Though he played the guitar for years, Josiah Wiens found himself running up against stalled progress, anxiety over learning new material, and frustration with his lack of advancement. So he threw his ineffective practice philosophies aside and began to experiment with new learning techniques. Josiah eventually hit on a method that dispelled his anxiety while jump-starting his technical abilities and musical sensitivity. Now, he helps both beginners and more experienced players hung up on the same difficulties that plagued him by teaching classes that interweave functional mastery with theory, which deepens spontaneous musicality. He also ministers to the instruments themselves, fixing guitars that have played one too many solos or been given life by fell magic.
With an all-access pass to a full class schedule and all exercise components in the Just for Ladies facility, gentlewomen will glisten and gleam as they sculpt their upper and lower bodies using the Shapemaster toning system. These silently motorized toning tables use repetitive isokinetic motion to flatten abdominals, improve posture, and increase one's range of motion—working both sides of the body equally rather than just the one used to dangle perilously from cliffs. Otherwise, sweat it out on a variety of cardio machines, including stair climbers, stationary bikes, treadmills, yackety saxes, and ellipticals—all equipped with TVs to keep boredom at bay. To keep sweat donations social, Just for Ladies' expert instructors blast groups of bodies with classes in aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba (classes vary by location).
Body Masters Fit helps members make fitness a priority with access to a fully equipped facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The on-site crew of personal trainers boasts credentials from national certification programs and draw on proven principles to craft regimes for fitness-seeking physiques of all shapes and experience levels. Whether training for a specific sport or working toward weight-loss or cardio-endurance goals, clients will get one-on-one attention, custom workouts, and motivating encouragement during each training session. Stocked with free weights, strength-training machines, and cardio equipment, the gym grants members key access any hour of the day or night, accommodating both sun bunnies and vampires. For those who wish to exercise their right to exercise past the offering of this Groupon, Body Masters Fit welcomes members on a month-to-month basis with no contracts or sign-up fees.
This fall, families can venture into the great-smelling outdoors and attend Livesay's Pumpkins & Fall Fun weekend attraction. A hayride escorts guests to the pumpkin patch to select an ideal future porch guard. The Pumpkin Playland offers a variety of activities, from a hay-bale maze to pumpkin bowling with a real pumpkin. Customers can visit the farm market to stock up on juicy apples, locally grown veggies, jams, salsas, and much more (prices range from $1 to $18).
The instructors of Ballroom Blitz hold more than 10 years of experience in leading classes and hosting social dances at their independent studio. Welcoming both singles and couples into the hardwood-floored studio, they teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons in multiple forms of ballroom and social dance, such as the foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, and east coast swing.
Oklahoma Dance Academy's two-stepping tutors imbue pupils age 2–14+ with self-confidence and rhythmic grace, offering a cornucopia of dance classes within one of their facility's three dance studios. During jazz-infused tap classes, they'll teach students how to use their feet to create musical reverberations, offering an alternative to the more unpleasant practice of using the earlobes to strum guitar chords. The ballet/tap/jazz class for ages 4-5 meets once a week, dedicating 20 minutes to each of the three styles and to maraca-shaking sessions designed to inspire self-expression. Hip-hop classes go over the basics of popping and locking, and lyrical classes fuse ballet and jazz as artistically as club DJs fuse techno beats and the sounds of Carl Sagan dissertations.