Both a supplier brimming with a glass arsenal and an inspirational setting for hands-on workshops, Glassic Arts furnishes its customers with the means and knowledge to create colorful and delicate masterpieces. Shelves boast cutting tools, colorful rods, and sheets of glass while finished works speckled throughout the shop blow on the embers of project ideas.
To sharpen skills or learn the techniques necessary to finish a decorative window, Glassic Arts' experts host workshops in glass fusing, stained glass, and lampwork, where pupils conjure beads from fire and soda-lime glass.
Family is important to the purveyors of Platinum Gym. So, while their members break a sweat on Precor cardio and strength machines, the kids can remain nearby and safe in the onsite kid's club. The gym is so family-friendly, in fact, that kids 10 years and up can use the equipment when supervised and join their parents during a select number of group classes.
Speaking of classes, the 16,000 square foot health club offers instruction in workouts such as Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, and spin. And, members can also pamper their weary muscles with massage therapy or highlight their hard work by bronzing newly buff bodies in tanning beds and booths.
Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the blank, pre-made pottery at Hot Pots draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and bisque meat. Pieces, such as plates, mugs, banks, and more, range in price between $3 and $40, with most less than $20. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or bestow an anthropomorphic teapot with lips to give it the gift of speech. No matter what you slather lovingly in paint, the friendly staff at Hot Pots will have your masterpiece glazed, fired, and cooling on the windowsill in around seven to 10 days.
Canvas and Cheers's expert instructors emancipate inner artists during their communal painting classes, which beckon pupils of all ages and experience levels to express themselves through hours of socializing and slinging paint. Teachers supply all necessary materials before shepherding students through a step-by-step painting process that yields prismatic masterpieces, which students can hang on the wall of their living room, hallway, or drab cryogenic freezing chamber. BYOB classes for adults create a lively night out with wine and snacks, and Canvas Kids or Family Day sessions spark creativity and empower young artists. Themes vary from class to class, covering topics such as how to render horses, recreate classic works by Van Gogh, or capture the raw human emotion elicited from commemorative plate collections. Many of the paintings used as reference pieces during class were designed by founding artist Dyanne Parker, who displays her original work throughout the studio.:m]]
At Guruv Yoga’s two locations, students of all skill levels and ages can pick from a wide variety of yoga classes, which are offered seven days a week. Instructors boast experience in various disciplines, ranging from intense Bikram yoga sessions to calming morning classes designed to wake up pupils with uplifting music and a ceremonial pajama burning. A meditation room at the Lake Mary location adds to the studio’s calming atmosphere and provides a room for pre-class centering or private yoga sessions.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to play safely, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and are designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6 to 9, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity, and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.