Menu

Monthly Archives: February 2018

St. Patrick’s Day in Rocket City

While the origin of St. Patrick’s Day is Irish, Rocket City has embraced this holiday whole heartedly.  One long standing St. Patrick’s Day event is the St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade has been held annually for 41 years!

This year’s parade is sponsored by Straight to Ale and is expected to be one of the biggest to date. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17th, so the parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day

This isn’t always the case and should add to the Irish excitement. The parade is held on a Saturday to create a fun family event that will help families celebrate and learn about Irish culture and history. One thing great about the parade is throwing candy is not allowed, so don’t let being hit with a flying Starlight mint deter you from enjoying the celebration.  Marchers are allow to hand out items, but must go to the spectators.  The parade will begin at 11:30 am.  The parade is FREE to observe & march! Line up begins at 10:30 am.  To march, visit http://www.huntsvillestpatricksday.com for more info.

This year’s parade is sponsored by Straight to Ale and is expected to be one of the biggest to date. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17th, so the parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day

This isn’t always the case and should add to the Irish excitement. The parade is held on a Saturday to create a fun family event that will help

families celebrate and learn about Irish culture and history. One thing great about the parade is throwing candy is not allowed, so don’t let being hit with a flying Starlight mint deter you from enjoying the celebration.  Marchers are allow to hand out items, but must go to the spectators.  The parade will begin at 11:30 am.  The parade is FREE to observe & march! Line up begins at 10:30 am.  To march, visit http://www.huntsvillestpatricksday.com for more info.

This year’s parade is sponsored by Straight to Ale and is expected to be one of the biggest to date. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17th, so the parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day

This isn’t always the case and should add to the Irish excitement. The parade is held on a Saturday to create a fun family event that will help families celebrate and learn about Irish culture and history. One thing great about the parade is throwing candy is not allowed, so don’t let being hit with a flying Starlight mint deter you from enjoying the celebration.  Marchers are allow to hand out items, but must go to the spectators.  The parade will begin at 11:30 am.  The parade is FREE to observe & march! Line up begins at 10:30 am.  To march, visit http://www.huntsvillestpatricksday.com for more info.

If you aren’t interested in a parade, there other fun activities around St. Patrick’s Day that will provide an Irish celebration.

Straight to Ale  will be hosting the Brock McGuire Band on Wednesday, March 15th at 7 PM. The Brock McGuire Band is an Irish band that has been named “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” by the Irish American News.   Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased through their Facebook Event.

The United Cerebral Palsy Organization is hosting an Irish EveningAn Irish Evening will be held Friday, March 16th from 6-9 PM at the Depot Round

House in downtown Huntsville.  The event will feature Irish and international food and beverage samples from local vendors.  The admission is $25.  Each adult ticket includes the entry of one child 12 and under.  The event will feature live music and dancing and should be a fun family event!  All proceeds from the event will go to UCP client services for over 1,000 families in North Alabama.

Not looking for an official St. Patrick’s Day event?  Check out one of Rocket City’s many Breweries   Be sure to be safe, use a designated driver, or call Huntsville Cab Company for a safe ride home.

The United Cerebral Palsy Organization is hosting an Irish EveningAn Irish Evening will be held Friday, March 16th from 6-9 PM at the Depot Round House in downtown Huntsville.   The event will feature Irish and international food and beverage samples from local vendors.  The admission is $25.  Each adult ticket includes the entry of one child 12 and under.  The event will feature live music and dancing and should be a

fun family event!  All proceeds from the event will go to UCP client services for over 1,000 families in North Alabama.

Not looking for an official St. Patrick’s Day event?  Check out one of Rocket City’s many Breweries   Be sure to be safe, use a designated driver, or call Huntsville Cab Company for a safe ride home.

The United Cerebral Palsy Organization is hosting an Irish EveningAn Irish Evening will be held Friday, March 16th from 6-9 PM at the Depot Round House in downtown Huntsville.   The event will feature Irish and international food and beverage samples from local vendors.  The admission is $25.  Each adult ticket includes the entry of one child 12 and under.  The event will feature live music and dancing and should be a fun family event!  All proceeds from the event will go to UCP client services for over 1,000 families in North Alabama

Not looking for an official St. Patrick’s Day event?  Check out one of Rocket City’s many Breweries   Be sure to be safe, use a designated driver, or call Huntsville Cab Company for a safe ride home.


