Overseen by head instructor Delfina Perka, the experienced coaches at both Bayou City Fencing Academy locations teach fencers of all skill levels to lunge and parry like the swordsmen of old. A master fencer with the United States Fencing Association, Delfina hails from Poland and represented the country at the 1980 Olympic Games. Today, she grooms her students to strive for the same level of success, helping them improve quickness, endurance, and the mental agility required to remember victory speeches from The Three Musketeers.
Armed with various facilities, group classes, and state-of-the-art equipment, 24 Hour Fitness molds amorphous adobe muscles into rock-solid flesh houses. Each location boasts cardio equipment, free weights, a steam room, and group exercise classes so social gym junkies can motivate each other. Group cycling sessions burn calories and increase energy levels, and Latin dance-influenced Zumba classes present a fun, dynamic way to slim meat suits. Before breaking a sweat, check the online schedules for upcoming times.
Though husband-and-wife co-owners Ty and Missy Beasley are single-minded in their love of personal training, they took different paths to get there. As a soccer player in college, Ty Beasley would provide personal training as a side job to pay for school and sports supplies. He quickly realized how much fun he had in his sessions, and eventually decided to follow in his entrepreneur father's footsteps and open CORE Health & Fitness with Missy. Missy, meanwhile, began her journey in the nutrition realm. After becoming a registered dietitian, the former cheerleader fell into the world of personal training when she helped her sister, a brand-new mother, lose her baby weight and gain a new outlook on life. The experience was inspirational, and she soon decided to become a personal trainer.
Today, the two certified personal trainers lead private and group sessions that incorporate circuit workouts, cardio, strength training, and nutritional guidance to help individuals improve health and drop dress sizes. They also offer a coed outdoor boot camp that includes fitness assessments, diet coaching, and intense motivation, all with challenging workouts that take place five days a week.
The best wine may be the wine that comes to you. More than 10 Texas wineries travel from around the state to showcase their classic vintages and adventurous house blends at the Texas Wine & Art Festival. Surrounded by the beauty of Historic Old Town Spring, winemakers guide visitors through tastings in which they fill cups with wines ranging from bold, dry reds to crisp, sweet whites?all of which are made with Texas grapes. They may also explain their processes, from high-tech, earth-friendly procedures to classic European methods in which grapes are gently massaged until they're ripe. Featured wines are also available for purchase by the bottle. Adding to the artistry of the event, artisan vendors will be on hand to sell gourmet foods, paintings, photography, and handmade wood crafts.
Inside each Sky Zone location, a wall-to-wall montage of trampolines gives children and adults a venue where they can hop, bounce, and somersault to their hearts' content. The vast, taut, springy flooring doesn't end at the walls, but instead the trampolines continue upward to form angles perfect for crawling up, springing off, or sliding down. Visitors can meander along the bounceable terrain in the open trampoline arena, throw themselves into giant foam pits, or sharpen their competitive edges in trampoline-assisted sports such as dodgeball. SkyRobics classes merge gravity-defying fun with fitness during instructor-led workouts that include calisthenics, core exercises, and strength-building aerobics to help guests shed calories without hurting their joints or taking a wrong turn on a treadmill.
Most people who look at a hose think of watering plants or maybe putting out fires, but Franky Zapata thinks of flying. Inspired, he designed the Flyboard, an over-water aerial device capable of launching its rider up to 45 feet in the air with jets of pure water that gush from a large, high-tech hose strapped to a buoyant board. For added control, each water-propulsion craft comes equipped with handheld nozzles that can control 10% of the thrust.
Now, South Texas Flyboard gives folks the chance to experience thrilling bird?s-eye views of Lake Conroe. After a brief instructional lesson, customers can strap into the board?s pre-attached boots and take to the skies during an adrenaline-fueled ride.