SkateStart owner Patrick O'Toole started his skating career as many people do: by falling down constantly while skating a faulty board. He wanted to spend time with his skateboarding cousins, so his father bought him a generic, unresponsive deck from a big-box store. It barely rolled and always cancelled their playtime last minute to watch soap operas. His junky equipment and lack of knowledge kept him from keeping up with his peers. It wasn't until his father surprised him with a safe, professional skate set that his cousins finally slowed down and began teaching him the ins and outs of thrashing cement waves.
Now in his 20s, Patrick makes it his professional mission to teach the next generation of skaters the proper techniques they need to enjoy the sport. He and his team of certified instructors use his patent-pending skateboard system that shows beginners where to place their feet to push off, perform an ollie, and avoid tripping a board's self-destruct countdown. In addition to imparting fundamental skills, their lessons also build up the confidence necessary to tackle more complex maneuvers.
Everyone is looking for that cool factor, and Curating the Cool can help. The store specializes in vintage and consignment furniture and home goods that add retro charm and memorable pieces to any room. When picking pieces for the store, the staff focuses on quality over quantity, which ensures its inventory is purchased and updated quickly. Customers can pick up vintage items ranging from colorful beaded bracelets to lawn decorations and peruse a selection of new items, such as purses from Cloth & Ink, skincare products from The Mod Cabin, and glassware from Vital Industries.
At any given time, more than 10,000 trees and plants inhabit CreekSide Tree Nursery in Boulder, in addition to the seasonal varieties at the Christmas Tree Lot in Niwot. The owners lovingly tend these organisms, carrying on a tradition that began in 1993. Though the enterprise originally centered on perennials, it now focuses on deciduous trees and evergreens, which, like the Green Giant's picnic blanket, spread across nearly 5 acres of land.
Walk-in pottery painting, mosaics, and glass fusing. Our new studio space is right next door and offers even more selection than ever and spacious party rooms. Fun, spacious atmosphere with hard wood floors, exposed brick walls, and sky lights will get your creativity flowing. All ages have a blast! No experience necessary.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100–$200), personalized jerseys glisten (most for less than $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: No
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: If you are new to Zumba, please arrive 10 minutes early so you can get acclimated.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep clients motivated by providing a fun, party-like environment and by changing our routines every three weeks, so there is always something new.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No, because Zumba is exercising in disguise. No one suffers because it's a party, but at the same time, we're getting an intense workout. People come for the party at first, but they keep coming back for the results they get.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
In Zumba, the music motivates and inspires participants. My class mixes all kinds of rhythms from all over the world to keep everyone exited and to keep them coming back.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer a Zumba Beginners Workshop once a month. It is designed for new students who have never done Zumba before, or for those who have come to class and felt lost. You will learn basic steps and combinations for various Latin rhythms, including salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, and cha cha. We break down each style so that you can get comfortable with the movement, and then we put it all together. The cost os $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.