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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.

14310 E 42 Street South
Independence,
MO
US

First Chair Fiddlers' founder, Rachel Gaither, leads a team of professional musicians and songwriters who teach students of all ages how to make beautiful music using pianos, guitars, violins, and the sound of their own voice. The team's collective r?sum? includes gigs playing in Celtic folk bands, opera performances across the country, and stints on New York City's singer-songwriter circuit. Under the team's guidance, kids and adults alike study the finer points of singing and playing various instruments, and later show off their newfound talents during summertime open-mic concerts, recitals, and impromptu 3 a.m. performances on their neighbors' front lawns. The teachers at First Chair Fiddlers also offer aspiring musicians advice on topics such as crafting a moving song or keeping a band together through lineup changes.

14304 East 39th Street South
Independence,
MO
US

For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.

4309 S Noland Rd
Independence,
MO
US

It's easy to say that e-cigs are a bit classier than regular cigarettes. They don't leave behind lingering odors. They don't create bad breath. They don't set off smoke detectors. For many, they're a somewhat healthier alternative, too, being free of the excess tar and carbon monoxide that often leads to hacking coughs.

For those looking to quell the habit of filling ashtrays, and for those seeking new avenues for nicotine, Aqueous Vapor's reservoir of e-cigs and accessories clears a path to flavor country. With kits that contain all the necessities, including the e-cig tank, rechargeable batteries, USB chargers, and stylish satchels for carrying the accouterments, Aqueous Vapor stymies all manners of nicotine fits. The store's sommeliers of all things smokeless steer patrons towards a gallery of assorted e-liquids, featuring imaginative flavors including apple, hard candy, clove, cherry swirl, and Jameson?s Irish Vapor Juice.

3709 South Noland Rd
Independence,
MO
US

Founded by a truck enthusiast in 1991, Chux Trux has blossomed into a highly recognized one-stop shop for car, truck, and jeep accessories and services. Trained Chux Trux technicians professionally install enhancers such as bed covers, steps, and chrome accessories, transforming standard vehicles into gleaming road warriors. Customers can browse the cavernous showrooms teeming with an array of custom wheels and tires as well as contractor necessities such as toolboxes, whistle music books, and ladder racks. The Chux Trux staff treats customers like family, special ordering and custom fabricating hard-to-find parts, remembering customers' birthdays, and never letting them live down their sixth-grade talent-show act.

13208 E US Highway 40
Independence,
MO
US

With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.

17610 E 39th St. S
Independence,
MO
US