Stroller Strides puts an athletic twist on quality time, as baby-filled strollers serve as resistance during one-hour cardio and toning classes. Certified instructors corral gaggles of moms after they wheel buggies to a designated outdoor meeting spot, assembling at least 15 minutes prior to a class's start time for a short warm-up. From there, teachers lead students and their precious cargo across parks as they power-walk their way to cardiovascular health and wield provided exercise tubing, the stroller itself, or diaper bags filled with bronzed booties for body toning. Stroller Strides suggests toting babies that are at least 6 weeks old, but welcomes kids of any age that enjoy carriage riding to accompany their moms.
Fine Art Studio is where students learn how to paint and draw or strengthen their existing skills. But the studio isn't just a school; since 1976, it's also been a working graphic design house and photography studio, producing everything from logos and brochures to fully designed web sites.
From garnishing a perfectly poured martini to doling out rounds of drinks quickly and efficiently, the experienced instructors at National Bartender School possess all the tips, tricks, and tools to succeed in the bartending trade. With years of industry experience under their belts, these knowledgeable spirits sages guide pupils through certification courses that cover every aspect of the job. Under their supervision, students learn to craft more than 200 cocktails, handle transactions, and practice the art of the upsell without breaking a sweat or bottle of 50-year-old scotch. Free refresher courses and job-placement assistance keep students on track even after school is through. For more focused pursuits, National Bartender School also hosts classes in specialty fields such as flair bartending and bar management.
Massage therapists often help only the individuals they treat, but Carol Carpenter had a broader vision than that. She copied the notes she took when studying massage therapy and opened her own school in Oakland, elucidating Eastern styles, Western styles, and kinesiology alike. Eventually, the school was supplied federal financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education and became one of the first accredited massage schools in California. Today, it spans seven campuses and has garnered a mention in the book The History of Massage.
The school aims to prepare students for careers they?ll love, and the program boasts an 88% job-placement rate. The curriculum demands that students complete a 900-hour program, which includes anatomy study and hands-on practice with real clients.
The instructors at Haleh Art Studio can turn a blank canvas into a work of art. They regard each new student with the same sense of limitless possibility, realizing that the right instruction and motivation can help turn anyone into a skilled artist. During drawing and painting classes, with special expertise in acrylics, instructors nurture artistic talents with structured lessons that slowly build technique and confidence. The difficulty of the work increases over time, until students can create their own photo-realistic self-portraits to replace lost driver’s licenses.
Leading three main programs, instructors at 2nd Wind Traffic School tackle everything drivers need to know before they get behind the wheel. A 30-hour driver-education curriculum includes classroom and hands-on portions. Traffic school, meanwhile, helps those with traffic citations overcome potential legal and insurance obstacles and covers proper fist-shaking technique for moments of rush-hour frustration. Through the continuing-education program, instructors sharpen the skills of driving instructors and professional vehicle operators.