Artists of all ages add to their arsenals of artistic techniques and express themselves through brushwork at Brenda’s Paint Pot. In a studio stocked with a full spectrum of paints, glass-cutting equipment, and other ceramic supplies, patrons can decorate bisque figurines while a helpful staff is available for guidance. Craftspeople of all experience levels produce pigmented dishes and decorations in weekly glass-fusing classes, whereas jewellery-making workshops impart pendant construction strategies. Youngsters aged 3 and older can also take a break from herding skunks through a neighbour’s doggie door by attending artistic workshops, summer camps, or sessions that meld story time with ceramic painting.:m]]
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.
The Yoga Loft's vetted instructors lead all levels of practitioners through Sattva and Ashtanga classes at its eco-friendly studio. Sattva classes explore Hatha yoga, flowing through postural sequences and breathing techniques that encourage the connection of mind and body. Ashtanga synchronizes breath and movement to specific rhythms, increasing flexibility and strength to improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel. The deep relaxation classes focus on longer holds, deeper postures, and slower paces, opening the hips, shoulders, and spine to enhance range of motion and to release stress to go follow its dream of working on an Alaskan crab boat. Sessions last 45–90 minutes and run all week, comprising a class schedule starting as early as 6:15 a.m. and ending as late as 9 p.m. Before most Sattva classes, the studio is open for self-guided meditation and mime monologue rehearsals.
Founded 29 years ago with a single, small club, World Health expanded its healthy presence across Calgary with today's 7 locations. Ultramodern equipment and friendly staffers fill each hub, supplementing a variety of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions with flexible membership options. In Revs and Revs Plus classes, bike-mounted students pedal through aerobic drills before slow-downs allow for safe speed-bump crossing and heart-rate recovery. Fight-inspired Kick classes coalesce self-defence moves from karate, boxing, and kickboxing; Breathe’s gentle combination of yoga, Pilates, and tai chi beckons internal peace with flexibility and balance exercises. For a solo workout session, personable trainers customize sessions that chase each individual’s fitness goals. With the help of a personal trainer, exercisers often note a greater sense of motivation and accountability, improved fitness and nutritional knowledge, and biceps that literally take the shape of pistols.
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.