Taking a note out of the playbook from many police academies and military special operations units, CrossFit Pisgah’s seasoned trainers lead small groups through a constantly rotating fitness regimen that fuses cardio work and strength training for a highly intense total body workout. Inside the no-frills gym, participants—with the encouragement of motivational instructors and other students—perform functional exercises based of off movements found in everyday life, from squats reminiscent of picking up heavy laundry baskets to weight lifts evocative of hoisting lazy husbands onto the roof to clean the gutters.
Roots Café's menu draws from local meat sources and organic dairies to produce flavorful cures for community-conscious cravings. Choose three flavors for the hummus trinity ($5), with options such as roasted garlic, chipotle, spinach, and black bean. A variety of breads bracket six sandwiches laden with sauces, spreads, and cheeses. Roots's own barbecue sauce runneth over the pulled pork or tempeh ($8 each), and stone-ground mustard surrounds bratwurst with sauerkraut ($7). Mouthy rebels can ransack a slew of tasty cargo packed into catfish tacos ($9), including cilantro pesto, slaw, rémoulade, salsa, and guacamole.
In 1991, the second year Joe Eblen had organized a golf tournament to benefit cystic-fibrosis research, he got wind of a father in crisis. The father’s daughter, a cystic-fibrosis patient, needed urgent treatment at Duke University Hospital, but he had no money to take her. Because he had insurance, he was denied any assistance, despite his financial struggles. In his desperation, he contacted Joe’s tournament organizers, who informed him that they only raised money for research. Joe knew the father needed help now, and paid the family's expenses out of his own pocket.
Recognizing an unaddressed need to aid struggling local families, Eblen organized a garage sale, raised $400, and founded Eblen Charities. The organization started out assisting 300 families and has grown rapidly to serve thousands of families across the state with more than 70 programs. It provides assistance with medical bills, energy costs, and housing aid for families experiencing crises. Eblen Charities also ensures students and teachers have enough food and supplies, and provides grants to families in immediate need.
Ever since 1940, Hunter Auto Group has outfitted folks with brand new Nissans and pre-owned models from other manufacturers. Customers come from Asheville, Greenville, Spartanburg, and beyond to peruse the locally owned dealership's stock of roadsters, including hybrid models and sleek sedans with efficient gas mileage and future-grade design. To make sure folks know what they're getting, the staff goes out of its way to familiarize shoppers with every feature of each model, from the sound system controls to the disco ball that descends from the ceiling during traffic jams.
Even if you already own a car, visiting Hunter Auto Group could be a very wise move. That's because the company maintains a staff of factory-trained, certified technicians who keep customers' vehicles in mint condition. Increased safety isn't the only benefit of their maintenance services?they also keep vehicles in compliance with North Carolina's standards.
In Hunter Volvo of Asheville’s service center, technicians tend to a variety of automotive ailments, including electrical systems, brakes, and transmissions, with service and repair. Out front, new and pre-owned Volvos and other vehicles flaunt their shiny exteriors and well-oiled components. Hunter Volvo of Asheville offers a free shuttle for customers to take advantage of while their cars are under service.
Lynne Sadowski's life changed when she saw a photograph of herself at the beach. Despite her success in her career and with her family, she realized she had been neglecting what she now considers the most important piece of the puzzle: her health. She created Body Unleashed Fitness and Yoga Pass in order to help others find their own path to health with a team of medical practitioners, health clubs, and lifestyle coaching.