At ABQ School of Massage Therapy and ABQ Massage Clinic, couples can hit the tables while the hands of licensed and experienced therapists soothe bodies and minds or hone their muscle-molding skills in massage courses. In one-hour massages, which take place in the clinic, professional and licensed therapists cater to duos with full-body massages that aim to foster better sleep and pudding impersonations. Patrons relax as hands wander across backs and give personalized attention to problem areas and cater to clients' preferred levels of pressure.
Lots of kids start their own lawn-mowing business to earn extra cash. For 12-year-old Ryan Fellows, every neighbor's yard he cut put him closer to buying a shotgun so he could go hunting with his cousins, uncles, and grandfather. As the outdoorsy young man continued hunting, he also dabbled in competitive rifle shooting with his high school's JROTC team. Combining his advanced marksmanship skills with his love of martial arts, Ryan went on to earn multiple training certifications—awarded from institutions such as the state, NRA, and Glock—and applied them toward his own training business, as well as his post of director of US operations for SAFE International.
A self-professed "epitome of an entrepreneur," he also works as a professional photographer. His portfolio is loaded with sports-action shots and portraits of celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti and Jamie Lee Curtis looking as contemplative and approachable as less-famous people.
For lessons that incorporate live-fire training, Sierra3Alpha's instructors teach at local ranges in the area.
Students typically use their own guns during live-fire training. In certain cases—such as private lessons—instructors may supply firearms.
Safety. That is the driving force behind everything Sierra3Alpha does. During its gun-safety classes, a certified instructor covers essential concepts, including firearms storage and proper handling. From there, classes dive into more advanced topics, such as what to do if a firearm malfunctions. Beyond these lecture-based lessons, the instructor can lead group and private live-fire classes for rifles, pistols, and shotguns.
Tina Tapia, the owner of Adorabella Beauty Academy and of her own salon, knows that hands-on experience is key for students perfecting the arts of cosmetology, barbering, and nail technology. Accordingly, the pupils at Adorabella transform manes and nails under the close supervision and guidance of a licensed instructor. They wield Paul Mitchell products as they color tresses, relax curls, or perm limp locks. Those in the nail-technology program pamper fingertips with nail art, CND manicures, and fiberglass wraps. The academy teaches classes in both English and Spanish, enabling talented students who speak either language to pursue their dreams of speaking either language in the dreams where they are doing Selena's hair.
As both a massage school and clinic, Abaton Center of Healing Arts aims to enlighten not only students, but also those who seek to treat and prevent injury through the restorative power of massage. Collectively, the team of therapists and instructors have more than 50 years of experience under their belts. Rooted in the belief that massage is truly an art form, they offer a variety of modalities to help eliminate ailments ranging from everyday stress and tension to fibromyalgia and chronic back pain.
At XPAC Fitness Center, even the bright-red walls are motivating. Inside those walls, a variety of equipment adorns the studio, and expert coaches use their extensive exercise education and experience to encourage students to try new athletics goals. They lead small groups through classes that include intense Cardio Boxing Boot Camp and Calisthenics on Fire, which uses body weight to engage various muscle groups.