The vigilant valets of DADD provide riders with a safe, convenient way to get themselves and their cars home when under the influence of alcohol. Drivers arrive in pairs—one to transport the customer home in their own car, the other to transport the transporter—eliminating the need for taxis, limousine services, and hitchhiked piggyback rides. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, but members can call from their point of departure to arrange the pickup (allow at least half an hour for travel time) or arrange the ride days ahead of time.
At No Limit Training Company, ex-athletes from the Canadian football league and former college basketball players teach exercisers the fitness lessons they learned in their heyday. Personal trainers shout encouragement as clients sprint around the workout facility, along the paths of a local park, or through the hollow bones of the Statue of Liberty. Staff will work around the schedules of each client and draw up a fitness plan to suit each person's situation. No Limit's trainers map out post-partum fitness plans for new mothers, sports-specific training for athletes, and custom training for firefighters that is designed around quick bursts of explosive activity.
Both co-owners of HealthPoint RX help patients decide what to put in their bodies—family nurse practitioner Ginger Dailey by recommending medications and delivering injections of Botox and Juvéderm, and licensed dietician Annsley Ulrich by designing nutrition plans. Together, they run a facility where sclerotherapy vanquishes spider veins and appetite suppressants curb the urge to splice your genes with those of a cake. Perhaps most importantly, their monthly nutritional counseling outfits clients with personalized meal plans, a practice that helps them lose weight without endangering their health.
Pole Dance Cornelius's sleek, sensual studio offers up warm, cranberry-colored walls fragmented by poles of gleaming gold. Whether you're seeking a creative birthday activity, a post-breakup empowerment session, or just a fun girls' night out, hour-long pole parties provide you and your friends an exciting way to bond in a nonjudgmental environment. With instruction from highly trained, certified instructors, these party sessions provide a full-body workout. Pole-based fitness helps students get in touch with their steamy side, boosting overall self-confidence in the process. Women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels are welcome at Pole Dance Cornelius, and all exercises can be modified to accommodate individual skill sets. Pole parties can be scheduled on Friday nights; call ahead to reserve your time.
Frame Warehouse creates professional, custom picture frames that are designed to protect all kinds of artistic creations and memorabilia while complementing their natural charms. Customers can choose from hundreds of ready-made mats and frames that translate into thousands of frame permutations (tabletop frames average $7–$10), or they can opt for a custom design clipped from the crafty corners of their own minds. All framing products are of the highest quality—barrier papers, dust covers, acid-free products, and five kinds of UV-resistant glasses combine to permanently preserve your masterful fingerpainting from fifth grade or your collection of two-dimensional cross-sections sliced out of the world’s skyscrapers. Prices vary widely depending on how the customer navigates the flowchart from frame size to final product, but most jerseys can be framed for less than $200, diplomas for as low as $75, and posters for under $100.
Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.
Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.