The fitness experts at Body Evolution snap muscles into shape with heart-pounding, unlimited boot camp classes for six weeks. The hour-long sessions fight fat and sculpt muscles with cardio and weight intervals beneficial to both men's and women's physiques. Fitness junkies can attend all nine classes offered each week—including 5 a.m. sessions, ideal for attending before work or after a night of heavy owl chasing.
Jordana Adler, a licensed massage therapist certified by the Pilates Method Alliance, fosters wellness as much as fitness at her boutique Discipline Pilates studio. Drawing on her thorough knowledge of myoskeletal alignment and other facets of health, she can target chronic pains in private sessions or work with larger assemblies.
Her studio’s group classes strengthen participants with diverse Pilates modalities, from standing routines that promote alignment to jump intervals, which employ the reformer machine for a joint-friendly cardio workout. Postworkout, patrons can detangle muscles under the percussive Thumper massage device, which combines the precision of a machine with the comfort of a machine that has learned to bake cookies.
The axe experts at Music Masters supervise over an ear-soothing array of top-notch music lessons, melodious instruments, and repair services. Through four 30-minute lessons, shredders of all skill sets perfect their plucks in any style of their choice, practicing amidst air-conditioned rehearsal rooms that ensure face-melting guitar solos don't come to horrifying fruition. Callous-culling homework lessons accompany each lesson, while an annual recital at the Douglass Theatre gives students the chance to unleash their newfound skills with the aid of a professional backing band. Ambitious strummers who sign up for an additional three sets of four lessons (not included with today's Groupon) receive a $100 credit toward any 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar, or Silly String guitar in the store.
Fitness Plus offers a variety of high-quality fitness equipment and specialized fitness programs for exercisers of any athletic prowess in a comfortable, hassle-free environment. Channel Michelangelo while chiseling a statuesque physique using the wide range of cardio and weight machines sprinkled about the spacious 16,000 square foot workout space. Members will have access to unlimited classes, including Pilates, spinning, Zumba, power yoga, and more, and the 24-hour access pass provides free reign to pursue muscle molding during the unstaffed, wee hours of the night.
John and Melissa Wood draw on their respective Master of Art Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees to train artists visiting their Unchartered Creativity studio. Intimate classes are offered to students of all skill levels in media ranging from wood burning and charcoal portraiture to still life drawing and painting. John and Melissa are always available during these lessons for personal coaching on techniques such as perspective and shading.
Students at Fast Track High Performance Driving School don't need to prove that they can parallel park—they're more concerned about taking a turn at more than 100 miles per hour. Most of them have never even felt the rumble of a 600-horsepower engine before. After plenty of safety debriefing from expert instructors, however, they usually are no longer intimidated by its purr. They'll then hop into the vibrant shell of an ARCA-style stock car, a former racing vehicle that's still capable of rocketing down the track at a blur-inducing speed of 165 miles per hour.
Since 1989, the school has been fulfilling speed-demon fantasies with its courses and ride alongs at racetracks throughout the country. The staff meets with everyday fans and aspiring competitors alike to cover racing protocol, safety, and appropriate postrace dance moves. Depending on the depth of their lesson, pupils might take the wheel during a four-car passing exercise or simply sit back in the passenger seat as a professional flies through three–five laps.