Initially daunted by the demands of his first Bikram class, Om on Fire! Yoga director Doug Shorts accepted the challenge to his physical ability, returning to class again and again to build his form, technique, and stamina. Once he felt he had truly mastered and become at home with the style, Doug committed himself by training to become an instructor, accruing 1,500 hours of in-class teaching experience to forge a patient, empowering instruction style. Now, during studio classes, he leads students of all skill levels through challenging sequences of yoga poses to methodically strengthen muscles, realign vertebrae, and cheer up dejected mood rings amid a heated practice space.
Palm trees and ocean views show up in unexpected places at Tenacious Tan + Spa—on clients' nails. Impressive nail art is just one of the services the salon offers, along with airbrush tanning, makeup application, waxing, and haircare. Massage therapist Leesa pampers clients with massages, such as the hot-stone massage with a choice of soothing aromatherapy scents.
At Philly Station cooks build their eponymous sandwich by piling an Amoroso's roll with rib-eye steak and housemade cheese sauce. They create variations of this specialty sandwich by swapping the steak for chicken or a vegan meat substitute or topping it with bacon, teriyaki, or feta. Their sandwiches pair nicely with housemade soups, such as from-scratch dumplings and chicken off the bone ensconced in a sourdough-bread bowl. Tastykakes and Utz potato chips round out the East Coast experience, as does the graffiti-style mural on one wall that pays homage to Philadelphia better than a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rocky.
At Ace of Hearts Ranch, more than 23 acres of sandy trails, grassy paddocks, and pine woods shelter riders as they explore the surrounding area during trail rides and eco tours. The property features bucolic landscapes as well as gems such as a log cabin, five ponds, and an island gazebo. The friendly staff offers guided tours of the local flora and ecosystems as well as boarding for horses.
Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.
The air experts at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating are available 24 hours a day to repair or replace HVAC systems and perform a host of other services. During cool months, they arrive with trucks full of thousands of specialty parts when they look over heaters, aiming to solve the problem on the first call. They inspect and install air conditioners in the summer, making sure to weigh the efficiency of repairing an older model compared to installing a new unit or fashioning a unique one out of discarded candy wrappers. In addition to fixing heating and cooling devices, they also check air quality and clear out vents.