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All Fired Up! creates a casual, crockery haven where budding artists of any age can fashion their own earthenware masterpieces. Amateur Picassos first select from an array of paintable options ranging from picture frames and dinnerware, to mugs, platters, and bisque sculptures of the real Picasso’s ear. Guests can then select from a plentiful palette of ceramic-safe colors to customize a design, or call upon artistic aid in the form of stamps, stencils, and computer printouts. Dress up a dining table by decorating a plain oval tray with brightly colored flowers, or gift your mailman with a “world’s best milkman” tile before apologizing for your mistake.
7001 Northstar Drive
Truckee,
CA
US
With its gleaming marble demonstration counter, wooden cabinets topped with carved grapevines, and overhead televisions, the teaching kitchen at Nothing To It! Culinary Center would look perfectly at home on a film set. Instead, it sets the stage for the school’s master chefs to share the secrets to baking a flaky, golden pie crust or simmering a fragrant Moroccan stew with more than 500 students each month. Under the helm of Culinary Director, Chef Lara Ritchie, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont, expert gourmands constantly add new hands-on and demonstration classes to their already encyclopedic schedule. Budding Boyardees hoping for a comprehensive approach can take the eight-level techniques series, which starts with knife skills and finishes with advanced techniques such as rendering an emulsified aioli or soft-boiling an egg with telekinesis. Pupils interested in more specific, contained lessons join hot-topic sessions, which delve into gluten-free cooking or sausage making, or international classes that explore Lebanese cuisine’s spices or Spain’s rustic charcoal-fired meats. Over the holidays, the 6,000-square-foot center fills with apprentices who learn to craft seasonal edibles such as truffles or gingerbread houses. Nothing To It! also feeds visitors feasts they don’t have to cook. Its Napa Valley–style Gourmet Deli layers sandwiches with lavish ingredients such as imported cambozola-cheese pesto and flavors salads with creamy curried-mango chutney.
225 Crummer Ln.
Reno,
NV
US
Each one of Anytime Fitness’s 1,660 coed fitness clubs grant members 24-hour secured access to weight and cardio equipment and sessions of group fitness. The locations in Reno showcase exercise machines from manufacturers such as Precor, with treadmills and ellipticals sporting monitors for watching TV. The fitness emporium's staff of certified trainers lead group fitness classes or personal-training sessions customized to each exerciser’s ability and the moisture capacities of sweatbands. The staff is always friendly, making Anytime an inviting place to train.
18603 Wedge Pkwy
Reno,
NV
US
The expert yoga instructors Studio Eight Yoga foster deep mind-body connections as they shepherd students through various yoga styles with verbal communication and hands-on guidance. Beginners and advanced practitioners alike can explore fundamental poses, yoga philosophy, and core alignment in traditional yoga styles, such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa while evicting calories from their subdermal hotel rooms in the power yoga class. Iyengar yoga allows students of all levels to practice poses tailored to their individual needs, making this class helpful for students recovering from injury or those with physical limitations. Alternatively, students can enter the studio’s space for some quiet time to engage in solo bending sessions, sip chai tea, relax in the comfortable sitting area, or study pose charts on the studio walls. Hardwood floors steady student posing, and the decorative drapes admit only the most tranquil of sunbeams to enter.
190 California Ave
Reno,
NV
US
European Fitness Center first opened it's doors in the 1960s, and at 7,500 square feet, was one of the first and most advanced fitness clubs of its kind in the area. Since then, it has grown to 25,000 square feet and continues to offer cutting-edge equipment and amenities to its members. That includes a cardio theater area with TV-equipped treadmills and ellipticals, as well as ample free weights and weight machines designed to tone and strengthen specific muscles, such as the biceps or eyelids. European Fitness Center even features a studio space with spring-loaded flooring, which helps minimize joint strain as instructors lead aerobics, cardio kickboxing, and yoga classes throughout the week. The fitness center's amenities also include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna for visitors looking to unwind after a workout. In the salon area, staff members are on-hand to provide hair and nail treatments or help guests adopt a sun-kissed complexion in one of six available tanning beds. And, since working out can work up an appetite, an onsite restaurant indulges members with a healthful assortment of snacks and smoothies for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
2999 S Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US
The certified trainers and staff at Saint Mary's Center for Health & Fitness believe that when clients have access to a wide variety of activities and amenities, they’ll be likelier to stick with their fitness goals. At this spacious center, members work up a sweat in the gym, which features free weights and a fleet of cardio and strength-training machines, but there’s far more here than at most public jungle gyms. Jog around the three-lane indoor track, or take a Pilates class in the private Reformer Pilates studio. There’s a separate spin studio, a giant group-fitness studio, and a large indoor pool, where members swim laps and gain lean muscle in Aqua Blast classes. Kids can come along, too, since there’s a complimentary, supervised children’s playroom, and when workouts are finished, clients can head over to the Internet lounge and café, where they can purchase snacks and beverages to refuel.
645 N Arlington Ave, Ste 100
Reno,
NV
US
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