Blow dryers whir in the hands of stylists in training as they concentrate on perfecting their trade. Wielding professional-grade Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, and awapuhi-keratin treatments, the students cut, color, and style the hair of their clients, adhering to professional standards.
Paul Mitchell The School not only nurtures the students and pushes them to their full potential inside the classroom with a dress code and high educational standards, but also works to build self-esteem. Their vision is to create happy and successful future professionals. Staff members support all of their students as they begin a new life and a new career, whether that means overcoming addiction or supporting themselves for the first time.
Experienced instructors at the Academy of the Percussive Arts shepherd fledgling stick handlers through the art of tempo keeping and rhythmic music. Musicians of any age are invited to place a stool or barber chair behind the beat box of their choice before unlocking the hidden wonders within. Each 30-minute one-on-one session follows a personalized curriculum determined by the student’s goals. Lessons focus on the arena-rousing drum kit, but also include instruments from across the percussive spectrum, such as the rumbling timpani, the melodic marimba, the snappy marching snare, and the erratic popcorn popper. Course materials and instruments are provided, freeing students from the challenge of persuading homebody drum sets to leave their comfortable digs.
Envision provides a wide variety of fitness courses in an upscale gym environment. With a cap of 14 people per class, each participant will receive plenty of one-on-one attention from trained instructors in their chosen fitness niche. Between the strengthening and stretching moves of Pilates and yoga and the high-cardio intensity of kickboxing and boot camp, clients will have plenty of options to choose from as they better their body in anticipation for next month's competition against the kids from the snobby camp across the lake. Mix up your selection between classes or stick to one discipline to taste the full bouquet of what that path has to offer.
Offering an around-the-clock workout venue for casual calisthenics crackerjacks and veteran muscle architects alike, Fitness Premier provides gymgoers with a vast array of up-to-date equipment. A 2,000-square-foot free-weight area offers plenty of space to perfect squats or run a solo barbell relay, and more than 50 cardio machines cut down on treadmill lines and elliptical queues. Fledgling fitness-seekers are also privy to four sessions of small-group training, which put its students through the bodily wringer in an encouraging communal workout environment that’s infinitely preferable to working out in a colony of hive-minded, man-sized ants.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Eccentric Fitness' experienced and passionate instructors help clients of all fitness and skill levels boost their self-esteem and diminish their waistlines with pole-dance, yoga, and dance classes. Learning flirty choreographed strip-tease routines, guests saunter atop the studio's hardwood dance floors accented by black and purple walls. Ladies leap onto poles to tighten their upper and lower bodies with spin techniques, or annihilate calories shimmying to hip-hop dance numbers. Reaching beyond the body to the mind and spirit, Eccentric’s instructors lead guests through a variety of yoga classes, including those with a focus on flexibility, men's yoga, and moves to strengthen the muscles used for pole dancing or impersonating your favorite letter of the alphabet.
Easy Divers is a scuba-training academy that provides underwater-exploration lessons in the controlled environment of an indoor pool. With today’s deal, you and a friend, loved one, or former merman companion can attend an introductory “discover” scuba class to get acquainted with diving and using snorkel equipment. A staff of experienced, PADI-certified instructors ensure that each lesson is fruitful, safe, and fun for everyone involved. Easy Divers' owner has been serving landlocked Memphians for the past 25 years, instructing novices and intermediate students in the way of the fin and goggle.