All Fired Up! creates a casual, crockery haven where budding artists of any age can fashion their own earthenware masterpieces. Amateur Picassos first select from an array of paintable options ranging from picture frames and dinnerware, to mugs, platters, and bisque sculptures of the real Picasso’s ear. Guests can then select from a plentiful palette of ceramic-safe colors to customize a design, or call upon artistic aid in the form of stamps, stencils, and computer printouts. Dress up a dining table by decorating a plain oval tray with brightly colored flowers, or gift your mailman with a “world’s best milkman” tile before apologizing for your mistake.
PPA Studios' Director of Education Joseph Giampapa, an accomplished playwright with more than 35 years of industry experience, develops students' acting skills for commercials, television, and film, emphasizing aptitudes necessary for audition success. In the four-hour introductory workshop, Giampapa schools pupils in the basics of blocking and explains critical differences between acting for camera and stage, such as projecting the voice and avoiding entanglement in curtains. Alongside line memorization and recitation, apprentices discover key acting techniques for nonverbal communication and channeling nervousness. After revealing more effective strategies for finding auditions than sending out homing pigeons clad with business cards, Giampapa describes what novices can expect from the audition process and details the qualities and abilities directors seek in actors.
CrossFit is a general strength and conditioning program that is based on an inclusive set of movements and exercises with the level of difficulty determined by the participant's fitness level. This impartial program is used by military units, elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and first-time muscle molders alike. Set in an inviting atmosphere, the eight-class introductory boot camp to CrossFit, called the On-Ramp program, focuses on introducing foundational movements of CrossFit, developing training consistency, and preparing the body for the constant variation of high-intensity workouts. Before starting On-Ramp, a certified CrossFit instructor works with students individually to find the proper level of intensity and jazz hands as they are eased into the program comfortably and safely over a two-week period. Like each enlightening visit to Mother Schwarzenegger's house, CrossFit also offers guests nutritional consultation and personal-training options.
Achieve Fitness's experienced instructors help clients realize their physical-fitness goals, combining encouraging and effective training methods with the comfort of a small-gym feel. Sculpt lean legs and bolster burgeoning biceps in any of Achieve's fitness classes, held throughout the week to accommodate clients' schedules. Take part in a flurry of calorie-burning with the Fitness Express class, where attendants quickly move from station to station under the guidance of a certified instructor. Strengthen and stretch stiff muscles with the balance-building Ball Blast class, or solidify arms and legs in the kickboxing class, an intense session that teaches pupils how to utilize furious foot slams to package shipping goods.
Each one of Anytime Fitness’s 1,660 coed fitness clubs grant members 24-hour secured access to weight and cardio equipment and sessions of group fitness. The locations in Reno showcase exercise machines from manufacturers such as Precor, with treadmills and ellipticals sporting monitors for watching TV. The fitness emporium's staff of certified trainers lead group fitness classes or personal-training sessions customized to each exerciser’s ability and the moisture capacities of sweatbands. The staff is always friendly, making Anytime an inviting place to train.
For an aspiring star, getting cast on a popular TV show such as The Suite Life on Deck or in a McDonald's commercial can be the break that starts a career. Many Take 2 Performers Studio students have landed these gigs after cultivating their skills during hands-on programs. Led by expert instructors fluent in show business, fledgling entertainers build confidence as they develop convincing accents, tackle a difficult aria, or create a signature runway walk for particularly dramatic entrances to biology class.