After the surgeries and treatments that helped her overcome breast cancer, Kathy Jannino-Faino lost some of the range of motion she had cultivated as a part-time fitness instructor. Rehabilitating on the Reformer—Pilates’s signature resistance apparatus—she discovered a workout that she loved enough to turn into a full-time career. She now helms her own intimate fitness studio, Passport Pilates, where she and her team teach Reformer and mat classes that strengthen core muscles and tone physiques.
Beyond Pilates, the studio’s staff members also teach interval-format Fit Barre classes that fuse Pilates with yoga and sports conditioning to firm specific problem areas, such as abs and thighs. For a class that incorporates more intensive cardio, students can participate in fast-paced Booty Camp workouts that jet from Reformer work to barre exercise to TRX suspension training inspired by Hitchcock films.
Founded by brothers Atillio and Aldo Carbone, EZ-Way Cleaners has been taking care of customers and winning awards for more than 60 years. Like volunteer bounty hunters, technicians offer free pick-up and delivery on all items, gently laundering heavy winter coats and silken summer dresses with equal care. After double-checking each garment's cleaning instructions, the staff presses shirts into crisp shape, and uses specialized products and techniques to treat delicate leather, suede, tablecloths, or carpet. Customers are encouraged to bring back their wire hangers both to help protect the environment as well as feed the pet trash compactor kept out back.
Dr. Sam Dogra has been practicing dentistry since 2000 in both the United States and India. At his Salem office, the graduate of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine performs bridges, crowns, implants, white fillings, or Pola Office+ teeth-whitening treatments. In addition to specializing in aesthetic treatments, Dr. Dogra performs dental checkups, wherein he advises patients to keep mouths clean by brushing, flossing, and avoiding curse words.
At Dot to Dot Doos, master stylist Katie Kirby can chisel out voluminous layers or create a radical ombre with your choice of organic color in an adult studio. But this place isn't just for adults. Stylists sit kids down in miniature Ferraris and jeep seats while they work on their 'dos. The salon also offers complimentary braiding and color gel for kids and free Xbox play for adrenaline-seeking parents.