Since 2000, Tim and Tom Ryan, twin brothers and the founders of Atomic Boxing, have put their black belts to use and help patrons harness the health benefits of martial arts without the violent aspects of the sport. Fists and feet pop against personal punching bags as personal instructiors motivate students to burn fat and pump up endurance. To set the mood for muscle building and to bolster adrenaline, speakers fill the gym with driving beats or fighter pilots reading their to-do lists. Near the punching bags, free weights clatter at benches and machines target muscle groups. In addition to group sessions, instructors host one-on-one workouts.
During Snorkeling Catalina's boat tours, snorkeling trips, and private sightseeing charters, visitors come face-to-fin with marine life. Tour guides lead revelers through shallow and deep waters and pilot inflatable boats offshore so passengers can snap photos of seals and dolphins. Back on land, the full-service snorkeling shop outfits guests with necessary equipment, such as flippers, masks, and underwater ovens for fish who don't like to eat soggy bread crumbs.
Tango San Pedro gets students stepping during beginners' and mixed-level group lessons, as well as private sessions for individuals and couples. But the dancing doesn't stop there. Outside the classroom, the business organizes special events, including weekly gatherings fueled by traditional tango music and art exhibits. Tango San Pedro also host Social Tango Dance events called Milonga which includes snacks and wine with an entrance fee.
Harbor Golf Practice Center invites clubbers to work on any aspect of their golf game within its multifaceted training grounds. Golfers can fine-tune herculean drives or short-iron approach shots at the Center’s expansive driving range, hone their stoke on the putting green, or bury misbehaving sand wedges in the practice bunker. A diverse staff of instructors utilizes the range to help guests straighten out slices in a variety of private or group lessons. The Center opens at 6 a.m. and doesn’t close until 10 p.m., seven days a week, allowing golfers to squeeze in some after-hours practice or drink in a romantic sunset with their 3-wood.:m]]
Jazz, funk, and hip-hop tunes blend seamlessly with Bollywood beats at South Bay Bollywood Dance Academy, where beginner, intermediate, and master dancers group up to absorb new choreography without being overwhelmed or underwhelmed. The artistic director and founder of the academy describes Bollywood dance as a mixture of everything from ballet to hip-hop that draws on different dances for inspiration. A crew of knowledgeable instructors leads small classes through routines that are consistently updated with new choreography each session. While doling out individual guidance, the team strives to create a fun atmosphere with heart-pumping beats and energetic dance moves that students pick up to prepare for nights on the town, days wooing job interviewers, and a final showcase performance at the end of each session.
In his half-century-long career as a dance instructor, Lou Schreiber has taught more than 50,000 students the art of turning heads on the ballroom floor. His passion for acquainting students with their inner sense of rhythm led to a position as master trainer of dance instructors during an eight-year stint at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, after which Lou launched his own dance school: Walk In Dance Out. From his school's three locations, he leads students in waltz, swing, Latin, and disco styles with boundless energy and humor, channeling the expertise that has served him well at national competitions and spinning contests against the earth itself.
Lou's step-by-step teaching methods put pupils of all ages at ease, whether they are attending group or private lessons. Other instructors might drop in to assist Lou in choreographing west coast swing performances and personalized wedding-day routines, showing brides how to use their dress's train as a cushion while they do the worm.