With time spent as a competitor, coach, and judge, Tavia Thurmond's 17-year pageantry career gives her a profound insight into the world of competitive beauty. She shares her experience with girls and boys to help them achieve their dreams of victory on local, state, or national levels. Her workshops and coaching sessions give pageant contestants a leg up on the competition by advising on the most successful behaviors to show off in interview portions and which ways fashion and styling choices can affect the judges' perception.
Equipment: Cybex, Life Fitness, and Body Solid
Students should bring: Bottle of Water
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Chef Chris Borden has sliced, diced, and sizzled up countless gourmet dishes for more than 17 years. A master of making fine food on a tight caloric budget, Borden's career spans work at establishments ranging from luxurious country clubs to diet-conscious healthcare facilities. At Fresh 'n Fit Cuisine, he's backed by a highly trained culinary team and a registered dietitian, all of whom work to make the finest meals no matter what the client's nutritional needs. Borden uses fresh ingredients, shying away from the frozen, dehydrated, or astronaut-friendly ones often used in other premade meals.
The menus rotate regularly, and meet the guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Cancer Society. After Chef Borden and his team prepare the dishes within a USDA-approved kitchen, they’ll prep them for pickup at one of Fresh ‘n Fit’s 79 area locations.
Majestic incorporates the nostalgic fun of 1950s photo booths, the quality of digital photography, and the convenience of custom delivery. You name the place, and a crew of burly booth-bearers will carefully set up your photo throne, which comes with a full-time attendant to protect it against handsy home appliances.
Kids 'R' Kids fosters a secure, loving environment in which children can cultivate educational and social prowess. Teachers are certified in infant and child CPR and first aid and participate in ongoing professional developmental training to amass lullabies able to put even power-crazed toddlers to sleep. Programs with customized curriculula are available for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged youngins, and children ages 5–12 can participate in before-and-after school services offering homework help and themed stations. Special programs cover topics to put kids in good stead for the rest of their lives, such as computers, health and fitness, and insider trading, and summer camps (still open for registration!) delve into the specs of activities such as sports and nutritional cooking. Weeklong classes range from $75 to $249 depending on location and class level.
Chef Soba Camara began cooking at the tender age of 8. A lifetime of cooking eventually led to opening A Taste of a Party, where she and her staff craft dishes from organic ingredients and spices. Many of the dishes have an African or Caribbean flair, but the chefs also work with clients to create a menu that's best suited to the occasion, whether it's a dinner party, birthday celebration, or surprise party for a beloved mailman.