Learn how to mix, stir, and shake under the tutelage of experienced instructors. During the four-hour mixology course, you'll learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations. Or, over the course of 40 knowledge-soaked hours (spread over a one-, two-, or three-week schedule), bartenders-to-be will receive extensive instruction and hands-on practice. All ABC grads enjoy a lifetime of free refresher courses, job-placement assistance, and access to a Cheers dimension that currently, due to spatial fluctuations, contains only Cliff Clavins.
Members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the Jacksonville RollerGirls athletically encircle indoor tracks during a series of jams. A double-header pits Jacksonville's junior-league team, the Duval Roller Dolls, against one another during a debut scrimmage, and the junior-varsity River City Rat Pack lobs an arsenal of Frank Sinatra CDs at Atlanta rivals The Apocalypstix. During each bout, one player strives to lap the opposing team as her fellow four skaters spread out like a kneepad-wearing daisy chain to block the competition from rounding their squad. Skate-shredding divas jostle for position on the court, crashing into opponents and setting up their own players for success. Besides spending time speeding around the track, the Jacksonville RollerGirls also contribute to the community through various philanthropic efforts, including holding drives for First Coast Crime Stoppers and Toys for Tots.
The licensed massage therapists at The Elements unify the body’s warring chemicals with muscle-soothing lotions and one of seven specialized modalities. Swedish massages whisk away general aches with a flurry of flowing strokes, and deep-tissue techniques ambush chronic stresses with a therapeutic tag-team of fingers and elbows. Shoulders stiff from being tackled or doused with ice-cold sports drinks sprint down the road to recovery after a combination sports massage. Regardless of the modality, the many benefits of massage include increased circulation, reduced cramping, and more flexibility for crowded bus or clown-car commutes.
Mojo's owner and proprietor, Todd Lineberry, grew up in North Carolina, right in the epicenter of one of the most thriving barbecue regions in the country. Todd grew to appreciate the distinctive tastes and flavors of different barbecue traditions, which is why he fuses flavors from the major barbecue regions—North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, and the tour bus for the Charlie Daniels Band—into the dishes served at Mojo. Using authentic cooking techniques and housemade sauces, chefs stuff the menu with dishes such as pulled-pork shoulder, pit-smoked chicken, and chopped-brisket sandwiches. To complement these regional barbecued delicacies, they also prepare housemade Southern sides such as collard greens and creamy coleslaw.
Each Mojo Jacksonville-area location has an identity as distinct as the dishes it serves. Live blues music permeates the airwaves and nearby ocean waves at Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit, and Blues Bar, while Mojo no. 4 stocks more than 175 whiskies such as Jameson, The Macallan, Wild Turkey, and Jack Daniels. Each location also caters for parties and events of all types.
Members tone muscles and shed pounds working out on pristine weight and cardio machines or in one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer at 11 Bailey's Powerhouse Gym locations in and around Jacksonville. Coaches acclimate newcomers to basic exercise patterns on circuit-training equipment and craft plans designed to meet specific fitness goals, such as losing weight or building up enough muscle to crack old liberty bells by hand. Each gym puts a different spread of amenities at members' fingertips 24 hours a day, including boxing rooms with double-hung heavy bags dangling from the ceiling and cardio-theater rooms outfitted with multiple big-screen televisions and surround-sound speakers.
Comedy Zone delights audiences with a riotous cocktail of local talent, up-and-coming laughter mongers, and big-name comedic performances. The 2011 membership grants chuckle-card carriers free admission to any Tuesday–Friday comedic showdown, excluding celebrity shows and special events. Witness the clever antics and foreboding premonitions of talented comedians of all dispositions as they satisfy cackle cravings with intelligent anecdotes and edgy humor. Comedy-Zone-membership holders also enjoy various VIP discounts throughout the year, ensuring funny bones and their less laughable femur cousins stay in the comedic loop.
As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school with a personalized tutoring approach for students of all ages. During the initial visit, children will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Scholars will then traverse two tailored tutoring sessions, which cover topics such as math, reading, mindreading, writing, and study skills. Sylvan issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions and progress in pronouncing "quinoa."