The color chuckers at Paint Slingers aid visitors of all experience levels in the creation of personalized paintings. At each girls' night out party or open painting party, students choose prepared canvases to complete under the guidance of an art teacher, who will impart the finer points of impressionism by pretending to be a celebrity. Over the course of 2.5 hours, the sketched outline is filled to the metaphorical brim with incorporeal expression and very real paint.
Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
World Gym jump-starts fitness routines with cardio machines, free weights, and 35 years of body-sculpting know-how. Instead of eating a spicy burrito or betting a pristine collection of Choose Your Own Adventure books on a poker hand to work up a sweat, guests may watch cliffhangers on a fleet of TVs as they trot on treadmills and pedal stationary bikes. Tanning equipment shades skin during World Gym's staffed hours, and seasoned personal trainers divulge their calorie-slaying wisdom during informative consultations and workouts, available by appointment. After running, jumping, lifting, or curling up in the corner with a good book, patrons may retire to the changing room or pick up their gear in available lockers. Additionally, a key grants patrons access to the facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a weeks.
Lucille Allen used to work with executives at tech companies. One day, though, she started training in the Bishnu Gosh lineage of yoga, and now she leads patrons through poses in warm rooms at Sterling Hot Yoga Works. Those rooms are heated to 104 degrees with 40% humidity, which helps muscles gain flexibility and move easily into different stances in sessions that last either 60 or 90 minutes. Drawing upon years of experience, Allen and her staff put those yoga poses to work to improve health and mental wellbeing alike. She'll even work with aspiring yoga instructors, providing the skills to lead classes on their own.
The family behind Phoenix Fitness furnished their facility with free weights and cardio equipment. In addition to teaching group classes, personal trainers lead one-on-one sessions complete with nutritional advice. Kids' classes help youngsters stay in shape, have fun, and train for their favorite sports. The gym's tanning booths tint muscles a toasty shade of gold, and onsite childcare gives little ones a chance to play or show off their super-human strength.
During your month-long trial membership at Anytime Fitness ($25 enrollment fee, $34.95 for fitness, $24.95 charge for key), you can re-bloom your wilted health with the state-of-the-art facility's diverse range of cardio and strength equipment. Exploit muscles for non-financial gain with free weights, tone legs on the treadmills, undergo a demanding tour de fitness-center via exercise bikes, or just catch up on reruns of Homeboys from Outer Space on the flat-screen TVs located on the treadmills, ellipticals, and Lifecycle machines. If the flawed workout plan you concocted yourself results only in frighteningly muscular ring fingers, one of Anytime's motivating trainers can prescribe a regimen designed to help you meet your fitness goals during the personal-training session included in your trial membership. Complete the sculpting of your flesh-statue with an Apollo finish in Anytime's tanning beds and then purify yourself of sweat and fried-cheese memories in Anytime's private showers.