Gyms can often feel like warehouses full of stale, unpleasant smells and intimidating ruffians, making setting foot inside one feel as perilous as ordering a pink appletini at a particularly raucous Old West saloon. Spa Chakra spares guests the anxiety of a new gym without sparing them the benefits. Inside the luxurious atmosphere of a swanky, historic hotel, members can enjoy three interconnected levels of fitness space with banks of conditioning and strength-training equipment, group classrooms, lavish locker rooms, indulgent amenities, and more. Spa Chakra’s indoor swimming pool offers mid-winter water babies a chance to cool off after a jaunt on the elliptical or slim down in an Aqua Fit class. Spa Chakra’s friendly instructors will help keep you motivated as you breathe through Pilates postures and tone your forearm muscles in preparation for clam-shucking season. For current class dates and times, call Spa Chakra.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Since 1949, the floral experts at Andrews Florists and Grande Flower Shop, Inc. have pruned and posed fresh blossoms into festive arrangements. Customers can enliven hallways with the dark leaves and red petals of a traditional poinsettia, replacing previous decorations of Thanksgiving cornucopias or Halloween spider nets tangled with mummified candy bars. The 6-inch plant comes tucked inside wrapped foil and tied with a bow, which can double as a holiday decoration or finger skirt.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Since 1987, Indiana Mulch & Stone has supplied central Indiana with everything necessary for creating scenic, eco-friendly outdoor spaces. The shop stocks bulk landscaping products such as recycled mulch and boulders as well as landscaping tools and outdoor fountains. The expert staff offer the same friendly, knowledgeable service to every customer, whether that customer is a professional landscaper or a first-time gardener.