No two homes are the same. That's why, for 15 years, B'Gentle Cleaning Services's licensed and insured staff has begun each service with a consultation to discuss particulars with homeowners and their despondent vacuum cleaners. A typical session from the family-owned business may include sanitizing the bathrooms and kitchen, dusting surfaces, and restoring windows to transparency. Routine cleanings are available, as well as one-time spruce-ups for construction projects and moving.
For trainer Katherine Castillo, nobody said fitness couldn’t be fun. She exemplifies this philosophy during her signature Zumba classes, motivating students of all skills and sizes to shimmy, twist, and twirl themselves through invigorating, Latin-flavored beats. Although physically challenging, her classes are easy to learn; students watch her and do what she’s doing. If someone misses a beat or falls behind, it’s OK. As long as they keep a stream of constant motion, calories will continue to fall from the body and collect on the floor in stacks of Twizzlers.
Though traditional fish and chips serve as the basis for Off The Hook's reputation, it's far from the only dish Chef Mose lovingly fries. Flounder, tilapia, catfish, and shrimp likewise emerge golden brown from the kitchen's fryer before joining platters of fries and hush puppies. Hot wings and hamburgers also grace the menu, while Coke products complement each succulent bite. Designed for carryout, the eatery nonetheless accommodates some guests with a cozy dining area.
Ventura Country Club unfurls its par 70, 5,659-yard course around the edge of a meandering body of water, challenging golfers with narrow fairways and sporadic trees engulfing projectile easements. On the seventh hole, an honor guard of water hazards and bunkers allows only the most precise shots to enter its elevated green, followed by the 467-yard 13th hole, an imposing gauntlet encompassing a sharp dogleg left dotted with palm trees that yearn to swat down careless strokes. Three sets of tees ensure that players of every skill level can thoroughly enjoy the course's intricacies. Before circumnavigating the links, golfers can warm up on the driving range with a bag of range balls apiece, practicing long-range shots or revealing their mannequin-leg sand wedge. Two bottles of water replenish sweat lost during intense putts, and a pair of hot dogs either cures postgame hunger or acts as meaty makeshift tees.
A Grateful Mind International operates as a charity and community outreach services agency. The organization provides emergency crisis assistance and educational resources to families and individuals suffering from homelessness—an epidemic that has risen 50% in Central Florida over the last five years. Its latest attempt to prevent families from becoming homeless during crisis situations is the Race to End Homelessness 5K, which sends participants scampering through the picturesque Moss Park. Awards recognize the day’s top racers, and every penny collected during the event goes toward helping families move beyond their crises and back onto a path of self-sufficiency.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.