In the year 2000, after hundreds of hours of yoga practice, workshops, and conferences, Tanya Edwards's hard work culminated in the opening of her very own studio, Art of Yoga. And today, alongside her team of certified yoga teachers, Tanya helps practitioners of all experience levels build strong bodies and sound minds with an eclectic teaching style grounded in the Hatha yoga tradition. The serene, sage-colored studio heats up to a balmy 95 degrees during hot yoga, a 90-minute routine of stretching and sweating that encourages the body to expel harmful toxins, such as liquefied body parts of T-1000. Other class styles include a gentler restorative class, an intense core-centric yoga class, and a Bollywood fusion class that infuses low-impact Eastern dances with Western fitness techniques.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
DiVerge Fitness helps transform soft, stationary bodies into mobile, granite effigies with an arsenal of frequently sanitized fitness equipment. A three-month membership grants guests 24-hour access to the gym, enabling early-morning sprints on the treadmill or a late-night climb into a ventilation duct. The full-service gym is stocked with free bottled water and fresh towels for sweat-manufacturing swan-folding competitions.
Gliding scales and familiar melodies have drifted through CSU Schwob Music Prep since 1978. In 2002 the school began welcoming students to their new studio within the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on the Columbus State University campus. The $77 million facility, which houses the university's Schwob School of Music, is equipped with multiple performance halls and a recording studio. In private rooms, instructors conduct lessons in instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, cello, and flute, and vocalists lead singing lessons. The teachers readily communicate with parents about their children's progress.
The roaming chefs of Divine Dinners provide a trifecta of services to feed their clients. All they need is a kitchen. Cooks whip up meals while functioning as personal chefs or teach clients, their partners, or their friends how to cook. They also host hands-on cooking classes at private homes or onsite at Divine Dinner's decked-out kitchen. Additionally, they offer catering services, handling all aspects of feeding large groups during special events.