Lara Olson was unhappy with the quality of art education her children were receiving in school. Taking matters into her own hands, she decided to open Kidcreate Studio as a place where youngsters can exercise their creative muscles while practicing the visual arts in a fun learning environment. The studio’s curriculum immerses students in the kaleidoscopic world of art through professional lesson plans, incorporating media ranging from watercolor paints and pencils to clay and cloth. Birthday parties at the studio keep children thoroughly engaged with hands-on activities and themed projects, and play groups lasting up to three hours give kids enough time to make new friends or think up at least a dozen more imaginary ones.
Wolf Studios provides fun and effective fitness classes in a variety of trimming and toning disciplines. Your 10-session pass lets you try out the muscle-modifying class of your choice to build an ideal hybrid regimen. Twirlers ages 16 and up of all abilities can select seductive pole dance to add some sizzle to their step. Don heels as you gain confidence with the pole, spinning through choreographed mini dance routines to maximize weight loss and minimize future firehouse traffic jams. Kickboxing provides an intensive all-over workout, and your choice of black or pink gloves with wraps ensure flashing fists are fashionable. Those looking for head-to-toe sculpting and strength may opt for Pilates classes, which come fully outfitted with a mat for future stretching sessions. See the schedule to help you choose your method of heart-pounding healthifying.
Having trekked to Minnesota from India, South Africa, and across the United States, the instructors at Yoga Prairie pack a world’s worth of experience into a single studio. They each have attended at least 200 hours of certification training, and all share a focus on practicing yoga with correct physical alignment. During daily classes, the instructors guide students through diverse, therapeutic programs based on traditions including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga. They also operate as a 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training program, helping students work toward becoming instructors themselves.
Since 1962, Thunderbird Aviation has nested at Minneapolis’s Flying Cloud and Crystal airports, sending on-demand charters skyward, offering aircraft repairs and parts, and training new pilots. Composed of Cessna planes, the aviation agency’s fleet runs the gamut from light, sport aircraft to twin-engine Seminoles, and encompasses one of the state’s largest selections of instructional aircraft. Certified flight instructors accompany student pilots on their journeys. As novices approach pilot certification, they can augment their hours in the cockpit with time in an FAA-approved flight simulator, which is more useful than its unapproved counterpart, jumping on your bed while cawing.