A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.
A forest of punching bags dangles from the rafters at Box-2B-Fit Boxing Clubs, where athletes throw jabs and hooks as instructors motivate them to push to their limits during each workout. Modeled after boxing training, the workouts at Box-2B-Fit supplement floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee with strength training and kettlebell drills to light the path toward slimmer and stronger physiques. Patrons of all ages and fitness levels are welcome, and the goal of the fast-paced workouts is not to train championship fighters, but to inspire fit-seekers to whip into peak physical condition.
Like the plot of Rocky, Box-2B-Fit revolves around boxing, but has something for everybody. The trainers also lead fitness classes in TRX suspension training and kettlebell training, in addition to high-intensity indoor and outdoor boot camps and indoor rowing.
In Good Taste Cooking School's Chef Julie trained at La Varenne culinary school in Paris, and now passes on her gastronomic expertise to adults and children in classes. Whisks hiss against bowls and utensils clatter briskly onto marble counters as pupils learn to prepare cupcakes, appetizers, and full meals in the home kitchen. As the aromas of fresh herbs, lemon zest, and roasting chicken fill the room, knives slice through produce with increasing confidence, and students gradually learn to tune out the weeping of onions. Culinarians of all levels identify and work with cool sprays of rutabaga, dill, fennel, and basil, crafting dishes that have included salsa verde, succotash, and rhubarb crisp. Julie also leads camps during the summer and hosts parties for birthdays, garden clubs, and graduations.
Learning how to control the power of a Ferrari or a Lamborghini engine seem like a fantasy to some?but it's a perfectly attainable adrenaline fix at The Motorsport Lab. The Lab's driving experts allow clients to slip behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, or other rare and exotic automobile for a once-in-a-lifetime ride.
After explaining the vehicle features and the proper safety protocols, staff members turn over the keys. Drivers can develop a feel for the automobile's speed and cat-like agility while guiding it around a controlled autocross course for several laps. For a truly immersive experience, The Motorsport Lab occasionally rents out its sports cars for weekend-long escapes that let clients travel in style and become the object of envy at any drive-through dry cleaner.
ClayCreate Pottery Studio's classes offer people of all ages and skill levels the chance to learn how to make their own pottery, an opportunity the ancient Greeks never had, which is why all their ceramics are broken. ClayCreate focuses on two techniques?wheel throwing and hand building?which can be learned in small eight-week courses and practiced during open studio time. The open time is always monitored by at least one instructor, in case anyone needs assistance or has some hand-raising skills they'd like to practice. Or, instead of lessons, clients can commission custom pieces?everything from replicating a vase that has broken to a making a garden gnome resemble a least favorite cousin.
Create Raleigh's helpful staff takes all the cleanup and frustration out of creating a work of art, so all its students have to do is sit down, pick up a brush, and enjoy themselves. With an array of class offerings, the studio is a place where friends can enjoy a night on the town with a bottle of wine, or kids can sit down with a juice box to create a piece entitled "Self-Portrait With Juice Box." During painting classes, seasoned instructors guide students step-by-step in creating a finished piece, whether it's a still-life, landscape, or portrait of a pet.