At The Artcadian, Frank Lopez channels his imaginative inner-child to teach youngsters how best to bring their ideas to life on canvas. An accomplished artist in his own right, Frank's lessons are easy to follow, hands-on, and include all materials. The studio's five-day summer camp provides an outlet for creative kids who would rather learn to work with acrylics than roast last year's homework over a campfire.
At Source CrossFit, visitors won't find rows of shiny flat-screen TVs or fleets of treadmills, but a tight-knit team of athletes hoisting barbells, leaping on boxes, lunging, and swinging kettlebells. Through its system of high-intensity, ever-changing Workouts of the Day (or WODs), CrossFit keeps muscles strong and minds engaged with a regimen of plyometrics, cardio, and weightlifting tailored to each trainee, no matter their fitness level, age, or body type. Knowledgeable coaches with a passion for exercise motivate their students through gymnastic and strength-training workouts, pushing each participant to reach personal goals and get into shape.
The cutting-edge beauty techniques taught at CAMMUA Makeup Academy prepare budding makeup artists for the high-fashion world as well as careers in TV or film. The techniques and vision of founder Gia Deo shape the school's curriculum, and she has personally mentored every one of the school’s teachers. Advanced FX classes teach students how to use foam and latex appliances, facial hair, and bald caps to turn an actor into an otherworldly creature or make a werewolf presentable enough for a job interview. The academy’s comprehensive makeup kits combine with intensive beauty-certification classes that cover the essentials of being a makeup artist. Members of the public can enroll in one-session makeup tutorials, which cover flattering color palettes and impart concealer techniques to hide redness rather than entire eyes.
Carlsbad Wellness and Yoga's instructors instill stretching skills in beginner and higher-level courses, and licensed massage therapist Caylon relaxes backs through one-hour massages. Within a spacious studio, students bend limbs smoothly in daily classes that emphasize proper alignment, such as Yoga Foundation, Power & Flow, Hatha yoga, and mat Pilates. Beginner classes teach neophytes basic forms, and advanced levels incorporate inversions, modifications, and moves only possible after twisting one's body inside out. Alternatively, deft fingers help disperse back-bound tension in a soothing massage, which dissolves stressful memories of the workplace or last weekend's reality-show marathon.
Burning calories and enhancing coordination, the music-fueled workouts of Fit in 60 can be tailored to suit new exercisers, injured athletes, and moms-to-be. Fit in 60's founder discovered firsthand how focused, floor-based isometrics could sculpt muscles as long and flexible as a dachshund doing a gymnastics routine. However, these exercises didn't always raise the heart rate enough to provide a cardiovascular workout. Disappointed, she began to experiment. Lo and behold, when the moves were flipped upright, she could pair them with dance elements, which solved the heart-rate problem and added a dose of excitement.
Set in a converted Craftsman house in Carlsbad Village, Yoga Bound is a boutique yoga studio that strives to create a homelike atmosphere. In this welcoming studio with polished wood floors and a pro-sweat vibe, certified yoga instructors lead Vinyasa yoga and yoga therapy classes, balancing body and breath during posture-improving movements. Yoga Bound also features a rotating schedule of special events and guest instructor workshops ranging from community guided meditation to cooking workshops.