Blow dryers whir in the hands of stylists in training as they concentrate on perfecting their trade. Wielding professional-grade Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, and awapuhi-keratin treatments, the students cut, color, and style the hair of their clients, adhering to professional standards.
Paul Mitchell The School not only nurtures the students and pushes them to their full potential inside the classroom with a dress code and high educational standards, but also works to build self-esteem. Their vision is to create happy and successful future professionals. Staff members support all of their students as they begin a new life and a new career, whether that means overcoming addiction or supporting themselves for the first time.
Envision provides a wide variety of fitness courses in an upscale gym environment. With a cap of 14 people per class, each participant will receive plenty of one-on-one attention from trained instructors in their chosen fitness niche. Between the strengthening and stretching moves of Pilates and yoga and the high-cardio intensity of kickboxing and boot camp, clients will have plenty of options to choose from as they better their body in anticipation for next month's competition against the kids from the snobby camp across the lake. Mix up your selection between classes or stick to one discipline to taste the full bouquet of what that path has to offer.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Experienced instructors at the Academy of the Percussive Arts shepherd fledgling stick handlers through the art of tempo keeping and rhythmic music. Musicians of any age are invited to place a stool or barber chair behind the beat box of their choice before unlocking the hidden wonders within. Each 30-minute one-on-one session follows a personalized curriculum determined by the student’s goals. Lessons focus on the arena-rousing drum kit, but also include instruments from across the percussive spectrum, such as the rumbling timpani, the melodic marimba, the snappy marching snare, and the erratic popcorn popper. Course materials and instruments are provided, freeing students from the challenge of persuading homebody drum sets to leave their comfortable digs.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Eccentric Fitness' experienced and passionate instructors help clients of all fitness and skill levels boost their self-esteem and diminish their waistlines with pole-dance, yoga, and dance classes. Learning flirty choreographed strip-tease routines, guests saunter atop the studio's hardwood dance floors accented by black and purple walls. Ladies leap onto poles to tighten their upper and lower bodies with spin techniques, or annihilate calories shimmying to hip-hop dance numbers. Reaching beyond the body to the mind and spirit, Eccentric’s instructors lead guests through a variety of yoga classes, including those with a focus on flexibility, men's yoga, and moves to strengthen the muscles used for pole dancing or impersonating your favorite letter of the alphabet.