In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
Lux Nail Spa first opened the doors of its Keller studio eight years ago, but it wasn't long before the family-owned business found itself in enough demand to open a second location in Fort Worth. Between the two studios, they offer extensive manicuring and pedicuring services, body waxing, and, most recently, eyelash extensions. But their success is built upon much more than just a service menu––the staff genuinely enjoys meeting, talking, and swapping chili recipes with new people, and pampers clients with little extras including complimentary water, soda, or wine.
For the mind behind Psychic Botanica, it's all in the family. A fifth-generation psychic, she focuses on helping people to find love, repair damaged relationships, and to leave unhappiness behind. Pulling from a toolbox stocked with tarot cards and crystals, she performs palm, psychic, and chakra readings, attempts to peer through the fog of history to uncover past lives, and works to break bad luck streaks, much to the relief of her client's fifth and final set of spare car keys.
All Signs and Tint shrouds cars and houses in blankets of secrecy with their wide range of automotive, residential, and commercial window-tinting services. By applying a thin, gray translucent film to windows, the tinting technicians at All Signs and Tint are able to fine-tune the amount of visible light and UV radiation that enters and escapes any glass-enclosed space, keeping their interiors cool under the harsh gaze of the sun. While automotive tinting prices vary depending on the size and shape of the vehicle windows, today's Groupon will cover the tinting of an average car's side and rear windows with a 30% transparent film. Residential and commercial window tints are also available in several different levels of transparency and reflectivity, a strong combination of which can help reduce energy bills by up to 30% ($3–$7/sq. ft.). All of the window tinters at All Signs and Tint's two locations are certified installers, and can apply tint to cars, houses, boats, and glaring gold mine tunnels.
Sunray Customs Tint's experienced technicians armor auto windows in sun-defying LLumar and Huper Optik tint films. Designed to repel UV rays, minimize car-interior temperatures, and reduce distracting glares, tinted windows add aesthetic beauty to cars attempting to charm bouncers at VIP garages. Vehicles can snuggle into the sleek LLumar ATR series tints, hybrid metalized films that emit stylish charcoal tones and send around 46% of incoming heat crawling back to the sun ($89 for two front windows, $245 for complete four-door). The 100% dye-free, non-fade Huper Optik Ceramic films implement nanotechnology in their stand against solar rays and high temperatures, durably repelling elements while maintaining undisturbed window clarity ($149 for two front doors, $395 for four-door car and rear). Both films come backed by a lifetime warranty against peeling and bubbling or attempts to moonlight as novelty sunglasses. Services typically take around two and a half hours.