Highly trained staff at Juergen’s Gymnastics Academy educate gymnasts ages 18 months and older in fundamental gymnastics skills during lessons in their 21,000-square-foot gym. Parent/tot and preschool classes focus on listening skills and basic movement for students 18 months to 4 years old, and girls’ and boys’ recreational studies for children age 5 and up progress toward fundamental gymnastic exercises such as high bars and scaling bare concrete walls. Cheerleading classes work to prepare students for squad tryouts, and tumbling trains tumblers age 10 and up in athletic trickery and Alpine summersaulting on the floor and the gym’s 40-foot-long trampoline. Four weeks of lessons can be taken at any point during the eight-week summer session and do not have to be continuous.
For 4HrCHL.com's onsite live-fire practice sessions, instructors supply rental guns and ammunition.
It's all in the name for the NRA- and Texas DPS?certified instructors at 4HrCHL.com. They teach four-hour classes that prepare students to apply for their concealed-handgun licenses. To ease the process, they also offer fingerprinting onsite from an FBI specialist, include the cost of passport photos in their enrollment fee, and complete the one-page application for Florida permits?which have reciprocity in Texas?with students in class.
Jennifer Williams believes in the power of total transformation?at least when it comes to old furniture. At Metamorphose Studios, she rehabs old pieces and makes them attractive again with a little bit of elbow grease and a lot of experience in reupholstering. Williams also leads two-day workshops in which she walks students through the steps of rehabbing shabby old chairs into Pinterest-worthy works of art. Alternatively, old pieces can be dropped off at the studio where she'll overhaul them with the client's choice of fabric, finishes, and "property of" signage.
New security guards are born within Impact Security Training Center, which has locations in Texas and California. Instructors in both states help men and women meet the requirements for employment in the security industry, and they teach specialized skills such as how to use pepper spray and tasers. At the Texas location, the curriculum also includes firearms courses for the general public?such as concealed-handgun-license and beginner-handgun classes.
For 25 years, Texas School of Bartenders has minted professional-grade mix masters in its hands-on classes held in classrooms that simulate real bars. The school's training labs brims with 42 bar stations loaded with up-to-date equipment, including touchscreen registers and serving trays made of hover boards. Full 40-hour courses run throughout the day to accommodate people with designs on pursuing bartending as a career. Covering drink recipes, customer service, and mixing techniques, introductory crash courses throw students into bartending in the same way Spartans taught their children to swim—by throwing them into a shark tank.
At Spring Fitness Centers, friendly staffers greet members by name as knowledgeable trainers build personalized fitness programs. Trainers graciously dole out one free training session per month to each client, equipping athletes with the techniques and skills to successfully operate free weights and cardio machines without professional supervision. Memberships include complimentary childcare, unlimited tanning, and unlimited aerobics at each location. Like a spy's accent, classes vary by location, but may include cycling, Pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba.