New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
Tenth Street Laundromat’s clothing concierges bathe piles of soiled threads, tarnished towels, and sullied bedding, tumble them in the dryer, and return them neatly folded. Bag up and bring in dirtied duds slowly spilling out of hampers, hiding under beds, and colonizing swaths of the living room. Clothes, towels, and bedding purify with a spin in the roomy washing machines, splashing in warm suds before hopping into a toasty spinning sauna to relax, rejuvenate, and reduce water weight. Laundry caretakers precisely fold cleansed fabrics into neat squares and rectangles, ready to be housed in drawers until the next beaming of the bat-signal.
With today's Groupon, get a Superwoman workout without having to battle Kryptonite-powered mechanical apes: $13 gets you four fitness classes at Debra Mazda's ShapelyGirl Fitness, a $25 value (eight-class packages are normally $50). You can try out any of the following three classes: cardio, weights, core, and ab work (Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.); kickboxing with floor work (Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.); and pure Pilates with rings (Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.). Mix and match classes to cross-train for your upcoming weighted ring toss and kick tournament, or stick with the class that sounds best to you.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Featured in the October 2009 issue of Drycleaner News, Express Clean caters to time-challenged clothes wearers with dry-cleaning services and home or office pickup and delivery (a delivery charge of $0.75 applies to all orders). Rid pants ($5.35) and shirts ($1.65) of a daily detritus of dirt, or cleanse a week's worth of blouses ($5.35), dresses ($9.75), and suits ($9.75–$12.75). With experienced pressers, a tailor, and a shoe repair professional on staff, Express Clean can alleviate issues facing an assortment of apparel, hemming pants ($12+), replacing heels ($12–$18), and delicately de-soiling leather, suede, and fur ($15+). In addition to caring for clothes, Express Clean also liberates blankets ($15–$20), comforters ($22–$28), and down comforters ($30–$45) from a variety of bedtime snacks.
Express Clean owns and operates its cleaning plant, ensuring the protection of all patrons’ property. After pickup, all items are pampered and then returned within three business days. All waste from the plant is handled responsibly according to strict government regulations and Express Clean backs all services with a no-fuss satisfaction guarantee, promising freshly scented wardrobes to benefit individuals, families, and the sensitive olfactory organs of wire-hangers and bureau drawers.
Even as it celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, the family-owned Colton's Cleaners still trades on the customer service and eager-to-please attitude that it did when it was just an upstart. Across that span of time, the cleaners have handled sartorial staining issues in every era, from wine stains on war-rationed nylons to ketchup stains on Zubaz pants. Their services also extend to tailoring and alterations, and customers who join the company's route service enjoy free pick up and delivery of clothing items, each labelled in a clothing bag with the name and special instructions.