Creative Concepts! helps aspiring artists delve deep into their souls to extract valuable nuggets of artistic talent. The Canvas and Cocktails art class—offered every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.—lets students emulate a featured piece of art (each day's painting can be seen here, guided by step-by-step instruction from insightful instructors. Canvases, paints, and brushes are all provided to help render aesthetic triumphs, be they dog portraits or abstract interpretations of census data. Of-age painting pupils are invited to bring the fermented juice of their favorite grain or fruit to sip on whilst composing their work.
As a member of the Ozarks Regional YMCA group, the YMCA of Springfield's locations have kept their doors open to peoples of all faiths, races, income levels, and abilities for more than 122 years. Today staffers continue to uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. Adults can take aquatic, boot-camp, and Zumba classes or workout within fitness centers filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Kids, meanwhile, can join in on youth basketball and soccer matches or stimulate their imagination, mental development, and growth in afterschool programs, a home-schooling program, and art classes. To help families grow and play together, the G. Pearson Ward branch offers family art nights and rock-climbing activities.
The instructors at CrossFit - Springfield know their workouts take a little getting used to. Students rarely walk in with perfect form on the clean and jerk or the endurance to repeatedly launch medicine balls into the air. With this in mind, instructors lead free introductory classes twice a week to familiarize new guests with CrossFit. During high-intensity workouts throughout the week, the gym fills with the snap of jump ropes, the clatter of free weights, and the idling of airliners waiting to be pulled somewhere. Classes blend plyometrics and exercises on parallel bars with Olympic lifts, including the power clean and the deadlift. Workouts are scaled to meet the fitness level of each participant and are led by a dynamic collection of instructors, including ER nurses, college-football stars, Marines, and competitive kickboxers.
The Git Fit Headquarters team makes it their mission to help everybody reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life, no matter how simple or difficult. They offer personal training, Git Fit Express, boot camps, and run special exercise programs that provide one-on-one feedback just for older adults. Adventure boot camps take women of all ages and skill levels on outdoor excursions complete with energetic activities to help participants lose weight. Git Fit Express provides people with a full workout in a short time-frame at an affordable price. For post-workout strains or soreness, onsite knowledgable physical therapists can provide targeted relief with recovery stretches.
Paul Mitchell The School Springfield is a Paul Mitchell cosmetology school showcased in a modern space: white walls, jet-black styling chairs, and stainless steel styling stations. The school welcomes students to learn the art of hairstyling and offers services for guests in the salon. There's a color bar and plenty of stylists cutting and styling hair, as well as providing texture and wash-house treatments.
Big Rock Climbing Gym's 6,000-square-foot facility welcomes beginners and expert climbers of all ages to scale its varied walls. The gym includes a large main wall with top-rope and lead climbing, a bouldering island, and two bouldering caves. The staff also hosts belaying-certification courses.