The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Salsa for U knows how to throw a good party. At venues around the Durham area, they work with organizations who organize salsa parties where students can show off what they’ve learned amid live music and other budding salsa stars. Such festivities play a major role in Salsa for U’s philosophy, which emphasizes teaching in a manner that's fun and easy for students to grasp. This approach, honed over more than a decade of salsa instruction—carries over to the studio’s private and small-group lessons.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists may burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
Since 1965, Gold's Gym has combined the latest cardio and strength equipment with knowledgeable personal trainers to provide an energetic, motivational environment that helps attain fitness goals. A membership gets gym-goers unlimited access to all equipment, fitness classes, amenities, clubs, and the vast collection of rare Spider-Man comics. Each location differs slightly, but the group fitness classes may include yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, turtle grooming, muscle endurance training, and Pilates. The toned transformation begins with a one-hour fitness assessment conducted by a personal trainer. The health age and health risk assessment will determine your current level of fitness and desired goals before creating a customized fitness plan.
Bull City CrossFit's trainers have the same goal for every single client that steps into their gym: get that person into the best shape of his or her life. It's a lofty aspiration, but one made possible through private training and group CrossFit classes. For the latter, coaches change the workout each day. Depending on the session, they might incorporate weightlifting, work with sandbags, kettlebells, or other exercises. The ever-changing routines ensure clients don't get bored and muscles can't set themselves to autopilot.