One of the great benefits of being a resident at Springs at South Broadway is that without a yard to mow, plants to water or a leaky faucet to fix, you can spend time to getting to know your community and carving out some time for “personal development.” It’s never too late to learn to cook, repair a car, practice calligraphy or kickbox. Thinking about doing something to expand your horizons?
Here’s a list of 5 places in Rochester, Minnesota where you can enhance your life by developing some new skills!
1. Breathe Yoga Studios
3003 43rd St NW, Suite 108
The classes at Breathe Yoga Studios are open to all students. You can sign up online for the classes you're interested in, and there’s quite a variety to choose from: Warm Mindful Flow, Detox Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yin Yang Yoga, just to name a few. Improve your fitness and make new friends by adding yoga classes to your daily routine.
2. Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
If you've always wanted to learn how to draw or paint, you might want to head over to Rochester Art Center. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday, and you can take classes that range from basic studio techniques to media arts. Stop by between 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings for Open Studio, where you can paint a model; all abilities are welcome.
3. Blue Moon Ballroom
Whether you've been dancing for years or you're a complete stranger to the dance floor, Blue Moon Ballroom has a class for you. They offer group lessons, private lessons, and even wedding dance lessons for those about to tie the knot. Check out the monthly schedules, and then sign up for a class: Jive, ChaCha, Argentine Tango, Night Club 2-Step, and more.
2030 Hwy 14 East
4. Archery Headquarters
3440 Northern Valley Place NE
Archery has gained in popularity over the past few years, and you, too, can learn to be an accomplished archer with a little training from Archery Headquarters. Courses provide you with the skills you need to be competitive in this exciting sport, and Archery Headquarters has an indoor range so you can practice safely, even when the weather doesn't cooperate.
5. Prairie Walls Climbing Gym
4420 19th St NW
Indoor rock climbing is a great way to get in shape, challenge yourself, and meet new people. At Prairie Walls Climbing Gym, you can take classes, get certified to belay, and experiment with the bouldering room, which includes freestanding boulders up to 16-feet tall. Once you're comfortable climbing, you can climb whenever you want with a membership or with day passes.
There’s plenty to do in Rochester, and even more opportunities to do something completely new. What new skill have you learned in the last year? Did you take classes in the area and, if so, where? Leave your comments below!