After 25 years as an insurance broker, Steve Hollingsworth amassed a collection of "unstationary" RealRyder bikes to realize his dream of helming a social workout zone, forging a high-tech cycling studio that has since been highlighted in West Chester Patch and the Daily Local News. Certified instructors captain pedaling drills from atop Fit Ryde's elevated platform while visitors bank and lean in tandem. Invigorating music pulsates from several speakers as virtual scenery displayed on a large flat-screen drives legs to pedal toward mountains or away from sentient redwood trees playing hopscotch. The RealRyders can tilt 18 degrees on each side, mimicking the smooth swivels of a real bike and demanding work from the muscles that most stationary cycles neglect. Each trainer showcases his or her own brand of workout, allowing patrons to workout without fear of monotony or muscle boredom. Online reservations ensure that guests can easily claim a pedaling roost without licking it first. Additionally, all classes are pay-as-you-go, with no restrictive memberships.
For many people, wedding rings signify a bond that begins a family, but for the staff at Special Designs Jewelers, designing and selling jewelry is a family bond in itself. As second-generation jewelers, the staff members have spent their life learning the industry. At the family-run shop, they help clients discover the ideal rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets that speak to individual tastes.
Husband and wife team Bill and Harriet Albanese have been designing and assembling Swarovski-crystal, bridal, and costume fashion jewelry since 1973. More than half their shop's stock is designed in house, and it ranges in drama from subtle cubic-zirconia stud earrings to 3-inch-high tiaras. Adorn earlobes with Swarovski-crystal earrings in a variety of styles, including elaborate chandeliers ($49.50). Dress up a half-down hairdo or conduct idea sparks with a flexible crystal headband ($89). A Swarovski-crystal and faux-pearl hair comb ($44.50) with sterling-silver plating and an e-coating resists tarnishing while attracting friendly turtledoves to nest in tresses. No matter what accessory gleams alluringly at your eye or turns sunbeams into rainbows that pierce your heart, you'll have an elegant strand of sparkle to drape across your skin and declare superior to even the sveltest diamond-encrusted banana peel.
Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire the frosty treats at this family-owned ice-cream parlor, helping to steer the menu's frequent shifts in flavors. Owner Angelo Onello personally dreams up many of shop's 70+ specialty blends made with natural purees and the finest ingredients from Italy. Italian ices also come in distinctive flavors such as Swedish Fish, tropical rainbow, lemon, strawberry lemonade, and watermelon. Those who'd like to apply their own dessert artistry can choose from more than 25 toppings to add to cups or cones of frozen yogurt at no additional charge.
Mahwah Pizza Master has dished out delectable edibles constructed from fresh ingredients for more than two decades, delighting diners with a menu of circular savories, hearty pasta dishes, and other casual cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Silence the unseemly echoes of an empty belly with starters such as jalapeño poppers ($6.99), buffalo chicken fingers ($8.10), or chicken wings (hot or mild, 10 for $7.75). Famished pizzavores can sate their desire for a delicious discus with one of Mahwah Pizza Master's specialty pies, such as buffalo chicken ($19.50) or chicken teriyaki ($19.50), or they can simply stick to a conventional 16” cheese ($13.50). The comprehensive menu features familiar and reliable favorites that greet taste buds with back slaps and secret handshakes, including a veal parmigiana hero ($8.95 for large), penne ala vodka sauce ($9), and veal marsala ($14.75).
A HPA–charged Tippmann 98 marker in hand, paintballers in pursuit of their opponents' flag race among the wooden spools, barrels, and bunkers gracing the fields of Paintball Depot's wooded outdoor arena. As colors fly through the air, Helix goggles with antifogging helix lenses and face masks shield players' faces against the rainbow barrage. In addition to offering open play, Paintball Depot accommodates corporate team-building events, group outings, and airsoft games that often run on one field as paintball sessions commence on other courses.