Merchant Kitty puts self-expression at its clients’ fingertips with classes and workshops in fabric stamping, decoupage, and paper art. After building a Mother’s Day basket or set of painted cards, take home a personalized gift or piece of custom home decor to bring your unique style into your daily life.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can benefit from a one-month membership at Anytime Fitness, which equips active bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them robust enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, while schooling workout novices on proper form and equipment use. Anytime Fitness's open schedule makes sure you have no excuses to not get in shape—unlike its competitor, Nevertime Fitness, which only opens its single Barrow, Alaska, location during solar eclipses.
The Falls Yoga and Barre Studio boasts indoor, outdoor, and underwater facilities to enhance standard workout routines. Atop a fully equipped gym room floor, treadmills, elliptical machines, and arc trainers with television screens help gym goers burn calories during cardio sessions. Meanwhile, resistance machinery and free weights help build enough muscle to finally reach the treasure trapped inside the pickle jar. The Falls also corrals exercisers in more than 50 group fitness classes a week. A 3,600-square-foot group fitness room offers a spacious place to work out atop spring-loaded wood floors, and an outdoor heated swimming pool and outdoor walking track lie nestled in a landscaped stretch of terra firma. New renovations include a new spin studio, new yoga and barre studio, and an expanded child care facility. After any workout, The Falls' shower facilities, complimentary toiletries, and free towels vanquish lingering sweat.
At Studio 57 Group Fitness, healthy habits sneak into clients’ lives with stealth and speed. Here, exercise masquerades as fun during exciting classes that torch calories and sculpt muscles. Upbeat instructors fuel the metamorphosis by filling workouts with dance steps, weightlifting drills, and yoga poses suitable for all fitness levels. Multiple Class formats are offered including Zumba, BARREffect, Body Pump, Yoga, Attack! and Turbo Kick. Classes such as Enduro and Tabata incorporate high-intensity interval training, pairing bursts of cardio and strength training with brief rest periods to boost the metabolism. To boost energy levels and encourage conversation, two classrooms brim with colorful works by local artists. The studio offers childcare during several weekday-morning classes, which helps students to build strength and stamina, not mouthwatering Play-Doh hamburgers.
Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.
Musikgarten of Lubbock offers classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age five.
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students’ math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method. Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.