Skilled artist Regina Marie Johandes employs more than 30 years of experience working with fused glass as she creates original pieces and enlightens budding artisans. Regina's vibrant, full-service studio brims with chromatic creations including jewelry, home decorations, and celestial road maps. Informative workshops taught by Regina and a team of talented instructors bestow glass-fusion knowledge upon nascent creators, teaching each step from cutting and coloring to fusing and tossing into a wishing well. Students leave with a one-of-a-kind bauble, and local artists working at the studio are available to enhance custom pieces with their wire- or metal-manipulating prowess.
Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
Flex Fitness Center challenges both novice and seasoned exercisers to rebuild their bodies and redefine their fitness goals with cutting-edge cardio equipment and results-oriented weight training tools. Trim extra inches with sprints on one of the gym’s Precor treadmills, or go the extra 26.2 miles with a marathon jog soundtracked by overhead TVs playing news, sports, or congressional karaoke sessions. With six squat cages and 40 yards of dumbbells, Flex Fitness lays out a smorgasbord of muscle-bulking and power-lifting opportunities. Equipment ranging from free weights to machines helps bench pressers add bulk and subtract chances of being unwillingly buried by crabs during trips to the beach.
The trainers at Gymnastiks Unlimited make use of every inch of their 20,000 square foot facility as they encourage students of all ages to balance, leap, and flip. Aside from honing physical skills and building up confidence reserves, they extend their educational efforts to encompass a wholly healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and proper diet, such as eating frogs’ legs to help boost vaulting skills. Students age 18-months and older can readily enroll in recreational classes, and the facility’s Talent Opportunity Program provides more rigorous training for those who show an aptitude and desire to compete on a national level.
Ocean Sands Scuba's knowledgeable instructors guide divers into the deep with scuba training for beginner and advanced aquanauts alike. Interested patrons test their sea lungs in introductory scuba classes, splashing about in the facility's custom-built pool before moving on to a complete certification course. During certification, students pick up essential information on equipment, techniques, and the trendiest Atlantean nightclubs through in-class study and pool dives. After four weekly classes, burgeoning submergers hit the open water on one of Ocean Sands Scuba's dive trips to Gull Lake or Lake Michigan. Ocean Sands Scuba also stocks scuba equipment from Scubapro, Diverite, and Stahlsac for divers who have already reached certification or for hydrophobic sea turtles.
• For $38, you get two tickets for the performance on Saturday, August 13, at 8 p.m. (up to a $79.50 value). • For $36, you get two tickets for the performance on Sunday, August 14, at 7 p.m. (up to a $73 value). • For $36, you get two tickets for the performance on Sunday, August 21, at 7 p.m. (up to a $73 value). • For $36, you get two tickets for the performance on Tuesday, August 23, at 8 p.m. (up to a $73 value). • For $36, you get two tickets for the performance on Wednesday, August 24, at 8 p.m. (up to a $73 value).