Power Fitness is a full-service fitness center dedicated to helping its clients get into the best shape of their lives. At the spacious studio, multiples of every cardio machine help cut down on wait times and group classes and strength training equipment give clients all the calorie-burning tools they need. The classes range from the dance-based Zumba and cardio kickboxing to boot camps that add an extra degree of difficulty. But the facility doesn't just cater to adults—programs such as Power Kids help young ones get in better shape, as do martial arts programs available for all ages.
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids and adults to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Though most classes cater to the discerning tastes of the 3–17-year-old crowd, weekly adult classes are also available for the bumbling baker or the clumsy kitchenphobe. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Classes, which are organized by age group, teach basic food-prep and recipe-following skills and follow the evolution of a nutritious meal from conception to edible fruition. Tiny tots will learn baking basics while senior flambéists are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity.
Steve Yanni first felt the inexorable pull of photography more than 20 years ago, when he picked up a camera and started snapping photos as a hobby. Since then, Steve has ceded to his artistic calling, dedicating his career to capturing special events, family portraits, and sensual boudoir shots, as well as imparting his knowledge upon fledgling shutterbugs during instructive workshops. The bridal specialist enlists a team of talented photogs to help him at events, ensuring that no special moment goes undocumented, from the cutting of the cake to the swallowing of the ceremonial flaming sword.
The Cameron Academy of Real Estate is fully accredited by the state real-estate board, meaning that every class and every instructor are certified. The academy divides its courses into two paths—sales associate and broker—to allow students to pursue different careers. Each class includes all materials for the course, as well as study materials for any exams. Courses include pre- and post-licensure classes for sales associates, as well as broker classes and post-licensure management and investment classes.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando was founded to give those who share the Jewish tradition a communal setting in which to exercise, play, and learn with one another. Between them, the two locations boast full fitness facilities, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Group exercise classes and a gymnasium aid adults in acquiring fitter bodies, and sports leagues provide a venue for grownups to compete and ceremoniously dump sports drinks on each other. The center also puts on its own full-blown theatrical productions.
The center’s staff tailors certain events to the needs of senior citizens, helping them with exercise regimes such as yoga. Staff members also assist the Senior Nite club in organizing trips to new restaurants or the theater and help pintsize guests by helming a preschool, kids' camps, and extracurricular programs. Staffers can even pick up youngsters from school and ferry them to one of the facilities for afterschool development programs, which, like backyard mazes, are designed by the child’s parents to challenge young ones.
No matter the occasion, April Bradley Designs helps outfit customers with handcrafted pieces of jewelry that make necks, wrists, fingers, and ears shimmer with elegance. Their online boutique deals with sophisticated and feminine necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings crafted from semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski Austrian crystals, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, and vermeil. Instructors also lead fun and informative classes such as intermediate jewelry making, canvas painting, and ornament painting, which allows students to express holiday messages such as “Season’s Greetings,” or “This year you get coal, because it’s a precious commodity.”
Lying face down, the students press into their hands into the floor, lifting their heads and shoulders toward the ceiling into cobra pose. As the studio's 100-degree heat pervades their muscles, students feel their spines lengthen, their shoulders broaden, and their chests open. The instructors of Bikram Yoga West Orlando lead participants through this and Bikram‘s 25 other postures every day, combining them with two breathing exercises in a specific sequence that strengthens and lengthens muscles and joints while pumping oxygen-rich blood into the organs, glands, and internal hard drives. Every 90-minute class follows the same routine and challenges participants of all ages and practice levels. Bikram also encourages dedication—the more students practice, the deeper they can go into each pose, reaping benefits including decreased blood pressure, relief from back pain, and lowered stress levels. In addition to their yogic discipline, Bikram Yoga West Orlando's team also arranges spa services, including massage and skincare.