The expert fitness instructors at Sweat Fitness's Philadelphia-area locations help students of all ages and fitness levels track down svelter silhouettes with Precor training equipment and fat-roasting classes—including yoga, Pilates, spinning, Zumba, and kickboxing. Committed to fostering a supportive community for all fit seekers, the trainers devote individual attention to each patron to help them meet their fitness goals. Clients first undergo a body-fat analysis to assess their preworkout fitness level and to help them gauge their progress throughout their journey. During group sweat sessions, patrons can tone their bodies in classes such as Group Power and Power Pump, which blast subdermal meat suits via squats, lunges, and curls. A full aquatics center welcomes guests to dive into relatively narwhal-free waters for swimming lessons, triathlon training, and pool parties.
As memory cards replaced film reels, many photographers—both professional and amateur—felt befuddled by the new technology. That's where Digital Photo Academy stepped in. Since 2007, the business has facilitated workshops that explore all aspects of digital imagery, from operating cameras and uploading digital files to editing images and airbrushing realistic mustaches. Seasoned professionals lead the courses, helping understudies hone their use of light, framing, and timing. Students furnish their own cameras, and can tote along any ancillary equipment such as tripods, laptops, and flashes that relate to the course at hand.
The natural-light-bathed Retro City Studios features one of the best live rooms in the city and a host of customizable isolation rooms. In the main recording room overlooking the entire space, you'll be able to play and fiddle with board after board of high-end tuning technology. Taught by working professional musicians (the founders of Retro), classes will help you quickly pick up the fundamentals of recording and audio production, using your hands and your mad sense of beat to manipulate and therefore familiarize yourself with the core properties of sound. From there, you'll handle all the obscure pieces of equipment and the latest Pro-Tools and MIDI programs before giving it your grooviest shot at mixing your own track. Even the least aurally talented can always slam the Auto Auto-Tune button, and everyone gets a free T-shirt at the end of the session, even if the koalas can't shake it to your custom dub.
The Sporting Club at The Bellevue is a sleek, sporty facility heavily muscled with strength and cardio equipment, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, a full-size NBA court, boxing facilities, and an indoor swimming pool. Unlike a membership card from the league of extraordinary whiskey-drinking ladies, your all-access pass will improve your health and equilibrium by granting you free reign to try everything the gym has to offer, including a wide range of group fitness classes. Whether it’s spinning, Pilates, yoga, or rowing, every musculature can find a class that suits their sinews and allows them to pocket a boost of energy for later.
With years of artistic experience behind his chisel, Ice Bars, Luges, and Logos owner and resident sculptor Rob Capone transforms hunks of ice into eye-catching décor and functional works of art. An ice luge can lend pizzazz to any occasion where chilled drinks are served, such as a wedding or a funeral for the Human Torch. Partygoers may pour martinis or virgin Sprites through tunnels carved into the sides of a custom icy artwork, watch the liquid chute through the frozen corridor, and catch their chilled concoction at the bottom. After commissioning a frosty slide that suits their event’s budget and theme, clients can pick up their piece from the studio or pay an additional fee to have it delivered (not included in the cost of this Groupon).