In "Understanding CrossFit," founder Greg Glassman says CrossFit?s ?specialty is not specializing.? Flower City CrossFit's dedicated instructors certainly follow that philosophy, providing their members with a slew of constantly changing exercises that incorporate everything from bootcamp?style cardio and body-weight routines to Olympic lifting, climbing, throwing, and basic tumbling. Classes are held multiple times per day, and might feature the Workout of the Day, focus on athletes prepping for the CrossFit Games, or help children prepare to face another week of extreme recess. But exercisers will rarely see the same workout twice. In fact, some classes introduce completely new techniques, such as self-defense seminars, dodge-ball tournaments, or the occasional Barbells for Boobs event, which supports low-income and uninsured women in need of breast-cancer prevention screenings.
Ace Hardware's handy employees help customers to navigate shelves stocked with home-improvement implements, household appliances, and domestic essentials. The shop’s technicians are certified to perform warrantee repair tasks for more than 100 manufacturers, including Honda, Kawasaki, and Stihl, returning your snowblower or Statue of Liberty replica to working order. In addition to its wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Ace Hardware dedicates ample space to gifts, home décor, men's and women's clothing, and housewares.
Gateway has matted masterpieces, protected posters, shielded still lives, and framed photographs since 1984. Offering artwork enthusiasts thousands of frame-molding options, Gateway's creative staff consults with collectors and connoisseurs so that cherished canvas surfaces correspond visually with the colors and designs of the frame. UV-ray protective glass prevents pieces from falling victim to the cultural-deconstructionist rays of the sun, ensuring that Mona Lisa's smile doesn't fall into a frown or that the letters identifying Timmy's hard-earned PhD don't melt into a Rorschach inkblot. Museum-quality matting beautifies everything from Monets to baby pictures, and mirror-framing services bestow borders to reflective glass. Framing services appeal to objects and art of any size, allowing clients to adorn walls with favorite sports jerseys, ticket stubs, or portraits of previous walls.
The florally gifted team at The Magic Garden creates vivid, versatile arrangements of fresh blooms, earning third place in the eighth annual Florist Exhibition–People's Choice Award at the Flower & Vegetable Show in Monroe County. Brighten up a birthday party, baby shower, or sensory-deprivation tank with a duckling-yellow My Little Chickadee vase brimming with yellow spray roses, daisies, and chrysanthemums, or save up the yields from a Money Tree, a sleek Pachira arranged with moss and stones in a modern, square container ($35). The orange roses, birch, and white ghost figurine of a Ghostly Gardens arrangement make an appropriate centerpiece for an autumn dinner party ($37.95), or the hot pink carnations, matsumoto asters, red carnations, and orange roses of a How Sweet It Is bouquet ($39.95) add an air of romance to anniversaries and bumblebee-hunting sessions.
Paints, papers, canvas, specialty pens, brushes, screen-printing supplies, and easels are all readily available within Hyatt's friendly confines with help from over 40 qualified employees. Custom framing and drawing supplies can be found, along with gifts for your favorite art-lover or beloved statue come to life. Pick up a Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Artist to ease the pain of refrigerator confessionals ($8.57), or delight the doodler-of-kittens kid in your life with the Foster Art Kit K15 Drawing Animals lesson ($18.95). Quality art supplies abound within this historic company, which means you have no excuse to keep associating with those one-dimensional stick figure friends.
Proprietors Jerry and Kim Manley serve up delectable paragons of diner cuisine crafted with fresh ingredients sourced from local businesses. Like the Yankees' short-lived lederhosen uniform, the menu combines American classics with a hint of German flavor, gracing breakfast tables with house-made apple pie ($3.25), potato pancakes ($6.95), and homemade bratwurst ($3.95). Dinner menus change daily, often featuring mouthwatering standbys such as hand-cut fries, chicken and biscuits, and hand-pressed burgers. On the weekend breakfast menu, strawberry irish oatmeal ($8.95) tantalizes palates with fruity flavor and a charming brogue, and a bourbon-raisin french toast ($7.95) rings in the end of the workweek with a tastefully tipsy sweetness.