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Lifeguard or CPR/AED Training for One or Two from National Lifesaving & Aquatics (Up to 57% Off). Six Options.

National Lifesaving & Aquatics

Van Ness - Forest Hills

$279 $139

Learn life-saving techniques such as CPR, AED operation, first aid, and aquatic rescue

$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$29.99 for a Beauty-School Online Course from EwB Beauty School Online ($299 Value)

EwB Beauty School Online

Online Deal

$299 $29.99

Online course prepares soon-to-be beauty pros by guiding them through a collection of critical business- and beauty-related curricula

Online Bartending Course with Certification from Professional Bartending School (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Professional Bartending School

Online Deal

$99.50 $25

Online classes and quizzes designed to prepare students for work behind the bar or help them increase their tips with drink-mixing tricks

$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$99 for Four Hours of Bartending from Absolute Bartending and Staffing ($200 Value)

Absolute Bartending and Staffing

On Location

$200 $99

Pro bartenders turn social gatherings into slick, swakny parties with four hours of drink-mixing

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They’re a common food in several Latin countries, including Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, but empanadas are made a bit differently in Argentina. “We have an edge because we actually bake them,” Nicolás Ibarzabal, co-owner of 5411, told the Decider in 2009. ”Here in Chicago there are a couple of places that offer empanadas, but they’re pretty much all deep-fried. We like to think of ourselves as the new healthy frontier of empanadas.”

Along with pals and fellow Buenos Aires natives Mariano Lanfranconi and Andrés Arlia, Ibarzabal makes the flaky baked treats in nearly a dozen varieties. You’ll find traditional hand-cut beef empanadas as well as Americanized versions including barbecue chicken, which Ibarzabal admits is one of his favorites despite chuckles from his Argentine friends. The trio started 5411—a mash-up of Argentina’s country code, 54, and Buenos Aires’s city code, 11—in 2009 as a catering company before rolling out a food truck and finally opening a shop in Lakeview. That shop makes deliveries by the dozen, and the same pale-blue food truck—perhaps the catalyst for 5411’s success—still takes to the streets daily, urging office dwellers to emerge from their cubicles and horses to escape from their buggies.

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds,
MD
US

Children are best equipped to develop analytical skills for current and future learning between the formative ages of 3.5 and 14. That's why Best Brains sets students off on the right foot by offering focused courses in subjects such as math, English, abacus, and general knowledge. Certified teachers help students develop skills in writing, grammar, critical thinking word problems, and basic computational math, using an abacus counting tool to help develop spatial memory.

19741 Executive Park Cir
Germantown,
MD
US

For more than 20 years, the FAA-certified flight instructors at Washington International Flight Academy have safely guided pupils skyward and imbued them with the skills necessary for numerous licenses and certifications. Under an instructor's watchful eye, guests control a Cessna 172 on a 30-minute airborne trek during discovery flights, which can later be applied toward courses for a private or commercial pilot’s license with optional multiengine rating. A commercial pilot’s license qualifies more seasoned flyers for instructor certification, where they learn how to teach essentials, including how to tell the difference between a landing airplane and a diving roc.

Along with in-depth courses, Washington International Flight Academy accommodates patrons with rentals of its massive fleet, charts and piloting supplies from its fully stocked shop, and lodging for out-of-state students.

7940 Airpark Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Atlantic Edge Dive Center's dive-masters might technically be classified as land mammals, but they spend enough time under water to earn the honorary title of amphibian. They spend days and nights teaching and leading dives, whether they're arming curious beginners with basic skills in one of their on-site swimming pools, or conducting open water certification tests off the coast. They go beyond simply certifying students for adventure: they provide rescue diving, dive master, and instructor training as well.

Their passion for the aquatic pastime draws them to all kinds of watery outposts. They lead excursions to the Florida keys to help rehabilitate the coral reefs surrounding the islands, and dive into the relatively calm waters of the tanks in the Baltimore National Aquarium, where they have a chance to see 53 species of fish feed in the secret underwater cafeteria.

520 N Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.

In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.

364 Main Street, #200
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

The nationally certified personal trainers at Maximus Physique believe that healthy living is a goal that anyone can reach, and they pride themselves on guiding each client on their individual journey. The trainers are skilled in combining multiple strategies to achieve weight loss and improve health, including customized nutrition plans, one-on-one personal training, and online personal training. Their intensive 12-week program combines all three planks to help clients achieve their body-shape goals without covering their walls in flattering fun-house mirrors.

17101 Queen Victoria Ct. Apt #303
Gaithersburg,
MD
US