More than 90 nontoxic paint colors, 600 pottery pieces, and an unlimited amount of creativity—that’s what guests find at Splatters Pottery, Painting & More when creating their own masterpieces. During a painting session, guests take the first step by selecting a plate, mug, or other glass or mosaic piece, and then cover it in doodles or paint. Once guests are satisfied with their work, they hand it over for firing and return in a week to pick up the finished product. The kiln-fired pieces are also food safe and wash easily, making them extra efficient for eating soup in the bathtub. For avid artists, parties and camps let guests sculpt their own pottery from clay, make a mosaic, or drizzle colored sands together.
Though the workouts at Bodyplex Alpharetta are eclectic, there's a common thread running through them—they were designed to be enjoyed, not just endured. In this spirit, you can take part in everything from Zumba dance parties to energetic kettlebell workouts set in a supportive group environment. Many of the sessions can help build up strength for application in day-to-day activities, such as carrying your refrigerator to the park. In personal training sessions, meanwhile, a fitness expert can tailor workouts to meet your fitness goals.
The philosophy of Johns Creek Yoga is that, regardless of whether students attend classes to attain spiritual peace, physical harmony, or stress-free quietude, practicing yoga always transforms a person’s body, mind and spirit. During classes, knowledgeable and well-traveled instructors⎯all certified by the National Yoga Alliance⎯lead students through a variety of yoga poses, which are able to transform upright humans into downward-facing canines. Beginning and advanced yogis are welcome, and the studio also schedules sessions for teens and toddlers, in addition to specialty classes such as hot yoga and gentle yoga.
Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center’s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans’ strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons’ heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
Five high-definition plasma big screens, Wii and Xbox 360 consoles, and more than 300 top video-game titles. This isn't a peek inside the interior of a gaming enthusiast's dream world—it's the inside of StreetGamz's kid-friendly gaming bus. The spacious mobile gaming center accommodates up to 18 guests with adult-supervised video-game consoles and dance stations. StreetGamz also arranges games of laser tag, giant hamster ball rides, Zorbing, Water Wars, and Strike Force. They specialize in making birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, cookouts, tailgating, and family reunions into unique bashes. StreetGamz's climate-controlled bus is ready to roll out to these events rain or shine.
At The International Fencing Center, students lunge and parry under the tutelage of head coach Walid Mahran, a master of fencing who thrice qualified for the Egyptian Olympic team. He and his similarly decorated coaching staff pass on the skills that carried them to the pinnacle of the sport, starting with fundamentals, then building up to more advanced techniques. As students learn to handle their foil or epee weapon, they enjoy use of a facility built with grounded fencing strips and sprung wooden floors.