HappyFeet founder Andy Barney boasts a lengthy resumé: the Oxford, England, native was a semipro soccer player by the age of 16, studied physical education in college, and coached youth soccer for 10 years before moving to the U.S. In America, he coached at Avila University and wrote the book Training Soccer Legends, but one day he found his extensive experience challenged by an unlikely group—preschoolers. He had agreed to spend what he thought would be an easy afternoon leading tots in a soccer workshop, only to end up exhausted yet inspired to design a curriculum specifically for younger kids.
His research eventually led to HappyFeet, where instructors play with kids aged 2–6 using a proprietary lesson plan the company dubbed “story time with a soccer ball.” Each kid receives a ball, and beyond practicing basic skills such as dribbling, striking, and autograph signing in a noncompetitive setting, the incorporation of stories, nursery rhymes, and songs enables kids to exercise both physical and mental faculties. The 45-minute indoor classes, which were reviewed by the Pittsburgh Tribune, are held onsite at preschools and sports facilities such as PISA. Little ones can also be enrolled in HappyFeet’s leagues, where a 15- to 20-minute mini class precedes a 30-minute game.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Accord CrossFit brings not only years of CrossFit-specific experience to the table but decades of coaching, teaching, and personal training.
This is not only what we love to do, but who we are and what we have dedicated our lives to practicing.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Our motto "Together.
Stronger." is the driving force behind everything we do as coaches and athletes.
Our community of friends and family is the ideal setting to try things you never thought possible and celebrate every success along the way.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
This community is the natural outgrowth of years of personal training, teaching, and coaching.
We all wanted the freedom to do what we love doing and to be creative in our experience and expression of excellence.
We love teaching, and we love to be continually learning.
What do you love most about your job?
I don't have a job.
I have a daily opportunity to lead and share a fun, challenging, rewarding pursuit of excellence with everyone who chooses to walk through our doors.
It's like watching an endless highlight reel of each individual's greatest accomplishments every day.
That never gets old!
Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
Steel City Rowing Club imparts sweeping and sculling competence on youth and adult rowers with classes designed to gradually build up confidence and ability. Certified coaches lead land and water training sessions that familiarize participants with the equipment and techniques used in rowing and foster a reliance on teamwork, a pivotal component in mastering mid-river games of musical chairs. Indoor rowing sessions build endurance and stability with rowing-machine practice, weight and core training, and yoga. Rowers then apply newly acquired skills amid the scenic, undeveloped wetlands of the Allegheny River, with training in multipassenger rowing shells as well as kayaks and canoes. Each session holds a maximum of 32 students, with at least one coach per 16 rowers.
Head on over to The Oaks Theater in Oakmont and escape the world for a little bit with an unforgettable movie experience.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater for a delicious meal.
At this theater, kids of all ages are welcome.
Breathe fresh air as you take advantage of the open-air screenings of your favorite movies at The Oaks Theater.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Work on perfecting your overall handicap with a round of golf at Green Oaks Country Club in Verona.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this course, it's no different.
This course is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.