At The Play Place, children aged 10 and younger master sports such as soccer and tennis in an indoor arena aided by equipment calibrated to their size. Using child- size tennis rackets, kids swat balls on shorter and narrower courts with nets over which they can high-five or butterfly kiss one another. On the kid-proportioned, turf-covered soccer field, they kick smaller balls into smaller nets. During breaks from practice or the after-school sports club, kids clamber on the indoor playground, where they hurtle down wave slides and climb on scramble nets. The adjacent observation area enables parents to recline in black leather chairs as they keep an eye on their charges for early signs of the ability to fly.
BambooMoves yoga studios have sprouted up in towns in New Jersey and New York, each serving as a tranquil retreat from the stress of office jobs and futile hunts for the remote control. Though focal point of the studios is their yoga classes, the seasoned and certified teachers also lead tai chi, capoeira, and meditation sessions. They offer a comprehensive yoga teacher training program too, guiding aspiring teachers in everything from yoga philosophy to nutrition.
The expert staff can also treat clients to soothing massages in styles such as reflexology, Swedish, and shiatsu shin tai. Nutrition specialist are available to guide clients through juice cleanses, which aim to purify bodies of harmful toxins and excess fat.
A poor golf shot isn't always your equipment's fault, but master fitter Steve Kurnit at DD Custom Golf helps clubs make a better case for their innocence. After personally observing a golfer's swing on a private range, the expert uses data from a flight monitor to determine the ideal length and type of club to improve the player's consistency and precision. In many cases, DD can retrofit client's existing clubs—often a simpler alternative to building custom ones or venturing out to find the perfect old weather vane.
Coaches with experience training professional and Olympic-level athletes turn their attention to the clients at Velocity Sports Performance Westchester, NY. Individuals looking to get into better shape find guidance during small-group strength-training programs and agility exercises aimed at turning customers into merchants of speed and quickness. The facility features athletic turf fields and Olympic-style weightlifting equipment.
The house rules are CrossFit Momentum are simple: hustle, get after it, and be sure to clean up any chalk or sweat after each workout. Trainers preach a dynamic approach to fitness rooted in high-intensity, functional movements. Each 40-minute workout might include a mixed bag of plyometrics, handstands, dead lifts, clean and jerk, and a couple kettlebell swings for good measure.
Inside Addie-Tude Dance Studio, lessons don’t just end at technical instruction and rhythm. The performing-arts center is dedicated to exposing people of all ages to the art of movement. Budding artists are encouraged to experiment and build on their ideas though theatrical work as well as with dance, in styles from cha-cha to hip-hop and African dancing.