Ross Cohen loves technology; he studied at the New York Institute of Technology, founded his own web design company, and even opened InvenDesign to work exclusively with 3-D printers. But there's something that fascinates him even more than circuitry. He started InvenDesign as a celebration of his own "young entrepreneurial spirit," and to help others explore their own. He uses 3-D printing technology to create product prototypes, artwork, and other, more esoteric designs for clients. But you don't need to be a technophile to reap the benefits—he also teaches people how to use the technology through classes. The classes explore the techniques used to adapt other media and transform them into 3-D printed objects, allowing customers to scan in favorite photographs or cartoon characters run over by a steam roller before printing out a fully 3-D version. Students also learn how to create original 3-D models on the computer, which can then be printed to create toys and tools.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: 3D Printed Items
Pro Tip: Have an open mind
Good for Kids: Yes
The customized one-on-one training sessions at You and I Fitness incorporate whatever moves fit the client's goals, from side planking with free weights to boxing with Everlast bags. However, the studio hosts group classes, too. One works primarily on the abs and glutes, toning them and ensuring they don't switch places. Outdoor boot-camp classes, meanwhile, sculpt entire physiques with a blend of cardio, plyometrics, and resistance training.