Though the certified instructors at Zen in the District – Yoga each lay claim to different style specialties—Hatha, Vinyasa, Sanga, and Amrite among them—they share the aim of heightened self-awareness. Their classes cater to all fitness levels, focusing on introspection more than flawless posing technique or perfect nostril positioning during breath work. Whether they are inside the studio or on the courthouse lawn across the street, the teachers strive to downplay stress with caring vibes. They also apply their compassion to community projects, demonstrating yoga for interested Girl Scout troops and regularly donating to the Seagate Food Bank.
A cardio workout at Fitness 19 doesn’t just mean elevating your heart rate—it means choosing among state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio machines, which range from treadmills and ellipticals to stair climbers and freight elevators. Free weights, such as plate-loaded Hammer Smith equipment, enhance the traditional strength workouts, and the squat machine and other weight apparatuses allow for more structured lifts. A team of personal trainers helps clients incorporate these fitness tools into personalized regimens, and workout classes such as the Silver Sneakers sessions for seniors.
Integration Yoga Studio offers a packed calendar of holistic fitness options taught by experienced instructors. Yoga classes bring an ancient practice to contemporary efficacy with poses and flows that build flexibility and strength, a sense of well-being, and the ability to forgive picnic-pillaging ant colonies. A variety of class levels is available, from gentle yoga to hatha yoga
Hosted by local artists, classes at Wine & Canvas Toledo are hosted at various restaurants and bars, and are designed to guide students through featured paintings from the monthly calendar. Following the step-by-step instructions of the teacher, pupils re-create the works of Impressionist masters, abstract scenes, and images inspired by nature. At the end of class, students can take their completed masterpieces home to display proudly on the wall or awkwardly on the fridge with industrial-strength magnets.
The hairdressers at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy may be students, but they undergo plenty of training before they hit the salon floor. In fact, by day two of their cosmetology schooling, they perform their first haircut—on a mannequin, of course. In the salon, they work under the watchful eye of experienced, licensed instructors and put their acquired skills to use. Their services include hairstyling—haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, highlights, all-over color, updos—as well as waxing, manicures, and pedicures.
Uncork The Artist puts its mission right in its name, scheduling classes that help coax the creative energies out of every person who walks through the door. Provided snacks and sips of BYOB wine stimulate inner inspiration as patrons reproduce masterpieces with the studio's paints and brushes and guidance from local artists. Studio sessions can be modified to suit bachelorette parties, sorority functions, and date nights, or rendered alcohol-free to teach kids the joys of painting with something other than food.