Classes in Brooklyn

Turn Milk Into Fresh Mozzarella with a Pro Cheese Maker

Hands-On Cheese Curd Class

Sunset Park

$75 $75

In a private kitchen, cheese-making professional Jessica Sennett teaches you how to heat, culture, and stretch mozzarella to make a salad

Three or Six Half-Hour Music Lessons at Williamsburg School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Williamsburg School of Music

Williamsburg

$120 $59

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through lessons on the piano, guitar, drums, or voice

Three-Hour Sewing Class or Four- to Five-Week Sewing Project at BYC Sewing Studio (Up to 72% Off)

BYC Sewing Studio

Williamsburg

$199 $59

Learn sewing skills such as attaching zippers, pattern making, or quilting

$65 for a Basic Intro Sewing Class at WORKROOM SOCIAL ($150 Value)

WORKROOM SOCIAL

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$150 $65

Using computerized SINGER sewing machines, students learn the basics as they create stylish denim tote bags in a fun, social atmosphere

Organic Brunch Class and Three-Course Brunch for One, Two, or Four at Human@ease (Up to 53% Off)

Human@ease

Greenpoint

$40 $19

Learn healthy, organic brunch recipes and general nutrition tips while you enjoy a decadent meal with coffee and tea

Drink & Draw Art Class for One or Two at The Living Gallery (Up to 38% Off)

The Living Gallery

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$20 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided wine while drawing live models or grooving to ever-changing lineup of bands and DJs

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at Studio Maya (Up to 82% Off)

Studio Maya

Studio Maya

$100 $19

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Studio hosts ballet, Pilates, and other fitness classes geared primarily toward women, in addition to men's core-strengthening classes

Three or Six Personal Training Sessions or Three or Five Bootcamp Classes at CatJay Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

CatJay Fitness

Gowanus

$390 $89

One-on-one personal training focused on barbell exercises or fast-paced and challenging group bootcamp classes

$54 for $180 Worth of Zumba, Pole Dancing or Dance Aerobics— Esteem Woman's Fitness

Esteem Fitness

Clinton Hill

$180 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Women's Fitness Challenge or Group Classes at Alana Life & Fitness (Up to 94% Off). Three Options Available.

Alana Life & Fitness

Brooklyn

$575 $49

Women-only private health club hosts small group classes including Core Fusion Yoga, Insanity classes, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing

Five Zumba Classes from Brooklyn Zumba Fitness (65% Off)

Brooklyn Zumba Fitness

Downtown Brooklyn

$75 $26

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5 or 10 Piloxing or TRX Classes at Challenge Fitness Training (Up to 68% Off)

Challenge Fitness Training

Brooklyn

$75 $25

Piloxing combines Pilates and boxing moves to burn calories and sculpt lean muscle; limbs are suspended to leverage body weight during TRX

Drawing Night for 1 or 2, Intro Art Class, or Ballet-Flat-Making Workshop at Bird River Studios (Up to 51% Off)

Bird River Studios

Williamsburg

$45 $25

Enjoy a night of learning a new drawing technique, an intro art class, or an eight-week workshop that results in a pair of ballet flats

Three, Five, or Eight Boot Camp or Kickboxing Classes at Mofit (Up to 60% Off)

Mofit

Sheepshead Bay

$135 $60

Boot camp classes include a varied slate of high-intensity exercises; kickboxing pumps up heart rates

Three-Hour Painting Session for One or Two or Private Painting Event for 10 from Art by the Glazz (Up to 55% Off)

Art by the Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

Recreate a vibrant landscape, city scene, or still life while sipping wine, or arrange a creative party or teambuilding activity

$39 for Four One-Hour Slipper-Making Classes at How To Make Boots From Your Garage ($79 Value)

How To Make Boots From Your Garage

Boerum Hill

$79 $39

Create plaster casts of your feet and learn how to sew custom-designed slippers at a workshop in a full shoe-production facility

Eight Dance Classes for Boys or Girls at Brooklyn's Best Dance Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Brooklyn's Best Dance Studio

Bath Beach

$130 $65

Boys' and girls' classes introduce Latin dance styles

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Fitness Fleur (Up to 55% Off)

Fitness Fleur

Wingate Park

$50 $25

Outdoor boot-camp classes help clients build muscles and drop unwanted pounds

5, 10, or 20 Kickboxing and Yoga Classes at Martial Arts USA (Up to 80% Off)

Martial Arts USA

Prospect Heights

$70 $19

Martial artist leads cardio-kickboxing and High Intensity Training classes; an India-trained instructor helms yoga sessions

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21 years ago, Ellie Herman worked as a professional dancer and choreographer, running her own company in San Francisco. She loved her work, but she had bills to pay. So, naturally, she took on a side job; she became the professional wrestler known as "Ruth Less." As soon as she began tossing fellow wrestlers around, she incurred a serious knee injury that threatened to end both of her careers. Luckily for her, the nearby St. Francis Hospital of Dance Medicine offered surgery-free rehabilitation through Pilates. Ellie did the workouts for months, and returned to her company an even better dancer than she'd been before her injuries. Later, as a masters student at NYU, Pilates once again helped her recover from hip pain. She discovered an ability to innovate within the bounds of Pilates, and resolved to become a teacher.

