Over the course of four weekly scheduled dance classes, Maria Fiora's energetic instructors guide kids through graceful, rhythmic steps while divulging the secrets of mastering specific dance techniques. Monday evening's hip-hop classes teach pupils ages 7–12 the art of popping and locking, providing an arsenal of new moves to flaunt at school dances and after-school detention. Geared for youngsters ages 4–6, Tuesday's creative-dance classes develop introductory skills and encourage originality with movements that exercise imaginations. Pint-size hoofers ages 7–13 can also learn the basics of ballroom and Latin dance on Wednesday, and kids ages 7–12 can perform cha-cha, salsa, and samba steps during Latin jazz lessons on Thursday.
Many consider scuba diving a hobby or fun activity to do on vacation, but for Capt. Saam, it has become a lifestyle. He learned to scuba-dive more than 35 years ago and has gone on to not only establish his namesake scuba school but also obtain a US Coast Guard master license, teach scuba diving in Hawaii, and make regular tropical-dive trips. All of his scuba-diving and maritime experiences have pooled into a vast reservoir of knowledge which he passes on to his scuba-school crew—all of whom are NAUI- and PADI-certified instructors and dive masters. Together they immerse students in aquatic classes––both group and private––modeled after those practiced by police and fire-department scuba teams. They keep group lessons small—no more than seven students per session—to ensure personalized instruction and each student's safety.
Students develop their passion and ability to explore subaquatic terrains while also learning survival skills. They learn procedures to calmly handle accidents during first aid and safety courses, train to become lifeguards, or master the art of prying a friend out of a whale’s baleen. Those looking to clock in more hours exploring the ocean can opt for a local dive charter, which ferries 18-25 scuba divers and snorkelers aboard Capt. Saam's 34-foot Thompson Trawler as it sets sail to a variety of diving locations, from Smith's Reef and Sheffield Island to Gwendolyn Steers Wreck.
Though Capt. Saam's is a scuba school first and foremost, the center also offers equipment rentals and tank fills at its full retail dive shop, tropical-dive trips to the Caribbean, and a ground aviation-training course that teaches students the basics of flight.
The champion trainers of Revolution Fitness help clients float like butterflies toward health goals using customized workouts combining elements of boxing and dance. Revolution’s muscle molders tailor one-on-one workouts toward each gym-goers trouble zones, paired with a detailed wellness program to ignite calorie-burning bonfires. Professional uppercutters divulge their knockout secrets in a regulation-size ring, helping curious clients hone complicated moves, such as elaborate fake-outs involving smoking right hooks and recitations from A Tale of Two Cities. A variety of pound-depleting workout choices keep patrons engaged long enough to overcome childhood phobias of punching bags.
Stamford Athletic Club has been serving the Stamford community for 17 years. It offers a welcoming environment and a wide variety of services - lap pool, courts - basketball, racquetball & badminton, personal training, group classes, sauna and steam & child care. Stamford Athletic Club is "where you fit in"
Sean George, owner of C3 Athletics, discovered muay thai while strolling past a gym in Thailand. After two and half weeks of daily training, the once overweight corporate bond trader had shed 25 pounds and found a new passion. Upon returning home, he established C3 Athletics to re-create the authentic, rigorous training environment he had first fallen in love with. Along with a team of current and ex-fighters, Sean helps molds fighters by introducing them to diverse curriculum of muay thai, jujitsu, mixing, and mixed martial arts training.
The instructors at Yoga Souls progressively put guests in touch with their individual limits, guiding them through Vinyasa and hot yoga classes that accommodate all experience levels. As they help students hone flexibility, their supportive attitudes encourage personal development.