At DoArt, pristine coffee mugs, heart-shaped bowls, and small figurines line the shelves, beckoning painters to infuse them with color and personality. Visitors don't need artistic experience to decorate the blank ceramic canvases in front of them, though. They can wield stamps and stencils or get design inspiration from the studio's idea books as they experiment with shapes, colors, and the perfect way to memorialize a bank statement on a dinner plate.
At Do Art Pottery & Art Studio, hundreds of ceramics sit on the shelves, patiently waiting for artists to cover them in paint and patterns. Visitors can paint their chosen piece with non-toxic, washable paint and decorate their ceramics with stamps. Once the pieces are complete, the studio team kiln-fires them until they are dishwasher- and microwave-safe, ensuring no one has to heat their soup with flaming croutons.
Comprised of dieticians, physiologists, and personal trainers, the fit staff members at LifeStyle Wellness all share the same belief: prevention is the best medicine. That's why they anchor their philosophy on the benefits of regular exercise, pairing their expert nutritional counseling with yoga, Pilates, and group fitness classes. The well-roundedness of this approach is evidenced in fitness expert Laura Acosta's Living Lean program, an eight-week class exclusive to LifeStyle that combines customized meal plans with personal training and group support. By eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach to any of their programs, LifeStyle's staff members are able to provide personalized attention and custom-made programs for every client. Additionally, each group fitness class is capped at about five students to ensure instructors bestow each pupil with individualized tips and a pair of monogrammed workout socks.
Alter Ego Fitness's facilities are designed to make exercise efficient and engaging. User-friendly gear from manufacturers such as Precor and MedX lines weight-training and cardio rooms. To keep minds engaged during workouts, Precor cardio machines are equipped with headphone outlets hooked up to flat-screen televisions.
The facility houses two separate free-weight rooms, each designed with a different ambience to invigorate iron pumpers and barbells tired of floating up and down all day. The ladies-only weight and cardio room lets women sweat and socialize in peace, while the saunas offer a place for all gym-goers to unwind their newly acquired physiques. A spacious group-fitness room hosts Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and Tai Chi classes set to upbeat or tranquil music as the lesson dictates.
Years ago, Rebecca Barborak went to a BYOB painting class and found that it combined her love for art and red wine. She decided to start her own paint-it-yourself studio, where students of all skill levels bring forth flowers, animals, and landscapes in painting classes in both BYOB and child-friendly varieties. The studio also hosts casual open sessions where visitors can work at their pace on canvas and pottery pieces. Beneath the paintings that festoon the walls and cover the dozens of mysterious safes, private parties and camps can reveal the secrets of painting.
Our Mission Gainesville Creative Kids provides a necessary outlet where children can express themselves through the arts. Our role is to respect and nurture each child as an intelligent, unique, whole person. Our belief is that each child should be at the center of their experience, allowing them to imagine and create.