Founder Patrick Willard keeps the gym open to everyone and leads a team of nationally certified fitness experts to teach everything from Zumba to martial arts and yoga. Trainers motivate clients during small-group boot camps, swift 30-minute circuit-training classes, or one-on-one training sessions. Nutrition seminars supplement the sweating by preventing budding bodybuilders from undermining their gains by falling prey to unhealthy diets of cement sandwiches.
Dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Greensboro community, Greensboro Beautiful's volunteers put their green thumbs to good use. The volunteers at the nonprofit have planted trees during NeighborWoods Tree Plantings and developed four free-to-the-public community gardens supported by Greensboro Beautiful. These gardens draw in visitors throughout the year with their expansive colorful plots, as seen in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, and elevated boardwalks winding through wetlands, as seen in the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park. The Greensboro Arboretum offers 17 acres hosting 10 woody plant collections, display gardens, and structural features. The Gateway Gardens accents the entrance to the City of Greensboro and features colorful, playful accents that make the park family-friendly. In addition to adding greenery to neighborhoods to enhance their beauty, the volunteers clean up trash and abandoned pog discs littering the area.
Fifth Season Gardening specializes in hydroponics, homebrewing, and organic gardening. Complete hydroponic systems can help hobbyists grow plants in any type of environment, and organic gardening supplies such as fertilizer and composters can maximize produce yields. Customers may also browse a wide selection of urban D.I.Y. products. Aside from serving as a go-to spot for garden items, Fifth Season Gardening boasts must-have supplies for homebrewers of all skill levels, from fresh hops and yeast, to cleaning accoutrements and educational books.
Annoyed by bites and wary of diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks, Mosquito Squad spritzes its signature barrier spray over more than 20 states. Technicians protect home acreage with an EPA-registered spray that kills adult mosquitoes and ticks using synthetic chemicals that mimic a compound found in chrysanthemums. They take care to avoid blossoms and harming helpful bugs such as honeybees and sentient Volkswagen Beetles. As an alternative, staffers can use an all-natural spray, whose scent confuses and repels pests for about two weeks. Mosquito Squad also can equip yards with remote-controlled automatic misting systems and spray lawns in municipal places before outdoor events.
America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.
To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.
Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.