At Whimsy Paint & Sip, art lovers of all ages and experience levels can spend time in Picasso's disproportionate shoes, painting and pairing their artistic efforts with a menu of cocktails, glasses of wine, or nonalcoholic beverages (not included in the value of this Groupon). Creative treks commence with the selection of an easy-to-paint canvas masterpiece from the shop's calendar of options, which includes a plethora of natural and whimsical options alongside classics such as Monet's Bridge Over Water Lilies and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. The events take place under the palette-primed eye of one of Whimsy’s professional artists, who leads broods of brushers through each stroke, all over the inspirational din of funky tunes. The studio provides all supplies including canvas, paints, brushes, aprons, and an easel. When the paint clears, each former finger-painter will have a wall-ready piece, lending a more personal touch to any bare foyer, lifeless living room, or soulless meat locker. For the most up-to-date information on classes and events, visit Whimsy's Facebook page.
Although Tutor Doctor - Longmont recognizes that every student is different, the company begins each relationship the same way. First, an educational consultant gathers information from parents, educators, and students themselves to create full-fledged pictures of their learning styles, personalities, and academic goals. Then, the company uses that information to pair the student with one of more than 100 carefully screened tutors or subject specialists to aid with current class work; prep for the SAT, ACT, and other exams; or bolster a shaky understanding of fundamental concepts—all from the convenience of the student's home or favorite swing set. After each session, e-mailed progress reports keep parents on top of their youngster's learning curve. Staff also can accommodate autism and other special-needs students, or aid college and graduate students via adult education.
With quilts stitched together from T-shirts and emblazoned with Harley Davidson logos, Bad Girl Quilting is out to prove that the art of needlework has appeal for anybody with a sense of imagination. Beyond the shop's bounty of classic and unconventional custom-quilting services, quilting experts also share their skills in private lessons on a Husqvarna Viking 18 x 8 Mega Quilter. The long-arm quilting machine isn't computerized, which means customers can stitch their own freehand designs without adding to their pile of quilts curiously embroidered with the words "Resistance is Futile." Guests may also rent the quilting machine by the hour in order to forge a homespun creation without paying steep prices for impersonal finishing services.
PlanetSwim founder and owner Stephan's life is a timeline of aquatic achievements, containing awards that he won as a competitive swimmer as well as several teaching titles—lifeguard trainer and Red Cross–certified swim instructor among them. At PlanetSwim, Stephan holds his staff to similar standards. Each teacher has a minimum of five years of swim-instruction experience and has also been Red Cross–certified. Together, the team channels its knack for tutelage into swim lessons for children and adults of all ages in indoor, heated pools, including the one in Louisville, which is filled with warm water to encourage students to get in.
PlanetSwim's philosophy centers around personal attention, an element that demands small class sizes and a supportive atmosphere. Whether they are leading a 10-minute lesson for a water-shy toddler or an intermediate course on different strokes, the instructors monitor their pupils closely to ensure both comfort and development of technique.
The philosophical umbrella over all the various training programs at RFLX Training Center is simple: positive change. The instructors believe that encouraging their students to change and grow for the better improves not only their physical skills but also their outlook on life. Their expertise allows them to offer a variety of programs that include combat arts such as muay thai kickboxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, and standard boxing. From a practical standpoint, they also lead self-defense classes including those focused on bullies and tactical training for law enforcement. Techniques from all those classes are brought together during fitness-based sessions such as cardio kickboxing and MMA MetaFit classes that combine strikes and kicks with effective strength- and endurance-building workouts. Patrons looking for a tough-love approach to weight loss are encouraged to try the Body Transformation Challenge.
MenuForTheWeek.com is a meal planning service that takes the guess work out of "What's For Dinner?" Subscribers receive 5 dinner recipes, 1 brunch recipe & 1 dessert recipe each week. They also receive a categorized grocery list. Best of all, every recipe is time, budget, and kid friendly.
B Fitness's owner Mike Byrne writes that he created B Fitness to be a community within a community—a claim that is backed by a wealth of evidence. He and wife Sandy, a local teacher, have been involved in the surrounding community for more than three decades through activities such as the Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA. B Fitness has also hosted a fitness challenge for Westminster's police and fire departments.
The gym itself, which is stacked with strength-training and cardio equipment as well as group fitness, cycling, and CrossFit classes, provides a home away from home for exercisers. A café quenches thirst with nutritious smoothies and refuels hungry patrons with healthy snacks. The child-care center offers video monitoring for parents on their treadmill's personal TV while a Wii, puppet theater, and bounce house entertain children. Kids can expend extra energy during fitness classes such as rock climbing, yoga, and dodgeball.