By: Brooke Hyde

Brooke Hyde is an IT professional and mompreneur who likes using technology to improve businesses. She currently works for a defense contract in Huntsville, and runs her small business The Automated Mompreneur. When she is not working with technology to help government and momprenuers be more efficient, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs in the family you-pick vineyard, Hyde's Harvest Vineyard.

Homeschool Co-Op – Play Create Discover & Learn

Residents in Huntsville are so fortunate that our community is highly-supportive of homeschool families. There is a wealth of resources in the Rocket City that offers so much for these families who choose home-based learning for their kids.

That’s where Play, Create, Discover, & Learn comes in.

What is Play Create Discover & Learn?

According to their website found here, Play Create Discover & Learn is “an

inclusive cooperative education center that facilitates a creative, collaborative community for Northern Alabama families.”

How fun is that?  That description alone is enough to make me want to go back to school!

What is Play Create Discover & Learn?

According to their website found here, Play Create Discover & Learn is “an inclusive cooperative education center that facilitates a creative, collaborative community for Northern Alabama families.”

How fun is that?  That description alone is enough to make me want to go back to school!

The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was established in 2015 to support the Rocket City’s homeschool community. They offer classes for different ages in STEM, arts, humanities, community service, and clubs. 

Learn by Doing

Play Create Discover & Learn supports a hands-on, social approach to learning. Their site says, “We want kids to gain confidence, respect, and a desire to help in their

communities.” Children learn well in collaborative groups, where they can learn from each other as well as from their teachers.  It’s the “students as teachers” idea, with the adults acting as facilitators to learning.

Play Create Discover & Learn supports a hands-on, social approach to learning. Their site says, “We want kids to gain confidence, respect, and a desire to help in their communities.” Children learn well in collaborative groups, where they can learn from each other as well as from their teachers.  It’s the “students as teachers” idea, with the adults acting as facilitators to learning.

Play Create Discover and Learn promotes discovery learning taught by volunteer parents.  As long as space is available and your child meets the age requirements, your child can join in and learn that learning can be fun!

Parent volunteers will receive a discount on membership fees.  Go here for class fees. Be sure to scroll down to see links for online resources, here. Visit here for class descriptions and age requirements. The homeschool co-op’s field trips are always fun, educational, and social events that is one of the best features of homeschooling.

Get Together

Once you get started as a homeschool family, a world full of possibilities opens up for you and your child. You don’t have to go it alone.Contact Play Create Discover & Learn to get your family connected with other homeschool families and enjoy years of learning together!

Play Create Discover & Learn is housed at 115 McCormick Drive in Huntsville.

Contact: (256) 919-2991 or visit them at www.playcreatediscover.net, on Facebook, or on Pinterest.


By: Stephanie L. Robertson

Stephanie L. Robertson is a writer and editor who maintains a southern lifestyle blog at www.SweetgumLife.com [http://www.sweetgumlife.com/. A busy Christian wife and mom, Stephanie and her husband of 19 years live in the Huntsville area with their teenage daughter. Stephanie has a self-published short suspense story on Amazon and is working on adding a novel. When not immersed in mom/wife life, she enjoys home décor, photography, Pinterest projects, coffee with family and friends, and immersing herself in a good suspense novel.

Adventure Boot Camp Offers Motivational Fitness Programs for Huntsville Women

Ladies, if you’re looking for an exercise program focused on permanent results and without all the tough guy bluster we all imagine when we hear the words “boot camp”, look no further than Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp for Women!

ABC, run by program director and coach Joe Martin, has facilities in Huntsville and Madison. They also operate in the Harvest/Monrovia area, with their own head coach Deborah Thomason. The boot camp is billed as 

"a four-week outdoor program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling, and motivational training”. Each week most groups meet Monday-Friday, with each day’s session lasts one hour, however there are 3- and 4-day a week alternatives as well. Participants can expect to engage in core conditioning, short distance running, hiking, yoga, obstacle courses, and more, including some surprises!

