Riverflow Yoga owner Rhonda Uretzky lives and breathes yoga. After 40 years of dedicated practice?and with every member of her immediate family either teaching or practicing yoga?she has come to think of it not just as a workout, but as a way of life. Aided by an experienced team of instructors and sweat-inducing temperatures that work to purge bodies of toxins, Rhonda?s Hot 26 Yoga classes focus on stretches that nurture physical flexibility and foster spiritual exploration.
Riverflow Yoga's studio, located in a former laceworks, features free parking and uses a combination of heat to boost blood flow, ease sore joints, stretch tight muscles and tone bodies during hot yoga sessions. When Rhonda's guiding students through each class? 26 poses, she elongates spines and unkinks vestigial tails with hands-on adjustments. Her hands, adept and perceptive from so much practice, can feel when bodies are tense; a mere touch can tell her where each student needs the most attention.
Howell Farm spins an agricultural story stretching back more than 250 years to the site's initial settlement in the 1730s. Within that time, the land has changed hands from many different families; the years have found it transformed from a grain farm to a dairy farm, with various incarnations in between. Today, it enjoys a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and it invites visitors to travel back in time to experience a taste of what farm life was like in the years between 1890 and 1910.
Depending on the time of year, guests may get to help plant or harvest crops, or shell and grind corn inside the 1800s barn before baking it into cornbread. Visitors often get to help care for the animals, learn to make soap, or churn fresh butter and ice cream––all using authentic, turn-of-the-century methods. Admission is free, but during autumn the farm raises funds by charging admission to a miles-long corn maze that challenges families and friends to navigate winding paths and resist the urge to butter and season their surroundings.
One gym can hardly contain Master Solomon Brenner's martial-arts expertise, which is why his school—Action Karate—has expanded to 13 different locations. Brenner believes that the martial arts are a lifelong pursuit, so he takes on students aged 3–93.
His classes for kids blend fitness with self-discipline, whereas his classes for adults focus on toning exercises and self-defense. Not all of his classes involve combat; some dedicate entire hours to pure strength training or cool-pose striking. He and his staff also host birthday parties for kids, which include fun martial-arts instruction, games, and a ceremonial slicing of birthday cake with a samurai sword.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Princeton Country Club is the perfect course for all ages and ability levels. It's an enjoyable course to walk 18-holes. With all the renovations that took place at the beginning of 2014, Princeton has turned into a hidden gem right off the busy Route corridor.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Our staff is on hand to give golfers a truly memorable experience. In addition to keeping our prices affordable, we cater to the new guest or the regular golfer all the same and make them feel welcomed as part of a Country Club experience.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Meeting new and different people, day after day. I'm a people person, and I like helping everyone feel that they are part of something special.
After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.
Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.
StudiOMango's trio of certified yoga instructors invites students of all experience levels to unite their minds and bodies in invigorating Vinyasa-flow-based classes. The studio's ample natural light, blond hardwood flooring, and moniker-reinforcing mango-hued walls conjure the inviting atmosphere of one's living room, only instead of catnapping on the couch with Bob Barker infiltrating their dreams, guests move from one strengthening and lengthening pose to the next, pausing to regain slow, even breaths in downward-facing dog. In beginner-friendly classes, the instructors initiate newbies by covering the basics and helping them establish a foundation for the practice with sun salutations, balancing poses, and backbends. More advanced sessions lead yogis in working up a sweat with a continuous series of postures and more challenging poses, but all poses can be modified to accommodate any skill level. Music gently motivates students during every class, helping them channel their focus and steer their minds from daily responsibilities or embarrassment over accidentally calling the instructor mom.