Personal Development in Marion

50% Off a Nail or Cosmetology Course

Posh Beauty Academy

Hilliard

$3,000 $1,500

Available part time, full time, and nights and teach pupils to cut, color, and texturize locks, or to work with natural and acrylic nails

50% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

New Flyers Association

Columbus

$198 $99

A nonprofit aviation school whisks students skyward under the tutelage of certified flight instructors

42% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Premier Choice Health Services

Columbus

$85 $49

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

90% Off Microsoft Office Training Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$399 $39

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

90% Off Online Home-IT Course

EwB Home IT Course

Online Deal

$299 $29.99

Lord over your home's computer and Internet with a course designed by the technology expert who wrote the first ...For Dummies book

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

Up to 86% Off Makeup Lessons

Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics

Columbus

$138 $24

Students learn new makeup application techniques during lessons, using products crafted by Barack Obama’s makeup artist, Jennifer Bradley

97% Off e-Careers Online Software-Training Courses

e-Careers

Online Deal

$5,000 $149

More than 200 online courses cover basics of software ranging from Adobe Photoshop to Final Cut as well as skills such as podcasting

44% Off Photography Classes

Cam Creative

Reynoldsburg

$200 $112

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Dog Grooming

Central Ohio Dog Grooming Academy

East Columbus

$50 $25

Dogs ranging from 5 to 50 lbs. are properly pampered with grooming services that leave them washed, brushed, and smelling fresh

60% Off Pilot-License Classes

Eagle Air Flying Club, Inc.

Bowling Green

$240 $96

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Music Lessons or Guitar Restringing

Sound City Music

Troy

$176 $79

Students improve their musical skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors; guitar restringing gets instruments back in top shape

50% Off Music Lessons

Fusion Violin Studio

Perrysburg

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Flute or Piano Lessons at Price Music Studio

Price Music Studio

Vandalia

$70 $35

Students learn to play the flute or piano during private lessons

Up to 59% Off Photography Classes at Fotoskool

Fotoskool

Vandalia

$70 $34

Designed for beginner and novice photographers, classes cover holding the camera, taking pictures in manual mode, and basic editing

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

65% Off Lessons at Premier Flight Academy

Premier Flight Academy

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Discovery Flights let guests climb into planes for aerial tours; ground school prepares private pilots for their licensing test

Up to 80% Off a Photo-Shoot Package

Cleary Creative Portraits

Riverside

$125 $39

Professional photographer with a quarter century of experience in the field chronicles kids and families in artistic in-studio shoots

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

75% Off Guitar Lessons from JamPlay, LLC

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

$19.95 $5

Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Ukulele Lessons

Songdog Music

Berea

$50 $25

Experienced instructors teach techniques and skills based around the kinds of music students want to play and enjoy listening to

Half Off Infant-Massage Class

Beautiful Beginnings Infant Massage

Westlake

$120 $59.99

Classes full of mother-child eye contact and cuddling help build familial bonds

51% Off Gourmet Coffee Tasting

Troubadour Coffee Co.

Fairview Park

$39 $19

Baristas lead coffee-tasting that explains beans’ distinct flavors based on their origin

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From his home base at Scioto Reserve Country Club, The Powell Golf Academy's director of instruction, Brent Kalb, helps students of all ages and skill levels improve their golf skills. Each of Brent's private lessons, youth camps, and group clinics takes a step-by-step approach to instruction, allowing for the development of a dependable swing. On-course instruction helps players formulate sound mental strategy, which can include decisions on club selection and whether to attack the pin head on or sneak up on it in a camouflage jacket.

3737 Village Club Drive
Powell,
OH
US

PGA instructor Paul Newman's resumé includes positions as president of the Southeast Chapter of the Southern Ohio PGA of America and President's Council member of the PGA. Elton Sargent, the outfit's club-fitting and sword-whittling specialist, has worked directly with club manufacturers and brands such as Mizuno, and has taught more than 6,000 lessons. Together they bolster ball-thwacking skills with techniques based on advanced TPI 3D motion-capture technology. The wireless system simultaneously analyzes posture, swing plane, clubface position, and favorite flavor of golf ball, communicating the results through data that are interpreted by an experienced golf instructor. Performance Golf Academies of America also utilizes The Optimal Motion Instructor (TOMI) putting-training system, which assesses putts from backstroke to follow-through and postputt pirouette.

6677 Dublin Center Dr
Dublin,
OH
US

  • Owned and operated by Michael Celentano, a graduate of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and a former interior designer
  • Hosts BYOB painting classes and private events for church groups, bachelorette parties, and other group outings
  • Kids can learn to paint in birthday painting parties, summer camps, and family painting sessions
  • All paintings in the private studio are available for sale

679-B High St.
Worthington,
OH
US

Under the tutelage of seasoned international soccer pros and former Columbus Crew players Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Gino Padula, students attain soccer savviness in group and individual instruction covering all facets of fútbol. Open to juniors of both genders between the ages 7 and 18, the academy trains beginners in basic skills such as passing, ball control, and dribbling, before moving on to higher-level lessons in defending, positioning, moving without the ball, creating and using space, and warping space-time to take corner kicks from inside the penalty box. Newly planted skills and concepts flower into friendly, intra-academy competition, in which rising Ronaldos spar with fellow campers in games that teach the value of sound team-oriented play rather than an unhealthy fixation on the contest’s outcome and who owns the broadcasting rights. Going beyond simple drills, Schelotto & Padula's active lessons stress the importance of a positive attitude and the joy of teamwork.

6375 Clark State Road
Gahanna,
OH
US

The instructors at Sylvan Learning Center understand the limitations of a one-size-fits-all classroom; they tailor tutoring and enrichment curricula to each student to meet specific goals. By interviewing pupils and gathering input from teachers and parents, the center's army of energetic study buddies can position students for success in subjects such as reading, math, writing, or study skills. Along with overseeing test-prep for ACTs and SATs, instructors help kids keep school breaks productive with academic camps that focus on specific skills such as math problem-solving and pitching tiny tents out of protractors and loose-leaf paper.

1781 Tiffin Ave
Findlay,
OH
US

Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Batman—Snapology's list of themed Lego classes reads like the ultimate sci-fi crossover. At each class, kids aged 5 and older assemble mini renditions of famous cinematic settings and fill them with Lego superheroes, wizards, or aliens. Snapology also holds other Lego-inspired engineering-inspired classes and camps for kids, from robotics—where kids create robots and incorporate working motors and sensors—to animation classes, which teach stop-motion animation.

15033 Flag City Drive
Findlay,
OH
US