Factor X Fitness's twin 24-hour training facilities each feature more than 11,000 square feet of cardio and strength-training equipment, including free weights and fleets of treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes. The 24-hour access extends to tanning services, which offer a choice between UV-free spray tanning or booths with built-in stereo systems that allow guests to listen to their own music or a recording of bacon sizzling while tanning. Their pro shop helps fuel workouts with plenty of gear including T-shirts, supplements, and energy drinks.
Owned and operated by the Capital Region YMCA for more than 33 years, Camp Indian Springs boasts one of the Tallahassee area’s most venerable summer sleep-away spots. Spread across 77 peaceful acres shrouded by maple, oak, cypress, and pine trees, the campus lets kids truly be kids, as opposed to air-traffic controllers. Campers stay in cabins with 8–12 peers of their same age and gender plus two staff members, promising safety and individual attention with a 1 to 7 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Indian Springs draws its name from the crystal-clear spring at its heart, and gives kids a venue for swimming and water sports, as well as arts and crafts, archery, and other field sports. Nature-survival instruction teaches outdoor-oriented campers how to fend for themselves, ensuring that the next generation will not forget how life was lived before status updates. Surrounded by living, breathing humans and thrown into situations that don’t contain holograms, they'll re-learn to express themselves without angry emoticons.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
The crew of professional instructors at Music Lessons Express is comprised of professional musicians and teachers, many of which have achieved or are pursuing degrees in music, and many of which perform professionally in Tallahassee and internationally. They focus on a variety of instruments, including the guitar, piano, violin, voice, and harmonica. Music Lessons Express holds regular workshops for subjects such as songwriting, and they also provide students with ample opportunities to perform via recitals and gigs throughout the community.
Locally owned and operated for more than 30 years, Brush & Palette Studio plucks recognized artists from the community to teach selected courses in a variety of art forms. Dedicated instructors encourage students to pursue an interest in anything from fine art to clever cartooning, helping them hone in their technical skills while fostering their creative spirit. Adult classes are often limited to 12 students or fewer and include options such as oil painting and watercolor. For aspiring Van Goghs age 5 and older, Brush & Palette offers drawing, painting, mixed media, and cartooning classes, in which students will get individual instruction that can lay the foundation for a lifetime of artwork. This deal is not valid for the preschool class. Class availability may be limited, so call early to get the best selection. Many classes require students to bring their own materials. Supplies can cost anywhere from around $30 to more than $100.
Arts Afterschool’s passionate staff enriches children’s learning, self-confidence, and discipline through engaging arts courses and supervised play. Upon arrival, students munch a healthy whole-food snack, sip filtered water, and pop unlimited rolls of provided bubble wrap to unwind from the stress of a long school day. After students complete the day's homework with assistance from staff, 50-minute enrichment activities stimulate the imaginations of young artistes. Beginning and intermediate dance sessions congregate participants onto a studio floor sprung to enhance performance, reduce injury potential, and safely launch pupils during interpretative dances of flying squirrels. Taught in partnership with Logan's Martial Arts Academy, martial-arts studies, also offered at beginning and intermediate levels, build core strength and mental alertness. Budding Picassos share original artworks in painting classes, and music appreciation and singing classes melodiously exercise abstract reasoning capabilities. Once classes wrap, students read or play games as late as 7 p.m. until parents escort them back to the family hovercraft.