ABC, run by program director and coach Joe Martin, has facilities in Huntsville and Madison. They also operate in the Harvest/Monrovia area, with their own head coach Deborah Thomason.

The boot camp is billed as “a four-week outdoor program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling, and motivational training”. Each week most groups meet Monday-Friday, with each day’s session lasts one hour, however there are 3- and 4-day a week alternatives as well. Participants can expect to engage in core conditioning, short distance running, hiking, yoga, obstacle courses, and more, including some surprises!

Though nominally a boot camp, ABC promises none of the obnoxiously competitive atmosphere, attitude, or humiliation that keep so many people

away from the gym. Instead, they promise you’ll be held accountable for your fitness goals, but in a friendly, fun environment where women can feel safe from harassment. Program registration runs about $300 for the 4-week, 20-hour option, working out to around $15 an hour. ABC are supremely confident you’ll be won over, as they offer a $99 new member special for the same 4-week program.

Though nominally a boot camp, ABC promises none of the obnoxiously competitive atmosphere, attitude, or humiliation that keep so many people away from the gym. Instead, they promise you’ll

be held accountable for your fitness goals, but in a friendly, fun environment where women can feel safe from harassment. Program registration runs about $300 for the 4-week, 20-hour option, working out to around $15 an hour. ABC are supremely confident you’ll be won over, as they offer a $99 new member special for the same 4-week program.

Adventure Boot Camp is also a Matt Curtis Real Estate Rewards Member, so follow this link for the exclusive offer! 


By: Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.

Huntsville Aquatic Center

Swimming has often been touted as one of the best forms of exercise. It’s really not surprising when you think about it. Swimming requires the use of the whole body so you are getting at least some exercise to each part of your body that would otherwise require a specific exercise. livestrong.com has an excellent article on the benefits of swimming. Plus… it’s just really fun.

The Huntsville Aquatic Center, formerly known as the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium, has had some big changes. The facility offers two new pools; a 50 meter Olympic-sized

competition pool and a smaller therapy pool. Theses pools and facilities were built around the existing 50 meter pool that is now known as the “legacy pool”. Each pool offers something different for the swimmer.

The Huntsville Aquatic Center, formerly known as the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium, has had some big changes. The facility offers two new pools; a 50 meter Olympic-sized competition pool and a smaller therapy pool. Theses pools and facilities were built around the existing 50 meter pool that is now known as the “legacy pool”. Each pool offers something different for the swimmer.

The facility offers swimming lessons, public swimming, water aerobics, as well as other classes. The instructional pool is also used for warm water therapy, a water bench, and wheelchair ramp for handicapped access so that everyone, regardless of age and health, can enjoy the facilities.

Admission for the aquatic center is incredibly reasonable at only $4 for general admission. The facility also offers a “3 Month Swim Pass” with the family rate being $140, single $70, and a 30-Visit punch card is $90. It is important to note that you must be at least 19 years of age to purchase a swim pass.

The hours are a little tricky so be sure to check out this link for their hours, listed under Huntsville Aquatics Center: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/environment/parks-recreation/recreation/aquatics/


By: Josh Holland

Josh Holland is a writer who currently studies writing and literature at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Previously, Josh attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where he also studied writing. While attending UNA, Josh had articles published in both SET Magazine and The Flor-Ala. Josh was also published in the UNA Lights and Shadows Literary Arts Magazine, which focuses on fiction. Josh has experience as a video editor, and often writes scripts for online, text-based video content.

Stephens Gap, Jackson County’s Hidden Gem

Continuing our series of pieces on easy, outdoorsy day trips from the Huntsville area, this week I’m having a mixed bag of feelings on sharing Stephens Gap. Somewhat like a teenager who thinks their favorite band is cooler the fewer people that know them, there can be a twinge of guilt letting people in on a place like this, and I suppose I could rationalize it by wondering if someone wound up going and leaving garbage on the trail because they heard about someplace from me.

