When Master Philip Sage isn't teaching self-defense techniques at Abilene Martial Art Center, he's often using them to disarm criminals or defuse potentially dangerous situations. That's because in addition to being a martial-arts instructor, Sage serves as a police officer, law-enforcement instructor, and SWAT-team member. During classes held at the studio, Sage and his team of experienced instructors teach children and adults self-defense moves with real-life applications. The classes, which are tailored to different age groups, boost self-confidence while simultaneously increasing physical fitness.
In addition to bringing talented performers to the Texas stage, San Angelo Civic Ballet's skilled staff trains beginners and tutu-wearing veterans to exercise the smile muscles in their feet. In the Adult Contemporary class, teens and grown-ups sweat out dance fever to a fun fusion of ballet, modern moves, and cardio training, eschewing monotonous exercises such as bricklaying and wrestling opponents made of bricks. Alternatively, the Broadway Fit class caters to movers and shakers who yearn to burn calories to the tunes of A Chorus Line or Michael Jackson’s "Thriller." During the Pilates class, the mind and body team up to teach taut muscles a stretchy lesson and strengthen the core in preparation for its masked midnight attempts at vigilante justice. In YogaKids, intrepid parents and kids ages 2.5–5 jointly explore games, music, and animal poses.
Apart from selling bikes and the gear to go with them, Concho Bike Shop?s savvy technicians cull parts and accessories from their shelves to repair and enhance cycles. They help patrons navigate a vast inventory of bicycles, helmets, and gloves from brands such as Specialized and Electra. During tune-ups, employees tweak brakes, hubs, and wheels before lubing cables to guarantee that riders' commutes are smooth and safe.