The sounds of spoon against bowl and knife against chopping board fill the classroom kitchen at Get Cooking 101 as expert instructors demonstrate proper techniques for turning ingredients into savory meals. Kids from age 6 to 18 craft a two- to three-course meal that includes dishes such as chicken pot pie, cheese-and-bacon quiche, and wonton wraps. Older students master the fundamental techniques of global cuisines, as appropriately aged chefs accompany class with their own bottles of wine that provide delicious culinary pairings as well as substitute rolling pins. Romance fills the air during Saturday singles or date night classes, where students collaborate to create chicken milanese with escarole salad and pickled red onions or cheese-and-lobster ravioli with parmesan crisps. Girls'- or guys'-night-out classes allow friends to get together to enjoy each others' company, crafting delicacies and learning how to reinforce doors and windows against unrelenting armies of processed foods.
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While sailing high above Southern California in the cockpit of a Cessna Skyhawk, a pilot can look down at the land below and see everything from undisturbed wilderness to commuters stuck in traffic. The pilots and certified instructors at Fly Corona help others uncover this bird's-eye view of the world through demonstration flights and individual lessons. During demos, passengers frequently take the controls themselves as the instructor supervises, and several full aviation training programs help students work toward getting their pilot's license, an ID vital for getting into eagles' mountain-top nightclubs.
The instructors at the Yoga Den lead classes seven days a week, imparting body-stretching and mind-calming knowledge to students of all abilities. The studio's temperatures rise to a balmy 80 degrees to deepen stretches during classes such as yin yoga, an active 75-minute asana practice that targets often-neglected connective tissue and joints. Work-related tensions melt away during Iyengar Influence classes, which spend 60 minutes incorporating blocks, chairs, straps and other props to assist in poses that strengthen legs, increase vitality, and improve coordination, while the festively named Happy Hour teaches students soothing Vinyasa flow that makes rejuvenation as obtainable as half-priced artichoke dip.
The Corona Symphony Conservatory was born out of necessity. A group of string musicians realized that local band programs—while great at showcasing brass, woodwinds, and whatever that thing is in the conductor's hand—didn't give attention to violins, violas, or cellos. So, these talented musicians-turned-instructors designed a complete music curriculum for players of all skill levels. Today, they emphasize classical music in small group classes, teaching proper technique and music theory. Corona Symphony Conservatory is also home to a large performance ensemble, who shares their passion with the community at large.
With locations in 24 states, it?s safe to say Fitness 19?s approach to fitness has piqued exercisers? interest. Each gym houses Life Fitness cardio machines and Hammer Strength strength-training equipment, as well as a staff of personal trainers who oversee one-on-one workouts and a group of caretakers and professional ranch hands who wrangle the kids' area. Certain locations also offer group classes such Insanity, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, and more.
At Rhino Fitness, personal trainer Joe Palmieri brings years of weight training and workout-designing experience to group fitness classes that range from 30-minute cardio and core sessions to intense hour-long cross-training workouts. Classes include 60-minute barbell workouts with core exercises, intense Insanity workouts packed into 30-minute sessions, and 60-minute boot camps held both indoors and out.