Stroller Strides puts an athletic twist on quality time, as baby-filled strollers serve as resistance during one-hour cardio and toning classes. Certified instructors corral gaggles of moms after they wheel buggies to a designated outdoor meeting spot, assembling at least 15 minutes prior to a class's start time for a short warm-up. From there, teachers lead students and their precious cargo across parks as they power-walk their way to cardiovascular health and wield provided exercise tubing, the stroller itself, or diaper bags filled with bronzed booties for body toning. Stroller Strides suggests toting babies that are at least 6 weeks old, but welcomes kids of any age that enjoy carriage riding to accompany their moms.
There are many ways to spend 20 hours in front of a computer, but few could potentially set one on a new career path. Express Bartender's 12-part course digitally prepares its students to cross behind the bar and pour 125 popular cocktails. The course, which includes lessons on garnishes, liquor history, and pouring techniques, can be taken at the student's own pace. Upon completion of the course, newly minted mixologists are entitled to aid with job leads, resumé reviews, and a printable origami mortarboard.
For many, the intimidation of learning web design lies in unfamiliarity with coding and hyper-technical language. Through Express Website Course, instructor Michael has alleviated those concerns, speaking in plain English to students as he shows them how to develop and maintain websites using WordPress. His instruction consists of a series of videos, which students can rewatch if needed; the videos are all available upon registration, and clients can go through them at their own pace.
Sabounchi Safety Services teaches first-aid and CPR skills during on-location sessions in schools, offices, and clinics. Certified practitioners emphasize hands-on activities rather than pure lecturing, giving participants a chance to test their skills as they learn. Lessons are available in languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic.
Held on the Anaheim Hilton Hotel's lanai and sunset decks, Kids Help Children is a fundraiser that will benefit the CHOC Children's Hospital. Celebrities such as Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical, Chelsea Staub of Disney's Jonas, Chyler Leigh from Grey's Anatomy and many others are scheduled to make red carpet appearances, giving kids photo and autograph ops with the young stars who will be within reach of a very long arm. They'll even see performances by Ariana Grande of Nickelodeon's Victorious, as well as Savvy & Mandy from Radio Disney and others. During the event, kids can win prizes for themselves and CHOC patients, chat with Sea World reps, conquer obstacle courses filled with wild animals, and eat their fill of refreshments.