Erica Burns loves to motivate and inspire people to get healthy and fit. With the motto "keep your eye on the prize," Erica likes to inspire clients to not only think about looking good, but feeling strong and healthy. Erica has never stuck to just one fitness regimen, so she launched Fit Barre at Fit Ryde Indoor Cycling & Fitness Studio to provide clients the opportunity to tone their bodies through small isometric movements in addition to the studio's spinning classes. Erica has taught cycling, bootcamp, body sculpting, kettlebells and her signature "Pedal and Pump" classes, with more than seven years experience as a nationally certified AFAA group fitness instructor. Always embracing the latest fitness trends, Erica brings a breadth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy to her classes while striving to challenge and motivate clients.
Doctors of chiropractic Michael Cocilovo and Gilbert Rodriguez believe pain relief and healthful eating habits lead to an improved lifestyle. To that end, the two graduates of New York Chiropractic College schedule chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling at New City Chiropractic Center. Each doctor plies his trade with his own specialty: Dr. Cocilovo is a certified Manipulation Under Anesthesia practitioner with more than 25 years of experience and Dr. Rodriguez is a board-certified chiropractor and physiotherapist. Together, the pair strives to root out chronic pain, so that no one has to see them again—a paradox elsewhere only pursued by aspiring ghosts and elite hide-and-seek champions.
For 23 years, Heaven Hill Farm has opened its verdant doors to 100 acres of scenic countryside for their annual Pumpkin Land Festival. Nestled among the Appalachian Mountains, the fall sanctuary honors the season with hayrides, the Pigtucky Derby pig races, and pumpkin patches where jack-o'-lanterns-to-be can roam freely in their natural habitat. With a bevy of activities to choose from, fall fanatics can race through the hay maze, pet furry friends at the animal farm, and buy, nibble, or juggle fresh apple-cider donuts. During the weekend, guests can also have their faces painted with fall images, take jaunts atop a pony, or hop onto a carnival ride.
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.
Above and Beyond Creative Sewing ensures that sewing enthusiasts of all experience levels have the tools to practice their craft. That means not only equipping them with quality machines from Pfaff and Singer, but also giving them access to classes that advance their technique. The venue welcomes sewers with a large, open work area, where the shop's resident experts draw upon more than two decades of experience to conduct group classes or lend advice to crafters stuck on complicated projects. For those who prefer to work at home or have sewn their front door shut, the experts also offer free support over the phone from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
The Ferguson network of stores carries an extensive selection of equipment and supplies to overhaul or update automobiles, gardens, kitchens, baths, and patios. Beef up a bare tool belt with a Bostitch rip hammer ($25.99) or a 10-piece screwdriver set ($13.49). Spruce up drab rooms and lackluster family pets with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint or air out an arid space and improve Darth Vader impersonations with an oscillating desk fan ($17.99).