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.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Across five full days of action, kids young and semi-young will undergo a comprehensive camp curriculum chock-full of running, throwing, catching, blocking, teamworking, confidence building, high-fiving, and more. If desired, campers ages 11–14 with at least one year of tackle football experience may enroll in the accelerated-skills sections, which feature advanced lessons in the same non-contact environment. All campers are led by professional educators from the high-school and collegiate level, and each day's knowledge bowl soars even higher with visits from Eagles greats, ranging from Fred Barnett to the great Pete Retzlaff (Philadelphia Eagles players vary by camp location). By teaming up with experienced players and coaches, kids will be treated to comprehensive instruction that goes beyond purely mechanical skills.
Inside Wholistic Fitness' 3,500-square-foot facility, women from all walks strive for mind-body wellness through a variety of healing services, including psychotherapy, fitness classes, 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, clinical psychologist Dr. Christine Marston kindly helps women and teens cope with depression, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, or daily stress.
When kids explore Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland, it's almost as if the different worlds in their imaginations unfold before their eyes. In one section, a giant octopus looms over an inflated ocean-themed obstacle course, where sea turtles, sharks, and other air-filled creatures await. Another bounce structure takes the form of a basketball court, and a carousel-themed bounce house contains the world's only invisible population of clowns. These play areas stand as just three of the seven giant, inflatable structures that cushion the 16,500-square-foot entertainment center. Play structures for kids under 4 keep wee ones entertained, and adults get to have fun, too, with complimentary WiFi and a 50-inch, flatscreen TV.
Choruses of laughter fill these spaces during open-play times and birthdays parties—and Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland's staffers strive to include kids of all stripes. On the second Thursday of every month, they turn off the music and flashing lights for their Jack's Sensory Bounce, welcoming kids with autism and other sensory needs to safely join in on the revelry.