The driving force behind Studio One Dance's welcoming atmosphere is owner Stephanie Slagle, a dancer who started at the age of 5. In an effort to replicate the opportunities she had as a youngster, Stephanie and her talented staff schedule classes for all ages and skill levels. Their curriculum ranges from classic jazz, ballet, and tap-dance classes to more physically demanding barre and Zumba dance-fitness classes, which are viable alternatives when the nightclub dance floor is too crowded for you to do pushups.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The idea of Aladdin Kabab was hatched when, according to a Sync Weekly profile, two friends—one a Central American native and the other hailing from Iran—decided to bring both of their cultures' distinct cuisines together beneath one restaurant roof. They composed a unique menu where Persian kebabs, falafel, and hummus join Mexican burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas. The duo even included a few American favorites, such as philly cheesesteaks and burgers shaped into action stars' faces. In the dining room, the aroma of sizzling halal meats mingling with simmering Mexican spices envelops cushy booths.