During Coconut Creek Adventure Boot Camp, the staff lead students through energetic workouts held in local parks and outdoor venues. They keep sessions interesting by constantly varying exercises, featuring running and boxing one day and obstacle courses and jumping rope another. The fitness specialists also provide students with dietary advice.
The highly trained dental do-gooders at Taylor Orthodontics investigate inconsistencies in oral architecture and meticulously fashion mouths with a variety of state-of-the-art orthodontic technologies. An initial exam, including panoramic and cephalometric x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The Invisalign process ($2,000–$8,000) eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. Incognito braces implement computer-aided design technology and robotic wire bending to shape 100% customizable brackets, form-fitted and placed behind the teeth, and traditional metal, colored, and clear-ceramic braces strive to straighten out teeth with their traditional tough love.
With 32 years of mixed-martial-arts training under his master fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, Mark Sinopoli has garnered an international reputation for the depth of his martial-arts knowledge and skill. At StrikeGym, this three-time kickboxing champion in both the United States and Canada leads a team of certified trainers that boasts champions from the spheres of bodybuilding, boxing, and powerlifting. The instructors believe that discipline of the mind is paramount to success, motivating clients of all ages and abilities to blast through self-doubt with a vigorous roster of martial-arts training and fitness classes. They teach students to properly punch, kick, and dodge spring-loaded boxing gloves during MMA, boxing, and kickboxing classes, as well as marry strength training, cardio, and dynamic stretches in their signature fight-conditioning classes. During kids' martial-arts classes—a belt-earning tae kwon do system—trainers teach little ones self-defense, self-confidence, coordination, discipline, and safe ways to expel pent-up energy.
StrikeGym brims with cutting-edge workout gear and equipment, including 24 heavy boxing bags and MMA bags. It also boasts fully equipped cardio and weight rooms, along with a large outdoor area for boot-camp classes and training. The gym also contains a wrestling cage, a full-size boxing ring, and expansive mats for Zumba, martial-arts, and specialty classes.
With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, the professional instructors at A-Swing Golf Academy develop lesson plans that make swing improvement fun and, most importantly, functional. Their approach to instruction aims to instill fundamentals in all skill areas, including full strokes, chips, slapshots, and putts. During lessons and swing-analysis sessions, the golf gurus employ the technological intricacies of a high-speed video camera to capture a player's unique swing motion and identify unfavorable tendencies.
Golf pros also follow students onto the course for playing lessons, in which they coach the intangibles of course management, risk assessment, and subtle intimidation tactics such as grunting during an opponent's backswing or teeing up with a rusty nail and glass eyeball.
Armed with certification from the United States Cycling Federation, the bike mechanics at Atlantic Bicycle keep two-wheeled roadsters running safely and efficiently with maintenance services and help customers to select new bikes or gear. The experienced crew can perform basic services such as tuning up bicycles for warm-weather riding or more complex work such as fitting wheels with hand-laced custom wheels built onsite. The shop also keeps an extensive inventory of bicycles to meet needs ranging from everyday commutes to grocery-store-aisle wheelies, including all-mountain, urban, and recumbent styles as well as adult tricycles.
Prestige Dance Company’s owners, Uwem Ekpo and Annie Mercedes, believe that dance should take place in a fun-filled environment. That explains the high energy that charges through each of their Latin-dance classes, which include salsa, bachata, and mambo styles. The duo also teaches Zumba, a dance-based fitness program that coalesces Latin dance and cardio more effectively than tango partners who practice on a treadmill. Regardless of style, all dance lessons serve the studio’s mission to help students find confidence on the dance floor.
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