With a focus on individual progress, Pedal and Pose pushes workout mavens to new levels of physical excellence with a wide variety of indoor workout classes. Classes span all approaches to body-bettering, ranging from traditional spin and yoga instruction to intense boot camps and kickboxing. Intentionally small class sizes place an emphasis on personalized instruction, and each shape-shifter will receive a complimentary consultation with a trainer to organize their goals and fitness agenda, as well as coordinate 80s-inspired aerobic attire. Please complete Pedal and Pose's required consultation and medical release forms before arriving for your first class, and bring water, a towel, appropriate footwear, and favorite Rocky training montage to relive. Classes, which range from 30–60 minutes, are scheduled by appointment only, so register and book online.
From a tiny puppy to a towering horse, the animal experts at Prestige Pets at Gaston Farm have every critter's best interests in mind. That's why they travel to homes and farms around the region, providing feedings, care, and companionship while owners are otherwise occupied. Prestige Pets also provides horse-back riding lessons and training. And they're versed in grooming, and can even perform minor repairs on horse blankets.
For more than 30 years, the Northeast Animal Shelter has helped to match more than 100,000 dogs and cats with stable, loving forever homes. The shelter does not euthanize animals under any circumstances and facilitates adoption with services such as obedience training, grooming, restorative health care, inoculation, and spaying or neutering. In addition to taking in local animals, Northeast Animal Shelter also absorbs highly adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters in other areas including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and Puerto Rico. By transporting animals from shelters with high rates of euthanasia, the shelter helps to reduce the strain on resources in overwhelmed facilities and ensures the rescued pets will find homes without being euthanized. Though rates vary depending on the animal and location, it costs Northeast Animal Shelter an average of $150 to transport one dog out of an overcrowded environment and into its own shelter in Salem.
Rondo, the de facto host of Grooming at Tiffany's, happily greets every guest with a hardy handshake. Or if not that, perhaps an exuberant tail wag, an offering of chew sticks … something that lets visitors know they're welcome. The amiable shih tzu-poodle mix belongs to owner Tiffany Perron, who styles canines with the skills she developed at the Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming. She and her fellow groomers provide an array of services, from crate-free full groomings to quick touchups for dogs facing short-notice job interviews.
York Bark & Play’s owner and operator, Lisa York, lives onsite, caring for four-legged residents using knowledge culled from previous jobs at a horse stable and a large kennel. Her pet haven—formerly Thee Privileged Pet—has undergone extensive renovations and reopened, and now boasts two indoor play areas, a large yard, and TVs broadcasting continuous reruns of Lassie. During the day, the kennel provides daycare, with pets enjoying two supervised sessions of outdoor playtime, lunch, and a nap. Overnight guests chase Zs in 10’x4’ indoor runs with heated floors and noise-reducing solid walls. Felines relax in a separated quiet room with three-level cat condos that give them ample space to move about and host milk-tasting parties.
Quick, quick, slow. Quick, quick, slow. It seems that every dance lesson starts the same way. Students are told, "These are the steps," "Move to the beat," and "Never breakdance on wet cement." But unwilling to settle for the minimum, Seacoast Ballroom helps dancers see beyond getting their feet to move in the right direction. Its founder, Frederick Dunn, strives to inject dancers with grace and musical expression to help them feel dance for what it is?an art form. Its classes range in difficulty from beginner to competition level, and cover a variety of ballroom styles. Solo dancers or couples can strut through a tango, shimmy their hips in salsa, or effuse elegance through the Viennese waltz.