GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Tonka Cleaners keeps aquaphobic garments fresh and clean with dry-cleaning services that gently remove dirt and stains. In addition to cleansing formal apparel such as suits and skirts, the staff washes comforters, freshening them before cool weather sets in or removing the aftermath of violent blanket-fort battles.
It’s troubling that the materials that break down stains, dirt, and odors are often toxic to humans and pets. That’s why the technicians at Go Clean are committed to doing something different. They work to keep homes toxin-free by using only all-natural products and maintaining a zero-residue policy, which ensures no contaminants remain in the fibers of carpets, rugs, and upholstery. To zap away stains and odors, they tackle fibers with truck-mounted steam cleaners and a pretreatment that works to annihilate tough stains from wine spills or dinner accidents. Technicians move most furniture to get at corners, all while making sure they don’t disturb the house poltergeist’s idea of feng shui. Beyond sprucing up carpets, the staffers also clean out air ducts and wash windows to leave houses free of allergens and spots.
Calhoun Beach Club provides for both solitary and social fitness fiends with an indoor lap pool, fitness classes, and an army's worth of weight and cardio machines. The whir of occupied cardio equipment studded with personal TVs beckons to resting-rate hearts within an expansive cardiovascular center that includes tread mills, stair masters, and cheetahs ready to race. The weight room allots plenty of real estate toward machines and workout mats, and an indoor lap pool and outdoor lagoon-style pool, complete with snack and drink service, glisten with cerulean clarity. Pilates and yoga classes unwind bodies and strengthen cores, and ballroom dancing gives members a way to showcase their grace without dancing a pas de deux with a dumbbell.
Nielsen's first-rate framing wizards ensconce fine art, photos, mirrors, and memorable keepsakes in a flurry of fashionable custom casings. Prices vary according to materials and size, but customers can opt for offerings such as an 8”x10” plain black frame with regular glass and 2” matting ($147) or an 11”x14” olive-veneer black frame with regular glass and 2” matting ($327). Nielsen's practiced frameworkers enclose mementos with the care and precision of a silk-gloved surgeon, effortlessly easing pieces into an eye-fetching selection of sleek, stylish quadrangles devoid of garish scimitars, semi-precious gems, or distracting chrome skulls.
For more than half a century, Edina Cleaners & Launderers has been solventizing three-piece suits and silky blouses with a friendly face and swift turnaround. Although eco-wired brains may have us chucking plastic evening gowns in the recycling bin, Edina makes it easy to get behind more wearable textiles with an eye on green cleaning. A once condiment-covered sweater can dangle on the ostensibly designed handle in the back seat of any car, comfortably tucked within an eco-friendly, reuseable garment bag. Not to be outdone by mall security and tour guides of the twenty-second century, Edina Cleaners & Launderers executes many deliveries by segway. Standard services for suits ($16.40), sweaters ($8.05), skirts ($8.30), men's shirts ($2.99), and other garments are available, and complete pricing can be viewed online.
A five-minute drive from downtown, Uptown’s public spaces entice visitors with bike paths, sculpture gardens, and locals blasting impressions of Björk's pet swan over a megaphone. Nearby, rented canoes crisscross Lake Calhoun’s calm waters, and restaurants serve eclectic cuisines from fresh seafood to Japanese cuisine on outdoor patios. Visitors to Uptown can feast on American fare at restaurants such as Primebar, which serves up sandwiches, steak, and seafood with largely local brews; The Herkimer Pub & Brewery in Lyn-Lake, known for its small batches of craft beer; and the Uptown Cafeteria, offering trendy contemporary meals. Evenings out at Bar Louie tempt guests with martinis, margaritas, and other cocktails accompanied by pub food, and Chino Latino delights palettes with dishes small and large, spicy and explosive. Wayward mermaids dining at Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar can enjoy a feast fit for the sea with raw, grilled, and baked items, or step on shore and visit moto-i in Lyn-Lake to sample the food you’d find on Japanese streets.