The fun-loving teachers at Uptown Art: West Palm Beach believe they can teach anyone to paint work they'll be proud of. Child brush wielders get inspiration from helpful instructors who mentor them in their strokes, and adult classes find similar guidance from both the pro painters and their own BYOB beverages. The airy downtown studio attracts budding painters to its varied schedule of evening painting classes and daytime children's classes that span up to three festive hours of guided artmaking. Students return home with their masterpieces at their sides, each based on a class topic such as a homage to a beloved pet, a poignant still-life of potted flowers, or a self-portrait that looks suspiciously like Audrey Hepburn.
Being a successful natural bodybuilder was only the beginning of a fitness journey that led Cast Iron CrossFit owner Matt Franco toward a deeper, biological understanding of how exercise and dieting affect our bodies. Franco obtained a degree in biology from Binghamton University and went on to study Nuclear Medical Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, working in the healthcare industry for many years before discovering CrossFit. With its simple, ever-changing movements, CrossFit tied in perfectly to what he'd learned about having to constantly challenge and surprise the body in order to achieve results and his passion for helping others find the most effective way to get fit and healthy.
His newfound love for CrossFit inspired Matt to open his own studio which today operates out of an expansive 3,000-square-foot facility. At Cast Iron CrossFit, workouts strip away everything but the essentials. With the Cast Iron CrossFit Unloaded classes, students can get the benefits of CrossFit, but without the heavy lifting or tire throwing. Matt teaches movements designed using the principles of body mechanics. Just like the classes Matt took once upon a time, the workouts can be customized to challenge both beginners and seasoned athletes, and the exercises increase in difficulty and intensity over time. In a supportive class environment, students master Olympic lifts, body-weight exercises, and plyometrics as they build toned, lean, lithe bodies.
Following along with the USA Gymnastics program's skill progression, camps at Gym Like This are available for little benders as young as 18 months. The more advanced developmental gymnastics courses split kids up into three levels, based on their experience level, to learn skills such as training on vaults and beams, floor exercises, and handstands, which can be used in routines or to walk on white carpeting without taking off your shoes. The center's also available for birthday parties and hosts parents' night out each month, where kids can eat dinner and frolic under supervision.
Walking onto the convention floor at The Palm Beach Auction is like stepping into a time machine. Motor enthusiasts can marvel at hundreds of horseless carriages manufactured starting in the early 20th century through modern day. At any one event, collectors might showcase classic muscle cars such as the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, sports cars such as '80s-era Corvettes, or even the 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton—one of the earliest automobiles to ever roll off the line. The event auctions these vehicles off to the highest bidders, who then can finally get rid of their families' matching set of unicycles.
Coach Mo prides himself on his ability to adapt workouts to suit any age, background, or fitness level. To make good on his goal, he offers a variety of programs such as Athletic FitCamp for athletes aged 10–18, MaxFitOne small-group training, and one-on-one personal training.
Pilates Studio 1 presents a full curriculum of Pilates-based classes, including equipment classes and mat classes for beginner through advanced skill levels. To help its students further achieve their wellness goals, the facility also offers various therapeutic services, from craniosacral therapy to more common treatments, such as restorative massages.