Although Tutor Doctor - Longmont recognizes that every student is different, the company begins each relationship the same way. First, an educational consultant gathers information from parents, educators, and students themselves to create full-fledged pictures of their learning styles, personalities, and academic goals. Then, the company uses that information to pair the student with one of more than 100 carefully screened tutors or subject specialists to aid with current class work; prep for the SAT, ACT, and other exams; or bolster a shaky understanding of fundamental concepts—all from the convenience of the student's home or favorite swing set. After each session, e-mailed progress reports keep parents on top of their youngster's learning curve. Staff also can accommodate autism and other special-needs students, or aid college and graduate students via adult education.
At Whimsy Paint & Sip, art lovers of all ages and experience levels can spend time in Picasso's disproportionate shoes, painting and pairing their artistic efforts with a menu of cocktails, glasses of wine, or nonalcoholic beverages (not included in the value of this Groupon). Creative treks commence with the selection of an easy-to-paint canvas masterpiece from the shop's calendar of options, which includes a plethora of natural and whimsical options alongside classics such as Monet's Bridge Over Water Lilies and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. The events take place under the palette-primed eye of one of Whimsy’s professional artists, who leads broods of brushers through each stroke, all over the inspirational din of funky tunes. The studio provides all supplies including canvas, paints, brushes, aprons, and an easel. When the paint clears, each former finger-painter will have a wall-ready piece, lending a more personal touch to any bare foyer, lifeless living room, or soulless meat locker. For the most up-to-date information on classes and events, visit Whimsy's Facebook page.
For many, maintaining a healthy fitness regimen is an off-putting chore on par with cleaning the garage or assembling that backyard roller coaster for the kids. The folks behind Snap Fitness, who now boast locations all over the world, are of the opinion that this doesn't have to be the case. They believe 24-hour access to premium cardio and strength-training equipment, innovative easyFIT monitors to track personal progress, and perpetual guidance from certified professionals can help transform physical fitness into an accessible activity that yields measurable and tangible results. In addition to providing online workout rubrics and meal plans, they work to keep sweat glands up and running by offering work out rewards programs, making regular check-in calls, and measuring bodies—sans padded muscle suits—every 30 days.
Longtime award-winning guitarist Lee Johnson brings plenty of experience to his instruction at Boulder Guitar Studio, having played guitar for 30-plus years, having performed nationally for more than two decades, and having taught for more than 15 years. He instructs students during custom lessons on the basic techniques of the guitar, taking into consideration what they want to learn—he suggests they bring in a playlist of songs they would like to be able to play to learn the techniques, fundamentals, and theories at play in those songs.
PlanetSwim founder and owner Stephan's life is a timeline of aquatic achievements, containing awards that he won as a competitive swimmer as well as several teaching titles—lifeguard trainer and Red Cross–certified swim instructor among them. At PlanetSwim, Stephan holds his staff to similar standards. Each teacher has a minimum of five years of swim-instruction experience and has also been Red Cross–certified. Together, the team channels its knack for tutelage into swim lessons for children and adults of all ages in indoor, heated pools, including the one in Louisville, which is filled with warm water to encourage students to get in.
PlanetSwim's philosophy centers around personal attention, an element that demands small class sizes and a supportive atmosphere. Whether they are leading a 10-minute lesson for a water-shy toddler or an intermediate course on different strokes, the instructors monitor their pupils closely to ensure both comfort and development of technique.
The philosophical umbrella over all the various training programs at RFLX Training Center is simple: positive change. The instructors believe that encouraging their students to change and grow for the better improves not only their physical skills but also their outlook on life. Their expertise allows them to offer a variety of programs that include combat arts such as muay thai kickboxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, and standard boxing. From a practical standpoint, they also lead self-defense classes including those focused on bullies and tactical training for law enforcement. Techniques from all those classes are brought together during fitness-based sessions such as cardio kickboxing and MMA MetaFit classes that combine strikes and kicks with effective strength- and endurance-building workouts. Patrons looking for a tough-love approach to weight loss are encouraged to try the Body Transformation Challenge.
Trainers at The Workout Studio are highly qualified: they've won national martial arts championships and have earned black belts, nutrition certifications, and personal-training certifications. Together, they lead fitness classes that range from intense boot camps and CrossFit sessions to upbeat cardio dance and soothing yoga. Members can also make use of the gym's cardio and weight areas, hitting treadmills and elliptical trainers or hoisting free weights and lifting up machines that other people are trying to use. Gym facilities include full locker rooms with showers and complimentary towels as well as a snack bar that serves up protein shakes and energy bars. The Workout Studio was named best Gym/Athletic Club by Boulder County's Daily Camera in 2002 and 2003.