Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The sound of thundering pins, the smell of pizza, and an air of spirited, friendly competition surrounds visitors to HP Bowling Center. Open bowl times attract bowlers of all levels, along with a slew of special events. On Sunday nights, the sound system blasts 90s hip-hop and a prize wheel spins, and on Thursdays, ladies bowl free. Leagues and a pro shop cater to serious players, while birthday and corporate party packages bundle games with pizzas and subs.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
If Drs. Ajay Syam and Scott Cohen were superheroes, their utility belts would be filled with some impressive gadgets: ultrasound tools, x-ray machines, and physical therapy implements to name a few. But, seeing as how all that gear couldn't possibly fit on a belt, instead they house it in their two offices. There, they aim to alleviate pain in their clients, treating everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to sports-related injuries.
Unsurprisingly, the chiropractic duo tends to focus on the spine. They examine vertebrae for subluxations, or misalignments, and administer adjustments accordingly. Their methods can reduce pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, and could be supplemented by massages performed by other staff members. They also treat recurring symptoms caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as work injuries caused by sumo-wrestling a finicky photocopier.
The Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell School transforms hair lovers into trained hair experts, arming students with the skills it takes to snip and color hair using Paul Mitchell products. As hairdressers go through a rigorous training program, they practice their cutting-edge techniques on guests to the school, trimming and coloring tresses under the watchful eyes of their instructors.