At fully stocked facilities, Mix 'em Up Bartending School's TIPS-certified instructors ready students for a career mixing drinks in a nightclub setting. Real taps, sinks, and machinery offer each pupil hands-on training, all overseen by potable professionals boasting the experience and chiseled biceps acquired during a minimum of seven years manning the taps. Music and disco lights foster a true-to-life atmosphere aimed at granting graduates the confidence needed to work in real bar conditions. Showing a commitment to helping all types of students succeed, Mix 'em Up pours out its curriculum in both full- and part-time classes and encourages graduates to take advantage of lifetime access to job-placement databases.
GT Dream Cars unleashes its elite fleet of exotic, automatic sports cars on a temporary basis to help add a touch of luxury, beauty, and raw power to an afternoon. The lineup of swanky steeds includes the powerfully sleek Aston Martin Vantage, the luxurious Bentley Continental GT, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the Maserati GranTurismo, or the Lamborghini Gallardo, with the power of 550 horses or 78 furious mastodons. Inside car cockpits, conquer the 2.7-mile road course, blasting down the straightaway and deftly maneuvering the mini corkscrew with the ease of a bobsled team weaving down a water slide.
Sphericality’s team of female trainers cultivates a motivating and nonintimidating workout environment where everyone is on a first-name basis rather than an AOL-username basis. During the diverse range of classes, the friendly instructors aim to work the entire body through yoga poses. In addition to classes, they host regular workshops to supplement workouts with advice on nutrition.
Solberg Aviation combines FAA-certified flight instructors and a fleet of top-notch Cessna aircraft to provide hands-on flight instruction to aspiring aeronauts of all skill levels. Each introductory flight lesson begins by acquainting would-be wingers with the flying fundamentals during a short preflight briefing. Once students have absorbed the preflight curriculum, they'll put their knowledge to the test during a 15- or 30-minute assisted-control flying lesson, during which they'll take the controls, navigate the skies, and behold nearby formations of rocks that spell out “Help: Cannot say ‘no’ to rocks salesmen.”
After gracing stages and arenas all over the country as a professional dancer and member of the New York Knicks dance team, Amanda Grace, the director of the New Jersey Devils Dancers, started her own company, Urban Flair. Building upon her small dance empire, the award-winning choreographer opened Flair Dance Academy and Yoga Center to share her love of dance and fitness to both kids and adults of all abilities. She explained why dance can be particularly helpful for kids during an interview with MyCentralJersey.com, stating, "training in the arts helps give children poise, self-discipline and confidence that will help them in whatever endeavors they choose in life.” She leads a team of passionate instructors who teach students to perform proper techniques, complex footwork, and musicality during ballet, jazz, musical theater, and hip-hop dance classes. Most of these classes are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The studio also hosts elite Flair classes for a few very advanced students who have earned a recommendation from either their teacher or Fred Astaire's ghost. When these instructors aren't teaching little ones to spin and shuffle, they marry high-energy dance steps with aerobics to help students sculpt toner physiques during Zumba classes. They further pump up fitness regimens with yoga and Pilates sessions. Amanda Grace also helps to enrich the lives of special-needs kids through her Rainbow League dance program, helping them learn how to express themselves artistically despite their disabilities.
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.