In 2008, expert equestrian Jeff Strahle decided to launch Show Me Trail Ride Outfitter, a business that leads inexperienced and seasoned riders alike on scenic rides through the Missouri wilderness. While blazing trails within easy reach of Kansas City—such as the Katy Trail, the Big River Ranch trails, and Lone Jack Civil War Trail—riders follow Jeff atop competent, fit horses that sneak glances at GPS devices when nobody's looking. Jeff also organizes hayrides and crafts custom leatherwork that includes saddlebags, holsters, suspenders, and ammo belts.
The treatment menu at Sun Spa enables clients to select their preferred method of tanning from a roster that includes six levels of UV tanning beds and the UV-free VersaSpa system. Inside each of the five locations, Sun Spa's bronzing booths remain available 24 hours a day, presenting patrons with the opportunity to work around unorthodox schedules or warm up after bone-chilling nightmares. A selection of lotions by Australian Gold augments the effects of light-powered tanning excursions, and a storefront display of swimwear and handmade jewelry complement newly golden glows.
For more than 15 years, Ark Heating & Cooling's technicians have kept indoor climates comfortable with furnace and air-conditioning installation and repair. They also improve air quality by removing dust and debris from ducts, allowing a steady stream of clean air to flow through. Thanks to a video inspection unit, customers can even compare shots of ductwork before and after their cleaning. Customers who also opt for duct-sealing services can expect lower energy bills in both warm and cold weather.
Helmed by husband-and-wife team Cole and Jennifer Noble, Noble Lawn Care keeps yards green and fresh and homesteads looking trim and clean with professional maintenance, weeding, aerating, pest control, and landscaping. Throughout the year, local homeowners find members of the Noble clan hard at work on front- and backyards, shoveling snow, laying down sod, and willing into existence one of Jennifer's masterpiece landscape designs.
Martial-arts classes at Pride Martial Arts / Karate For Kids boost confidence and physical fitness in both adults and children. Classes for kids as young as 4 years old focus on building gross motor skills and self-discipline. Adult-geared classes teach tae kwon do techniques, advanced self-defense moves, and weapons training. Instructors also open their doors for birthday parties, where the birthday kid dons a black belt and cuts the cake with a special samurai sword.