If bootcamp only conjures images of people working out and sweating hard, you may not have been introduced to the way it's done at Absolute Fitness. Though trainers here are definitely all about workouts that focus on developing core strength and conditioning, enrolling also means you get a full body-composition analysis and other perks, like custom meal plans. During class, you might find yourself running on ladders, pulling on resistance bands, or swinging Kettlebells?whatever it takes to help you reach your goals. A huge selection of class times is available and outside of those sessions, you also get gym access to work out on your own or to learn to identify each dumbbell by smell.
Enamored with alternative and organic textiles, designers Hélène Bisnaire and Richard Ziff began to fill the racks at Of the Earth with organic clothing in 1992. Their designs run the gamut from classic silhouettes to contemporary urban looks, and include such items as denim, hoodies, sweaters, and knit tops for men, women, and children. The pair creates these outfits from 11 organically grown fabrics, draping torsos in cotton, merino wool, and hemp. Since 1997, these fabrics have come from joint ventures with farms, mills, and factories in China, which supply Hélène and Richard with raw materials for their clothes. The duo also fashions a wealth of organic accessories and bedding at headquarters nestled in Central Oregon’s dormant volcanic mountains, a space they share with plotting supervillains.
Burrito Girl keeps its menu short and sweet, ensuring that its kitchen crew can focus on crafting each dish fresh to order. Burritos fold around onions, cilantro, beans, rice, and meats that have never been frozen or even visited an igloo. A layer of cheese and pork or veggies fills each pupusa before they're fried to a golden brown.
At Eugene Dance Studio, couples of all skill levels learn to step together during 50-minute classes taught by instructors with more than 20 years of experience. During group classes, duos pick up paired dances, such as the tango, quickstep, rumba, and various waltzes, in a social setting where they can meet and make friendship bracelets with other couples. Alternately, pairs focus on bonding by honing their fancy footwork in private sessions. The individualized instructor attention prepares twosomes for important dance-related events, such as weddings and embezzlement trials.
Skip's Records & CD World's knowledgeable staff of discography aficionados guides musical interests through a 9,000-square-foot store housing more than 70,000 titles. Dig through well-organized shelves groaning under the weight of more than 4,000 DVDs, 15,000 records, and 18,000 pre-owned CDs priced as low as a few bucks a piece, and peruse the 'new arrivals' section for fresh pre-played media. A locally owned business since 1988, Skip's boasts a sizeable selection of hometown artists, and frequently hosts in-store performances on their custom-built in-house stage and PA system.