Albuquerque The Magazine packs its monthly glossy with colorful displays of city happenings as well as features, shopping tips, and interviews with local notables. Peruse the culture section for the scoop on arts events, plan cuisine outings with the restaurant guide, or browse the pet section to learn about doggie wedding venues. The photo-filled ode to New Mexico's largest city distinguishes itself with its community involvement, its insider coverage of local goings-on, and its aesthetic contribution to mousy coffee tables.
The Santa Fe Southern Railway revels in a rich history, one that commenced in the 1800s and was heralded in the Academy Award–winning Judy Garland song "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe". Connecting Santa Fe to the rest of the country, the train line helped to build the southwestern city's reputation as a great arts destination as it transported visitors and wanderlust-filled paintbrushes to the picturesque terrain. During regular expeditions to nearby Lamy, the railway continues to dazzle riders with sweeping vistas just outside the windows of vintage 1920s train cars, which each sport their own snack and drink bar.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The Anatomic Fitness staff of National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainers is committed to helping clients of any fitness level reach their exercise goals through ongoing personalized support, instruction, and motivation. Nestled in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in High Desert Park, boot camp sessions will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Combining cardio, core exercises, kettlebells, circuit training, and more, the 30- to 45-minute sessions will keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like regular teeth brushing. Choose the individual option, or arrive locked arm-in-elbow-pit with your partner and enjoy the scenic mountain views, high-intensity exercise medley, and muscle-chiseling effects together. Either way, you will be in the motivational company of others, allowing you to push to your personal, perspirational limit. Boot-camp sessions take place at 6 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and you must attend one time per week over four consecutive weeks.
Coyote Clay School invites earth manipulators of all experience levels to explore its expansive class studio equipped with 12 potter's wheels. Knowledgeable teachers lead earthenware disciples through a three-hour workshop on the art of creating bowls, cups, plates, and superbly sturdy clothing on the pottery wheel. Students spend the full three hours pumping and spinning at their wheels while swatting away the grabby hands of gravity via ceramics-crafting tools provided by the studio. No previous experience is necessary, and each session is capped at 10 participants, allowing students to experience individual technical instruction and the time to properly interview clay on what it would like to become. Students complete each of their clay creations through the bisque stage by class's end, but must return to glaze and fire works in one of the studio's gas or electric kilns at student rates ($1.50/lb., not included in this Groupon). The school also gives participants an extra 10% off registration to the six-week course, which teaches more in-depth throwing and hand-building skills that come in handy at one’s next tournament of ceramics.