But, it’s a bummer to feel that way and much nicer to excitedly urge the sure footed among you to check out the natural wonder of Jackson

County’s Stephens Gap cave. Protected by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, and located a little over half an hour from Huntsville, Stephens Gap is one of the most stunning caves in north America.

But, it’s a bummer to feel that way and much nicer to excitedly urge the sure footed among you to check out the natural wonder of Jackson County’s Stephens Gap cave. Protected by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, and located a little over half an hour from Huntsville, Stephens Gap is one of the most stunning caves in north America.

Before I go any further, ya gotta know that an 18 year old man died in this cave a few years back. For glory and photo ops, the adventurous love to rappel down to a tall formation known as “The Pedestal”, from which a deadly fall is all too easy. You need a permit to visit the cave, but they’re free and can be obtained here: scci.org/preserves/stephens-gap-callahan-cave-preserve/

After you get your permit, you’ll receive detailed directions to the trailhead parking lot. The out-and-back hike to the cave is two miles, round trip. It’s rocky and a bit on the wilder side, but to my memory the change of elevation isn’t too bad and overall it’s a light-to-moderate hike.

The day my wife and a friend of ours went, the only other visitors were setting up to rappel down into the 140 ft. pit. We took advantage of the short walk-in (well, it’s a scree, so you’re scramblin’) passage to get what amounts to the most spectacular view of a cave I’ve had, for the least cost, with the least other people around to spoil the experience (see, there’s that thing).

The permit is basically the Conservancy’s way of assuring no plausible deniability that you were warned not to attempt any sort of amateur hot dogging in a place so potentially unforgiving of careless mistakes. But really, if you’re in decent shape and have your wits about you, do take a few hours and go see one of Alabama’s most dramatic natural wonders, and a true underground jewel, under an hour from the Rocket City.


By: Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.

Rock House Eatery

Rock House Eatery is nestled in a quaint little area in Guntersville, Alabama. This unassuming rock building delivers the sights, sounds, and flavors of the south. Although the restaurant was started less than 10 years ago it feels as if it has been there for hundreds of years.

Rock House bills itself as a “Southern gourmet” restaurant, and one look at the menu with its fried green tomatoes and double cut pork chop explains the the term. But it’s not all fried foods at

The Rock House they have seafood, pasta, and even pizzas! The restaurant operates on the ideas of consistency, value, and use of sustainable resources. Elevating itself beyond just another restaurant Rock House also infuses liquor, which means you can add a little extra flavor to your drink. They also have a wide variety of craft beers and wines to make your meal complete.

Rock House bills itself as a “Southern gourmet” restaurant, and one look at the menu with its fried green tomatoes and double cut pork chop explains the the term. But it’s not all fried foods at The Rock House they have seafood, pasta, and even pizzas! The restaurant operates on the ideas of consistency, value, and use of sustainable resources. Elevating itself beyond just another restaurant Rock House also infuses liquor, which means you can add a little extra flavor to your drink. They also have a wide variety of craft beers and wines to make your meal complete.

Their menus are available online so you can plan your meal before you go. Follow these links for the lunch or dinner menu. The hours at Rock House are a little unorthodox, but completely adequate for the average person.

Hours of Operation:
Lunch | Tuesday through Sunday 10:30am-2pm
Dinner | Wednesday through Saturday 5-9pm


​​​​By: Josh Holland

Josh Holland is a writer who currently studies writing and literature at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Previously, Josh attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where he also studied writing. While attending UNA, Josh had articles published in both SET Magazine and The Flor-Ala. Josh was also published in the UNA Lights and Shadows Literary Arts Magazine, Which focuses on fiction. Josh has experience as a video editor, and often writes scripts for online, text-based video content.

Adventure Sitters

We moms all need a break. Maybe we need a date night, or we simply need to get out of the house—even just to go to the grocery store (!!)—without dragging our babies out into this cold, drizzling rain we’ve been having. At the same time, we wouldn’t leave our children with just anyone. 

Let’s say you’re fairly new in town and haven’t had time to vet your teenage neighbor for a babysitting job. Wouldn’t it be nice to find reliable childcare in the Rocket City without all the hassle? That’s where Adventure Sitters come in.

