Former professional motorcycle racer and 20-year veteran street rider Jason Curdy dedicates his company, Full Throttle Riding Academy?a state-sponsored school and recognized training provider of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation?to teaching motorcyclists to ride safely and respect the road. Starting with the two-day Basic Rider Course, students learn to safely maneuver their vehicles on an off-street range and study riding regulations within the classroom. By the end of the course, they?ll have the knowledge and command of their bikes necessary to start riding. Riders can also brush up on their street skills in the half-day Experienced Rider Course, which incorporates more advanced riding techniques, showing them how to optimize lane position and how not to read a book at the wheel.
Language classes at Bella Italia are good for beginners who want to pad their brains for upcoming vacations to Italy as well as for seasoned students wishing to sand the rust off their skills. The instructor, a native of Genoa, teaches hour-long classes once a week for eight weeks. A 200-page vocab and grammar electronic textbook is also included with this Groupon. Learn to order from a restaurant menu, have basic conversations, and make simple queries such as "where is the airport?" "how much does it cost?" and "why am I on fire?" In addition to the basics, you'll learn important cultural and historical information that prevents people from mistaking the ruins of the Colosseum for a pizza franchise.
The 120-minute session introduces students to submerging skills from the safety of a heated salt-water pool. A member of the experienced, passport-stamp-heavy staff coaches the class through the first steps toward certification, and the last steps toward living life as a shamelessly labeled landlubber. The program includes everything (equipment, mask, fins, snorkel), and they'll even throw in the water for good measure. Students are required to bring their own suit and towel and to be prepared for an underwater-centric splash course in submariner society.