Practicality is the name of the game at ATA Martial Arts. For kids and teens, they have bully prevention, child safety, and leadership classes, as well as karate lessons. For adults, they teach self-defense through tae kwon do while fostering fitness, positive attitudes, and confidence.
Sun Resorts Tanning Salon gilds limbs with a fleet of UV tanning beds and private VersaSpa and Mystic tanning booths. To deliver even and radiant hues, the salon ensures that its beds’ lights are more closely clustered than a bunch of grapes driving a clown car and that the beds’ canopies aren’t overly arched. Patented spray-tan formulas imbue limbs with radiance without UV rays, and the salon’s Australian Gold tanning products help patrons become a beautiful shade of copper much like a crystal vase full of pennies.
After scouring Topeka in search of affordable eye care for his six children, Dr. Richard Presley decided to take matters into his own hands. He had already spent years in practice when he founded Success Vision in 1999, and he drew on this experience to pair accurate prescription lenses with stylish frames. Rather than restrict himself to the latest whims of designers, Dr. Presley reduces costs for his customers by offering his own brand of frames. At Success Vision’s speedy on-site laboratory, technicians fit these frames with prescription lenses and x-ray capabilities within an hour.
Certified yoga teacher Cat McMahon harnesses her 17 years of yoga experience to lead students of all fitness levels through challenging routines of Iyengar yoga. Various classes tone the muscles and improve the motion range of bending bodies with an emphasis on breathing techniques and dynamic seated and standing postures. Restorative yoga employs a variety of props to help students recover from the stress of busy work schedules and weekend dragon slaying, and slower-paced Yoga for the Young at Heart sessions offer older students a less intensive option for greater comfort. Sessions last roughly 90 minutes and are offered throughout the week. The two-hour private session gifts students one-on-one time with an instructor, or two-on-one time should they decide to bring a friend or mannequin for a joint session.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.