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).
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.
The same part-time window cleaning experiment that Rich Panza's father opened in 1961 as a means to supplement his job as a police officer has grown into a full-time business that is still family-run. In 1972, Rich joined Expert Window Cleaning, which today consists of a team of eight window cleaners. This expert crew travels to homes and cleanses the exterior of ground- and second-floor windows. Back behind the office's spotless windows, Rich, his mother, and his father all still find passion in their work more than a half-century after they started.
For the better part of a century, the dedicated staff of R & S Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has freed carpets and furniture of crumbs, dust, and detritus. The family owned, fully insured company sends its cleaners from home to home, resuscitating textiles so they can continue to dream about cushioning the underside of a famous person.