The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, ?awards don't greet you at the door.? Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.
While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.
As a high-school student working at a local pizzeria, John Schnatter often pondered how he would do things differently if he owned such a business himself. After graduating from college in 1983, he got his chance, knocking down the broom closet in his father’s tavern to create his own pizza-delivery business. Since then Papa John’s Pizza has grown to 3,500 restaurants in 50 states and 29 countries. At each location, cooks cover the signature hand-tossed crusts, made with high-protein flour and clear, filtered water, with tomato sauce from vine-ripened California tomatoes, then pile on locally sourced ingredients such as green peppers and onions. The emphasis on fresh ingredients extends to the 100% mozzarella cheese, beef, and pork, which are never artificially inflated with fillers or undeserved compliments.
In addition to delivering pizzas, Papa John’s reaches out to the community with charity involvement, including partnering with the Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement to teach US students about entrepreneurship and the best method of capturing a wild roma tomato.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Newbold is a family-owned-and-operated full-service dry cleaner that has been serving savvy wardrobe owners since 1983. Bring your grimy garments down to its storefront and they'll be quickly cleaned of disquieting stains, swamp vapors, and ghostly ectoplasm, as well as more mundane filth. Pants, blouses, sweaters, and skirts can be de-dirtied for $5.25 a pop, while larger items such as a light jacket ($8), a one-piece dress ($10.25), and a two-piece suit ($10.95) cost slightly more. Polish a favorite power tie for $5, or prepare for the big interview at an impossibly tiny micro-office by cleaning up a suave sport coat ($6.25). Two-hour service is available Monday through Saturday. While Saturday service is a huge convenience in and of itself, Newbold's drive-thru service lane provides extra-speedy convenience for non-pedestrians and/or escaping Blues Brothers.
Street Tech’s ASE-certified mechanics work to preserve vehicular health on most makes and models, including trucks and hybrids, with a slew of engine-bolstering services. During a standard oil change, these seasoned car gurus will drain motorized companions of old, sludgy lubricant and replenish them with up to 5 quarts of premium oil. Technicians then install a new oil filter, top off all fluids, and lubricate the chassis and suspension to increase range of movement during morning commutes and late-night runs to the year 1957. Then they'll use organic, state-of-the-art eyeballs to visually inspect all vitals under the car and hood before tweaking tire pressure for improved gas mileage and handling.