The uniformed, professional drivers from Designated Drivers Across America make getting home safe and easy after a night out on the town, a medical procedure, or a special event. To use the pickup service, customers drive their own cars to their destination. Then, the captains of safe travel arrive at the appointed time to safely ferry passengers home, eliminating any possibility of breaking the law and worries about retrieving the car from atop the news-station weather vane in the morning. Riders can also book their driver by the hour, simplifying transportation for bar crawls and drive-by compliments.
At Kids Love Martial Arts, instructors teach kids martial arts fundamentals—but the classes cover more than stylized fighting. Mastering the moves can also help students improve their focus, lose weight, and cultivate self-confidence.
Under the tutelage of Shihan Allie Alberigo, students of all ages learn the arts of ninjutsu and classical jujitsu, revamped for contemporary warriors. With four decades of martial-arts training under his belt, Allie Alberigo teaches his students about hand-to-hand combat and the use of weapons; he has also expanded classes to include disciplines such as judo, yoga, and kickboxing. The Little Warrior program builds punching ability in children as young as 3, and the Third Eye Insight program includes martial arts, yoga, and meditation classes for students who are blind or visually impaired. During these classes, sighted students can also spar and learn while wearing blindfolds. The facility includes two training floors and an archery range, which gives students ample room to flex without destroying nearby equipment.
The slogan “Non-Stop Body Rocking” is emblazoned high above the heads of the hard-working boot-campers at Silly Rock Boot Camp as they sweat their way through high-intensity sessions. Priscilla Compono is the company’s passionate and experienced personal trainer, and she leads students of all fitness levels through challenging sets of push-ups, burpees, and suspension workouts during her one-hour boot-camp classes. She can customize her workouts to accommodate the skill level and fitness goals of the students in her classes. To do this, Priscilla draws on an artillery of weightlifting routines and exercises that rely on short bursts of intense cardio, including running obstacle courses or running from the company’s patented motivation-inspiring tigers.
The vibrating platforms at Flow Vibration Fitness attempt to speed up the fitness process by sending 25 to 50 vibrations into the body, requiring the muscles to contract and relax much faster than when running on a treadmill. As the body makes constant adjustments to keep its balance, the light, rapid energy of the vibrations have been shown to tone muscle, burn fat, and build bone density.
Exercisers who have worked up a sweat on the vibration platform can hydrate with gallons of ionized alkaline water, which can potentially increase metabolism, balance the blood’s acidity, and encourage the absorption of nutrients.
Victory Martial Arts' MMA style blends six self-defense methods into one potent cocktail. Its constituent elements range from kenpo, which focuses on high-speed striking, to muay thai kickboxing, often dubbed "the art of eight limbs" because of its scrappy use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. There are swirls of Western boxing and wrestling-style floor grappling, too. To complement MMA sessions, the studio hosts single-style classes on kenpo and Brazilian jujitsu—and a sequence designed especially for kids and teens.