Sylvan Learning utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop the skills of students of all ages. During the initial tutoring visit, your child partakes in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Your child then traverses four tailored tutoring sessions, which can include math, reading, writing, study skills, test prep, and more. Sylvan also issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions.
• For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value). • For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value). Lynda Diamond indoctrinates students into the art of oil painting with intimate instruction and a focus on cementing basic skills. During intensive training sessions, pupils fill their right brains with classical painting techniques and transfer them from mind to brush to create oil-based portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Endowed with an eclectic fine-arts background, the professional artist infuses old master methods with contemporary twists in order to expand the repertoire of seasoned painters and inspire beginners to explore traditional and modern trends. Diamond encourages oil-painting apprentices to embrace their individuality while composing pieces in order for their personalities to shine through their work and help light any poorly lit hallways.
Since its inception in 1992, Curves has been specifically designed with women in mind. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin set out to create a supportive, encouraging atmosphere in which women could get in shape without feeling self-conscious. Their unofficial motto, "no makeup, no men, no mirrors," is now repeated at nearly 10,000 locations in more than 85 countries, helping women of all ages and fitness levels reach their health goals. To cater to the all-female client base, their equipment and specialized workouts are built to enhance the feminine physique.
Their classic 30-minute workout is designed to work the entire body. As ladies move from station to station, they complete a circuit-style workout that intersperses weight training with cardio sessions designed to maintain heart rate. Most of the 13 machines are double positive, which means they work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement—simultaneously toning the abs and back, or the chest and vestigial tail. Each machine also supports the CurvesSmart system, which tracks each patron's individual progress. Before getting started, clients receive a card with their personal fitness information embedded within. When the card is inserted into a machine, a green light lets them know that they’re working at the correct intensity level. As muscles get stronger, the workouts get tougher, and at the end of each session, a progress report lists details on muscle strength and the number of calories burned.
On environmentally-friendly cork floors surrounded by serene-coloured walls and a white ceiling with heating panels, instructors demonstrate how to fuse body and mind while teaching 10 types of yoga classes. Students obliterate calories in Baptiste Hot Power yoga, which focus on building strength and challenging the cardiovascular system, and they work to ease stress and fatigue during restorative yoga sessions. Starting this spring, the studio will be also be offering RealyRyder Indoor Cycling classes.