Eco Educational Toys ignites imaginations and fosters environmental awareness with their 6-In-1 Solar Educational Toy kit. With the help of detailed instructions, fledgling engineers can cobble together six different gadgets sans glue from the kit’s 37 pieces. Construction sessions kick off with the assembly of a central solar motor that powers the toy without the hassles of replacing batteries or the danger of chopping logs for tiny wood-burning engines. Teach a newly minted robotic dog old tricks, or whip up one of two airplanes to keep their paper-made cousins from invading personal airspace. Other possible iterations of the toy include a graceful windmill, a water-loving powerboat, and a moon car well equipped to handle lunar roundabouts. Once builders have become adept at erecting one model, they can raze their creation and bring a new one to life.
The coaches at CrossFit Encounter follow the philosophy of athlete Chris Spealler: "to teach people to move better through practice; to use novelty and intensity to create a fun environment of constant progress; to maintain education as our primary goal for both coaches and clients." That's why they ensure their students have a great time even as they conquer titanic physical struggles. Combining body-weight movements, interval training, and multi-joint weightlifting into unexpected daily workouts, they keep fitness regimens varied and engaging. And their programs include workouts for people of all experience levels, too. While their wards work out, they shouldn't be surprised to see a tiny coach zipping around—the youngest member of the team only deadlifts 35 pounds, but that's not bad for someone born in 2011.
Although the integrative team at Colorado Wellness Group Medical Massage Center tends to muscle aches, its treatments also target the nervous system, immune system, and mind. Massage therapists work alongside a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and counselor, all of whom are united in the goal of healing the whole person through natural means. In addition to these professionals' specialities, the center offers ionic footbaths, which may help those hoping to purge their inner systems of toxins, including pollutants, food contaminates, and heavy-metal albums.
For more than three decades, Belliston Academy of Ballet and Belliston Centre of Dance have inspired slipper shufflers and character-shoe stompers to temper their technique in weekly dance classes. Ballerinas splash in pool-based pointe-conditioning classes that strengthen feet and muscles for on-stage pointe execution and water-spitting fountain imitations. Children and adults achieve greater balance and grace through lessons in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and tumbling, while pre-dance classes introduce younger children (ages 3–6) to the fundamentals of expressive movement, forward momentum, and dance terminology, enabling them to point out faulty fouettés and lava-covered barres.
Diana Olson, a lifelong swimmer and water-skier, began sharing her swimming expertise with younger students early in her career. As her teaching became recognized in the community, she earned the position of Aquatics Director at a prominent swim school, and even received the Teacher of the Year Award from the U.S. Swim School Association three times. Eventually, she wanted to design her own swimming programs, so she founded Colorado Clownfish Swim Club with some help from her family. There she teaches novice water dwellers as young as 6 months old.
The beauty experts at Mystique Salon transform clients into magnets for compliments with an array of hair, nail, and skin services. Skilled stylists cleanse coifs and administer all-over color or highlights using products by American Crew, Pureology, and Redken. For extra flair, they even incorporate feathers, tinsel, and dreamcatcher extensions that ward off nightmares of mullets chasing you around. In addition to hair services, the team also smoothes skin with facials and body waxes, and applies permanent makeup for long-lasting beauty.