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.
The Crayola Experience packs hands-on fun into more than a dozen exhibits spread over three floors. Visitors can step into a photo booth that creates a coloring page featuring themselves, doodle in the dark on giant glow boards, and paint with melted wax—or head to the Crayola Chronology exhibit to learn more about the company's colorful past. The Crayola Color Crew keeps the world's largest crayon caddy stocked with more than 100 Crayola crayon colors with which kids can draw pictures of their family or favorite TV family. Live manufacturing demonstrations allow visitors to watch crayons and markers being birthed before their eyes.
Character appearances, pizza, and Crayola crafts make birthday parties at The Crayola Experience memorable. The Crayola Store houses the world's largest crayon, which weighs in at 1,500 pounds and was forged from 123,000 blue crayons—the same number Picasso went through during his Blue Period.
Sharonda Pryer founded Little Bytes Adventure Learning to teach kids that computers are more than games and apps; they a crucial resource for information. Sharonda and her team of certified instructors maintain small class sizes, providing one-on-one attention to children ages 3 to 8 as they navigate the educational software. The program introduces kids to the fundamentals of email, keyboard use, and the internet through fantasy locales such as the E-mail Trail and Internet Island. Children can also log-in at home with their parents to review previous lessons, practice online activities, and manage their stock portfolios.
Innovative Dry Cleaning’s experienced technicians restore garments to store-fresh conditions with eco-friendly, biodegradable solvents that extract stains in clothing of all cuts and sizes. Dapper two-piece suits, leather jackets, and suede swim trunks take big gulps of fresh air as they cycle through a cleaning treatment that shields them from the style-suffocating effects of water. Technicians watch over the process with discriminating eyes, making sure that buttons remain in place and collars retain their fizzy pop before sliding cleaned vestments into recyclable garment bags. A complimentary pickup and delivery service shuttles garments to and from homes twice a week, saving customers the embarrassment of wearing their sole remaining toga to the store.
From 10-minute exposure beds with side- and shoulder- tanners to airbrush tanning systems, Paradise Tanning offers plenty of ways to give your skin a healthy glow. The location is staffed by a team of Smart Tan-certified employees who assist tanners every step of the way.