If the instructors at The Kitchen were melded into one Voltron-esque chef, that chef would stand out as a culinary impresario, wielding skills in organic and vegetarian cooking, as well as pastry-making, and international cuisine. And it’s a good thing that the teaching staff is so multifaceted. They lead classes that not only focus on regional cuisines, but also cooking for events such as making side dishes for football-viewing gatherings or desserts to warm up cold nights.
Renaissance Academie Hair Design and Esthetics benefits both its students and its surrounding community. Those who enroll to study cosmetology or aesthetics get hands-on training in the school's salon or spa. And, once students have acquired the skills, locals serve as their clients. Instructors provide expert supervision as students perform haircuts, facials, nailcare, and waxing.
Walking into Creativity Art Studio is like walking into a sunset. Eyes fill with the golden and maroon hues of the walls, which foster tranquility in the mind so that students can explore their thoughts and express their dreams. Amid the colors, shelves of ceramics and painting supplies equip artists-in-training before they sit and let their imaginations travel across their chosen canvas with the guidance of a creative and adept staff.
Experienced creators can spread their wings solo, while those dipping their toes into artistic waters for the first time can use a stock of stencils. After each masterpiece has been touched up with its final details, staff experts guide patrons through the finishing process, whether that be waiting for the paint to dry or determining the best way to sneak sculptures into a museum display. Ceramic pieces stay behind for a glaze and stint in the studio's kiln, to ensure a lustrous piece that can be picked up roughly a week later.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.