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Heritage Hotel Health Club houses more than treadmills and weights. Fitness instructors lead members in sweat-inducing classes such as aqua aerobics, yoga, and Pilates. Racquetball and tennis courts grant members with ample ways to enjoy their favorite sports and burn calories. When relaxation is needed, the gym's steam room and hot tubs stand ready to wash away stress, and heated indoor and outdoor pools beckon members for laid-back recreation or intense lap swims that build strength and enhance speed until swimmers can wipe the smirk off a powerboat's stupid face.

522 Heritage Road
Southbury,
CT
US

Taking up 1,200-square feet of Ricci’s, Hero Barbering brings to mind an old-school barbershop. Though the inspiration for the space is traditional, the styles they offer are anything but old and tired: they cut everything from conservative crewcuts to mohawks. Hero’s team is also well-versed in the art of the hot shave. A beer or soft drink complements every appointment, while sports on a flat-screen TV and jovial barbershop banter keep guests entertained throughout their session.

99 S Main St
Newtown,
CT
US

The experienced bead herders and metal wranglers who oversee the family-owned A Bead of Roses studio perpetuate the art of handmade, artisan jewelry. No prior experience is necessary to drop in on classes such as Beading 101 or Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Workshop, where the studio’s staff teaches students to shape and fire pendants from malleable gold and silver particle clay. In metalsmithing classes, students learn to wield a torch or a sneezy dragon’s snout to forcefully solder elegant necklaces. Classes take walk-in students or can be arranged for group events. A wide-ranging inventory of high-quality items—from feather hair extensions to hemp cord—keeps rivers of creativity from ever being dammed.

274 S Main St
Newtown,
CT
US

Each of Vital Rain's skincare products are free of toxins and completely natural?after all, the main ingredients are leaves, roots, flowers, and herbs. As a reaction against mass-produced synthetic medicines, they're also made in small batches and formulated to be gentle enough for a baby's skin. This product line includes baby washes and motherhood products, as well as bath and wellness items ranging from skin-and-joint balms to herbal pain-relief formulas. Customers can find all of these products?and more?in Vital Rain's Newtown shop, which also offers a relaxing tea bar and children's play area.

83 S. Main Street
Newtown,
CT
US