The rustle of feet swiftly move over grass as quick successions of pops echo off the sides of gutted vans and cars. Over the splatter of shots fired, orders are yelled out as teams communicate strategy. These sounds are music to the ears of all players that patrol the hallowed grounds of Nashville Paintball. The five fields present visitors with obstacles such as inflatable Xs, large industrial piping, and old cars targeted by paintballs of games past. While Nashville Paintball's fields received an expert's touch when designed, they cater to players of all levels, even offering games arranged specifically for beginners. Keeping the sport even more accessible, they rent paintball markers and gear and don't check for abstract art degrees at the door.
After chalking up more than 18 years of automotive experience between them, ASE-certified mechanics Thomas and Chris set out to open their own shop. With the owners themselves on hand at all times, the shiny new business tends to the needs of four-wheeled friends through infusions of standard and synthetic Pennzoil, thorough safety checks and inspections, and tire rotations with an option for an aromatherapy tread massage. The staff plies their trade with a careful eye on consumer satisfaction by treating the cars with respect on the shop floor and building strong business relationships through friendly, one-on-one customer service.
Reflexologist Bruce Dailey knows that the body is a complex, interconnected system that makes symptoms and causes hard to untangle. So in an effort to both educate and soothe his neighbors, he opened Bruce Dailey’s Health Foods, where he supplies dietary supplements and vitamins in addition to administering reflexology treatments. The store’s shelves contain bottles of natural supplements and tested remedies that complement his body-balancing methods, working to heal conditions such as migraines, allergies, depression, and the inability to open child-proofed bottles.
It hasn't taken long for Ride615 to entrench itself in the Nashville area’s bicycle community since opening its doors in April 2012. Each Saturday morning, the shop hosts community bike rides, leading cyclists on 30–45-mile jaunts in order to boost their endurance levels and encourage neighborhood squirrels to get in shape. Back at the shop, the staff maintains a fleet of high quality bicycles and accessories from brands such as Garmin, Shimano, Raleigh, and Santa Cruz that fill the wish lists of avid cyclists.
DogWatch Of Nashville has been keeping pets safe since the early 1990s. The family-run company outfits yards with hidden fences that ensure dogs or cats stay within their owners' boundaries. They also install indoor units to keep furry family members out of certain areas of the house, such as the kitchen or antigravity chamber.
Upon walking into Beauty Escentuals, clients find themselves surrounded by more than 20 different haircare brands—from Paul Mitchell to Pureology to Moroccanoil. The same products that neatly line the retail shelves also star in salon services, where stylists craft chic dos or use accent foils to highlight cheekbones and pupil-less eyes. But hair isn't the only focus at the salon. Clients are also pampered with waxing and threading services as well as presented with a collection of OPI polishes, handbags, and BaByliss styling tools.