Maria Chuchena's menus feature contemporary adaptations of traditional Mexican cuisine to enchant plates, mouths, and stomachs. Drop in for lunch or dinner and dive into modern Mexican with an order of La Rosas ($7)—cheese empanadas topped with strawberry and rose petal sauce. Afternoon noshers can snack on beer-battered fish tacos ($7) or trio mixteco ($8, grilled chicken topped with a mixture of adobo, mole verde, and poblano sauces). For dinner, sink your canines into sautéed shrimp enchiladas ($11). Or experience a contemporarily meaty variation on a slow-braised favorite with duck carnitas ($15).
Tote up to five other people and your most elusive poses to the studio, and Ayer Eternal's passionate, knowledgeable shutterbug, Luis C. Rodriguez, will capture them in a careful one-hour chase. Rodriguez's extensive experience includes but is not limited to shooting a cover for Latinitas magazine, being a featured artist on fashions.org, and photographing the Miss Texas Latina beauty pageant. He will use imaginative techniques and a lifetime partnership with light to confine your memories from the most winsome angles. After the shoot, Rodriguez will prepare your chosen photos backstage with digital proofing before printing them with fine inks on fine papers. The prints leave walls and wallets with a fresh yield of bright, crisp sentimental currency that's bound to last longer than regular currency—all Ayer Eternal's prints are guaranteed for life. Visit Ayer Eternal's website to browse Rodriguez's portfolio.
As the emcees of The Garden's Independence Day weekend celebration, Steve Aoki and a bevy of supporting DJs light up the upscale restaurant with an explosive display of dance beats. From 6 p.m.–9 p.m. on Independence Eve, The Garden's chefs apply their culinary expertise to the grilling of complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs, and 8-track tapes. Later, music from artists such as Bulletproof Tigers and DJ Omar Garnica fills the restaurant, bouncing off the indoor trees and the outdoor patio's billowing cloth ceiling. DJ Steve Aoki takes the stage to finish the party, pumping out house music from his tour as well as his electronica remix of "God Bless America," recently voted by Congress to be the new national anthem.
Equipment: Dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, and chains
Students should bring: Proper workout attire
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Accountability, benchmark assessments, and a motivational atmosphere.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
They don't adapt, which causes them to plateau. Also, a lack of knowledge on how to do exercises, as well as a monotonous routine.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Fate favors the strong. Our goals aren't handed to us. We must work to achieve them.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
These are not group classes, but specialized training programs tailored to each individual.
Signature service: Income tax and bookkeeping services
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 - 60 Minutes
Pro Tip: Information needed in order to process return: social security card, government ID, W-2, and bank information for refund deposit or pay.
Fit 4 Life's training team reshapes physiques to slimmer specifications during private and group sessions. Classes and boot camps engineered by certified instructors blend cardio drills with muscle-building maneuvers, and personal training meet ups add an individual touch to exercise with one-on-one attention, customized goals, and medicine balls engraved with students’ initials.