When she picks up her brushes and a glass of wine, Tiffany Michelle Bora transforms into The Tipsy Artist. After discovering a love for art at the age of 4, she followed that passion through studio art studies at Texas Tech University and into a role as an art gallery director. Though she's experimented with metal sculpture, photography, and interior design, one of her most enduring media is paint. Today, she passes her knowledge and technique on to others through playful painting parties.
These events blend low-pressure instruction with a palette of bright colors and at least a few glasses of red and white. To guide students through her process, Tiffany relies on examples of her own upbeat works and an occasional guest lecture from Vincent Van Gogh. The result is an experience praised in local media such as Oklahoma Live, Oklahoma Gazette, and the City Sentinel for its ability to put painters of all experience levels at ease. The Tipsy Artist has drawn others into her artistic world with parties at several upscale wine bars and restaurants. Whether she's coordinating a public party or a private event, Tiffany sees what she does as blending culinary and visual art: she often arranges platters of food to help soak up all the wine.
Qualified in nearly every aspect of scuba, from open-water diving to nighttime excursions, the instructors at Frank’s Underwater Sports & Travel guide diving tyros through the basics of underwater respiration in a two-hour introductory course. After running through scuba basics and safety measures in a classroom setting, the groups of up to 10 students migrate to a pool for hands-on practice. Once submerged, tenderflippers experience the thrill of bubbles erupting from the respirator as they breathe underwater. Frank’s instructors include recipients of the Platinum Pro 5000 award, an honor only bestowed to divers who’ve completed either 5,000 total dives or 2,500 dives and a significant contribution to the scuba-diving world, such as hand-painting each individual coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
Transformation Fitness Center gears its programs and amenities toward families, balancing out its adult services with meaningful activities for children. As parents cartwheel into more than 50 group fitness classes, such as cardio kickboxing, spinning, Pilates, or yoga, youngsters burn off pintsize calories in a spacious and supervised play area with a separate zone for infants. Families can also step together during Tippi Toes Mommy and Me dance classes, a safer shared workout than joining a parent vs. toddler dodgeball league.
The center's advanced equipment reflects its devotion to a diverse client base. Two NBA-style basketball courts, a fully stocked Pilates studio, an indoor pool, and a Cardio Theatre accommodate guests of all fitness backgrounds. Whether they walk the track or sit back in the wellness spa, every visitor contributes to the charitable healthcare services of the gym's nonprofit head, Ministries of Jesus.
Since the early '70s, Jeannie Colbert has aspired to spark joy in others with her clay handiwork. At ClaydoodleZ Pottery Art Studio, she molds plates, flowers, and other pieces for visitors to decorate during artistic visits, and her studio pizza parties encourage fun and creativity without the slippery dangers of paint-your-own Twister mats. A collection of retail crafts occupies the adjacent Southern CharmZ Market, where guests can pick out trinkets such as photo frames, statues, and tea sets.
Wet Brush Studio's professional artist Karin Dodd teaches painting techniques to participants of all experience levels during private and public art classes. During a low-key session, Dodd shows each budding brush artist how to replicate a particular work of art, using acrylic paints to bring individual interpretations to life on a 16"x20" canvas.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.