GroupFit Studio’s owner Sherman Rosier is an NSCA-certified personal trainer, NSTA-certified running coach, certified nutrition specialist, and holds a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But no matter how advanced the accreditation he receives, he does not lose sight of the most basic tenant of exercise: whatever workouts you choose, have fun doing them. He tailors his classes to meet this requirement: his GroupFit90 classes work the entire body with lively tandem exercises aided by Bosu balls and resistance bands, and his DanceTance workouts fuel dance-based workouts with energetic funk, Latin, and hip-hop music. Exercisers who need an extra shot of oomph can also meet for a nutritional-coaching session, which provides a clearer insight into workout-friendly munching than spying on Sylvester Stallone while he shops for groceries.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Tallahassee, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Tallahassee Furniture Direct's furniture fanatics schedule one-on-one appointments in order to give each customer a personalized shopping experience. Guests can peruse a pillow-topped bounty of Sealy and Royal Heritage mattresses available in a variety of firmness levels. Queen- or king-size metal frames house new mattresses, and memory-foam pillows contour to cradle necks and hold recollections of the Alamo for safekeeping. The company also stocks living-room furnishings in leather, microfiber, and chenille fabrics, as well as dining-room sets ranging in style from minimalist to ornate.
Founded in 2008 under Henry Hernandez, professional ballet company World Ballet Inc. offers a preprofessional ballet program to its students. Along with ballet, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, and stretching classes taught by experienced instructors, child and adult clients can also take private ballet lessons and Pilates and yoga classes. Offering youth summer camps and a spacious 6,000-square-foot location, the studio takes dance in Tallahassee to the next level.
Owned and operated by the Capital Region YMCA for more than 33 years, Camp Indian Springs boasts one of the Tallahassee area’s most venerable summer sleep-away spots. Spread across 77 peaceful acres shrouded by maple, oak, cypress, and pine trees, the campus lets kids truly be kids, as opposed to air-traffic controllers. Campers stay in cabins with 8–12 peers of their same age and gender plus two staff members, promising safety and individual attention with a 1 to 7 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Indian Springs draws its name from the crystal-clear spring at its heart, and gives kids a venue for swimming and water sports, as well as arts and crafts, archery, and other field sports. Nature-survival instruction teaches outdoor-oriented campers how to fend for themselves, ensuring that the next generation will not forget how life was lived before status updates. Surrounded by living, breathing humans and thrown into situations that don’t contain holograms, they'll re-learn to express themselves without angry emoticons.