With the expert guidance of a highly educated trio of fitness fanatics, clients can boost strength, energy, and confidence levels while mastering the art of motivating themselves to work to reach fitness goals. Body Symmetry has been fine-tuning physiques for almost 12 years, and because the studio specializes in one-on-one personal training, it is totally devoted to workouts that work for the individual. Before you start feeling the burn in your two approximately 50-minute to one-hour sessions, you will receive a full physiological evaluation, including a review of your health history; body and body-fat measurements; joint, ligament, tendon, and core-muscle stability tests; and a gander at your short-, medium-, and long-term fitness goals. Using the resulting information, your trainer will tailor a workout plan to suit your specific needs. Call ahead to schedule your sessions.
Creative Branch's studio is guaranteed to nurture intimate, hands-on classes: with table and counter space for only 14 people, an instructor is never out of reach as students work clay into spontaneous hand-built shapes or sleek wheel-thrown bowls and vases. Albino dinosaurs and rhinos glance shyly from shelves of bisqueware, waiting to bloom into vibrantly painted decorations in guests' hands and then undergo professional glazing and firing.
Clayworkers might find further inspiration in the resident artists' handmade wares. Available in the shop and online, the collection brims with rustic mugs, dangly earrings, and abstract conversation pieces, ideal for keeping dinner guests from noticing that half the plates are just newspaper torn into circles.
Real Deals on Home Décor is an affordable home-accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Due to the limited hours and nondescript exterior, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. Inside, accessories including picture frames ($5.99 on average) and pottery vases ($9.99) are stylishly arranged on tables and in groupings around the store. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff can assist by pointing you toward decorative lamps ($19.99) and a wide variety of smaller home accents such as scented candles ($6.49).
Elite Auto Salon’s only goal is to enhance its customers’ automotive experiences with custom car graphics, high-end audio equipment, and detailing. As a one-stop shop for all aesthetic needs, they also tint windows, restore paint jobs, and execute paintless dent repair. Elite Auto Salon uses automotive products for tint jobs, with a window film that is designed to reject heat and glare.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.