Canadian master mimic Rich Little amuses audiences with his exaggerated impressions of more than 200 American popular culture figures. Known for his spot-on impersonations of American presidents and the Statue of Liberty, the chameleonic thespian pays tribute to Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart during a comedic one-man performance. Little portrays Stewart throughout memorable segments of his life, revisiting many of the actor’s now-deceased costars through laugh-evoking impressions and an unexpected séance.
Awarded Best Martial Arts School in the Family Times' 2012 Besties Awards, Five Star Martial Arts teaches kids and parents alike the rapid-fire movements of martial arts. During youth programs, students aged 4 and older build stamina, dexterity, and intelligence through disciplined instruction at the hands of seasoned masters. Alongside typical belt rankings, badges and stars reward younger students as they master flurries of kicks and punches. Adult students find their own fitness rewards during cardio kickboxing, which blends an international potpourri of martial arts moves with calisthenic and aerobic foundations to form an explosive full-body workout that targets and tones major muscle groups across the body.
Trainers pair their fitness expertise with motivational attitudes, working one on one with students to help them on their path towards achieving personal wellness goals. Classes unfold within Five Star Martial Arts' recently expanded studio. There, new equipment and installations including a Tumbl Trak, a massive foam pit, and a collection of polyplus climbing ropes help trainers add complex gymnastics-inspired exercises to their already sizable arsenal of workouts.
Certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Michael J. Derecola puts athletes through the paces at Strides of CNY. In addition to compiling training regimens for NHL players Rob Schremp, Michael Brown, and Dan Collins, Michael currently coaches the Le Moyne College women's soccer, lacrosse, softball, and basketball teams, drawing from several schools of speed and strength training to bolster team performance. His staff assists supervised youth and high-school clients as well as college and professional competitors, combining coaching expertise with innovative gym equipment, varied drills, and congratulatory Gatorade showers. Beyond sports-performance training, Strides also leads fitness classes, boot camps, and cardio programs such as high-speed boxing and kickboxing sessions, all supplemented by detailed nutritional guidance.