Trainer Ian Andracchio developed RowZone's unique blend of rowing exercises and full-body toning techniques to help students of all ages and abilities stave off the boredom and plateaus of other fitness regimens. During RZ Core workouts, instructors provide helpful pointers and encouragement to students as they shape up with body-toning ergometers.
Each structured session presents a total-body workout that incorporates rowing, resistance training, and fitness techniques that solidify cores and improve flexibility. Students learn proper rowing technique so that they can explode during the drive, stretch out during the reach, tighten the core during the finish, and flip through an issue of National Geographic during the recovery. Additionally, free-weight curls, crunches, lunges, and other rowing exercises work to provide an effective strength-endurance workout.
Vera Auvil's passion in life has always been cultivating knick-knacks and odds-and-ends—her "sweet nothings," as her husband used to say—so when the opportunity to purchase her own store came her way, she knew she wanted to fill its shelves and aisles with her favorite little things: clothes, jewelry, home décor, and makeup. She christened the shop Auvil's Sweet Nothings and set to work cultivating local artisans and national vendors who proffer goods such as De Novo, Waterford crystal, and Yellow Box Shoes. The skilled staffers at her vendor-based store can even help clients brighten smiles with Beaming White teeth-whitening services, make-over mugs with Jane Iredale cosmetics, and learn to cheat during shopping-cart races.
A bloom of pastel sugar cookies sprouts from a foundation of peanut-butter and chocolate-chip cookies heaped at their base. This edible masterpiece, the BouTray, is one of Cookies by Design’s many inventive arrangements. For their creative displays, the bakers have been spotlighted on Home and Lifestyle TV. Once customers have selected their ideal cookie bouquet, cookie platter, or cookie house for displaced gingerbread men, pastry chefs personalize the fresh-baked treats with a written message or design.
Disc Go Round's staff stockpiles thousands of used records alongside a wealth of previously spun CDs, DVDs, and console games for the enrichment of eager ears and eyes. The concrete beat bunker houses stacks of digital and analog entertainment, with most used records ranging from $0.99 to $9.99, and used CDs and DVDs from $4.99 to $9.99. Trace the evolution of soul from James Brown to Mary J. Blige or peruse their legions of vinyl albums via a daily updated online inventory. Shelves of orphaned films patiently wait to be taken home and fill DVD-playing domiciles with explosion-packed action flicks to tear-duct-throttling dramas. Disc doctors not only suggest musical tune-ups for clients who want to key into a certain genre, but also tenderly repair wounded discs ($2).
When it comes to cell phones, Texas Cell does not discriminate. The shop fixes and repairs all major brands, including iPhones, Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola. It also keeps its shelves stocked with popular parts and accessories, such as USB cords, cases, and dashboard mounts for in-the-car charging. Aside from phones, Texas Cell’s techs can also rid computers of spyware and viruses or install hardware and software updates.
Familiar brands of jewelry, watches, sunglasses, and shoes abound at Premier Outlet. Customers can browse items from designers such as Armani, Casio, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Kenneth Cole. Since Premier Outlet has a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, customers can return gifts that don’t fit their taste or rings of power that they don’t have time to cast into Mount Doom.