About Adventure Sitters

As a mom, I personally find it very reassuring that Adventure Sitters is locally-owned and run by one of our own.  Owner,

Audra Mann, grew up in Cullman and has lived in Madison since 2011. Audra has always worked with kids.  She started as a babysitter, later worked as a camp counselor, and established Adventure Sitters in September 2017. 

About Adventure Sitters

As a mom, I personally find it very reassuring that Adventure Sitters is locally-owned and run by one of our own.  Owner, Audra Mann, grew up in Cullman and has lived in Madison since 2011. Audra has always worked with kids.  She started as a babysitter, later worked as a camp counselor, and established Adventure Sitters in September 2017. 

“I noticed there was a need here in Huntsville, and I started working through churches, knowing that a lot of families needed reliable childcare.  Then I realized that I couldn’t handle the workload on my own,” said Audra. Adventure Sitters childcare providers are heavily-vetted contractors who undergo extensive background checks. 

Audra said, “We make sure they’re CPR and 1st Aid Certified with car insurance and a valid driver’s license.  We require a minimum of 5 reference checks from churches, other families, day cares, or wherever else they have worked.  They must have at least 2 years of experience and be at least 18, although most of our sitters are in their 20’s.”

Services
  • Short-term care
  • Long-term care
  • Corporate events
  • Church events
  • Summer care
  • In-home care
  • Sick-care
  • School pick-up/drop-off
  • Age newborn-15 years

Audra has a couple of nursing students working for her, the perfect solution for your family if you can’t get off work to stay with a sick child. 

“We also provide childcare for church and corporate events,” explained Audra. “It’s a lot of fun when we have 50-60 kids all doing a bunch of activities!”

How it Works

Adventure Sitters are pros at matching families with sitters. Families fill out a form to describe their family and their needs.

“We want them to match them together as much as possible,” said Audra. “For example, if someone has experience with twins, we want to match them with a family with twins.  Or if they have a child with special needs, we actually have a couple sitters who are certified to work with them."

How it Works

Adventure Sitters are pros at matching families with sitters. Families fill out a form to describe their family and their needs.  “We want them to match them together as much as possible,” said Audra. “For example, if someone has experience with twins, we want to match them with a family with twins.  Or if they have a child with special needs, we actually have a couple sitters who are certified to work with them."

Adventure Sitters can cover 24-hour time spans, depending on the needs of the family. If you’re like me, you don’t want your children to stay home all day. “We do adventure outings such as taking them to the library or the park.” said Audra, “And we’re working on partnering with other businesses for those adventures.”

Why I would choose Adventure Sitters over the Rest…

Audra is quick to respond by phone, text, or email.  “We try to be as reachable as possible,” she said. She is very friendly and enthusiastic…a big qualification for anyone who wants to keep my child. And they’re not membership based, which is huge in my book!

Contact Adventure Sitters:

www.adventuresitters.com & info@adventuresitters.com | (256) 513-9724


By: Stephanie L. Robertson

Stephanie L. Robertson is a writer and editor who maintains a southern lifestyle blog at www.SweetgumLife.com [http://www.sweetgumlife.com/. A busy Christian wife and mom, Stephanie and her husband of 19 years live in the Huntsville area with their teenage daughter. Stephanie has a self-published short suspense story on Amazon and is working on adding a novel. When not immersed in mom/wife life, she enjoys home décor, photography, Pinterest projects, coffee with family and friends, and immersing herself in a good suspense novel.

Sweet Pineapple is Huntsville’s Perfect Little Gift Shop

If Chip and Joanna Gaines came to the Rocket City, I’m certain that Sweet Pineapple would be Joanna’s favorite store.  The lovely gift shop on Airport Road has leather bracelets, dangling earrings, and cute clothing like I’ve seen her wear.

