Imagine you're a toddler or a young kid. Now imagine you're allowed to get paint anywhere you want?on yourself, on your clothes, and even on the floor. It sounds too good to be true, but that vibrant dash of freedom is part of the everyday at Art for the Heart. Here,
organic finger paints, an onsite cleaning station, and a staff of fun-loving supervisors encourage
even the messiest dreams. Self-guided projects are the focus here, with children mining an array of supplies?like glitter, paint, and towel tubes?to make their own ideas shine. There are art and sewing classes, too, which
focus on specific projects.
Run by a set of parents?one of whom is also an elementary school teacher?the studio is as much for caregivers as it is for kids. That's why Moms and Dads are also encouraged to play and paint at the open play sessions, Little Piggies appointments, and birthday parties. Grownups can also enjoy free amenities such as wi-fi, coffee, tea, popcorn, and lumbar-friendly seating.
Following a curriculum designed by Dr. Lin Day, a British child-development expert, the classes at Baby Sensory help to forge the bond between parents and their infants by engaging all the baby’s developing senses. Sessions begin with a song accompanied with sign language before diving into one of 40 unique lesson plans, which incorporate everything from exercise and stretches to music, puppet shows, and tactile games with scarves and feathers. Parents and children then split off into an exploratory play area—suited for both noncrawlers and babies strapped into tiny roller skates—to engage in play together and meet other families in a comfortable and safe environment. Lessons conclude with more structured sensory activities based on the latest research and developmental theories.
Reynard Carrie Jr. knows the importance of staying in shape, thanks to his professional career playing arena football. Now a certified trainer, he helps others drop pounds and get in shape through private and small-group training sessions at Rey'smart Fitness. He understands that clients will get more out of their workouts if they commit to an all-around healthier way of life, so he offers nutritional advice and shares his favorite recipes. In addition, personal consultations help clients on their path toward better health.
In 2011, Aarun?Carter won the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, Idaho, and in 2012, her band, the Concrete Cowboys, was recognized as Oregon's best country band. At Red Barn Studios, she shares her gift for music with students by teaching violin, fiddle, guitar, and voice lessons. Students also can opt for online classes held over Skype, during which Carter chats live feedback.
Equipment: Crossfit uses minimal equipment compared to a traditional big box gym. The equipment we use comes from many different styles of exercise. We will be using use weight bars, weights, kettlebells, boxes, and other top of the line functional equipment. We will show you how to use it all so there is no need to be intimidated by any new equipment.
Athletes should bring: A water bottle, fitness attire (comfortable and flexible), a towel (if needed).
Appointment required: For initial classes only (first 3 fundamental classes)
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 min
Number of staff: 1-2 during class, 5 total different coaches
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor of our gym
Parking: parking lot in front.
Pro tip: Let your coaches know of any injuries and concerns before you get started. Also let them know how you are feeling afterwards.
Q&A With Crossfit Epiphany
How do you keep clients motivated to reach fitness goals:
In order to keep our athletes motivated we rely on 3 things.
Results, the community, and our atmosphere. We program our workouts to help you reach your fitness goals quickly and have a good time in the process. When you start to see those changes you?ve been wanting you will keep you coming back for more. Our community in the gym also helps motivate our athletes during each workout. As you get to know people that are on the same journey as you, you begin to want to work alongside them as you sweat together. Hard work is easier when done with friends. And finally we created the proper environment for workouts.
We have everything you need including nutrition support and workout tracking.
Crossfit is simple, why not do it on my own?
Well aside from being able to come in to our facility, look at the pre-programmed workout, get all the equipment you need, and do it alongside others that do it, we also provide personal instruction. One of the great things about Crossfit is that many of the movements can be done almost anywhere. It?s ?functional? fitness! But getting the proper training to do those movements is important. Here at CFE we really focus on correct technique in order to provide a safe and effective workout system.
Proper instruction on each movement and proper loading on a beginner, especially the weighted movements, can help prevent injury and when movements are done properly they can provide better results.
Out philosophy is technique first, speed second.
What can a member expect the first time?
When you come in to CFE for the first time there is no need to be nervous.
We provide you with all the information you will need to get started.
There will be plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. We walk you through the entire process of what to expect on a day to day basis as a Crossfit athlete.
We will go over what Crossfit is, how classes work, and how to integrate into the gym.
We will go over a warm up and then break down our basic fundamental movements done in the gym.
We also put you through a short evaluation workout using those movements in order to gauge your fitness level. This allows us to integrate you into the programming properly. Then we go over a short stretching session and send you on your way.
Smoke and fierce heat rise from a battalion of Weber gas grills and Big Green Egg smokers as barbecue docents line up in front of them, ready to wrangle rafts of raw meat into expertly grilled, smoked, and sauced feasts. In classes that range from three to seven hours, Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School's instructors impart their knowledge of sauces and marinades. They also teach students how to brine, smoke, and grill ingredients such as ribs, turkeys, chickens, peppers, pork, and veggies, all of which are provided. The three dudes in charge have been leading classes since 1998. Head honcho Stu McMullen draws upon myriad cooking classes and international travels to develop exciting recipes, while "sauce king" Eric Viken introduces sauces that can enchant palates and save accidentally overcooked meats. The barbecue experts hold classes onsite or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.