Holiday shoppers can treat friends and family members with the gift of dining at the private Chef’s Table at Universal CityWalk’s Pastamoré, 407-224-2247, www.citywalkorlando.com, located at Universal Orlando Resort. The restaurant offers the excitement and decadence of dining in a colorful Mediterranean setting, with a personalized menu of traditional Italian dishes. Seating is limited to up to six adults and includes a private attendant. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Evolve Bicycles & E-Bikes13 Blake Blvd., in Celebration’s Water Tower Shoppes321-939-2453www.evolvebikes.com
Evolve Bicycles & E-Bikes, 13 Blake Blvd., in Celebration’s Water Tower Shoppes, 321-939-2453, www.evolvebikes.com, can help give a healthy gift to loved ones this year. Evolve offers a full range of bicycles from Cannondale, Fuji, Electra, GT and SE; electric bicycles from Pedego, Ultra Motor and Stromer; and the hot new Elliptigo elliptical bicycle. Those who already have a bicycle can customize it with one of Evolve’s many cycling accessories, such as baskets, bells, bottles, bar tape and more. It also can be tuned to perfection with expert repair and maintenance services. Evolve has something for everyone, from families with kids to competitive cyclists.
Exercise Systems Inc.6881 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 10Orlando407-996-8890www.exercisesystems.com
Quality fitness equipment from Exercise Systems Inc. makes a great gift for everyone. Offering top name brands, such as Star Trac, Keiser, Landice, Vectra, Hoist and more, Exercise Systems Inc. has a wide array of cardio and strength equipment that is built-to-last. Treadmills, elliptical machines, cycling and stationary bikes, as well as multi-station gyms and accessories are on display in the showroom, located in Suite 10 at 6881 Kingspointe Parkway in Orlando. For more information, call 407-996-8890 or visit www.exercisesystems.com on the Web.
Operation Fitness Boot Camp by Elite Fitness Concepts877-368-1792www.bootcampflorida.com
Operation Fitness Boot Camp by Elite Fitness Concepts, 877-368-1792, www.bootcampflorida.com, offers a fitness program for those who are bored with regular exercise. Participants get fit with this military-style, four-week fitness program. Elite Fitness Concepts offers this nationally accredited, outdoor boot-camp program in three locations in the metro Orlando area, including new times in the Ocoee/Windermere area at 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Operation Fitness is designed to encourage goal achievement in a supportive, yet challenging, group setting. The program includes a workout and nutritional guide. Long-term memberships are not required, and gift cards are available.
Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts 16207 State Road 50, Clermont407-905-4922www.shootingstarsdanceschool.com
Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts, 16207 State Road 50, Clermont, 407-905-4922, www.shootingstarsdanceschool.com. Shoppers can give the gift of dance to the children on their shopping lists. Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts offers ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling for all ages and all performance levels. Shooting Stars, which is owned and operated by award winning choreographer Melissa Stokes, is opening a second location in the Albertson’s shopping plaza at the corner of Conroy-Windermere and Apopka-Vineland roads. A free introductory class is available for first-time clients. Classes begin January 2012. Gift certificates are available.
The lifesaving gift of swimming can be given to everyone on the shopping list with gift certificates from SouthWest Aquatics, 407-905-0999, www.southwestaquatics.com. Swimming instruction makes a great gift for family members or neighbors who need to enroll their new babies in the Basic Training Program. Located in Winter Garden at 205 Windermere Road, SouthWest Aquatics has private and group stroke development classes, the SouthWest Stars swim team, and individualized adult masters swim programs. The facility features an indoor, heated teaching pool, as well as an outdoor competition pool. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tri & Run of West Orange56 W. Plant St., Winter Garden407-905-4786www.trinrun.com
Tri & Run of West Orange, 56 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, 407-905-4786, www.trinrun.com, has served Central Florida for more than five years. The specialty running store’s staff provides expertise in fitting for proper footwear, and the store offers a great selection of merchandise for running, walking and triathlons. Tri & Run staff members also have a working relationship with local doctors, podiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists to help provide patients with alternatives in footwear and shoe inserts to fit their medical needs. Gift cards are available. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Victory Martial Arts7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando407-903-1133www.victoryma.com
Victory Martial Arts, located in Suite 120 of The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-903-1133, specializes in reinforcing empowering habits, such as discipline, confidence and respect in its students. VMA also offers a school in Hunter’s Creek, 407-857-0520. VMA provides self-defense classes for children and adults, and is now offering a special three week course that includes an official Victory uniform for $59. A free, no-obligation introductory class is available for first-time clients. Locations are open Monday-Saturday.
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