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 by 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.
Happy Hippo All-Vehicle Wash is part of the Washman family of facilities that's cleaned nearly 14.5 million vehicles, its name a playful reference to its ability to accommodate oversized rides such as RVs and buses. Of course, smaller cars are welcome, too, and all vehicles are de-grimed using a combination of eco-friendly cleansers, computer-controlled sprays?instead of brushes?recycled, filtered water, and soft cloths. Happy Hippo's touchless dryers ensure a spot-free finish, and, much like a visit to the DMV in a dream, the entire process often takes only three minutes or less.
Frank Saniti Painting brings interiors to vibrant life by methodically coating walls with room-reviving layers of pigment. Even brush strokes envelop the selected chamber with a two-coat application of paint provided by the customer, either bought from a store or homemade by puréeing 700 crayons in an industrial-size blender. All members of the team hold a certification in lead renovation from the EPA, qualifying them to safely complete jobs that may disturb lead-based paints from pre-1978 homes or x-ray-shielded bunkers. Clients can choose to order additional Frank Saniti Painting services, including floor coating and deck refinishing, at a 10% discount.
At Liepold Farms, groups navigate the twists and turns of a six-acre corn maze while children dip their toes in a sandbox full of corn kernels. The farm celebrates the fall with a myriad of seasonal activities including the corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and hay rides. The pumpkin patch showcases pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors, each good for a different task including baking and carving a replica of your mail carrier's face. Or, for those not as keen on keeping pumpkins intact, the pumpkin-pult allows guests to hurl a pumpkin into a target using a giant rubber-band catapult. Those who hit the target get to take home their own pumpkin for future catapult practice.
The licensed squad of professional landscapers at Artisan Landscaping wield more than 20 years of industry experience as they perform exterior upgrades ranging from pruning shrubs to installing water features. As members of the International Society of Arboriculture, the bonded and insured arborists adhere to strict standards when dealing with trees—whether pruning them, removing a dead specimen, or grinding unsightly stumps. Regardless of the size of their lot, homeowners can also tap the team's know-how for full landscape designs, which might include the installation of ponds for fish and retaining walls to keep rose bushes away from smooth-talking tumbleweeds.
As a co-op of independent and family-owned garages, AutoCare Northwest has two primary requirements for membership: ASE-certified technicians and the NAPA nationwide warranty. Whether in Portland or Oregon City, each participating auto-care center is manned by highly trained technicians, who offer a range of services—from simple oil changes to major repairs—backed by NAPA's Peace of Mind 12-month or 12,000-mile written warranty. The crews install quality NAPA parts, most of which include a lifetime guarantee for as long as the customer owns the car or remembers its middle name.