For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
What began as the art gallery for the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 has blossomed into today's Philadelphia Museum of Art. Conceived to celebrate artistic and architectural endeavors from all over the world, the museum also houses works by Picasso and Van Gogh, keeping so much in its permanent collection that only a fraction of it can be displayed.
Silver Apple Medical Spa uses nonsurgical treatments to help patients look younger and feel more beautiful. The medical staff wield lasers to remove everything from unwanted hair, to spider and varicose veins to tiny supervillains lodged deep inside pores. They also use them when trying to even out skin texture and remove scars. When they’re not harnessing laser power, the staff administer other skin-smoothing procedures—such as microdermabrasion—and they also design skincare regimens for patients to use at home.
Jan N. Widerman, MaxAesthetics' medical director and a 28-year board-certified physician, leads a team of licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they give youth a curtain call with a full spectrum of medical-based skin and beauty treatments. Dr. Widerman utilizes his certification in injectables such as Botox and Juv?derm to tackle evidence of aging, and laser technicians wield Soprano XL and Pixel laser technology to retexturize skin. Nourishing facials, microdermabrasions, and body peels feature Rhonda Allison's plant-based palette of enzymes, toners, and exfoliants. Rounding out the center's complete devotion to beauty cultivation, a board-certified permanent-makeup technician stands by to refurnish clients' most visible traits.
Each staff member at Natural Wellness and Spa has personally experienced the benefits of massage, and seeks to demonstrate its soothing powers through diverse bodywork therapies and classes. Practitioners thoroughly investigate each patient's concerns before employing a particular, specialized approach, such as deep-tissue, trigger-point, or Swedish massage. Students get hands-on practice in self-massage and aromatherapy during 90-minute classes, which prove easier than learning massage techniques through trial and error in a physics lab.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.