Family owned and operated for more than 50 years, Imperial Cleaners employs a staff of experienced garment-cleansing specialists. Drop off unwashed digs and the highly trained team will pore over clothes, gently removing encrusted stains and dirty smudges from water-averse items such as sweaters ($5.50) and pants ($6.95). Prep a two-piece suit ($13.75) for a public appearance by removing the vestiges of past mud slinging, or wash away the inevitable buildup of creamy nougat filling that make dresses hard to wear ($13.50). In addition to clothing, Imperial Cleaners can also wash household items such as bedding and rugs.
Allegheny Arts Gallery's instructors operate under the artistic eye of Robert Buchanan, an established purveyor of painted, sculpted, sketched, and vibrantly designed artwork. Each week, classes will comprehensively break down the techniques and workflows required to ease conceptual development. Elicit a smile from an inanimate object while pursuing still-life art, immortalize a mountain through carefully placed brushstrokes in the landscape art class, or canvas-capture the human body with a lasso of ink in figure drawing. Classes last two hours each.
For more than 15 years, One Hundred Percent Fitness has been offering an effective weight-loss program of personal training, nutritional counseling, and cardiovascular exercise for anyone looking to evict a few stubborn pounds. Clients will enhance their bodies and chip away shards of excess body fat during a month of unlimited hour-long training sessions. Owner Jason “Trainer J” Ferraro is certified by ACE and ISSA, ensuring practical and potent advice. Whether you need to improve your balance, get your muscles back in proper four-part harmony, or build endurance for a casual summertime swim to Europe, Trainer J is the means to any fitness end. He will help you achieve your goals by developing a customized training timeline to track progress and by offering daily nutritional counseling that includes a body analysis, measurements, and before-and-after pics.
Though the term “boot camp” may conjure images of aggressive drill sergeants barking orders as their recruits struggle through grueling tasks, Body Proud Fitness Boot Camp sessions are much the opposite. Their enthusiastic trainers motivate patrons in outdoor boot-camp classes, issuing positive reinforcement as they work together to burn calories and excess fat through challenging, but not defeating, exercises. Each one-hour session is designed to promote fat loss with a varied routine of interval training that my involve weightlifting, push-ups, sit-ups, and plyometrics. Many activities require participants to band together to tackle obstacles, bolstering a sense of support and camaraderie. Instructors then lead exercisers in a cool down with yoga and stretching, leaving them more limber than a linguini noodle basking in a jacuzzi.
In addition to the calorie-blasting boot camps, Body Proud Fitness Boot Camp’s weight-loss specialties include one-on-one personal training and nutritional counseling. Clients gain access to the Truestar at-home training and nutrition programs, which lead them toward overall wellness with custom meal plans and supplements paired with tailored fitness routines.
The McGinnis Sisters specialty stores are run by the coincidentally named McGinnis sisters. This is a truly familial enterprise, founded by their mother and father in 1946. The daughters expanded the store's selection and gravitational pull throughout the years while still retaining the literal mom 'n' pop attention to detail and quality. Fresh and local products dominate the shelves in each of the cozy markets. Chicken and pork fill meat cases, while recently reeled catches grace the icy displays at the seafood counter. You'll find quality deli meats and even freshly prepared lunch sandwiches ($4.99–$5.99) at the in-house delicatessen. Follow your whiskers to sniff out locally acquired cheese or daily-made bakery sensations.