Roundup: Summer classes to try

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

We’ve rounded up three Style section-worthy classes happening around the city this summer at three different price points — free, awesomely inexpensive and splurge-worthy. Happy learning.

Price point: Free

Category: Fitness

What: Free hour-long yoga, Zumba and kickboxing lessons

Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown

When: Kickboxing starts at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 26. Yoga begins at 9 a.m. and Zumba at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Sept. 29

Essential info: Participants need to register online. Go to and click on the “Event Calendar” tab to find the sign-up page.

Price point: Inexpensive

Category: Home improvement

What: $5 to $10 workshops on DIY maintenance of old houses

Where: Varies

When: Varies

Essential info: The Columbus Landmarks Foundation offers these classes on topics such as wood repair, masonry techniques, and investigating and troubleshooting through its Old Houses DIY Workshop series. Check the foundation’s website,, for monthly class updates.

Price point: Splurge

Category: Wellness

What: $90 for three stress management and anger resolution sessions

Where: SCGwholistics at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, 815 N. High St., Short North

When: 6-7:30 p.m. June 14, 21 and 28.

Essential info: Led by John Joseph McCutcheon, a life coach who has been practicing for 29 years, these small workshops are designed to teach participants to rediscover the role of choice in facing stress, tension, anger and other life ills. To sign up, call 614-291-5890.

Photo by Alysia Burton