Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your fitness assessment and personal training session (a $50 value) will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body.
The NHRA brings top pedal grinders together to compete, as Auto Club Raceway at Pomona kicks off the new season with the high-octane 52nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals. Racing fans from across the country descend on Southern California to absorb one of the sport's grandest traditions, an event where fresh rides are revealed, new sponsorships are celebrated, and rookie drivers try to make a name for themselves by driving at least one lap backwards. Throughout the day, qualifying rounds in categories such as Top Fuel and Pro Stock showcase teams as they begin their pursuit for a coveted spot in the Countdown to the Championship. Attendees can rev their cheering-fueled engines by donning an NHRA T-shirt or browsing a fan guide, which provides recipes for each car’s favorite motor-oil smoothie.
In business for nearly 25 years, the National Institute for Fitness and Sport’s 65,000-square-foot fitness center boasts an array of classes and training sessions, as well as a host of strength-training and cardio equipment. But these represent just one branch of the nonprofit organization. NIFS also manages fitness centers for companies and retirement communities all over the country, creates an online curriculum for Health YOUniversity, and collaborates with the Indiana University School of Medicine on research projects.
Blowdry Lounge's stylists twirl and tousle strands into one of five styles to the swinging tunes of the Rat Pack and Dean Martin. Before any treatment begins, stylists discuss blowout styles with clients in a relaxed BYOB atmosphere. From mother-daughter days to bachelorette parties, the variety of available styles gives options to any client. Together, stylists and clients can decide on the Aloha!, a blowout that creates beachy waves, or the Dallas, a voluminous look that doubles as a cushiony landing zone for Lilliputian skydivers. Blowdry Lounge uses products from Kerastase and Oribe to create fashionable hairstyles.
Trade in that dated Boston-mall Santa for a timeless tango with today's Groupon. For $10, you'll get three hour-long group dance classes at Riolo Dance (a $30 value). Riolo Dance offers a variety of ballroom, Latin, and other dances, including salsa, swing, mambo, cha cha, foxtrot, waltz, Argentine tango, and hula; check out Riolo's calendar for class times.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Crafted by a cognitive scientist and a design team from the University of Washington according to state academic standards, the A4L program includes five units that merge traditional literacy-education techniques with activities such as theater exercises to accommodate different learning styles. The program anchors lessons in familiar stories such as The Three Little Pigs, with the goal of raising student achievement in both reading and writing. After participating in the A4L lessons, students have shown increased enjoyment in reading, as well as improvement in reading ability, which teachers report appeals to students of various reading levels and backgrounds. Each student will receive a copy of the book from their particular A4L program and an accompanying workbook.
Located in Mass Ave's art district, Mimosa and a Masterpiece gives everyone a chance to become an artist, if only for a few hours. Fueled by mimosas or wine, painters take up brushes under the instruction of local artists to turn their canvases from coarsely woven cotton stretched across a wooden frame to coarsely woven cotton stretched across a wooden frame and adorned with everything from the Eiffel Tower and Sushi Bar to personal takes on Monet's and O'Keeffe's masterpieces. Customers can schedule girls' night out, holiday, and team-building parties, and though most classes are geared toward ages 15 and older, Mimosa and a Masterpiece can arrange kids' parties as well, serving mock-tails.