Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.
Blue Frog Arts is an all inclusive paint your own pottery and glass studio. No extra studio time fees. No paint or firing fees. Just come on in pick out a bank, plate, mug or figurine and start painting. Lots of help for the newbees and lots of fun and relaxation by yourself or with the family.
At Airwolf Aviation, founder Michele Rash and her team of instructors keep one thought in mind when training students to become certified pilots: "Would I sit in the back seat while he or she flew me around?" This question guides them while they tailor training for each student and has resulted in a pass/fail rate of 97% over the past three years.
With three flight schools, a fleet of Cessna airplanes, and a multi-engine Piper Aztec E, the instructors lead courses that qualify students for private, instrument, commercial, and multi-engine pilot licenses. They also help professional pilots earn flight-instructor certifications. When they’re not teaching lessons, Airwolf's team introduces clients to aviation through discovery flights and city tours that fly to the governor's floating mansion.
Palmetto Strategic Defense's instructors recreate real-world scenarios within the airsoft arena at BattleCat Sports. For live-fire training, however, they head to the Foothills Firearms Training Center. The outdoor range here allows for flexibility, as students can shoot from various positions or while moving between targets.
With their r?sum?s combined, instructors Jason Perkins and Todd Caron can claim more than two decades of law-enforcement experience?and that includes working on SWAT teams and as part of forensic investigations. They call upon their backgrounds and NRA certifications to train people in the use of handguns, with classes from beginner to advanced levels.
CPR Cell Phone Repair?s team of certified technicians operates an emergency room for electronics?repairing or replacing broken phone components for walk-in customers. The in-house teams at more than 200 locations worldwide draw on a vast inventory of parts to quickly fix broken screens, batteries, or home and power buttons while customers wait. They can also repair water damage and recycle un-fixable phones.
There's a large Superman logo at one end of the weight room, and the Man of Steel's signature red, yellow, and blue colors wrap their way around the walls. The setting helps motivate Chiseled Fitness's trainers and clients, who work toward new physiques during one-on-one training sessions at the gym. Chiseled Fitness also hosts outdoor boot camps on days when the sun feels like showing up for work.