Just because Sherry Burnett is a classically-trained artists doesn't mean her artistic process is by-the-book. To the contrary, she approaches art with a fun, playful philosophy—the same outlook applies to the atmosphere at Paint pARTy.
It's where they turn novices into artists for a night at studio parties. These one-off events include all the necessary materials and instruction for green guests to paint various images, from Adirondack chairs on the water to Christmas ornaments on the tree. Adult partygoers can sip on BYOB drinks during events. Sessions accommodate all skill levels for various occasions, including birthday parties, girls night out, couple's date night, church group gatherings, corporate team building, and band or bachelorette parties. Kids and adults can also delve a bit deeper into pastels, acrylics, watercolor, and oil paints during four-week art classes.
The trainers at Art of Strength eschew newfangled machines. Instead, they employ only fitness tools that have stood the test of time: weight balls, ropes, logs, sandbags, and boxes. Undulation training with heavy ropes challenges strength and endurance, and kettlebells work the body as a whole and torch calories. Instructors also employ vintage progression weight-training exercises, which leave patrons as strong as ancient warriors or the guys who had to push ancient warriors’ strollers.
If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.