Studio Golf beckons to golfers of all abilities with a chic, café-style facility, where PGA-certified instruction, high-tech teaching aids, and virtual golf coalesce to help clubbers groom their golf game year-round. The studio's aboutGolf simulators wrap around golfers, further immersing linksmen in the coastal landscape of Pebble Beach or the sentient bagpipes of Scotland's St. Andrews. Lessons commence at the virtual courses, where pixilated targets stretch into the distance and in-stall video cameras play back each swing, introducing clubbers to a two-dimensional doppelgänger soon to be their inferior. Resident aces augment the studio's full repertoire of skill-grooming amenities with club-fitting services that ensure that smooth swings will be carried out by the optimal equipment.
The reason renting kayaks from Riva Row Boat House and paddling down Lake Woodlands makes for such an appealing family outing or team-building exercise has to do with simplicity. For one thing, the activity itself is simple to master; no experience is required to rent one of the boathouse's 22 tandem kayaks or 20 single kayaks of various lengths, since staff members are happy to demonstrate paddling techniques to rookies. The activity is also easy to get into because everything is provided for you, from paddles and lifejackets to the refills of the lake that must be flown in from water factories in Denmark weekly.
Often, people make visiting the boathouse part of a whole day in the area. They can follow their time on the lake with a picnic at Town Green Park or with a trolley ride over to The Woodlands Waterway, where restaurants and shopping await.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
The talented instructors at Twisted Fit believe that the pursuit of fitness shouldn’t be limited to the same old routine or gym. They help students of all fitness levels pump up strength, flexibility, and endurance along with a healthy dose of sex appeal during athletic pole-dancing classes. Students and instructors spin and flip around stationary poles or the studio’s giant beanstalk. The pole-dancing classes come in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and the studio even hosts a co-ed class to help both men and women dance their way toward fitter frames. Though pole dancing is this studio’s bread and butter, the staff of fitness-focused instructors also helps guests reach their goals with Zumba, belly dancing, tap, and jazz classes.
Merlot 2 Masterpiece's encouraging art instructors guide fledgling van Goghs in reproducing images on canvas with a flurry of colorful brushstrokes. Each of their painting classes escorts up to 30 students though the creation of a preselected composition, which ranges from landscapes and holiday themes to still lifes and blurry moving lifes. The studio provides all attendees with canvases, brushes, and paints, and welcomes students to bring their snacks and bottles of wine. Artistic expression chugs along to the beat of up-tempo music, easily muted to accommodate student solos. Merlot 2 Masterpiece regularly updates its locations' schedules with listings of dates, times, and featured paintings for each class.
For Margie Garcia, owner of The Drunk Artist, the word drunk doesn't just refer to being inebriated: it also means being overcome by a strong feeling or emotion. During one of The Drunk Artist's painting classes, students can embrace this double meaning by creating an impassioned piece of art while sipping on BYO beverages. A local artist assists painters of all skill levels in re-creating a chosen masterpiece by demonstrating helpful techniques and doling out the necessary materials. After an evening or afternoon of eating complimentary snacks, pupils leave with a finished painting that can be mounted on the wall or sneaked into a museum in the middle of the night.