Generations-old Thai family recipes and established Japanese cooking techniques continue to inspire the cooks at Fuji Hana & Thai Peppers. Hibachi chefs man the dining room's six tabletop grills and sear entire orders of scallops or filet mignon right in front of transfixed guests. Hibachi-grilled lobster tail even makes its way onto the restaurant's sushi menu, which includes 12 specialty maki selections that attempt to elevate sushi with sriracha sauce, dried cranberries, or cleverly disguised helium balloons. The Thai menu items remain more grounded in familiar flavor combinations, such as spicy basil fried rice and panang curry with coconut milk and dried chilies.
The colorful cuisine stands in stark contrast to the deep, soothing earth tones that fill the dining room. Hand-laid mosaic tiles complement the dark leather booths, and a 31-foot oak bar surrounds the sushi chefs and bartenders as they dexterously assemble orders.
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Though she prefers to work out in the studio, Hilary Pekin has probably been in thousands of homes. That's because, in her work for STEP company, she performed in their at-home workout video—one of many contributions that she's made to the industry since becoming a certified fitness trainer in 1986. Today, she takes on clients at Fit Chicks and Dudes, helping them to lose fat, gain muscle, and improve their athletic performance with customized training programs. She has a diverse set of tools at her disposal, including weights, rowing machines, and suspension straps. By combining strength and cardio exercises into challenging routines, she keeps her students from plateauing and growing bored. And, as a perk of membership, they can return to the studio at their own schedule to practice their form.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
When he references fitness hurdles, Labronze Garrett isn't being metaphorical—the 400-meter hurdler has been an international track contender for almost 10 years. Having ranked fifth in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, he knows how to train the human body for nearly any challenge. LG Fitness Training is his venue for helping others reach their milestones, whether they want to be faster, lift more weight, or simply adopt a more active lifestyle. Labronze's classes employ exercise circuits and tools such as kettlebells to condition physiques. He guides groups, children, and private clients alike toward their goals, and even visits corporate offices for wellness workouts.
The experienced instructors at Streamline Fitness Training realize that every client has different abilities and conditioning goals. That's why they begin personal training sessions with a thorough assessment, including body alignment testing, strength and flexibility testing. This initial meeting helps the professionals devise an effective program, but perhaps more importantly, it serves as the first step toward creating a bond between client and trainer. That bond is how Streamline aims to set itself apart—since they trust their instructors, guests are more likely to achieve their fitness aims. It's a simple philosophy that carries through all of the gym's practices, from boot camps to Zumba classes.