Backed by the sudsy firepower of more than 100 washers and dryers, The Laundry Experience helps backlogs of unlaundered attire rediscover their sparkling beginnings quickly and thoroughly. Customers can cleanse up to 40 pounds of dirty duds, as cleaners treat outfits to full-service washing and drying ($0.99/lb.) before folding shirts into the shape of paper cranes. In addition to reviving moribund outfits, customers can also employ one of The Laundry Experience's heavy-duty machines to bust the grime from mammoth quilts and comforters.
Students in beginner to advanced classes at the Cultural Center for Language Studies learn to converse casually in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Guided by an experienced and fluent teaching staff, they'll practice their chosen tongue in real-life contexts, deciphering commercials, documentaries, and the price lists of black-market piñata distributors. Opt for an intensive weekend course that teaches the rudiments of grammar in two three-hour sessions, or spread your six hours over four 1.5-hour weekday classes. Grouponers who continue courses beyond their six hours will need to buy their textbooks and stand on their head while they count to 10 in Klingon.
The pearly white of a toddler’s first tooth. The glow of a young woman’s cheeks on her sixteenth birthday. These are the things that Classic Imaging Photography’s experts seek to capture with a deft click of the shutter. The professional photographers position subjects during in-studio shoots or go on-location to snap images of newly engaged couples in the park where they met or defeated a rival family of swans. The shutterbugs also photograph or capture video of cake-cuttings and dances at landmark events, attempting to stay quietly in the background all the while. To generate souvenirs and bolster revelry, the crew also brings photo booths to parties.
To the hawk-eyed domicile scrubbers at Spotless House Cleaning Service, the details matter. The team cleans the less-noticeable messes in rooms, as well as the more obvious muddy footprints on the linoleum and spaghetti-sauce interpretations of Jackson Pollock’s early work. In the kitchen, they mop the floor, wipe the counters, and pay extra attention to polishing the stove and appliances, whereas in the bathroom they render pristine bathtubs and sinks. When tackling the bedrooms, the home-cleaning technicians dust wardrobes and vacuum carpets, then change the sheets and make the bed to ensure their clients enjoy a fresh night’s rest and a neat surface for a pre-sleep jumping marathon.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location. Click to view the Columbia location's schedule.