Cooking, along with driving British automobiles and carving Super Bowl MVPs out of bars of soap, is one of the most challenging skills to learn without hands-on instruction. Today’s Groupon offers you confidence in your culinary abilities with $40 for any class valued up to $65 with Well Done Cooking Classes. Learning how to assemble delicious dishes means you'll save the extra calories, high cost, and embarrassing moments involving tuna fish that are commonly associated with eating at restaurants. As the years go by, your hearty and nutritious dishes fuel your alien keepers’ victories against the galaxy-conquering Reptailians. However, your cries to be returned to your home planet fall on deaf ears. As victory draws closer, thanks to your cooking, you give an emotional speech that teaches the aliens the meaning of the human word family, which finally convinces the aliens to bring you back to Earth. Of course, you cook them one final meal before you go, ensuring your friends’ victory. The second-worst thing about learning how to cook is dealing with the cleanup.
The professional instructors at The Transformation Studio use world-inspired dance classes to teach prospective hip shakers the ways of self-swiveling. Belly dancing flexifies hips with slow serpentine moves and sensual swaying, strengthening the core as it improves pliability to a Gumby-esque degree. Bhangra—a traditional, energetic harvest dance from the Punjab region of northern India—combines Indian hip-hop moves with high-energy aerobics and elements of kickboxing to shimmy up your heart rate. Hoofers wishing to pay homage to New World danceforms can sample a more piquant workout in the hour-long Zumba class, a Columbian export that melds salsa, merengue, mambo, and other Latin American dance and musical styles into a calorie-slaying regimen that tones and strengthens legs and thighs to astonishing, Bond-villain proportions.
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Classes in Sugarland and Houston educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered classes for kindercooks and junior chefs, and combine nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach students how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior chefs are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques to expand the parameters of cooking creativity.
For more than 40 years, Gonzales School of Languages has unraveled an array of tongues with group and private language lessons for all ages, taught by native speakers. The staff of instructors gets novice linguists started on their paths to becoming master polyglots during interactive classes, sharing their own anecdotes and experiences while instilling knowledge of the target language's culture. Small-group classes allow for a variety of basic communications among students and their instructors, and the one-on-one nature of private courses provides a tailored experience for advanced students who are tired of practicing by shouting into caves.
Food—buying it, cooking it, relishing it—is central to The Life Long Weigh. Karen Hill, M.D., and her team of registered dieticians anchor their weight-loss and detoxification programs in diets of whole foods. During tours of grocery stores, they holler about the benefits of certain grains, vegetables, and other natural ingredients. Cooking classes teach students how to pack vegan meals with protein and prepare satisfying desserts without loads of sugar. Dr. Hill's weight-loss programs also include group meetings and behavioral therapy to motivate clients to follow through on their new diets.
Better Way Gourmet was born out of the frustration that can result from trying to cook at home while balancing a busy schedule. As a company, its singular goal is to streamline the process of nutritious and gourmet eating for its clients, taking care of the planning of meals so they don't have to. To that end, Better Way's meal plans may be accessed online with weekly menu plans, shopping lists, and brand recommendations. The site accommodates those with dietary restrictions with healthy homestyle and gluten-free meal plans.
Better Way also strives to foster a gourmet cooking community. The site hosts forums, regular articles, and members-only handshakes to keep people in the loop with recipes and other happenings within the online gourmet-cooking network.