In the words of the late Dr. Daniel Messinger, whose daughter and granddaughter now helm Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, “We’ve been doing this for 100 years—we must be doing something right.” Overseen by the fourth and fifth generation of family that founded the company in 1888, the sense of history carries over into its opticians’ daily practice—they’ve been seeing many of their clients for decades, and bestow fast emergency services upon them whenever a client damages a lens or tries to stretch their frames to fit a family portrait inside. The personalized attention heaped upon each customer shines through in the services provided, which include technicians that grind and surface all lenses on-site in the flagship location’s lab, often fitting them into frames for next-day pick-up.
With 15,000 square feet of floor space between its two locations, Human Zoom houses a vast selection of bikes from Trek, Cannondale, and Santa Cruz, as well as snowboards from Gnu, Roxy, and Arbor. They also stock a variety of accessories and parts such as gloves, shoes, pedals, and wheels. In the repair shop, mechanics fix broken bike spokes, adjust derailleurs, and install new handlebars so riders will have a place to put their hands while biking. The staff also performs 90-minute bike-fitting sessions, during which they interview clients and perform adjustments to optimize their ride’s performance.
Bryn Mawr Dermatology is crowded with skincare expertise. The staff juggle medical and cosmetic dermatology services, from mole screenings to Botox injections. They also employ noninvasive laser treatments for removing hair, tattoos, and signs of aging, such as an old, disintegrating t-shirt.
Main Line Center for Laser Surgery’s Dermatology Times–endorsed, board-certified and Ivy-league-educated Dr. Eric Bernstein and Dr. Jason D. Bloom wither wrinkles, downgrade deep lines, and silence pattering crow's-feet with personalized injectable treatments. Nestled into a state-of-the-art medical office amidst a bustling outdoor shopping plaza, doctors scrutinize facial furrows during an initial consultation, letting customers ask questions or try out the treatment on computer models of pet pugs. Based on the consultation, doctors recommend the most effective treatment for each patient. Juvéderm treatments soothe away wrinkles and smile lines with injections of smooth-consistency hyaluronic-acid gel. To smooth deeper wrinkles with longer-lasting results, doctors attack furrows with the Restylane treatment, which contains a stronger dose of hyaluronic acid. For an even stronger treatment, Perlane’s larger gel particles diminish deep furrowed lines. The Radiesse treatment inspires skin to produce new collagen, firming faces, improving skin’s elasticity, and adding authenticity to Stretch Armstrong Halloween costumes. Groupon holders can also use today's deal toward 30 units of skin-smoothing Botox or 90 units of Dysport. Two weeks after your treatment, come in for a free touch-up. Each option can be used on multiple areas during your visit. Botox and Dysport results typically last three to four months; Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse results generally last six months to one year.
The 2000 World Census determined that there's the same number of styles of yoga as there are practitioners (3.7 billion). With today’s Groupon you can sample them all (Chi yoga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Acroyoga, etc): $49 gets you a month of unlimited classes at Dhyana Yoga. With four locations, Dhyana offers more than 100 classes per month covering the gamut of styles—from breathing-based Kundalini yoga to butt-kicking Ashtanga to about six different versions of Vinyasa flow. Because you can hop around to the different locations, you’re sure to find a class that fits your mood, exercise interests, or hairstyle.
Lithe 101 gives fit and injury-free newbies a gateway into the Lithe Method that doesn't require them to answer cryptic riddles. Developed by Lauren Boggi after a rotator cuff injury caused by repeated meteorite strikes ended her college cheerleading career, the Lithe Method is an innovative, multitasking exercise system informed by her extensive Pilates studies in New York, as well as her own rah-rahing background. Bored by the rigid Pilates system, Lauren created her own method for effectively stretching and lengthening muscles that incorporates music and dance. Each session includes her trademarked elements, Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting and the Higher-Power-Band-System, as well as ballet-blasting barre work, strength training with weights and small equipment, and deep stretches. In a single hour, students will receive a cardio-powered full-body blast that sculpts long, lean muscles onto arms, abs, thighs, calves, torsos, glutes, and earlobes.