As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The staff at TLC Pet Grooming wants all pets to look their best. That's why they spruce up dogs, cats, birds, and ferrets with baths, nail trims, and de-matting inside their welcoming spa-like confines. And they don't stop there. Once the pets are pampered, a staff member poses them in front of a seasonal backdrop for a portrait that pet parents can share with friends or pets can trade for treats.
The trainers at K-9 Perceptions train dogs and modify their bad behaviors, helping owners and pets form stronger relationships. While their private and group lessons teach obedience commands such as "sit" and "down," the trainers' main focus is to train dogs for companionship. K-9 Perceptions also trains service dogs and hunting retrievers.
Carol’s Linens showcases textile-based design ideas for every room in the house. Inspiration-seeking homeowners can take cues from 25 different bedroom design concepts, picking up bedding ($99–$3,500), curtains ($29.99–$699.99), and rugs ($39.99–$6,000) to soak up leaks in their new houseboats or wave majestically from their new house planes. Fourteen elaborate tabletop displays show off vibrant placemats ($8.99–$59.99), napkins ($6.99–$29.99), and napkin rings ($3.99–$39.99), and once drab living rooms get injections of light via lamps ($79.99–$499.99) and colorful framed artwork ($59.99–$599.99). Culling its wares from top-notch brands such as Wilkinson, Tag, and Soft Line, Carol's indoor accouterments also outfit bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kids' rooms.
With a commitment to primping pooches of all makes and models, Dramatic Paws Pet Boutique offers a luxurious grooming experience for discriminating dogs and their like-minded owners. Treat unkempt hounds to a fluff and fold with the spa-bath treatment ($13+), before pampering the newly pretty pooch with à la carte extras such as a flea treatment ($9), tooth brushing ($6), or a blueberry facial ($4). While mangy companions enjoy their makeovers, bipedded best friends can opt to stay by their side or relax in Dramatic Paws' chandeliered interior. While today's deal is only valid toward grooming services, the pup-centric gift shop offers an array of canine treats, toys, and designer outfits, perfect for finally putting that snobby Mr. Whiskers in his place when your polished pooch graces the neighborhood catwalk.
A network of winding trails and windswept pastures extend over the 18 acres of countryside belonging to Fasco Farms LLC, an equestrian and agricultural facility. Stephanie Williams, the ranch’s owner, specializes in transforming adults and children into sound horseback riders through lessons in the disciplines of English and Western riding as well as Natural Horsemanship clinics. Each clinic helps students advance their saddle work, pick up problem-solving techniques, and learn how to load a trailer. The farm also practices equine massage, which, like sports massage for humans, keeps horses at peak physical shape in preparation for competition or while recovering from a breakup.