Kids can participate in summer camps, swim lessons and activities while mom and dad run errands or lounge poolside. YMCA Spotlight Studio offers everything from Latin fusion and flamenco to Bollywood and burlesque, but assistant director Kelly Atkinson says tap and jazz are the most popular dance classes for adults.“We’re family friendly and cater to the young and young at heart,” says Wendy Greene, local marketing director. “Some of our adults have formal dance training and are rekindling their passion for dance,” she says. Rigby’s Jig Rather than prepare its students for dance competitions, Spotlight Studio instills the joy of giving back to the community through performance.“For us, it’s about consistency and passion for what we do,” says co-owner Jimmy Yax. Tie: Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center, Shockoe Slip Yoga and Yoga Source Whether you’re a beginning jogger or a veteran marathoner, Road Runner’s staff is trained to fit you with the proper footwear.Veteran yoga students can deepen their practice with workshops and retreats through this family-owned business. Plus, they walk (or run) the talk — all of them are runners.“We got rid of a lot of unnecessary hazards.” The addition of Champion Bermuda grass also made the course “fun, fast and incredibly smooth.” 2. Providence Golf Club Adam Smith has provided private instruction for Salisbury Country Club members and their guests since 1998.A second-generation PGA professional — his father served as head pro at the Country Club of Virginia from 1973 through 1993 — Smith gives 1,000 lessons per year and believes in “keeping it simple and teaching basics that are helpful for game improvement without too much technical complication.” The Country Club of Virginia‘s Westhampton, James River and Tuckahoe Creek courses feature challenging play on perfectly manicured greens.All dog breeds are allowed, and separate areas are provided for large and small dogs. Pups can frolic in the pool, and they’ll be pampered with spa treatments, multiple walks, gourmet treats and luxury suites. Dog Services Founder Betty Baugh Harrison emphasizes nutrition and prevention as the strongest platform for animal health.Furry feline companions get individual, multi-level cat condos that feature play aquariums, and receive daily snuggles. Starting in 1998 as a house-call veterinarian, she opened her storefront clinic in 1999. River City Veterinary Hospital If your dog deserves a spa day, look no further than Dogma, which guarantees a comfortable and pleasing experience for man’s best friend. Tie: Bark & Sparkle; Impawsible Pups; Ridge Dog Shop Find a new best friend at this rescue pet hub frequented by Richmonders. BARK Stop by the rocks at Belle Isle during warm months and you’ll see a bevy of sunbathers, kayakers, cyclists and more.
Jackie Laubacher, a behavior training specialist at the Richmond SPCA, and works with soon-to-be-adopted pups and provides public training classes. The park is fenced, allowing dogs to roam without being attached to their leashes, and doggie bags and tennis balls are provided. Chimborazo Park Sad you can’t bring your pet on vacation with you? At Holiday Barn, they may be vacationing better than you.
“We have people that come here every day when the weather is nice.” 2. VMFA Worst Street to Bike On Broad Street Beware of boisterous drivers on one of Richmond’s busiest streets.
Narrow shoulders make this volume-heavy artery a dangerous and inconvenient place to pump those pedals.
If you’re not a member — or lucky enough to be invited by a member to play — you can check out the James River Course during the inaugural Dominion Charity Classic Nov. Tie: The Federal Club; Kinloch Both locales offer a top-of-the-line experience.
3 to 6, the first PGA Tour Champions event in the Richmond area in 25 years. An exceptional selection of group classes, a trackside café and a rooftop bar make this gym the ultimate place to break a sweat.
“We engage with the customer to see what their running program is and analyze their mechanics,” says Brandon Croft, assistant manager.