Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
Owner and stylist Rachel Sanson leads an all-female team of beauty professionals, whose talent and expertise have helped the salon to win Readers' Choice awards from Mansfield Patch in 2012 and Wicked Local in 2011 and 2013. In addition to standard salon services, including cuts, styles, facials, and massages, the staff can keep its clients up to date on current trends with feather-lock extensions and color rubs, temporary dyes that easily wash out.
Friendly Fire Game Center rolls out the welcome mat for gamers, hobbyists, and sci-fi and fantasy fans of all stripes. A vast selection of gaming materials and accessories invite guests to pick up exciting wargames such as Warhammer 40,000 or dabble in strategy with Magic: The Gathering. In addition to supplying tabletop generals with dice, new rulebooks, and figurines, Friendly Fire Game Center fosters a sense of community. On weekends, folks can throw-downs in the Party room for games of Settlers of Catan or LAN tournaments of League of Legends and Counterstrike.
Wireless Store is Boston's first T-Mobile limited retailer, offering a sizable selection of wireless phones and accessories. Conversations can be held hands free while driving down the highway or riding on horseback with advanced Bluetooth headsets made by Jabra, Plantronics, Motorola, and BlueAnt. Other wireless accessories, such as chargers, cases, screen protectors, and batteries, keep phones clean, shiny, and fully charged. Though it wears the T-Mobile logo as proudly as a rebellious teenager in a Cramps T-shirt, Wireless Store is a locally owned and operated establishment.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Ocean K, Old Town, Perception, Necky, Wilderness, and Bic.
From Tihonet Pond in Wareham or the sands of Onset Beach, paddlers push off into the beauty of the surrounding wilderness, navigating their kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards across the placid waters. Guided tours of Onset Bay lead kayakers through rivers, islands, hidden coves, and even fishing spots where those with licenses are free to cast their lines. Along the Weweantic and Sippican Rivers, tours present participants with the opportunities to get glimpses of local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey.