The Freedom Carpet Cleaning technicians strip carpets of unseemly blemishes with hot-water extraction, a technique that uses a powerful mist of water in tandem with nontoxic solvents. The staff preconditions carpet before all deep cleaning treatments and can spruce up any service with Green Balance's eco-friendly products for an extra fee. They demonstrate the same diligence when dealing with upholstery, and throw extra elbow grease into erasing pet stains with Pet Zone's oxygen-based solution.Beyond floor-bound fibers, they team also escorts area rugs from clients' homes, performing a nine-step process of cleansing, hand combing, and drying rugs inside their shop's climate-controlled room. A final coating of DuPont Teflon carpet protector creates a force field around precious rugs, protecting threads against foot traffic and the tear stains that stem from milk spills.
Dancer, choreographer, and certified Pilates instructor Alisa Schillinger fell in love with dance as a high-school student—a love that she now passes on to the students at Axis Of Movement. Teaching dance styles including hip hop, breakdance, tap, ballet, jazz, and lyrical, Schillinger and her staff help students to master leaps, turns, taps, and splits. When not pirouetting through the studio, Alisa also teaches Pilates, and an on-staff massage therapist helps keep bodies limber in ways that have nothing to do with spelling out YMCA with your arms.
Daphne Hutton’s enthusiasm is obvious––even before the first snip. Each session begins with a private facial analysis, wherein she gets to know the client, discusses needs, and helps choose a flattering style. Then the transformation happens. Two decades of experience guide her as she sculpts sleek layers and decorates with color highlights. Guests can also solicit Daphne for a facial wax or retreat to a private room for bodywork session with the salon’s certified massage therapist, Tara Stoner.
The main rule at CrossFit MHz is “no excuses.” Coaches expect each athlete to push themselves hard during Workouts of the Day—custom workouts that change daily. Though the workouts are never the same, they might include exercises such as running, rowing, weightlifting, cardio, plyometrics, and gymnastics. CrossFit MHz also features unconventional exercises or challenges that include tasking a group of four ladies with performing 1,612 kettlebell snatches in a two-week period.
The eclectic menu at Rosario’s Restaurant showcases the Italian and Chinese roots of traditional Peruvian cuisine. Chefs stir-fry steaks, for instance, and toss spaghetti with the creamy basil sauce in which Incan emperors traditionally bathed. Meals also incorporate native Peruvian veggies such as potatoes and aji peppers, as well as beverages such as imported Inca Cola, a popular Peruvian drink.
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of a one-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of unlimited tanning in high-powered beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.