The bead emporium hosts coveted classes for jewelry-crafting pilgrims, ranging from the basic techniques of Beading 101 to the Level 27 magical Loremaster powers of advanced metalsmithing. Basic classes range in price from $32 to $42, while more-advanced classes range from $38 (soldering and forming lentil charms) to $135 (bezel setting and intro to silversmithing). If you have any of your $50 Groupon credit left after registering for a class, spend it on the materials necessary for the class (except the etching pendants or dichroic classes), or use it toward bringing a friend along or taking a second class. The store's quaint, whitewashed façade conceals a dragon's den of beads, gemstones, and jewelry-crafting supplies, some of which, like dragons, spew fire. Beads are arranged in an organized and beautiful manner on a variety of tabletops and in glass display cases, simplifying the hunt-and-gather process for nomadic artisans. The bead collection comes from countries around the world, and 90% of the semi-precious beads are handpicked and gem-graded A+ by sparkling schoolmarms.
Fitworks is home to a dedicated cadre of certified muscle architects who guide eager physiques through intense, small group workouts. Peruse the schedule before sampling a tension-undoing yoga class or a weekend-morning muscle-pump session, ideal for prepping for an underwater bench-press that will determine the office's next round of promotions. One-hour Zumba classes harness the rhythmic power of merengue, conga, belly dancing, and more to kill calories while resuscitating sleepy toes. After classes, students can freshen up or flex unused singing muscles in Fitworks' shower facilities.
Coffee-shop owner, barista, and coffee consultant Tony DiCorpo and his fellow bean specialists acquaint curious coffee sippers with the art of crafting brews during hands-on tastings in the coffee roastery's full espresso bar. Geared toward everyone from home enthusiasts to professional baristas and coffee-shop owners, participants taste gourmet coffee samples as hosts explain their characteristics, such as their origin and flavor.
Colors & Bottles' founder Jessica Burley and her band of talented local artists are dedicated to supporting local emerging talent and businesses through art instruction held at nearby venues. Their resident artists travel to local eateries and art galleries, where they teach students of all skill levels to fashion dimensional masterpieces through step-by-step instruction. They also kindle creativity during private parties held at the location of your choice, asking only that the destination be outfitted with enough tables, chairs, and paint-by-numbers templates of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for all invitees. Colors & Bottles has received a nod for their engagingly creative events on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and within the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.
With thumb-wrestling season just around the corner, everyone is focused on getting those taut, sexy thumbs all the Hollywood stars have. Today’s Groupon makes sure you don't neglect the rest of your body: for $35, new customers get three 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $113 value) at Fitness Edge. This Groupon can be used at any of the three Fitness Edge locations in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Avon.
There are numerous reasons to try personal-training sessions. Self-motivating is difficult, and it's hard to go solo when getting over halrobaphobia (the fear of exercise equipment and warm metal). Fitness Edge's certified trainers will keep you motivated with one-on-one attention and shouted encouragement. Challenge your body to a duel with constantly changing, multifaceted workouts that push you to your physical peak, and get your heart pumping faster than well water on a sacrificial pyre of chanting Furbies.
Whether you want to shed a few pounds, add toner to your muscle cartridge, or simply study personal trainers in their native habitat, today's deal gives you the means to give your goal a what-for. Call ahead to schedule a session at your preferred location.
Fitness Edge has tons of client testimonials and was a nominee for CityVoter's 2009 Best Gym award. CityVoters give many thumbs up:
- Dedicated staff. Great facility for private instruction. Creative workouts. – Kelly S., CityVoter
- I've been working out at Fitness Edge for over a year now, and I have not tired of all the compliments I get on my weight loss yet! – bridgetw, CityVoter
- The only place that can really make you work out! – nicole s., CityVoter
- I have forever positively changed how I view my body and myself. What I believe makes Fitness Edge different than any other gym or work out facility are the instructors (they are the best), the totally positive environment, and all the encouragement and support you get each time you walk in the door. – Michele Hughes, Testimonial