Spread across three stories and 110,000 square feet, the Cleveland State University Recreation Center enables students, faculty, and members of the community to tailor custom workouts and play a variety of sports. Weight rooms and cardio equipment help members form balanced workout regimens. Alternatively, athletes can hit the basketball, volleyball, or racquetball courts or take a dip in one of the Busbey Natatorium's two lap pools. Above the facilities, a 7,000-square-foot rooftop patio allows guests to cool off amid light foliage and a view of the campus.
The current class list includes options such as personal firearm instruction, basic pistol courses, personal protection classes, and concealed-carry classes.
CCW Cleveland's owner carries an impressive r?sum?. He has worked as a private investigator and bounty hunter, and he dons a black belt when wearing his martial-arts uniform. Two other instructors also teach at CCW Cleveland's two locations.
Kids' sponge-like brains can't help but absorb their surroundings, which unfortunately may be becoming increasingly stressful. "Never before in human history have we been flooded with [so much] information and technology," founder Kelli Slavin says. "Parents don’t know how to deal with it. Kids don't know how to deal with it." But she helps combat overburdened minds with The Light Academy's combination of Kundalini yoga and art classes for kids. Kundalini yoga focuses on breathing as the gateway to inner peace and health. It "stimulates the glandular system [and helps] engage the brain … and promote general wellness." She leads kids through Kundalini exercises, helping them to soothe their minds and teaching them to cope with anxiety and stress, ultimately pushing them to connect to their inner "greatness."
With that inner greatness, kids can interpret the world through art. "Giving kids a creative outlet is very important," Slavin says. "They're downloading whatever is in their head and making something beautiful." Classes delve into exciting projects, such as creating original comic books and making kites, or arming homemade piñatas with popsicle-stick swords or giant, weeping doe eyes.:m]]
Art After Dark fosters creative expression in a nightlife atmosphere. Classes provide all the necessary materials to create paintings, decorate wine glasses, or carve pumpkins, and students can bring their favorite drinks to celebrate their new artistic accomplishments. Kids' sessions focus on age-appropriate pictures during small classes and birthday parties.
Instead of going out to the same old bars, why not have a glass of your favorite wine while making something amazing? Art After Dark serves as a relaxing destination for adults to unwind, express themselves, and have fun. Geared towards a 21-and-older crowd, BYOB classes invite participants to sip on their preferred beverage while following along with artist-instructors to create and complete a vibrant painting. All materials are provided, whether painting a 16x20" canvas or decorating a customized wine glass that reads "No Kids Allowed."
An appreciation for wine?as well as art?is doubled when one knows what to look for, whether it?s detecting subtle flavors in a merlot or how to scan a crowd for Waldo. The Cleveland Wine Series leads its guests toward a greater appreciation with educational wine-and-art classes. Professionals in both fields help attendees develop their palates through insightful lessons. Students don?t need to be experts in either field, and can bone up on grape knowledge with the informative wine-for-beginners guide.