"Tae kwon do" loosely translates to "the way of the foot and the fist." At Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts & TaeKwonDo, you'll learn how to use both appendages with precision and power. The instructors there specialize in teaching tae kwon do for all ages, starting as young as preschool. The Korean practice is a mixed martial art by nature, since it incorporates both the linear moves of karate and circular sweeps of kung fu. Teachers focus on the basics, such as balance and coordination at Lil Dragons for children and work on more advanced moves at teen and adult classes.
Inside Prodigy Training Center's state-of-the-art facility, rows of weight-training equipment and a turf training area form the venue for all manners of pulse-pounding workouts. Here, seasoned fitness coaches push their students to the limit as they help them shed pounds and build overall strength and endurance. In addition, the studio conditions minds and muscles during several self-defense classes, including krav maga, jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and wrestling.
Jeanie Moreland has owned and operated her own studio since 1976, and she's so dedicated to introducing people to the world of dance that she was even recognized by the North American Talent Association as the Teacher of the Year. Her classes are open to students aged 3 through adult, and they cover styles such classic styles as ballet, jazz, and tap. To keep things interesting, Jeanie also offers lessons in Hawaiian- and Tahitian-style dance as well as funk and acrobatics. As a former pageant director, Jeanie can even share her wealth of knowledge with girls who are interested in modeling and pageantry. Students can learn everything from audition prep and interview skills to runway turns and how to "smize" (smile with your eyes) and "winbow" (wink with your elbow). All classes help prep students for success, as graduates of Jeanie Moreland Dance Theatre have gone on to careers as Rockettes and dancers for the Chicago Bulls.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
The Cornhole.com story began in 2004 when a group of craftsmen began designing cornhole boards and bags in their small wood shop in Germantown, Ohio. Since then, the shop has blossomed into one of the nation's leading suppliers of cornhole products, shipping quality boards, bags, and accessories around the globe. The company’s designers fill duck-cloth bags with real corn kernels and the baby teeth of unicorns and cut boards from plywood in accordance with American Cornhole Association regulations. In addition to being used by prominent companies such as GEICO, Vitaminwater, and Livestrong, their sets have been seen in a variety of sports and entertainment media, including on the Rachael Ray Show and ESPN.