The professional carpet counselors at iCleanFloors.com cure floor coverings of habitually hoarding dirt, food scraps, and sneeze-inducing allergens. Before cleaning carpets, careful technicians will maneuver through two rooms (up to 15'x15' each) of furniture, exposing all floor areas, especially those frequently subjected to dust-bunny breeding. iCleanFloors.com's deep-clean machine simultaneously pressure-washes carpets, while dual rotating brushes massage Berber beards at 900 revolutions per minute. As it cleans, the machine sucks up water and debris, leaving carpets with a quicker dry time and making them ready for tube-sock tangos within four hours. This Groupon can also be applied to clean additional rooms.
With the clatter of bowling pins, the pings and buzzes of skee-ball, and the cries of victory from the laser-tag arena, the freewheeling return to youth that Quarters grants its grownup visitors is palpable. The 40,000-square-foot facility lets the good times roll as late as 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering a dose of after-hours entertainment that makes ordinary bars and clubs pale in comparison. Adding to the adult appeal is an on-site restaurant serving artisan bar snacks such as hand-battered onion rings and half-pound turkey burgers, topped off with classic and creative cocktails mixed with Bombay gin and Avion tequila.
Visitors indulge their competitive spirits within the multi-level laser tag arena, which pits two teams against each other in series of six-minute mock firefights. Teams navigate the maze of obstacles, ramps, and benevolent minotaurs, earning points by tagging opponents or ambushing one of the eight bases scattered throughout the arena. The plush couches that line Quarters' 10 bowling lanes also beckon competitors, as does a multi-table billiards room and an arcade packed with classic games such as Pac Man and air hockey.
When faced with time off after graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University, Maggie DiMaggio took to baking cake after cake in her own kitchen. Seeing the potential in her baked treats, she soon began taking weekly pilgrimages to the Mandeville farmers' market to sell her cupcakes and fine breads. As the popularity of her creations grew, the special orders began pouring in—so many, in fact, that she had to open a storefront just to manage the demand.
That storefront soon evolved from its humble beginnings into The Chocolate Vine, a European-style bakery that also houses an intimate café. To foster a cozy, inviting atmosphere, Maggie furnishes the small eatery with tables and chairs from local antique stores and regularly applies a fresh coat of buttercream icing to the walls. When not crafting almond-, strawberry-, and chocolate-infused cakes , she cooks light lunches with fruits and vegetables from a local produce stand. Maggie also graciously opens up her wine cellar for regular tastings, during which guests sip on eight glasses of her finest reserves.
Dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve their fitness goals, the friendly trainers at Gilboy's Health Club equip their clients with everything they need to succeed. In the cardio room, a fleet of treadmills and stationary bikes facilitates sweat-inducing sessions, and weight machines help build lean muscle mass. Health-club mainstays such as spinning and flow-yoga classes are offered alongside Gilboy’s originals such as the leg- and glute-sculpting Rock Bottoms or Pilates blender, a low-impact class that imbues bodies with the flexibility of a warm piece of chewed bubblegum.
The mother-daughter owners of F.I.T. craft customized workouts and eating plans for ladies interested in bolstering their earthly edifice, employing the motivational tools of accountability and one-on-one attention. During three weekly personal-training sessions, they'll shepherd you through 25 minutes of heart-pumping cardio and 30 minutes of muscle-crunching strength training, progressing only when you're ready to. Meanwhile, nutritional know-it-alls construct food guides and offer recipes that cultivate healthy eating habits and fuel up bodies for training sessions much more effectively than gasoline-infused energy drinks. Newly-toned finger muscles can strut their stuff by scrawling in the fitness journal, an integral part of the program designed to help you identify breakthroughs and possible pitfalls by recording all of your meals, water intake, and workout stats. Progress is tracked according to inches and body fat lost, relying on hard, cold evidence rather than the mumbo jumbo of fat-cell psychologists and waistline mood rings.
The well-balanced instructors of C.G.'s Gymnastics bring years of coaching and competition experience to the mat as they edify students ages 2–adult. One 55-minute class per week helps beginning balance-beamers discover their inner Mary Lou Retton, whereas seasoned handspringers can work toward a lifelong goal of flipping across America. Boys' and girls' beginner classes teach the basics of routines seen in the Olympics, including vault, floor exercise, and synchronized medal-twirling, and an average ratio of eight students per instructor enables personalized attention. After the first month, Groupon customers can enroll in the remainder of the semester without the added cost of a registration fee.