In 2014, Alpine Hills Swim Club celebrates its golden anniversary, marking a half century—and several generations—of community cohesion engendered through splishing, splashing, and cool summertime dips. Group and individual swim lessons are available for all ages, and kids aged 4–18 can join the Sharks swim team. Each May through Labor Day, the club also hosts regular events such as movie nights and cookouts.
The Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mobile BayBears have won four Southern League championships since their debut in 1997. The club grinds their cleats at Hank Aaron Stadium, a classic, 6,000-seat venue that serves as a lively monument to Mobile native and Hall of Famer Henry Aaron, Jr.
The instructors at Detour Fitness Studios seek to shake up tired workout routines with fun and challenging classes that range from introductory pole-dancing sessions to learning ballet skills on a vertical barre. Their signature Triple Interval Training program comprises four challenging classes, including a 45-minute full-body circuit and a 50-minute combination of spinning, boxing, and crunches, all of which aim to strengthen cores. In addition to group classes and burlesque workshops, they also oversee three levels of pole parties that can commemorate birthdays and bachelorette events.
The savvy skin smoothers at Silhouettes Day Spa brandish an array of beautifying techniques to buff away blemishes within a serene, pampering atmosphere. Pore professionals customize the one-hour spa facial to each customer's specific epidermal needs, coddling fair or dry skin and taming feral facades. After a thorough cleansing and toning, aestheticians rid cranial frontispieces of dead skin with a gentle exfoliation. Then the pampering pros execute extractions designed to blast away blackheads and shellac stressed-out skin with a soothing mask, leaving exteriors as soft and brilliant as Einstein's mustache. Indulge in an eye treatment to revamp weary sight receptors, and then replenish parched surfaces with a moisture-therapy treatment.
Dancing raises your heart rate, gets you in contact with other people, and imbues your body with grace. Because of these physical and social benefits, David Miner Ballroom recommends dance classes for everyone. Its swing, salsa, rumba, and Brazilian dance classes combine energetic rhythms with basic instruction to ensure every student knows their way around the dance floor. For special choreography, a wedding dance, or a lesson in leading lemmings away from nearby cliffs, private classes give students one-on-one time with an experienced instructor.
Seeking to enrich the world with professional opera and musical presentations, Mobile Opera is launching its 65th season by staging Leonard Bernstein's popular operetta based on Voltaire's 1759 novella Candide, which features such jovial singables as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow."