Vertical Fitness's group belly-dancing classes provide an empowering workout, strengthening muscles and improving flexibility in a calming, spa-like studio, with bamboo floors and soft candle lighting. Instructor Wendy Scott fuses a background in Pilates and massage therapy with one-hour belly-dance-basics classes, teaching first timers introductory hypnotizing arts such as stretching, posture, and finger-cymbals work. More advanced torso-wigglers can try Christine Karnofsky's classic belly-dancing classes, which last 90 minutes and cover choreography, chaining together movements, and how to dance atop a photocopier.
Golf Academy teaching with Titleist Performance Institute K-Vest. This system provides you with a wireless 3D animated imaging capturing 120 frames per second. This provides the golfer with a simple approach to physical positions instead of technical data and confusing instruction. We provide a simple and fun experience.
Take 2 Performers Studio's industry-experienced instructors sculpt aspiring child, teen, and adult performance artists into models, singers, and actors with the skills and confidence to storm the stage and screen. The voice program chaperones students through pop, classical, or musical-theater singing styles founded on sound breathing, warm-up, and posture habits. By the end of each introductory course, students will be empowered to sing a full song before an audience containing at least one non-Beanie Baby member.
CrossFit is a general strength and conditioning program that is based on an inclusive set of movements and exercises with the level of difficulty determined by the participant's fitness level. This impartial program is used by military units, elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and first-time muscle molders alike. Set in an inviting atmosphere, the eight-class introductory boot camp to CrossFit, called the On-Ramp program, focuses on introducing foundational movements of CrossFit, developing training consistency, and preparing the body for the constant variation of high-intensity workouts. Before starting On-Ramp, a certified CrossFit instructor works with students individually to find the proper level of intensity and jazz hands as they are eased into the program comfortably and safely over a two-week period. Like each enlightening visit to Mother Schwarzenegger's house, CrossFit also offers guests nutritional consultation and personal-training options.
With its gleaming marble demonstration counter, wooden cabinets topped with carved grapevines, and overhead televisions, the teaching kitchen at Nothing To It! Culinary Center would look perfectly at home on a film set. Instead, it sets the stage for the school’s master chefs to share the secrets to baking a flaky, golden pie crust or simmering a fragrant Moroccan stew with more than 500 students each month. Under the helm of Culinary Director, Chef Lara Ritchie, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont, expert gourmands constantly add new hands-on and demonstration classes to their already encyclopedic schedule. Budding Boyardees hoping for a comprehensive approach can take the eight-level techniques series, which starts with knife skills and finishes with advanced techniques such as rendering an emulsified aioli or soft-boiling an egg with telekinesis. Pupils interested in more specific, contained lessons join hot-topic sessions, which delve into gluten-free cooking or sausage making, or international classes that explore Lebanese cuisine’s spices or Spain’s rustic charcoal-fired meats. Over the holidays, the 6,000-square-foot center fills with apprentices who learn to craft seasonal edibles such as truffles or gingerbread houses.
Nothing To It! also feeds visitors feasts they don’t have to cook. Its Napa Valley–style Gourmet Deli layers sandwiches with lavish ingredients such as imported cambozola-cheese pesto and flavors salads with creamy curried-mango chutney.
As a new mother, Tanya Rose Bordner found herself suffering from the severe headaches, hormonal imbalances, and emotional lows that often accompany motherhood. She knew she needed to take better care of herself and decided to try Bikram yoga. Though skeptical at first, she found herself hooked after one class when she discovered that she felt better physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and she eventually decided to become a Bikram-yoga instructor.
Now, Tanya and her team of certified instructors—all of whom have trained for several hundred hours—strive to share the benefits that Tanya felt in that first class with others. Using two breathing exercises designed to circulate oxygenated blood, these instructors lead students through 26 postures that carve out toned muscles and pump up flexibility. The classes take place in a 105-degree room with a recently renovated rubber floor, and after each session, staff members encourage students to press an ice-cream cone or the provided frozen lavender towels against their heated brows.