"Lively characterizations and an irrepressible sense of fun”—that's how Cleveland Scene once summed up the strengths of Ohio Shakespeare Festival. It's a fitting approach to the works of the ever-sly Bard, especially given the fest's convivial outdoor setting. Dusk finds spectators on the edges of their picnic blankets as immortal plots twist and turn before their eyes and sandwiches.
At RPFitness, a crack team of fitness instructors draw from a wealth of experiences?from serving in the US Army, to teaching yoga across South America and Europe?when helping their clients build strong, healthy bodies. Students sweat off pounds and strengthen muscles in a wide range of workout options, from private personal training, to weight-loss coaching, to high-intensity boot camp and graceful barre classes.
Weathervane Playhouse is Akron's community theater!
Now in its 76th season, Weathervane continues to hold fast to its mission statement: To be a volunteer-based, professionally directed theater that serves the community by engaging, educating, entertaining and enriching the quality of life for Northeast Ohioans.
By borrowing the most effective parts of Pilates, ballet exercises, and interval training, Tru Barre Studio is able to offer a workout system designed to help students of all fitness levels achieve slender, toned physiques. Instructors lead classes specially tailored for both beginners or experienced practitioners using this all-encompassing regimen. The introductory-level lessons proceed at a slower pace and emphasize the fundamentals, allowing students to experience how isometric movements performed with the support of a ballet barre can strengthen muscles throughout the body, improve flexibility, and bolster stamina, all while placing very little strain on the joints. At the more advanced classes, the instructors lead groups through high-intensity bursts of muscle-sculpting exercises immediately followed by deep, sustained recovery stretches and tension-alleviating knock knock jokes.
Ohio Cycleworks & Indoor Cycling brings cycling sessions indoors while maintaining the comforts of riding your own bike. Up to six riders hook their road bikes into a CompuTrainer device, which carefully calibrates speed and power and displays their real-time stats through digital screens overhead. Experienced cyclists train alongside newbies, pounding out miles without the hassles of inclement weather and aggressive vehicles while forging camaraderie and pushing their workouts to the limits in a safe, supervised setting. The trainers also offer private coaching to help riders improve their performances. During these sessions, they still draw upon technology and can determine where you are producing power in each pedal stroke and the number of baseball cards needed to make your back wheel sound like a Harley.
For more than 75 years, the Lacomini family has graced the local culinary landscape with a rich menu of traditional Italian recipes and an extensive selection of ambrosial wines and martinis. Defy conventional pasta physics with an appetizing antipasto such as crab-stuffed mushrooms ($6.95) or zucchini fretto sprinkled with parmesan cheese ($6.95) before pondering the complex tuscan béchamel strata of a baked rustic lasagna ($14.95). Delectable dishes such as the cashew-crusted trout ($22.95) or sautéed veal scaloppini ($21.95) complement a tabletop like a kiss seals a memo or a rose kisses Seal.