She opened the aptly named Ellie Herman Studio, where she continues to teach today. True to her inspiration, she uses Pilates as a basis on which to innovate better forms of corrective movement. So far, she's written nine books on the subject. She invented her own piece of equipment, the Pilates Springboard, which compresses the size and cost of the more traditional Pilates wall unit. She also developed a blend of Pilates and gait training, to help people stave of injury by becoming conscious of the way they move their legs in every day life, which helps to prevent things such as rolling ankles or randomly kicking strangers.

463 4th St.
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Change can be terrifying, but at The Exercise Studio, owner Millie Miraglia and her team of seven instructors help students of all levels face their fears as they transform their bodies with classes that combine the principles of yoga with effective cardio workouts. The Brooklyn-based studio, with a classroom on each of its two floors, has been opened for almost three decades and offers women-only Zumba and fitness sessions?including total-body workouts and body toning?and Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga classes are open to both women and men. Offering small classes with one-on-one instruction, the Exercise Studio even goes one step further to ensure students learn how to lead healthy lives by providing regular workshops and courses that have included classes on restorative yoga and how to balance one's chakra using just a paper clip and a stick of gum.

As a cancer survivor, Millie knows firsthand how negative emotions can impact the healing process, which is why she created The Exercise Studio's Pathways to Healing. The noninvasive stress-management program is designed to help clients bring balance back to their mind and body by using a blend of restorative yoga, meditation, and reiki modalities.

2073 86th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

At New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, personal trainer Aja Davis hopes to inspire two types of change in her clients. The first is visible: a fitter, slimmer physique resulting from her signature interval workouts. The second is philosophical: a lifelong awareness of how to preserve and pursue health. This model of "lifestyle implementation" encompasses nutrition as well as exercise while avoiding temporary fixes, such as fad diets and foam muscle suits. Instead, Aja's program uses challenging and varied routines, the motivational power of teamwork, and individual attention from a fitness expert.

At one-hour boot-camp classes, Aja leads groups through cardio and resistance maneuvers that employ stretchable bands, kettlebells, and TRX suspension cords. The routine has won the title of Best Post-Holiday Rescue in GO magazine, which also lists New Body Bootcamp & Wellness as one of its three favorite fitness venues. Aja aims to spark camaraderie as much as she does weight loss and toning—using partner drills to prompt campers to rely on one another—and even outside of class, patrons can run local races as part of the New Body team or tag-team wrestle the local mall Santa.

552 Union St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The Gowanus Print Lab is a community screen printing studio established in October of 2010 in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their goal is to create a nurturing artist community by providing exhibition space for emerging artists, affordable access to tools and a workspace, and education through design and screenprinting labs.

In the screenprinting labs, the teachers demonstrate how to make single- and multi-color prints before helping students customize T-shirts, totes, and even shoes with personal designs. Sometime they have group exhibitions and additional art classes. In the nearby Mac computer lab, they help students master complex software ranging from Photoshop to the sound-editing program Pro Tools.

Sometimes, the staff tailors their programs to youths with interactive summer workshops, or caters to a more adult crowd with monotype sessions featuring live models and beer. A week-long DIY wedding workshop even helps betrothed couples create all the paper goods for their big day. For the truly dedicated artist, they offer memberships with unlimited facilities access and private studio and individual equipment rentals.

54 2nd Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

When Drita D'Avanzo, a cast member of VH1’s Mob Wives, enlisted for one-on-one training at Evolution Boxing, she was fresh off a rooftop brawl. Hoping to unleash her simmering anger, she teamed up with Anthony, a boxing instructor. "I've got to turn over a new leaf," she explained on the show, "I'm taking it from the rooftop to the ring." As she threw punches, she began to experience release—and control. Upon leaving, she concluded, "Now I don't have to hit anybody."

D'Avanzo successfully channeled her aggression into an appropriate outlet. In doing so, she proved Evolution Boxing's commitment to serving individual needs, whether through group or personal instruction. Instructors classify boxers according to experience and tailor all subsequent instruction to drive toward goals. They equip children for playground brawls with anti-bullying classes, help women defend against attackers with self-defense classes, and help everyday working professionals knock out lunch thieves with the Blue Collar program.

1656 86th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

In 1976, Joan Barnes?a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time?took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree. In the decades since Gymboree?s founding, Joan?s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children?s? cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classesthat cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.

5206 Avenue N
Brooklyn,
NY
US