All Fired Up! creates a casual, crockery haven where budding artists of any age can fashion their own earthenware masterpieces. Amateur Picassos first select from an array of paintable options ranging from picture frames and dinnerware, to mugs, platters, and bisque sculptures of the real Picasso’s ear. Guests can then select from a plentiful palette of ceramic-safe colors to customize a design, or call upon artistic aid in the form of stamps, stencils, and computer printouts. Dress up a dining table by decorating a plain oval tray with brightly colored flowers, or gift your mailman with a “world’s best milkman” tile before apologizing for your mistake.
A bastion of body-toning beatitude, Push Your Limits revamps fading physiques with personal-training sessions and an eclectic selection of goal-oriented fitness classes. After determining a client's fitness needs and goals, Push Your Limits' personal trainers specifically design each personal-training program to include individualized workouts, nourishing nutrition programs, and glistening posters of each client's future svelte self. Over the course of three sessions, trainers help clients meet their personal goals by adhering to a sustainable workout and healthier long-term lifestyle (up to a $65 value each). Push Your Limits' trainers boast more than 40 years of combined experience, and their state-of-the-art gym is the largest of its kind in the area.
European Fitness Center first opened it's doors in the 1960s, and at 7,500 square feet, was one of the first and most advanced fitness clubs of its kind in the area. Since then, it has grown to 25,000 square feet and continues to offer cutting-edge equipment and amenities to its members. That includes a cardio theater area with TV-equipped treadmills and ellipticals, as well as ample free weights and weight machines designed to tone and strengthen specific muscles, such as the biceps or eyelids. European Fitness Center even features a studio space with spring-loaded flooring, which helps minimize joint strain as instructors lead aerobics, cardio kickboxing, and yoga classes throughout the week.
The fitness center's amenities also include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna for visitors looking to unwind after a workout. In the salon area, staff members are on-hand to provide hair and nail treatments or help guests adopt a sun-kissed complexion in one of six available tanning beds. And, since working out can work up an appetite, an onsite restaurant indulges members with a healthful assortment of snacks and smoothies for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The certified trainers and staff at Saint Mary's Center for Health & Fitness believe that when clients have access to a wide variety of activities and amenities, they’ll be likelier to stick with their fitness goals. At this spacious center, members work up a sweat in the gym, which features free weights and a fleet of cardio and strength-training machines, but there’s far more here than at most public jungle gyms. Jog around the three-lane indoor track, or take a Pilates class in the private Reformer Pilates studio. There’s a separate spin studio, a giant group-fitness studio, and a large indoor pool, where members swim laps and gain lean muscle in Aqua Blast classes. Kids can come along, too, since there’s a complimentary, supervised children’s playroom, and when workouts are finished, clients can head over to the Internet lounge and café, where they can purchase snacks and beverages to refuel.
Each one of Anytime Fitness’s 1,660 coed fitness clubs grant members 24-hour secured access to weight and cardio equipment and sessions of group fitness. The locations in Reno showcase exercise machines from manufacturers such as Precor, with treadmills and ellipticals sporting monitors for watching TV. The fitness emporium's staff of certified trainers lead group fitness classes or personal-training sessions customized to each exerciser’s ability and the moisture capacities of sweatbands. The staff is always friendly, making Anytime an inviting place to train.
PPA Studios' Director of Education Joseph Giampapa, an accomplished playwright with more than 35 years of industry experience, develops students' acting skills for commercials, television, and film, emphasizing aptitudes necessary for audition success. In the four-hour introductory workshop, Giampapa schools pupils in the basics of blocking and explains critical differences between acting for camera and stage, such as projecting the voice and avoiding entanglement in curtains. Alongside line memorization and recitation, apprentices discover key acting techniques for nonverbal communication and channeling nervousness. After revealing more effective strategies for finding auditions than sending out homing pigeons clad with business cards, Giampapa describes what novices can expect from the audition process and details the qualities and abilities directors seek in actors.