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Established: 2013
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: GEM Cruize'n Gold package
Pro Tip: Experiences require advance registration in order to reserve preferred vehicle, date, and time.

Q&A with Tyler Suarez, Founder and President

What makes your business stand out?
Golden Era Motors is a one-of-a-kind business that allows its clients the opportunity to drive and experience classic muscle cars. Our clients get to skip the high price tag and demanding time requirements inherent in owning classic cars and cut straight to the best part: driving them! Our clients are a diverse group: some are 25-year-old adrenaline junkies, others drive our cars as a "bucket list" item, and some are simply nostalgic [and] looking to reconnect with some exceptional examples of "American Muscle."

What inspired you to start this business?
After years of enjoying my own classic cars, I started this business to share the pride and exhilaration that comes with driving them. Years of observation at car shows and "cruise-ins" revealed many in attendance did not actually own vehicles themselves, yet they had a fond appreciation for them. Golden Era Motors (GEM) allows those same fans a taste of what it's like to be in the game rather than on the sidelines. We want our clients to touch and interact with our classic muscle cars.

What?s your favorite part about your job?
The fringe benefits are tough to argue with! [I love] "test driving" and maintaining the collection.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We own all of the cars in our collection, and therefore you can be sure they have been properly maintained. We do not rent cars on behalf of private owners or play photography mind games with you. Every photo you see on our website was taken of an actual GEM car.

351 30th Street NE
Ruskin,
FL
US

Crowds of people wearing white T-shirts, tutus, and old wedding dresses race through the streets during the Funk N Run 5k. They wear white because a rainbow of colors will pelt their clothing during the event. It's not totally necessary to wear white, though; the colored-cornstarch dye will show up on garments of all hues, including black yoga pants. This untimed, noncompetitive race is known for its celebratory party atmosphere, but that's not the only reason to attend; the charitable event also works to give soldiers and their families memorable homecoming experiences.

2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin,
FL
US

Most Popular Service: Making handcrafted artisan wines

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Eclipse, Vintners Reserve Vino Del Vida, Cru Select, Island Mist

Pro Tip: Come prepared to learn, participate, and have fun in the making of handcrafted wines while tasting.

Q&A with Kathy & Steve Lieberman, Owners

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

Watching customers discover new wines to love. Many have tried wines that have become their favorite until they experience handcrafted wines with the knowledge gained from our staff. They discover why our wines are different from bottled wines they have purchased on the shelves, and the benefit of enjoying a more natural product lower in typical preservatives. Wines with a full fruit taste produce the "wow" factor.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

Customers love the ability to personalize their labels in our store. They share pictures of vacations, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., and get creative with their choices for their labels. They love having their label ready and waiting at their bottling appointment. They enjoy leaving with beautiful bottles of handcrafted wines perfect for gift giving and sharing with friends.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

Sharing knowledge of wine and the process that makes it fun.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our store is a relaxed environment perfect for tasting wine, sharing wine, and browsing for that perfect wine accessory or gift item for themselves or their wine-loving friends.

1432 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach,
FL
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

5932 Frond Way
Apollo Beach,
FL
US

H.Y.P.E.D. stands for Healthier You Persisting Every Day, a nod to the founder's own struggles with her weight before she earned her personal-training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Driven by her battles with maintaining a healthful diet and exercise regimen, she strives to help others achieve their fitness goals, from building muscle tone and lowering cholesterol levels to fitting into their high-school fedora. In her boot-camp classes, she inspires patrons of all fitness levels to get whipped into shape in a positive, supportive atmosphere, free of drill-sergeant-like shouting. She offers further motivation with nutrition counseling and personal-training sessions and urges clients to call her for additional support outside of class.

Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness Club
Apollo Beach,
Florida
US

Playtime Apollo Beach provides a safe environment for children ages 5 and under to work on two vital skills of childhood—socializing with peers and running around. During open-play sessions, toddlers hold free reign over a colorful playroom filled with padded floors and toddler-friendly toys, which let them do everything from jump into a pool of foam noodles to drive a plastic car without worrying about whether a cop will put them to bed. Kids can also join summer-camp sessions in which they play games and participate in art projects with themes such as space, the USA, and the zoo.

100 Frandorson Circle, #103
Apollo Beach,
FL
US