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 500 calories with each go-round.
PPFA–certified framer Colgate Craig fashions customized frames that spotlight magnificent works of art, photographs, and precious memorabilia. Frames bedeck pieces of all sizes to complement room décor, and conservation-quality protection preserves photos and memorabilia from aging with acid-free materials, UV-blocking glass, and cryogenic time capsules. Shadowboxes display larger, three-dimensional keepsakes securely on walls, and hand-carved frames and glass etchings offer customized touches to special pieces. The shop also displays a variety of local artwork, including ceramics, sculptures, Native American art, and stained glass. For patrons' convenience, the gallery offers delivery, shipping, and installation services, creating an easy way to get art into your home without the hassle of breaking into an art museum.
With more than 13,000 square feet of automotive artifacts and hands-on exhibits, Unser Racing Museum is dedicated to demystifying America's racing history. The museum focuses on the eponymous Unser family: four generations of racers who have collectively won the Indianapolis 500 nine times. Using this clan of drivers as the jumping-off point, the facility explores industry hallmarks from the first races at Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the unveiling of modern racing technology. A newly completed annex features a showroom brimming with restored antique cars, including notable pace cars and racecars. The trophy room, meanwhile, houses thousands of pieces of vintage racing memorabilia, uniforms, and awards. Not all of the museum's exhibits are static, however: interactive video kiosks dispense trivia at the touch of a button, and a racing simulator lets visitors grasp the wheel of a replica car and chug a gallon of simulated milk.
Albuquerque's only guided city tour follows an 18-mile course, and the 66 minutes of fun begin at the Plaza Don Luis in Old Town. The journey, which allows sightseers to sit back and take in the view (as opposed to "hop on, hop off" tours) blazes a path past Museum Row and through Downtown, before cruising on course to the city's competitive baseball, basketball, and jousting stadiums. With witty and historical commentary, the burqueños entertain and inform locals and visitor alike as they ferry past the Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium, and Botanic Gardens, among other essential Albuquerque hot spots. The tour concludes where it began in Old Town, where the knowledgeable guides bid farewell to guests and point them toward a good place to lunch, shop, or patent their most recent invention.
Not Made in China's seasoned potters mold minds with instructive, hands-on pottery classes. Stocked with all necessary clay, wheels, and tools to transform amorphous blobs into useful shapes—such as a jellyfish cage—the studio offers a host of practical classes. In approximately 2–2.5 hours, instructors help students develop techniques for creating one-of-a-kind bowls, sake pitchers, vases, and teacups during Tea for Two, The Sushi Date, or Ghost-inspired classes.