Sol D'Licious Caf?'s owners, Dama and Lamar, have been vegetarian for the last two decades, and vegan for the last five years. Their commitment to all-natural food?and Head Chef Aaron Webb's Le Cordon Bleu training?shine through in the caf?'s menu. The meat-free eats range from a black-bean burger topped with spinach, guacamole, and tomato slices to bowls of hearty vegan chili. Webb experiments with raw plates, too, such as a ginger-infused cabbage slaw. Funky juices wash down meals, including the sunset-hued blend of orange, carrot, and sweet-potato juices.
Christina, owner of Yoga & Friends, began her yoga training in 1995. Since then, she has studied with and stood extremely close to some of the practice's most renowned yogis, including John Friend, Jamie and Justin Allison, and Rodney Yee. Christina's classes are based primarily in the Hatha yoga tradition, a style that aims to unite the mind, body, and spirit through standing and seated postures, as well as deep-breathing exercises. Certified Zumba instructors and reiki masters complement yoga with dynamic cardio work and relaxing spiritual balancing sessions.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
As a boxing trainer, I saw so many individuals who wanted desperately to obtain the benefits from a boxing/kickboxing workout, but had that look in their eyes when they saw the facility. [They] loved the equipment, but were anxious about working out with boxers?not really knowing what to do and how to do it, as boxing is not a structured workout. Did I mention the contact that goes along with boxing?getting hit? With this in mind, I looked for models that would be enticing to this demographic and allow everyone to enjoy the unbelievable benefits of boxing: learning real self-defense [skills]\ while shedding pounds, toning muscles, and building functional strength and agility.
What special training do you or your staff have?
We have a background in boxing and Golden Glove fighters and trainers. In boxing, it's not just learning the skills, but learning how to obtain peak conditioning and strength for a real-life battle.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
You can expect to have fun and and learn a skill. The atmosphere is welcoming and the people are energetic. Weight-loss, strength, agility, and cardio are just the side effects from learning. That leads to a fun workout.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our website and Facebook have videos and a great deal of more information.
Body Rock 2.0 is a 45-minute coed total-body workout led by former army fitness instructor Shane Frazier. Focusing on core strength and body sculpting, this workout tones and sculpts the body into a marble masterpiece, which makes changing socks difficult. Boot-campers have the benefits of group fitness (motivation, camaraderie) with the advantages of expert instructor training (one-on-one guidance, a steady stream of firm handshakes) and an interactive nutrition plan (dietary tips, advice about which roots are edible). Classes run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m., and 5:15 p.m. (no evening class on Fridays), and Groupon buyers may attend Thursday night’s Punch & Crunch class at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about Body Rock 2.0 group fitness online.
Springbrook Wellness' massage therapists customize treatments to meet each client's needs and goals. The massage room's zen-like fountains whisper with the soothing trickle of water over stone, a sensory delight accompanied by the wafting scent of incense and a plush table that supports resting bodies.