After honing her craft in kitchens across Southern Louisiana, Ohio, and the Smokies, chef Rachael Krysiak planted roots in Reno, where she now pampers local palates with a combination of culinary services. As a certified personal chef, she develops custom menus tailored to clients' specific dietary needs, filling their homes with the tempting aromas of her cooking. Mindful of her clients' health, she fills each meal with local, sustainable, and organic meats and produce. She helps fit fresher, more nutritious fare into the lives of busy families, homebound seniors, or those who harbor traumatizing memories of being heckled by frying pans. Rachael and her qualified colleagues also cater small to midsize events and share their culinary knowledge in classes for children and adults.
Dancers aged 3 to adult show off tricky toes in jazz sessions, get limber during tumbling, or grow ever more graceful with lyrical dance. An onsite supply store appends each location, ready to outfit students with dance duds or a spare sense of rhythm. Danceworks' professional dancers and trained instructors specialize in teen/adult ballet, as well as jazz and lyrical.
Located at Sparks Marina, Marina Boat and Bike Rental equips the lake's visitors with the transportation and safety equipment needed for a day on the water. The eclectic selection of rentals ranges from bikes to canoes. Electric boats hold two to four passengers and break the manatee world record by traveling at speeds of 4 mph on a calm day. Lake events keep summers filled with charity fundraisers and beach-sports festivals.
Quiet ripples set a deceivingly placid stage for Lisa Gonzalez's PaddleFit classes. Lisa G. sculpts the core, back, and arms with low-impact exercises that blend both yoga and cardio. She incorporates basic paddling into the sessions, which keep the mind engaged along with the body. Lisa also leads private standup-paddleboarding lessons, sunset paddleboarding tours, and—back on dry land—circuit-training workouts.
Kadam Glass takes novice art students and helps them become veteran glasswork artists. The studio's team of resident and visiting artists leads classes on fused glass, stained glass, and enameling and teaches crafters of all skill levels how to weave wires or create beach landscapes out of mosaic pieces. Regardless of what area of glasswork guests are interested in, Kadam Glass is equipped with the tools and space to help them.
For more than 40 years, dedicated, experienced coaches and trainers at Flips USA Gymnastics have helped young gymnasts perfect athletic feats and earn scholarships to top schools such as Michigan, Iowa, Penn State, and Berkeley. Within the spacious 18,000-square-foot gym, students launch themselves into the air on an in-ground trampoline floor, practice tumbling on a full-foam pit, or learn medal-worthy routines on one of seven high beams.