When they aren?t busy winning awards in national swing-dancing competitions, husband-and-wife duo Joel and Lenka Green teach classes and capture memorable events at their aptly named studio, Jammin'Swing Photography. Joel, a National Jitterbug Champion and eight-time Swing Dance USA Champion, and Lenka?with whom he has won several of his titles?also host events with DJ and emcee services that compel partygoers to dance and bridesmaids to mosh in the bouquet pit.
It?s difficult to overstate their knack for over-the-top entertainment, but the multitalented artists also thrive on slowing things down during photo shoots that rely on natural lighting to capture candid expressions. Though their studio makes an elegant backdrop for photos of newborns, affianced couples, and families, they specialize in on-location shoots that capture the discrete vitalities of their subjects.
Teri Lea brings her experience from the front lines of show biz to Ignite Arts Academy, where she works with actors and dancers to hone their crafts. Acting classes range from building strong foundations during a six-week fundamentals course to perfecting the art of the monologue. Dance classes are also available in a variety of styles and levels.
Renew Yoga's certified teachers help students strengthen their cores, perfect their postures, and focus their minds in a variety of group classes. Beginners' yoga builds a strong foundation at a relaxed pace, paying special attention to proper technique, alignment, and breathing. Barkan-method warm Vinyasa simulates a summer afternoon in Calcutta with a heated room, abundance of dynamic poses, and the occasional rickshaw relay. Students of all levels can relax away stress with gentle yoga, and yin yoga encourages them to hold poses for extended periods to develop deep-tissue strength and empathy for stone gargoyles. Classes are generously scheduled throughout the week in the morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
Impact Fitness's personal trainer and weight-loss specialist strives to change every person he works with. He helps his clients shape and tone their bodies into the best shape of their lives with 40-minute high-intensity workouts meticulously designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups. Rather than boring themselves with endless hours on the treadmill or circuit machines, gym-goers wake up their muscles with functional exercises that employ kettlebells, Plyo Boxes, Slam Balls, Battle Ropes, and doomsday devices. The variety of workout types adheres to busy schedules and hectic lives of students, from team-building corporate training to athlete training to Muscle Up Mommy and Me sessions.