"My love of color," states artist Linda Schoff, "and the way it can evoke an emotion is what inspires me as an artist." With work featured on CBS's Person of Interest and NBC's Smash, Schoff's inspiration makes an impact. Beyond sharing her vividly hued, dynamic paintings at gallery showings and juried exhibitions, she also shares how she creates them. She teaches aspiring artists in individual lessons and group classes, both in person and via Skype. In her group classes, students can bring along a bottle of wine to fuel their creativity.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
The laws of physics seem to bend at Hotspot Glass Studio. Some visit to watch artists melt, twist, blow, and shatter their one-of-a-kind medium, and others get their gloves dirty in a class or workshop. The studio offers group sessions, private instruction, curricula for different experience levels, and a few courses just for teens. Once students have been endowed with a bit of glass-bending know-how and have learned to exhale fire, they can rent studio time from Hotspot. Many guests are content to bring their own masterpieces home, but for those who want works of professional craftsmanship, the studio also accepts commissions. In addition, owner Dylan Cotton and his fellow Hotspot artists craft light fixtures, centerpieces, and more to customers' specifications.
Fairfield Hot Yoga’s seasoned instructors gather yogis of all skill levels for 90-minute classes to burn off calories and pent-up stress in a 90- to 105-degree practice space. The studio’s signature hot-yoga class revolves around a constant series of 26 poses students perform to sculpt muscles throughout the body. During power vinyasa, students work from pose to pose in the practice space, warming its floors with rising body temperatures as they use breathing exercises to transition from sun salutations, arm balances, and backbends. Throughout each workout, the studio’s intense heat boosts blood flow and loosens ligaments to make the body more lithe than a pipe cleaner dancing Swan Lake.
No matter how you prefer to work out, Prime Time Fitness promises the proper fitness tools. That commitment encompasses cardio equipment and free weights, fitness classes such as spinning and cardio kickboxing, and personal training with coaches who specialize in getting postnatal bodies back into shape. Exercisers can reward themselves with a protein shake after a workout or simply enjoy the alone time that onsite childcare affords.
Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey provides continuing-education courses in medical concepts and techniques to help prepare adults for emergency situations or careers in the medical field. The Institute's classes include blood-borne-pathogens training, sign language for the dental team, and CPR training.