The Perfect Little Gift Shop

Sweet Pineapple is locally owned by Gina Garrett, who initially opened the gift shop in Huntsville’s 5-Points area.  Soft-spoken

with a friendly smile, Gina said, “I always loved gift-giving, and I grew up with a mom who is very talented at that and is always so thoughtful. It’s funny—I have a sister, and we would go to stores she’d called ‘fun stores’ when we were growing up.  They were little gift stores where you found unique things and always got really special customer service, which is import to me.” 

Gina and her team work hard to provide Sweet Pineapple guests with a positive shopping experience, along with lots of beautiful, unique gifts from which to choose.

Home Décor, Accessories, Paper, Jewelry, Art, Baby Gifts, Clothing, & Gift Cards

One shelf at Sweet Pineapple holds baby-soft animal blankies for babies.  A notebook titled 100 Gathered Thoughts (for My

The Perfect Little Gift Shop

Sweet Pineapple is locally owned by Gina Garrett, who initially opened the gift shop in Huntsville’s 5-Points area.  Soft-spoken with a friendly smile, Gina said, “I always loved gift-giving, and I grew up with a mom who is very talented at that and is always so thoughtful.  It’s funny—I have a sister, and we would go to stores she’d called ‘fun stores’ when we were growing up.  They were little gift stores where

you found unique things and always got really special customer service, which is import to me.” 

Gina and her team work hard to provide Sweet Pineapple guests with a positive shopping experience, along with lots of beautiful, unique gifts from which to choose.

Beautiful Child) would be a lovely gift for the writer on your list. This sweet little Huntsville store carries candles, art, home décor, jewelry, lamps, baby clothing, and more.

Gifts for Him!

Another entire shelf is dedicated to gifts for him.  One of my favorite gifts on that shelf is a Hunting Log.  I’m no hunter, but being from Choctaw County—one of the hunting meccas of our state—I know a lot of men who would love to receive one of these leather-bound journals to take to the woods.

Home Décor, Accessories, Paper, Jewelry, Art, Baby Gifts, Clothing, & Gift Cards

One shelf at Sweet Pineapple holds baby-soft animal blankies for babies.  A notebook titled 100 Gathered Thoughts (for My Beautiful Child) would be a lovely gift for the writer on your list. 

This sweet little Huntsville store carries candles, art, home décor, jewelry, lamps, baby clothing, and more.

Gifts for Him!

Another entire shelf is dedicated to gifts for him.  One of my favorite gifts on that shelf is a

Hunting Log.  I’m no hunter, but being from Choctaw County—one of the hunting meccas of our state—I know a lot of men who would love to receive one of these leather-bound journals to take to the woods.

Lots of Price Points

“We carry a variety of price points,” said Gina. “I’m pretty passionate about that.  You can choose a $10 gift, and the prices go upwards from there.  Our customers can find something really special and feel good about their purchase.  I want everyone feeling good about that.”

Atmosphere

Gina said, “I love the store’s atmosphere.  We work hard to create a calm and comfortable atmosphere where clients have a lot to choose from.” What’s Gina’s favorite thing about owning the store? 

“The people,” she said with a smile.  “I’ve got a lot of really, really amazing women who work here.  And we love our precious customers. Some have shopped with me since day one on Pratt Avenue.  I get to meet a lot of new clients now that I’m over here on Huntsville’s Airport Road.”

A Stress-Free Shopping Experience

Sweet Pineapple offers complimentary gift-wrapping, which makes for an easy shopping experience.

“We’re always on the lookout for new, special things,” said Gina.  “We have gifts for everyone.  We also offer complimentary gift wrapping.  If you come in for a co-worker’s gift, your mom’s gift, a baby shower…you can go get the gift, have it gift wrapped, and be ready to go.  It’s a stress-free shopping experience.”

Sign up for their newsletter here and you will benefit from a birthday surprise, insider information, and exclusive promotions.

