertoire.