Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames (starting at $99.99) or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $120 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
To understand the origins of Red Tail Golf Club's name, just look upwards: that's where majestic red-tailed hawks soar above the region. Down on the ground, Red Tail has soared metaphorically, with plenty of press and awards to back up its status as one of the state's best golf clubs.
The 18-hole, par 72 course embodies classic New England terrain with rows of maple trees, birches, oaks, and pines. Still, other areas are mnemonic of the coast thanks to areas of ample sand and tall grasses. Cleverly named holes help break up the course even further, such as "Bunkers," a chunk of land that was once populated with ammunition storage bunkers?some of which can still be seen to the right of the green.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total of 7,006 yards from the back tees * Five tees per hole * Scorecard
Studio owner Amanda Freel's passion for Pilates began in 2005, when she herself was still a student. It only took a few years for her to make the switch from Pilates student to Pilates instructor, falling so in love with the practice that she earned Pilates mat, apparatus, and Reformer certifications. To round out her fitness curriculum, Amanda incorporates Zumba's dance-infused workout into her routine, as well as the TRX Suspension Training program, which she is now certified to teach. With help from her team of yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, and TRX instructors, Amanda hosts small group classes designed to help patrons of all fitness levels develop the ability to climb a mountain while touching their toes the whole way up.
With its focus solely on functional training, CrossFit EXP doesn't believe in treadmills and butt blasters, or TVs, for that matter. The gym is bare bones and to the point. It employs the functional movements of CrossFit using rowing machines, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and other basics. That equipment is used with everyday motions, such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, which readies participants for all physical activity. It also enhances stamina, power, speed, and agility. This system is scalable to all fitness levels, so CrossFit EXP welcomes everyone, easing them into CrossFit with a beginner's Elements course.
Licensed massage therapist Louise Loureiro has seen firsthand the healing power of massage. At her calming Leominster studio, she works to relax the tight muscles in her clients' backs, necks, and shoulders with 60- and 90-minute massage sessions. She offers deep-tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massages, along with corporate and event chair massages, helping increase circulation and ease chronic muscle pain.