Butterfly Yoga's staff channels its experience and love of movement through the practice of yoga. Butterfly's courses encourage students of all experience levels to get fit, build self-awareness, and increase their ability to out-maneuver bendy straws. With an emphasis on a supportive environment and compassionate guidance, instructors seek to inspire self-exploration through movement and meditation. Additionally, Butterfly Yoga holds donations-based classes periodically each month to share yoga with more people in the community.
Between partner-based exercises and the inspirational commands of a certified personal trainer, community is a constant motivator during EmpowerFIT’s boot-camp classes. The savvy team of fitness gurus switch up the maneuvers of each daily class to help keep students engaged, and high- and low-impact variations of each move scale to the abilities of each student. The result is a full-body workout that relies on functional movements such as jumping, running, pushing, pulling, and bopping it.
As the AHL minor-league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Syracuse Crunch has primed players for the big league since 1994. They confront rivals from the Eastern Conference's East Division and beyond at The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, in front of 7,000 fans whose fiery passion for the team melts the ice beneath opposing players' feet.
Peninsula Symphony, founded in 1949 with the goal of enriching communities with affordable musical productions, grew from a grassroots ensemble to a 90-plus-member orchestra of well-trained local musicians. Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein leads the ensemble with a steady baton, a sharp ear, and the stamina to carry on through the inevitable triple encore.
Starting at age three, aspiring taekwondo masters can enroll at Core Taekwondo and begin accumulating skills from Master Meggie Presti. Meggie, a former elementary school teacher, founded the studio to share her love of the Korean martial art with students of all ages. There are two kids' programs, an adult program, and a family program, in which parents and kids train together. Those who want to share their skills with the world are in luck?Core regularly dispatches its students to perform at events such as the San Mateo Lion Dance Festival, where the mats are so springy they launch pupils into venues three towns over. During summer, the school's title discipline joins swimming, field trips, and other outdoor activities in keeping day campers blissfully busy. In 2013, the studio earned accolades from Bay Area Parent and San Francisco A List, which named Core a "Family Favorite" and the "Best Martial Arts School."