Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the blank, premade pottery at ARTrageous! draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and bisque meat. Pieces range between $12 for Mighty Tot pieces, such as figurines and small boxes, and $72 for large platters. The all-inclusive price per item covers everything required to design and fire a project, including studio time. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or decorate a picture frame worthy of being hung inside itself. More than 60 paintable kaleidoscopic colors beckon ceramophiles, and all are welcome to browse the paint bar if hurting for ideas or lacking a domesticated sponge. Upon completion, you’ll yield your piece to the friendly fire of the kiln, and, in short order, you’ll have a creative gift, dazzling decoration, or useful new coffee catcher.
The weight-loss experts at Long Island Medical Wellness scale back weight gain by getting to the heart of the physical and emotional issues that may have caused it. The staff, which include a doctor who specializes in bariatric medicine, administer a combination of energy-boosting supplements, personalized meal plans, and exercise to tackle the metabolic aspects of staying slim. Meanwhile, individual counseling sessions provide valuable encouragement and advice, such as tips on how to use asparagus spears to make a filling soup or a fetching bolo tie. The center also bolsters patients' self-images with aesthetic treatments, such as cosmetic injectables.
Markisha Beckford studies the human body the way an engineer might study a particularly complex machine, so it makes sense that she works at a place called The Fitness Workshop. Having trained with top fitness experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra, Beckford is fully equipped to help clients adopt healthier dietary and exercise routines. Her holistic approach to health examines how these two areas—nutrition and fitness—are connected, and how an improvement to one might benefit the other. When she's not leading classes in spinning and Pilates, Beckford offers nutritional advice and posts healthy recipes on her website.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal is valid for rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, mobility-enhancing sports classes, Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn, plus all family classes. The month membership (usually $112, plus a $35 enrollment fee) allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule), and you will receive a $25 discount on Gymboree clothing with a $50 purchase.
Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.