Longing for a realistic playland where airsoft players could get lost in their imagination and the game?s intricate military strategy, SS Airsoft owners Steve and Patti designed their own fully equipped, one-stop airsoft facility. Disabled army jeeps, stacks of old tires, and wooden crates populate the 14,000-square-foot indoor battlefield, giving players plenty of ground and obstacles to navigate. Also scattered throughout the arena is an army-green operations tent where players prep and plan, a briefing room, and an armory stocked with all the latest airsoft guns and equipment.
Completing the experience, staffers can alter the arena's environment, covering the field of play in various degrees of ominous fog and changing the lighting conditions, as well as rearranging the playing field's buildings and obstacles on a regular basis. Large groups can book the party room, which resembles an old bomb shelter and has prime views of the battlefield, and players can stock up at an onsite retail shop stocked with all the necessary guns, ammo, tactical gear, and motivation-providing drill sergeants.
The lead instructor at World Jiu-Jitsu Academy has a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and karate. So when he steps in front of a class, he's more than just a teacher rattling off directions—he's an unflinching source of wisdom in his craft. During mixed martial-arts classes, for instance, the academy’s instructors transform students into swift, powerful fighting machines, regardless of a student’s age or gender or the type of metal in their bones. Sometimes, multiple skills come into play, such as in the academy’s adult karate program—which fuses elements of Western boxing, Muay Thai, and Judo to help students become well-rounded forces—and kids martial-arts classes, where youngsters also learn the importance of respect, focus, and perseverance.
Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.
Walking on water is an impressive feat, but at Lake Lanier, flyboarders do more than that—they glide above the water’s surface, suspended in the air by their boards’ downward-facing water jets. Extra water shoots from hand nozzles, which help fliers stabilize their flights without using pool noodles as crutches. Unlike many other airborne water sports, flyboarding is easy to learn; many people get the hang of it within the first few minutes of their first lesson.
Certified personal trainer and Zumba dance-fitness instructor Brenda Oliveti helps clients reach their fitness goals through personal-training sessions, boot camps, yoga, and three types of Zumba classes. Part party and part workout, Zumba sessions incorporate cardio exercise along with uptempo Latin music.