Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, clean facilities, and certified personal trainers. Hop on a cardio machine, possibly including a built-in TV, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, tighten up in the abdominal and functional stretching area, or stick with lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers. Facilities and classes vary by location; weekly classes include Zumba, BodyCombat, yoga, Pilates, group cycling, and lion punching.
It's all in the name for the NRA- and Texas DPS?certified instructors at 4HrCHL.com. They teach classes that prepare students to apply for their concealed-handgun licenses. To ease the process, the class includes fingerprinting onsite from an FBI specialist, include the cost of passport photos in their enrollment fee, and assist students in filling out documents, notarizing them, and packaging them for the mail. The process includes a supervised shooting demo and is done on location in one day, with no testing required.
JoLynn Swain doesn?t subscribe to the one-size-fits-all model of massage. The licensed and nationally certified therapist believes in the body?s ability to communicate its needs, and as an intuitive massage artist, her hands pick up on tension, stress, and pain and tailor their movements in accordance. Working within the framework of treatments such as hot-stone, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage, JoLynn listens to each muscle's patterns and deciphers its thick Texas accent to deliver the best possible treatment and address underlying issues such as past injuries or misalignment. In addition to her custom services, she also excels at reflexology as well as oncology massages, which, with a doctor?s consent, can help clients find emotional and physical comfort while undergoing chemo or radiology. Additionally, JoLynn leverages her more than 18 years experience as a movement specialist as an aerial yoga instructor.
Arts and crafts might seem like a solo activity, but Ink It Up owner Jenn knows it doesn't have to be. The amiable artisan believes her passion is only more enhanced when shared with a group. And together with her network of clients and fellow crafters, she holds weekly meet-ups during which she teaches new techniques for making clever, handmade, and functional paper-based projects. Though the themes often change, her two-hour workshops have previously focused on making decorative bags, playful cards, and working sinks from paper. Sessions also often include goodie bags or other treats that students get to take home.