Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Fairtex, Everlast, RevGear
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: BJJ and UFC fighters' training camps
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
The passion comes directly from our instructors' goal [of] making this gym not only competitive but different from the rest. John Crouch, one of the owners and instructors, started this gym with Joe and Ben Henderson to re-define jiu jitsu and muay thai and still include the much needed cardio and strength training people forget when training in the mixed-martial-arts realm.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Don't give up?it's a learning process and it won't be easy. It will feel like you are lost at first but everything takes time, and once you get the basics down, it gets easier and you start feeling amazing. My suggestion is to stick with it for a few months and really come consistently if you want to get the results you are looking for.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Teachings come directly from John Crouch, a 30-year black belt who is one of the 9 people Royce Gracie ever gave a black belt to. ... Our members have become very competitive and compete at a lot of competitions around the world.... We have currently 8 members that train here that fight in the UFC, and we constantly have fighters from the UFC come from all over the world to train in our fight camps.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Jarret Aki is our secret sauce trainer who directly works with the fighters and gets everyone conditioned. He ... modifies strength conditioning to each individual member's needs. Our workouts give you the one-on-one personal training attention in a class setting without the high-priced personal training fees.
As successful as he is today, it might be surprising to learn that restaurateur Alain Keller used to be a starving artist. The Swiss transplant struggled to get an acting career started in Paris, so he began to supplement his paltry income with serving jobs at iconic establishments such as Maxim’s and Laurent. He eventually came to New York to study musical theater, and found moderate success by landing roles in Cabaret and La Cage aux Folles. He continued to harbor a love for the restaurant industry, however, and partnered with his friend Anthony Ferré to open Le Chalet. According to the Phoenix New Times, Ferré started cooking as a teenager, and after his formal culinary education in Paris he went on to prepare meals for such elevated palates as the French prime minister and Swiss consuls. Naturally, the menu at Le Chalet is strongly influenced by French and Swiss tastes. Fondue is a favorite; the New Times adored the swiss-cheese version spiked with white wine, and said it was “irresistibly comforting—the kind of thing that you can’t stop eating even when reason tells you there’s more food on the way.” Like a French expatriate’s dreamscape, much of the menu is reserved for crepes—buckwheat flour goes into darker crepes stuffed with savory combinations such as scallops and leeks, and white flour is used for sweet crepes drizzled with chocolate ganache or salted caramel butter. The house specialty, however, is La Potence, a tower of beef tenderloin that’s flambéed tableside.
With years of training in everything from physiology and immunology to endocrinology and neurology, the licensed naturopathic physicians at RejuveNature Medical design treatment regimens intended to restore balance to all of the body's systems. This sense of balance helps jump start the body's natural healing processes that can help patients overcome the chronic pains or general discomfort that affects them. By targeting the underlying causes of the symptoms as well as the symptoms themselves, this holistic approach promotes optimal health while avoiding overly invasive procedures, prescription medications, and clinical-strength chicken noodle soup whenever possible.
The staff wholeheartedly embraces this approach by offering a range of natural therapies as well as elements of modern medical care. Nutritional guidance, botanical medicine, and homeopathic remedies form the backbone of the therapists' approach, although they also offer a host of time-honored treatments that aim to address the root of the problem instead of merely masking the symptoms. This is evident in the center's acupuncture and reiki treatments, which work to restore balance to the flow of the body's natural energies. The staff's holistic approach also places an equal amount of emphasis on prevention, striving to bolster the body's capability to resist the negative effects of future traumas.
Named for owner Mae Collins's granddaughter, Kimberly Ann's Victorian Tea Room & Cafe sets lace-draped tables for courtly ladies of all ages with a menu of freshly baked scones, light lunch fare, and petite sandwiches. Smaller rooms throughout the café's quaint, home-like interior add coziness to teatime, such as the Grand Victorian room, which is crowned by an elegant tea-set lamp and lined with shelves displaying decorative teapots and boutique items available for sale. The lavender-drenched Garden Room makes an ideal backdrop for Sunday-brunch conversations about the growing popularity of chartreuse pantaloons, and the Princess Room is adorned with magenta-upholstered chairs and sunhats fit for little ladies.
With at least 24 hours' notice, the staff will set tables for high tea, served on elegant tiered platters, and reservations can be made for Princess High Teas—replete with tiaras, cupcakes, and goodie bags—for celebrations of girls' birthday parties. Kimberly Ann's is a favorite destination of the Red Hat Society and regularly hosts events such as an annual April Fool's Day buffet, a holiday open house, and the most elegant of arm-wrestling competitions.
With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Glendale in Glendale (Peoria - Glendale), you'll be convenient to Westgate City Center and Jobing.Com Arena. This hotel is within close proximity of University of Phoenix Stadium and Camelback Ranch.
Make yourself at home in one of the 126 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch flat-panel televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include gift shops/newsstands, a television in the lobby, and a picnic area.
Grab a bite from a grocery store serving guests of Residence Inn by Marriott Glendale.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Free parking is available onsite.
It begins with a facial massage with MMIV shave oil, creating a protective barrier and conditioning the skin with Vitamin E. Next, warm towels open pores, soften scruff, and relax muscles without the adverse and downright weird affects of a horse tranquilizer. Finally, hand-whipped MMIV shave cream coats jawlines, another product packed with Vitamin E as well as green tea. This process comprises just the preliminary steps for an Ultimate Shave at M.U.G. Men's Ultimate Grooming. Once faces are prepped, specially trained barbers shave with, and then against, the grain. Then, they wrap smooth faces in a cool towel before spreading on moisturizer like butter on a dry Thanksgiving turkey—but without Grams and Aunt Carol watching closely.
All of the MMIV products are exclusive to M.U.G. Its masterminds spent almost a decade formulating them specifically for the Ultimate Shave, making sure each held an ample amount of conditioning Vitamin E. The staff, which also cuts and colors hair, trusts in the products so fully that they'll give you a refund if the MMIV line doesn't deliver the closest shave since Napoleon bear-crawled away from Waterloo, sobbing into his epaulets.