At Wholistic Fitness, women from all walks of life strive for mind-body wellness through a variety of healing services, including psychotherapy, fitness classes, personal training, massages, and health counseling. A team of dedicated fitness instructors leads the studio's dynamic workouts, helping students sculpt lean physiques, confidence, and thumb wrestling muscles in boot-camp-style classes or yoga sessions. Wholistic Fitness keeps licensed acupuncturists on staff who aim to treat a slew of ailments, from headaches to anxiety, with the non-invasive, ancient Chinese healing method, as well as a licensed massage therapist who soothes muscles with custom massages and hot-stone treatments. They also have physical therapy services that specialize in women's pelvic floor conditions. From the comfort of a private therapy room, a clinical psychologist kindly helps women and teens cope with depression, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, or daily stress.
Shaun Froshour's decade of canine search and rescue experience made him the go-to guy when dogs needed training. Friends and clients swarmed him with requests to work on their canines' behavior problems or watch their dogs overnight. Eventually, Shaun realized he could parlay his expertise and passion for pooches into a business and decided to open the Canine Retreat and Behavior Improvement Center. Known today as Paws-itively Healthy, the center has trained and hosted hundreds of hounds of all breeds.
Froshour and his managing partner, Jill Stouffer, chaperone tail-waggers as they laze, play, and plan book-club meetings at the canine retreat. Grooming services gussy up pups with de-shedding treatments, nail trimmings, and toothbrushings, or the experienced duo can pet-sit or walk dogs as owners travel. Froshour and Stouffer call upon years of experience during obedience training to teach dogs verbal commands and hand signals including sit, stay, and vogue.
Though the county creek bubbling behind Zacharia?s Creek Side Caf? inspired the eatery?s name, it is the creativity of owners Andrew and Nancy Gallo and a team of trained chefs who keep diners enthused about each seasonal menu of Mediterranean, Tapas-style, and New American-inspired fare. The casual, fine-dining BYOB restaurant?which has garnered praise from LifeStyle Magazine and The TREND?welcomes guests to their cozy dining room, 50-seat outdoor patio, and on-location bakery, and serves up lunch, dinner, and prix fixe menus amid Levantine-inspired interior decor. Housemade pastas are decorated with grilled jumbo shrimp, pecorino romano cheese, and sauteed, while the jumbo lump crab cakes come with an entourage of smashed potatoes, roasted garlic, and green beans. An in-house pastry chef helps patrons cap off meals with fine cookies and petit-fours, seasonal cappuccinos, and over-the-top specialty cakes that are exact replicas of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chris, Cardinal Hollow Winery's owner and winemaker, ferments more than 2,000 gallons of juice each year to fill the facility's wood-paneled, cabin-like interior and its tasting room with more than 25 innovative varieties of the potent potable. Both independently and as part of the grape-cobbled highway of the Montgomery County Wine Trail, Cardinal Hollow invites visitors to wet their whistles at tastings and nourish brain orchards in classes. A two-hour lesson includes a full tour of the facilities such as the tasting room, which can be rented for parties of up to 100 people. Along with a tasting, guests will be given an overview of the history and the process of winemaking. During the class, oenophiles sink incisors into salty cheese and crackers while absorbing lessons on wine-and-food pairings at a bar that's supported by sturdy wine barrels. Guests can also peruse Cardinal Hollow wearables at the winery?s retail shop or groove to the live music that permeates the air about once a month.
For more than a quarter-century, Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars has been keeping rides cruising smoothly with maintenance services and fresh brand-name tires. An online tire-size finder lets drivers peruse available rubbery soles based on tire size or their vehicles' year, make, and model; customers can also search for brands such as BFGoodrich, Cooper, Michelin, and Yokohama. Ailing cars can roll into the shop and let experienced technicians diagnose and treat their issues, from loose belts and hoses to squeaky brakes or wheels that become clumsily misaligned when cute convertibles whiz by. Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars is open seven days a week and also harbors used vehicles available for purchase.
Each month, the writers in Main Line Today magazine cover the individuals, issues, and attractions salient to the inhabitants of Philadelphia's western suburbs. Though it is composed mostly of features of the dining or home-and-garden variety, the regional lifestyle publication also branches out into articles on noteworthy local spa treatments and top doctors and specialists. Contributors additionally profile some of the Main Line's most newsworthy residents, one such person of interest being kineticist Bill McHugh, who spent four decades building an aluminum and steel amusement park for squirrels, birds, and humans who are really, really terrified of heights.