The three co-owners of Geppetto's Grilled Pizzeria pair Italian classics and contemporary cuisine at their picturesque Federal Hill eatery, filling a menu with pasta dishes, buffalo wings, and both grilled and New York–style pizzas. Floor-to-ceiling french doors and wood accents imbue the space with Old-World charm, and a European-style courtyard beckons diners to sup al fresco during the summer months or freak January heat waves. Geppetto's group tours and luncheons steep customers in special prix fixe menus and demonstrations, and cooking classes impart students with the know-how to make their own morsels at dinner parties or when a rogue trillionaire kidnaps all the world's chefs to staff his continent-size kitchen.
Horizon Aviation is one of the largest flight school in Southern New England, offering 16 aircraft and 10 full-time instructors to help clients’ dreams of flying become lucid. Customers let wings of determination float them to either the TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island or Norwood Memorial Airport in Boston, whether they are interested in flying for fun, for a career, for transportation, or for decorating acre-wide greeting cards with glitter. Instructors take it from there, and all have hundreds of hours of flight experience as well as the ability to provide peer mediation between frenemy aircrafts. Today’s Groupon provides a lesson with both ground and air instruction, giving customers the chance to fly the airplane with help from their instructor. Additionally, depending on wind conditions, customers’ desire, and the written consent of sun god Apollo, clients may have the opportunity to perform an aircraft take off during their first lesson.
Ocean State CrossFit’s mission is to “live a life of action” and inspire others to do the same. That’s why its certified trainers chose the CrossFit system. CrossFit’s exercises, featuring strength and conditioning training, focus on functional movements such as pushing, pulling, and lifting. The dynamic movements prep exercisers for all manner of activities, improving athletic performance and daily activities alike. Workouts change each day and utilize a variety of equipment such as plyometric boxes and rowing machines, as well as medicine balls and kettlebells. Each intense, fast-paced, 45-minute session works all muscle groups and can be scaled to suit all ages and levels of fitness.
The instructors at Providence Power Yoga won't take "I don't know how" for an answer. Their philosophy revolves around accessibility for all, and they reflect this commitment in their curriculum of Vinyasa classes. During All Levels Vinyasa and Baptiste Hour of Power sessions, they remain mindful of their students' varying skill levels, demonstrating modifications for postures as needed. The heat in the studio reaches 95 degrees to enhance muscle elasticity as guests bend through the fluid, strengthening sequences.
Even outside of classes, PPY devotes itself to helping others discover yoga. A work-study program allows participants to practice yoga in exchange for manning the front desk or tidying the space.
Yoga Antara’s trio of instructors, including founder and leader Rebecca Quigley, leads 60- to 90-minute yoga classes in the intimate, sunny studio. Populated by no more than 15 students, the classes run the gamut from gentle hatha yoga to vigorous and heated Vinyasa flow, during which students can gain enough flexibility to hail a cab with their feet. Yoga Antara’s instructors strive to foster an inclusive community, with prenatal yoga classes for expectant mothers, partner-yoga workshops for couples, and Yoga Warrior sessions for veterans suffering from PTSD.
The team at Now Yoga and Fitness bring the ancient art of yoga into the 21st century by filling their studio with technology designed to enhance sessions. Hanging on the wall above students, six SunSquare lights simulate the rays from the sun to help reverse the effects of seasonal affective disorder, which is caused by a lack of sunlight. These same lights emit LED heating to dilate blood vessels and relax muscles during hot-yoga classes. On the floor, EdenPure heaters infuse the room with moisture while purifying the air with antimicrobial and anti-swear-word heating coils.