Although Rogue Personal Training's nationally certified trainers hail from slightly different educational backgrounds—kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, et al.—they share a common skill: helping people get in shape. That skill pays off during Rogue's personal and group training sessions and boot-camp classes. There, exercisers meet resistance from primitive fitness tools, whipping battle ropes, flipping tires, and doing jumping jacks to scare away predators. The fitness studio also features an astroturf field for sprints and agility drills.
The instructors at Spanish Horizons lead classes through a variety of language-learning activities, helping them to cement the connections between Spanish and English words and phrases. The classes are geared to build conversational skills, focusing not just on grammar but on how to actually speak the language. Nurses, doctors, teachers, and other professionals can learn to communicate with Spanish speakers at work during industry-specific seminars, and native Spanish speakers can improve English skills with bilingual citizenship and computer classes.
The Art Park offers two- to three-day summer classes for potential Picassos from preschool to the preteen years. Sign your child up for a dynamic instructional duo that covers topics including drawing, sculpture, watercolor painting, printmaking, and adorable beret wearing (up to $90 each). Each class pairs technical skill development with high-interest topics, such as the Medieval Times class, in which kids draw kings, queens, knights, and jesters, as well as make a brooch out of recyclable materials (for ages 4–7, scheduled July 25–27 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.), or the Design and Composition course to learn about historical theories of design such as the golden ratio of ancient Greece (for ages 8–12, scheduled June 13–15 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 pm.). Each classroom cultivates a safe, noncompetitive environment where kids can take creative risks and produce a final major art project to take home and display above the household tire fire.
Assembled by founder and former Wichita State basketball player Jason Perez, Next Level Hoops Academy's certified player-development specialists customize training for young athletes ages 7 and up. The academy's coaches mold minds and muscles during one-on-one sessions, building bodily strength and mental endurance through resistance training and timed quizzes on basketball history.