For instructor and founder Luis Colon, it all starts with three little words: Yes, I can. The third-degree black belt and head instructor at United Martial Arts School preaches a positive attitude as he uses tae kwon do and jujitsu to build self-confidence in his students. Instructors teach self-defense classes for women, mixed-martial-arts classes for adults and teens, and punishing muay thai strikes during private kickboxing classes.
Costa Greens Golf Club regales sphere slingers with 6,300 yards of grassy terrain that winds through natural vistas speckled with palm trees, sand traps, and picturesque waterways. Cull your clubs and take off in a new E-Z-Go golf cart down the narrow fairways of the 72-par course, which incorporates water hazards into 11 of its 18 holes with scenic ponds and herculean slip 'n' slides. After traversing the green, stop into Costa Greens' pro shop to peruse their cache of essential golfing tools. Although not included with this Groupon, patrons can quell post-putt tummy rumbles with Peruvian and Nicaraguan fare found within Karnitas Grill, the on-site nosh-haven.
The experienced instructors at K-Total Martial Arts all share a common background: they each hail from Korea and attended a university for tae kwon do. They use their experience to help children as young as 3 build confidence and endurance, though teens and adults also can get in on the strength-building action. Additionally, the studio sends champions to compete in tournaments and provides instruction in hapkido––the martial art favored by Steven Seagal.
At each of Bike Tech's three locations, a staff of bike enthusiasts roams the floor, offering patrons recommendations for new two-wheeled transports and advice for repairs and upgrades on presently owned models. Each store's inventory spans the spectrum from apparel and accessories to new bicycles by top brands, such as Specialized, Scott and Cannondale. The team also offers services ranging from full custom builds down to basic washes, necessary when short on time or all of the local elephant trunks are out of order.
Julio Anta first told his father that he wanted to be a professional martial artist and bodybuilder at age 7. He dedicated the next several decades of his life to mastering his craft, immersing himself in disciplines including judo, kung fu, and tae kwon do. However, solitary training just wasn’t cutting it. Julio was compelled to share his understanding of self-defense and physical conditioning, and soon, a studio was born.
As the owner of Anta's Fitness and Self Defense, Julio empowers his students with a combination of practical self-defense classes and inspiring fitness-based workouts. The studio embraces a number of diverse martial arts, and uses a modern understanding of fitness and physiology to teach the timeless techniques and philosophies that define each style.
The schedule features these self-defense sessions along with fitness-oriented classes that tone muscles and improve cardiovascular health with Pilates techniques, kettlebell workouts, and games of Red Rover in the studio's wind tunnel. Additionally, the instructors offer programs for children and teenagers that nurture budding self-control and confidence in a supportive environment.
The instructors at Ritmo House teach dance and musical performance of all kinds, but their true mission is unlocking hidden potential. They run afterschool programs for kids, combining structured homework time with lessons in everything from dance and choreography to musical instruments and acting. They also teach adult classes, helping their older students discover the passion of salsa, the history of Latin dance, or the best way to put on makeup to impress judges.