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  • B
    North Dodge fitness Club
    I haven't gone there for a few years, but I used to all the time. I was always satisfied with the instruction that I got. I used them off and on. My first time there was in 1981. I don't think they have the most up to date equipment, but they may have changed in the last five years. With regard to price, I didn't do a comparative study, so I don't know. I really didn't compare; it was just close. I would definitely use them again in the future.
    - Beverly W.
  • A
    Core Fitness ��� West
    This Core location is great! There is a ton of equipment so I'm never looking for an open machine. I have never used the women-only area, but I think it's also a great addition for women who would enjoy more privacy during exercise. The machines are up-to-date and the staff is friendly. I wish there were better amenities in terms of towels and bath products, but the locker rooms and fitness areas are always clean. Highly recommend Core Fitness, especially this location.
    - Kelsey P.
  • A
    North Dodge fitness Club
    They do great job, I go almost everyday, they work with you, they have wonderful facilities. They have swimming classes, they have everything. Its really great, they have smoothie bar, they got stuff kids programs there, the employees are friendly, a good place to go, the prices are really great.
    - Fatimah M.
  • C
    KANG'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
    My son started training with Kang's while Master Kang was still in charge of the studio.  He was a challenging instructor, but one who pushed the children of the studio to do their best.  At times, my six year old son fell short of our expectations for him, but when he did, Master Kang worked with him and with us to make sure my son would be able to redeem himself and remain part of the studio.  
    Master Kang left the CR/IC area in 2009, and left Lonnie Matthews in charge.  Around that time, my son began his struggles with ADD.  He was nine, and found himself falling into deep depression and acting out in school and at the studio.  He also entered the ranks of the upper belts.  We eventually put him on medication, and his turn around was remarkable.  He began to excel in the classes, and really show enthusiasm for the sport.  Despite his newly found confidence, Master Matthews was reluctant to reward him with preferment into the elite team, despite the presence of several less talented kids on that same team.  She repeatedly promised him promotion, only to tell him later that it was entirely the choice of the black belt kids on the squad.
    Which was part of the problem.  Master Matthews didn't believe it, didn't see it, and wouldn't do anything about it, but she developed a group of bullies in that studio.  Boys who were overheard by several adults verbally abusing my son would later be preferred for advancement despite their lack of respect and maturity.  My son was routinely left out of the group with the other boys, and then blamed when he excused himself for fear of their abuse.  
    Two events led us to leave the studio.  During a lock-down, the kids were taken on a run at dawn. My son, who had not received the medications he should have received, refused to run.  The adult leaders threatened him, but he held his ground.  Upon their return to the studio, they forced him, in front of all the other kids, to duck-walk around the room for 20 minutes.  He wept tears of frustration and humiliation and begged them for release, but they kept forcing him.  This was borderline abuse - an individual in that state of emotions cannot hear, cannot listen, and by standing over him to force him, they abused their power.  They had other options, if they merely thought in a creative manner.  Humiliation is NOT an appropriate teaching tool for a child.  Not ever.
    The second event occurred on a scorching hot August day.  In 100+ degree heat, the black belt boys went outside to exercise.  They ran a foot-race, and the higher belt boys insisted that the boy who came in last would have to do push-ups.  My son ran, but his shoe fell off half-way through the race.  Rather than pushing himself when he knew he'd be last, he walked the rest of the way.  The other boys - the oldest of whom was only 14 - demanded that he do push-ups on the pavement in the sun.  They demanded 75 push-ups.  When Master Matthews was informed of this abuse of power, she shrugged.  Not excessive, she said.  He refused an order.  Never mind the order was from another child, and one who had continually subjected my son to verbal abuse, had been caught several times over-reaching for power over other kids, and who had insulted and mistreated my son continually.  According to Matthews, the problem was my son, not the other boys.
    We have left the studio.  My son is working in a studio where the master has a 6th dan in TKD, and multiple black belts in several other martial arts.  He was involved in training Master Kang, and has worked with boys like my son in the school system for a long time.  In this setting, my son not only advances, but thrives.  Sparring, which once he dreaded, he now enjoys.  He goes to class happily, and comes home exhausted and fulfilled, rather than desolate and depressed.  And he has friends, respect, and a great deal of encouragement from this master, who is the ONLY one allowed to discipline the students
    Yet when we told Matthews we intended to have him train elsewhere, she said, "Go ahead, train in a less rigorous school."  She has no idea - her school is under-structured, under-monitored, and shows signs of unwarranted preferment and favoritism.  If the boys are out of hand, it's because she does not show leadership skills.  
    And don't get me started on the "seminar" mandated for all would-be black belts which involved several persons reading a rules manual out loud over the course of 4 hours, and at a cost of $30 per person.  I would have paid the same amount to escape.  
     In general, there are some who will thrive in her studio.  They will have money, influence, and something to offer her.  Those boys will do well.  If your child doesn't fit this model, pick another studio.
    - Renee G.
  • A
    Amal Shibli Rahhal MD
    Let me just say that I love Dr. Shibli Rahhal as a healthcare provider. She is friendly, attentive, and I never feel rushed. She listens to my concerns and has even referred me to other providers when I've mentioned issues not in her area of expertise. She is quick to respond to messages via their MyChart software and always follows up your visit with a snail mail copy of your lab results and her notes. The lab at this clinic sometimes gets backed up and you might have to wait a few minutes for them to call you back should you need lab work, but I would highly recommend this provider should you have endocrine issues.
    - Lynda P.
  • A
    Core Fitness ��� West
    I've been going there for about six months now. I think its a great facility and well equipt.
    - david r.
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    5400 Broken Sound Blvd NW
    Boca Raton, Florida