Skilled dancers Kelley and Danielle Larkin draw on their experiences grooving for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Williams, performing on Broadway, America's Got Talent, and Dance Moms, and choreographing for films as they preside over the staff at Studio L Dance Co. In a 10,000-square foot studio, the movement gurus guide Pavlovas-in-training from their first pirouettes to their mastery of balancing on pointe shoes. Jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical dance headline the class schedule, and the instructors focus their lessons on terminology, technique, and combinations to create well-rounded dancers. They also cater to young men with boys-only classes and run open adult classes that focus on how to pop and lock while filing taxes.
For those who dream of taking on some of the nation's toughest extreme mud runs, Your First Mud Run is the perfect soggy training ground. More family-friendly and less aggressive than the aforementioned gauntlets, the Your First Mud Run series still offers the thrills of a 5K mud run, just with a lowercase k. Every Your First Mud Run race features two miles of wily challenges, which typically include scaling a 6-foot wall, hopscotching through the tires of destruction, slithering through the treacherous tubes, and mud-sliding across the finish line. Proceeds from every race benefit charities such as the Family Reach Foundation.
Most gyms don?t require an appointment before working out, but then most gyms tend not to concern themselves with how many reps each client?s pulled off that week. At Next Generation Training Center, NSCA-certified strength and conditioning coach Rich Mejias and his staff schedule appointments for two reasons: to prepare that day?s personalized fitness program and to help exercisers blast through plateaus. This attention to the exerciser informs the center?s small-group training sessions, which are geared toward everyone from beginners to experts.
For almost 120 years, Eastern Christian has schooled pre K–12th-grade children and prepared them for a life of Christian service. The New Jersey Day Camps branch extends that education into summer camps that ply participants with educational and inspirational experiences. Programming and themes range far and wide, from science and carnivals to sports and drama. Counselors help kids create their own robots to help with chores or they lead crafts and invite guest speakers from Broadway shows during drama camps. Camps are often interspersed with bible-reading sessions and lessons inspired from the scripture.
Restored and re-covered Brunswick Gold Crown tables wait at Pool Time Billiards Club. Players can grab cues and line up perfect bank shots with their own refreshments in tow, which the Club will gladly keep chilled. An internet jukebox, large-screen television, and a sampling of video games keep entertainment levels up during post-game breaks. Additionally, Pool Time Billiards Club hosts weekly leagues for those seeking a little competitive glory.