As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Nowadays, almost anyone can pick up a camera and call himself a photographer. But husband-and-wife team Mario and Gayle Guerrero have the experience to warrant the title: they opened Sunlight Portrait Artist in 1985, and have captured thousands of shots of weddings, newborns, and high-school seniors in the years since. Mario is a certified professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America, and Gayle served as her family photographer while growing up. Today their panoramic skill set covers photojournalistic, editorial, and classic styles as well as Photoshop skills.
"It's like throwing a party every day," Byron Severance, who co-owns The Jumpy Place along with his wife, Cathy, told the Hays Free Press. "It's the most fun I've ever had in a job." Byron and Cathy's indoor playground—kept immaculate with a strict socks-only policy, daily disinfectant washes, and an unbudging ban on trashcan-dwelling Grouches—relieves the endemic of excess energy common to youths aged 10 and younger. As children bounce in and slide down air-filled fortresses, adults entertain themselves with complimentary coffee, WiFi, and cartoon-free television. Both locations are open every day except Tuesday, and each admission grants all-day access that allows families to come and go as they please.
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2 Rivers Home Services improves the condition of living spaces via three essential services: pest control, air conditioning and heating, and outdoor irrigation and landscaping. Certified technicians make homes more energy efficient by cleaning dusty ducts or installing up-to-date HVAC systems. Outside, they rely on Rain Bird modules to keep lawns hydrated and they fortify homes’ perimeters against critters using Demand CS insecticide, which wards off such pests as cockroaches, fleas, and door-to-door insect salesmen.
County Line Beauty Salon's technicians have more than 15 years of experience turning unremarkable locks into strikingly colorful and masterfully cut coifs. After clients declare their desired look, stylists snip hairs into place before skillfully deploying blow-dryers to create a lustrous, straightened sheen not unlike that of a freshly ironed snakeskin. Those who choose to top newly cropped coifs with some color can sit back as the salon's stockpile of Redken products power a color conversion that rehues strategically chosen strands to create dynamic partial highlights. A face-framing new cut and blow-dry takes about 45 minutes and highlights usually take an additional hour of chair time. Both treatments can translate into a youthful-looking head, which often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Though not included with this Groupon, full highlights are available for an additional cost.