Warehouse Discount Center is primarily a purveyor of home appliances and plumbing wares, although it also hosts in-store cooking classes led by experienced chefs. Amidst an outside grilling theatre, using the finet equipment, Chef masters Craiger Van Zee and Chef JoAnn Hecht teach students the finer points of roasting, grilling, and preparing international dishes. Students are able to sample delicacies created and also take home a new set of culinary skills along with information packets.
Chef Craiger has been in the culinary business for more than four decades and heads up his own educational venture, To Grill or Not to Grill. He has taught more than 3,000 students how to sear and season on the barbeque and enjoys sharing his knowledge with groups of all sizes. Chef JoAnn comes from a teaching and catering background and tailors her classes to complement the seasons.
Coach Steve Melero has a r?sum? overflowing with physical feats: college football star, competitive powerlifter, and certified performance enhancement specialist. At his Team Breakthru studio, he employs this versatile set of well-honed skills to motivate athletes to perform at their peak ability and everyday people to shed fat, build muscle, and feel great about themselves. A regimen of core-training and cardio fitness classes keeps bodies lean and powerful, while kids' recreation classes and sports performance classes foster healthy activity and habits at a young age.
“A one-of-a-kind animal funhouse,” raves USA Today, and Great Britain’s Daily Mail calls The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa “the most luxurious pet hotel in the world.” With limousine transportation, gourmet meals, a full-service spa, and plenty of supervised playtime, the 32,000-square-foot resort for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic animals does not resemble a traditional kennel.
Designed in collaboration with pet-care consultants, psychologists, behaviorists, arborists, veterinarians, and old episodes of Lassie, the climate-controlled facility sports cheerful colors, plenty of skylights, and an advanced ventilation system. Tropical fish dart across tanks flanking multilevel cat condominiums where loving staff members lavish kitties with continuous attention. Dog owners can choose from a range of suites—many of which are equipped with flat-screen TVs and leather furniture—for their canine friends.
The Barkley’s cage-free doggie day camp gives pups plenty of supervised outdoor playtime. Humans can check in with their furry friends on a live, streaming webcam. The Barkley also offers professional grooming and obedience-training services, and Dr. Daniel Slaton and Dr. Steven Rosenstein at the adjacent, fully integrated Westlake Village Animal Hospital are on call 24 hours a day, seven day a week, in case of emergencies.
The Better Golf Academy emerged from a straightforward goal: golf instructor James Pugliese wanted to develop a curriculum that would simplify the golf swing. Though originally designed for children, Pugliese's six-step approach helps golfers of all ages on their path to a straighter and longer ball flight free of upside-down loop. Golfers who learn under his curriculum will zero in on the mechanics for a successful grip, setup, takeaway, backswing, downswing, and finish, shaping their swing in easy-to-understand increments. Pugliese's model has proven so effective that it now has grown into an international, spikey-soled footprint.