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.
Imperial Cleaners' experienced garment-cleansing specialists call upon more than 50 years of experience to rejuvenate textile investments and household items. During each dry-cleaning treatment, the highly trained team gently removes encrusted stains and dirty smudges from water-averse items such as sweaters ($5.50) and pants ($6.95). Pressing, folding, and packaging services also accompany each treatment to provide dresses ($13.50) and two-piece suits ($13.75) with enough confidence to stand up during public appearances. In addition to clothing, Imperial Cleaners purifies and protects household items such as comforters ($25), linen sets ($15), and duvet covers ($18). The fabric-friendly solvents not only work to remove impurities, but they also strengthen fibers to prevent silhouettes from breaking in through the drapes ($1.50/pleat).
If you walk amid bFit Studio’s high ceilings and sprung floor within the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, you would not see solo exercisers walking aimlessly among complicated machines without knowing how to properly use them or motivate themselves. Instead, your eyes would meet the sight of bodies moving in tandem to energetic beats that pump from a surround system. That’s because the staff of certified instructors focus all their attention on classes, in which clients of all fitness levels make use of equipment such as TRX straps, BOSU balls, and Kangoo boots.
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.
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.