The sound of thumping bass greets guests at ZFit Studio, where instructors lead a slew of high-energy fitness classes. Sessions are overseen by a diverse staff of experienced instructors who boast backgrounds in dancing, yoga, and Zumba instruction. Outdoors or on their gleaming studio's hardwood floors, instructors lead a variety of heart-pumping classes, including Latin-dance-infused Zumba workouts and energizing yoga sessions. To keep their patrons engaged in exercising, they strive to develop workouts that are both fitness enhancing and exciting, much like doing arm curls while skydiving.
In 1976, Joan Barnes—a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children’s’ cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
Pinot's Palette is less an art studio than it is a way for people to enjoy a libation-filled night out with friends, one that happens to include a painting project. The painting sessions evoke adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not, encouraging conversation and good cheer while painting and sipping. Some locations feature a BYOB policy while others serve beer and wine from the bar. Each session features a predetermined painting?from flowers and animals to known classics such as Van Gogh's Starry Night?which each participant tackles from their own artistic angle under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our friendly and understanding instructors are professionals who will make you feel at home from the first moment you step in our door.
We remember how scary those first steps are and will make every lesson fun, exciting and full of growth!
Over 200 happy couples succeeded here in 2015!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
The most important thing to bring into your lessons is a smile!
Have fun and enjoy your time together as a couple!
Our wedding dance programs give you skill and confidence, but are a ton of fun and make great date nights!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To provide the metro St. Louis area with a fresh alternative for high quality and customized instruction in all forms of social dance.
Our vision is to make dancing fun for everyone, where everyone can succeed, regardless of their background!
What do you love most about your job?
We love working with couples - watching them take on a new and exciting challenge in their lives.
It's amazing watching people transform through the art of dance.
People gain confidence; couples grow closer; it's a beautiful thing!
Come enjoy yourself and dance the night away!