Franklin's historic Alva Neal Building once clattered with the footsteps of generations of high schoolers as the hurried through the halls between classes. Although the high school is now closed, the building still plays host to educators: the instructors of Peaceful Heart Yoga. Founded as a co-op by people passionate about spreading yoga's healing power, the studio now welcomes students to classes held five days a week. Some come for the beginner Hatha classes, which impart the basics of yoga practices to beginners. Others head to Yin Yoga classes, where slow, deliberate poses add flexibility and strength to the body's connective tissue. Whatever their chosen class, students pursue their goals in a community-minded studio filled with the encouragement and instructor necessary to open minds as well as strengthen bodies.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
At Indy Pole Fitness South, women add flirtiness to fitness with aerobic and limb-strengthening routines performed on 9-foot dance poles and 15 stages. Within a mirrored studio, seasoned instructors helm various pole-dancing classes, leading students and fireman impersonators through a bevy of sensual moves designed to tone muscles and build flexibility. They also offer other classes such as hot yoga, ballet, and belly dancing, which torch calories in constructive group settings. Energetic group parties are also available, allowing ladies to unwind with friends. Tank tops and shorts ensure comfortable workouts, and sneakers, heels, or moonboots best accentuate fancy footwork.
In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships.
It was back in 1988 on the Southside of Indianapolis in Greenwood when the Haas family took over the operation of Jack's Pizza. Since then, they've sated the Indianapolis area's pizza cravings with fresh and tasty ingredients. Vegetables such as banana peppers and roma tomatoes are procured from local vendors and served fresh?never frozen. The Italian sausage is made without fillers, and the cheese is real mozzarella. Breadsticks are almost a meal unto themselves: they come stuffed with pepperoni and cheese and coated with garlic butter and parmesan. Strombolis and wings round out the menu.
The trainers at CrossFit Center Grove operate on a straight-forward philosophy: the body that trains for everything will be ready for everything. In their fully equipped facility, they combine dozens of intense exercises into ever-changing workouts of the day. They challenge students with classic muscle-builders such as pushups and pull-ups. They also delve into more unusual realms of fitness, turning to rowing machines, rope climbing, and gymnastics to spice up workouts. They incorporate plenty of weightlifting as well, using traditional Olympic-style lifts to build power and strength.