Indianapolis Speedrome is the home of the World Figure 8 Championship and one of the earliest tracks to implement stock cars. Opening-night guests will be welcomed to the storied arena at 6:53 p.m., with a command to have the cars start their engines at 6:58 p.m. For more than three hours, the internal-combusting stallions will burn pure adrenaline as they race on the stadium's oval and Figure 8 tracks in desperate bids for the approval and affection of their masters. The first hour's heats let each make and model bake the track to a golden brown before the featured events burn it to ash as muscled Roadrunners go head-to-head with spritely Bandoleros. The evening concludes with a showdown among high-class, custom late models and an on-track trophy presentation. Seating is first come, first served, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
Fitness Now's founder Tiffany Wheatley draws from more than 12 years of professional fitness experience and extensive certification to customize each workout and regimen to each customer's individual needs. Sophisticated cardio and strength equipment hone and tone muscles, while certified personal trainers and nutritionists fashion individual exercise and diet packages. Guests sweat to glory in the supportive atmosphere of group classes such as spin sessions or Pilates and yoga courses, which aim to unite mind and body during core-boosting workouts, like doing sit-ups in a sensory-depravation tank.
The Ransburg YMCA of Greater Indianapolis serves the community through programs that benefit the mind, body, and spirit. It aims to be a force for positive change in the community by promoting healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. Along with gym memberships, Ransburg YMCA offers a wide selection of classes and activities for all ages, ranging from summer camp and afterschool programs to sessions that promote adult wellness and disease prevention.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Divers' Supply Indy supplies devoted divers of all skill levels with continuing education and quality equipment. Discover Scuba Diving lessons encourage steadfast swimmers to try out scuba diving and underwater respiration before plunging into the rigors of a certification course. Figure out the fundamentals of scuba equipment in shallow water, allowing for maximum safety and comfort while fiddling with gauges, masks, and car-stereo knobs. Class participants shake hands and talk about the weather while experiencing the new sensation of breathing underwater. Divers' Supply provides all necessary scuba equipment, including basics such as a mask and fins, as well as a buoyancy-compensating jacket with scuba tank, scuba regulator, and instruments to monitor depth, check air supply, and locate sea-life jam sessions. The staff teaches courses, which accommodate between 10 and 20 students, in both indoor and outdoor pools.
Located in Mass Ave's art district, Mimosa and a Masterpiece gives everyone a chance to become an artist, if only for a few hours. Fueled by mimosas or wine, painters take up brushes under the instruction of local artists to turn their canvases from coarsely woven cotton stretched across a wooden frame to coarsely woven cotton stretched across a wooden frame and adorned with everything from the Eiffel Tower and Sushi Bar to personal takes on Monet's and O'Keeffe's masterpieces. Customers can schedule girls' night out, holiday, and team-building parties, and though most classes are geared toward ages 15 and older, Mimosa and a Masterpiece can arrange kids' parties as well, serving mock-tails.
With two local locations, more than 50 classes each week, and an expert squad of certified instructors, it makes sense that Nuvo magazine named Invoke Studio the best source for yoga and Pilates five years in a row. While maintaining the old Buschman Building's original 19th-century charm in her downtown studio, Invoke owner Amy Peddycord has created a 4,000-square-foot modern oasis for mind-body workouts with calming hues, exposed ducts, and hardwood floors that gleam like an upside-down CD under the light of a cassette player’s display. Wall-spanning windows let in floods of natural light and give Vinyasa practitioners something to salute during their strengthening flow. Pilates classes strengthen cores and help to increase range of motion with exercises performed on simple sticky mats. A ballet barre stretches across the wall of the large practice room, where students perform dance-inspired moves.