Though copying someone else's work may get you banned from the bar exam, at Texas U Can Paint, it's standard procedure. During classes for children and adults, budding artists don provided smocks, wield an arsenal of paints and brushes, and go to town copying the day's reference material—which could be an animal, a flower, a landscape, or a famous painting. Sessions range from BYOB painting classes to children-only events where kids can dip brushes into jars of finger paints and magically transform into adults.
Former NFL player and certified personal trainer Michael Booker wants to help his clients get into the best shape of their lives. As a highly motivating trainer, Booker leads one-on-one sessions, boot camp classes, athletic training, and kids’ fitness sessions for anyone looking to lose weight or gain enough strength to finally break apart a cinderblock with a single, smoldering stare. Clients at I.T.Fitness learn quickly that Michael is serious about fitness—working hard and having a good attitude are key at his indoor training facility, and nutritional counseling is valued just as much.
Once visitors take a seat in one of SimJet Center's replica Boeing and Airbus cockpits, they're pilots?almost. They can control what sort of flight they take; for example, they can embark on a gate-to-gate flight between any two airports or tackle a flight with a built-in challenge. And they can also man the fully interactive and functional cockpit controls. The resulting experience is so lifelike that it serves as pilots' license practice, in addition to an adventure for hobbyists. But there are some subtle hints that it's all a simulation: An instructor oversees from the passenger seat and?perhaps the bigger giveaway?the simulators never leave the ground.