964 Airport Rd Suite 1, Huntsville, Alabama 35802 | (256) 964-7563

www.shopsweetpineapple.com | https://www.facebook.com/sweetpineapplehome

Hours 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

964 Airport Rd Suite 1, Huntsville, Alabama 35802 | (256) 964-7563

www.shopsweetpineapple.com | https://www.facebook.com/sweetpineapplehome

Hours 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


By: Stephanie L. Robertson

Stephanie L. Robertson is a writer and editor who maintains a southern lifestyle blog at www.SweetgumLife.com [http://www.sweetgumlife.com/. A busy Christian wife and mom, Stephanie and her husband of 19 years live in the Huntsville area with their teenage daughter. Stephanie has a self-published short suspense story on Amazon and is working on adding a novel. When not immersed in mom/wife life, she enjoys home décor, photography, Pinterest projects, coffee with family and friends, and immersing herself in a good suspense novel.

Tiger Rock Huntsville Provides World Class Martial Art Training for the Entire Family

Are you looking for a family friendly activity that can get your family active and teach life changing skills? Tiger Rock Huntsville is a great place to increase your activity level as well as gain self-confidence and learn self-defense techniques.

My son started Tiger Rock Martial Arts about a year ago, he immediately loved the structured classes and the ability to train with his friends that were higher belt levels than himself. After bringing, Dirk to class for a few months, my husband, Luke began classes as well. After watching my son and

husband excel in Tiger Rock training, I decided to give it a try myself. In January, Tiger Rock Huntsville offered a parents-train-for-free month.  It was the perfect time for me to try it.  I was tired of boring workouts on a treadmill and ready for something new.  I’ve found Tiger Rock Martial Arts classes to be a great physical activity that is non-repetitive and confidence building. The Tiger Rock training system has a 15-step belt program that teaches important blocking, striking, and kicking techniques that are defensive in nature.

My son started Tiger Rock Martial Arts about a year ago, he immediately loved the structured classes and the ability to train with his friends that were higher belt levels than himself.  After bringing, Dirk to class for a few months, my husband, Luke began classes as well. After watching my son and husband excel in Tiger Rock training, I decided to give it a try myself. In January, Tiger Rock Huntsville offered a parents-train-for-free month.  It was the perfect time for me to try it.  I was tired of boring workouts on a treadmill and ready for something new.  I’ve found Tiger Rock Martial Arts classes to be a great physical activity that is non-repetitive and confidence building. The Tiger Rock training system has a 15-step belt program that teaches important blocking, striking, and kicking techniques that are defensive in nature.

The classes at Tiger Rock Martial Arts can easily fit into your lifestyle.  Adult classes are offered at night as well as lunch time several days a week.  Children’s classes are conveniently scheduled after school and Saturday mornings.  The school also offers family classes where parents and children can attend class and train together.

Every class is taught by excellent trained instructors, who train year-

round and stay up to date on the latest training methods. During a Tiger Rock Martial Arts class, you will see that the children in class are truly excited to be there.  The owner of Tiger Rock Huntsville, Jake Simmons has been practicing martial arts since childhood and has made it his life’s work to teach taekwondo to children and adults alike.  His wife, Amanda Simmons is also a trained instructor.

The classes at Tiger Rock Martial Arts can easily fit into your lifestyle.  Adult classes are offered at night as well as lunch time several days a week.  Children’s classes are conveniently scheduled after school and Saturday mornings.  The school also offers family classes where parents and children can attend class and train together.

Every class is taught by excellent trained instructors, who train year-round and stay up to date on the latest training methods. During a Tiger Rock Martial Arts class, you will see that the children in class are truly excited to be there.  The owner of Tiger Rock Huntsville, Jake Simmons has been practicing martial arts since childhood and has made it his life’s work to teach taekwondo to children and adults alike.  His wife, Amanda Simmons is also a trained instructor.

Tiger Rock Huntsville offers a 3 lesson starter program that includes a complementary tee shirt for $38. The program can be started anytime.   Tiger Rock Huntsville is located at 7185 Hwy 72 West Suite H in Madison.  Stop by and visit and give this excellent martial arts academy a try.


By: Brooke Hyde

Brooke Hyde is an IT professional and mompreneur who likes using technology to improve businesses. She currently works for a defense contract in Huntsville, and runs her small business The Automated Mompreneur. When she is not working with technology to help government and momprenuers be more efficient, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs in the family you-pick vineyard, Hyde's Harvest Vineyard.

1 2 3 4