Kamena Gallery's keen-eyed staff helps customers navigate more than 1,500 custom moulding samples, including the shop's own exclusive lines. They focus, especially, on proper styles and tones in order to safeguard keepsakes in a fashionable manner. Along with its oasis of framing options, Kamena houses a gallery to showcase the works of local artists, as well as Chinese calligraphy, photography, and poster and print catalogues.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine manoeuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Impact Performing Arts Association's experienced staff teaches students ages 12–18 to produce mellifluous tones in brass, drum line, or orchestral percussion ensembles, and choreographs dancers in the Impact Colourgard program. Enroll fledgling music makers in the brass ensemble, where students learn new music, breathing exercises, proper posture, and buzzing techniques crucial for blowing horns and signally surrendering to an oncoming swarm of bees. Drumsticks tap out rhythms during drum line rehearsal, and melodic sound waves radiate from myriad instruments such as cymbals and xylophones in the orchestral percussion ensemble. Students show off their newly learned repertoire during performances and at local, regional, and international competitions. Meanwhile, members of the colourguard and any passing Gumbys bend bodies, flags, and props to choreographed positions during individual showcases and joint performances with the music ensembles. Members also receive instrument rental, equipment rental, and an Impact t-shirt.
Ranked as a top studio by Article Productions, Prana Yoga Studio stretches to bring yogi enthusiasts into the fold, regardless of experience or body type. Their versatile schedule focuses on movements central to Hatha and Vinyasa styles. Pop into a Restorative Yoga class—a soothing session aimed towards calming the central nervous system and renewing the spirit animal, or twist into the Vinyasa Flow class, which challenges more advanced students with an ever-changing stream of invigorating postures and breath control. Newbies try their joints in the Hatha Beginner sessions, and those faced with lifting 30 kilogram leprachauns out of hibernation can try the Yoga for Strength and Yoga-Core classes.
Determined to preemptively beat the cancer, heart disease, and diabetes that have plagued her family, Humairah Irfan made some wise and dramatic lifestyle changes—she gave up commercially-altered foods and a sedentary lifestyle in favor of fresh produce and vigorous exercise. At Fit Body Boot Camp, she motivates other women to upend their own preconceived limitations without resorting to the militant yelling and hyper-competitive games of Jenga so often linked with boot camps. Each of her results-oriented, dynamic workouts simultaneously integrate four essential fitness domains—cardio, resistance, core, and flexibility. Fit Body Boot Camp's effective method has been lauded by numerous esteemed publications, including NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Health magazine, and USA Today.
Though boot-camp classes are the bread-and-butter of Humairah's fitness empire, she also hosts weekly Zumba classes. The easy-to-follow Latin dance moves and high-energy tunes fit seamlessly into her philosophy of building confidence through motivation and action.
The creators of Paint Nite started their on-location art parties as a creative alternative to a night out with friends. Inspiring people to drink creatively at bars in more than 80 worldwide cities, their events have been touted by New York Magazine as the Best Friend Date and profiled by The Daily Beast. During each two-hour session, participants create a 16x20? reproduction of the night's chosen artwork while sipping a beer, mixed drink, or glass of wine purchased from the bar. Paint Nite provides all other materials, including paint, brushes, canvases, easels, and aprons. Local artists guide participants through each step of the painting process from mixing colors to brush stroke and encouraging creative expression in a supportive, positive atmosphere.