When Josie Kunzman exercises, she doesn't stick to boring routines or uninspiring gym equipment. Instead she turns up the music and dances. Using Latin-inspired dance moves and upbeat, popular tunes, she is able to transform a one-hour workout into an intense dance party—'80s sweatbands optional.
Combat Fitness’s coaching staff boasts a number of professional pugilists, most notably UFC bantamweight fighter Scott Jorgensen. They each bring their own particular specialty to the table, filling up the roster of classes with seven types of combat training, including boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and judo. They round out the selection with conditioning courses designed to get participants into fighting shape, using TRX suspension harnesses to provide full-body, low-impact workouts.
River Time Yoga specializes in Svaroopa yoga, a proprietary type of hatha yoga used to relieve pain, specifically in the back, head, neck, and shoulders. Moves, which often incorporate props, are designed to expand and lengthen muscles, giving crowded tissues room to breathe. Enthused practitioners report that sessions help lower their blood pressure, ease digestion, and provide better sleep bereft of nightmares about killer yoga mats. Instructors Betsy, Carolyn, and Marlene teach a few different types of Svaroopa in group and private sessions.
A2O Fitness is dedicated to helping clients meet fitness and health goals with personal training and nutritional coaching powered by ColorFUEL. The staff of National Level–certified personal trainers leads intense workouts in a fun and supportive team atmosphere. Class offerings include ColorCardioTone, a 35-minute session of leg, thigh, and bun tightening for well-rounded rear views that earn catcalls such as "Hey girl/guy, you remind me of my reproduced collection of antiquity's noblest sculptures." The 50-minute circuit-training bender ColorConditioningCircuit builds endurance and improves core strength, balance, and coordination. With classes offered in the early morning and evening, finding a time to get fit is easier than playing the vacant warehouse edition of Where's Waldo.
The skilled tailors at sewBoise perform double duty by leading sewing classes and performing on-site alterations. They guide beginners and more experienced pupils through a schedule of more than 60 classes, teaching the finer points of inserting zippers into garments or constructing jeans. Visitors can drop by for open sewing sessions to catch up on DIY projects or to have clothing tailored by tapering sleeves or removing patches that say “Kiss me, I’m lonely.”
Delia is just as comfortable welding a torch as she is a paintbrush. As an artist, her affinity for metal and enamel media merges to result in a range of whimsical sculptures and fabrications. One of the most impressive is her signature piece Me Deuce, a 14-foot sculpture depicting a bronze snake-haired woman drawing a bow. It's on display at Barbacoa Grill, where it can only be defeated if shown its reflection in a clean plate.
Delia's works are born at FireFusion Studio, where she also passes on her passion for art in social, hands-on classes that encourage creative experimentation. She acquaints beginners with her methods in Introduction to Enameling, in which she details how to fuse glass and metal to create colorful pieces that are organic or geometric in nature. In more advanced classes, she covers how to make enamel pendants by layering foils and blending paint colors, as well as working with liquid enamel and etching designs on copper. She also opens her studio's doors for open-access labs, providing experienced artisans a place to create.