Zaggora's founder Dessi was scrambling. She needed to lose a little weight before her wedding, but none of the weight loss products she used seem to move the needle. Eventually, she took matters into her own hands, inventing her own effective method for slimming down. Zaggora's multi-layer capris, tops, shorts, and blazers put the heat naturally emitted by the body during exercise to work burning more calories. A 2012?2013 study conducted by ETScience at University of Southern California showed users wearing Zaggora used less energy to achieve high cardio levels and burned anywhere from 6?18% more calories and than those wearing standard exercise clothing.
Made from a comfortable bioceramic material, the shorts' ThermoFit technology smoothes thighs and other dimple-prone areas by warming body tissues and increasing their metabolic rate. This process boosts energy expenditure before and after exercise, and aids in eliminating cellulite-causing toxins.
Pages In Time is a full-service scrapbooking store offering specialty supplies, crafting workstations, and knowledgeable staff members who are craft enthusiasts themselves. The beginner package is separated into four classes, with a different theme and set of supplies each day—students need only bring their favorite photos to weave into the pages. No previous experience is needed to enjoy the cut-and-paste fun. After embarking down the parchment-adornment trail, budding paper crafters can set up camp at the store's workstations and gaze in wonderment at the copycat pages on display, perfect for inspiring new ideas or instilling a desire to create pet crocodile collars from glue and sparkles.
Five beginner knitting classes at The Yarn Shop will take fledgling yarn spinners over all the knitting basics—knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, ribbing, and more—as they complete their first scarf. The cost of all materials is covered, including a light or bright wool yarn and size-eight bamboo, circular needles. Additional supplies are available for purchase; the shop carries a full line of knitting and crocheting supplies and enough yarn to fill the scalps of a race of giant Raggedy Ann’s. Help is always available for projects, which many people bring to the shop to work on as they socialize and weave the names of disloyal latch hookers onto their tea cozies. Enjoy a dessert and specialty coffee or tea from The Yarn Shop's Pink Sheep Cafe. See the website for class schedules and pricing.
Body Innovations' certified personal trainers lead fun, challenging workouts in a comfortable, private setting. Each 60-minute boot-camp session welcomes 5 to 25 trainees for stimulating workouts that combine individualized attention with the friendly motivation and collective psychoanalysis of a group environment. Rather than fighting off other iron pumpers for the same set of dumbbells, kettlebells, or life-sized sculptures of Alexander Graham Bell, boot campers will work against their own body resistance, exerting their way through a series of aerobic exercises designed to build strength, boost endurance, and torch calories.
Nearly 50 years old and recognized as one of the Best Zoos for Kids by Parents magazine, the Lincoln Children's Zoo continues to foster an exciting educational atmosphere that encourages kids to interact firsthand with their furry, scaly, and leafy neighbors. There's already an ample, varied herd of animals that will be joined by the rare Humboldt penguins—the zoo is one of only 16 zoos nationwide to feature the warm-climate tuxedoed birds—and the mischievous squirrel monkeys. Curious kids and professional petters will want to flock to the hands-on exhibits. Feed a llama from your hand and listen closely for his penny-stock tips at the Firsthand Farm, or watch a friendly ZooCrew handler parade small creatures before youngsters at Critter Encounter. Because plants and animals are still reconciling creative differences, you can visit bodacious buds separately at the nearby botanical gardens, where a wide variety of plant species bedeck their expansive green areas.
Advanced Aesthetics is a privately-owned skincare school whose students perform spa treatments for clients under the supervision of licensed instructors. The European facial ($29) deep-cleans and exfoliates enervated epidermises with a fully-customized facial regimen including a special treatment mask, toner, and a countenance-soothing facial massage to bring serene smoothness to both the physical and mental parts of your head. Benefits from the European facial extend beyond the school’s doors—the treatment stimulates cellular growth and improves the skin’s ability to absorb skincare products.