Swiss army knives are famed for the many vital tools hidden in the nooks and crannies of their surprisingly small exterior; Star Performance Complex takes a similar approach to educating kids in fitness. Their instructors offer swimming, gymnastics, tae kwon do, and dance lessons to tykes who enjoy competitive athleticism. They also provide day and night care that combines structured activity with open play in their fun gyms, which feature not only gymnastics equipment but inflatable play houses. Other teachers focus on team sports, training kids to work together in softball, soccer, and cheer. All of this – excepting the swim lessons – takes place in their single, colorful facility full of squeaky hardwood, soft mats, and all the equipment a kids needs to build a strong body.
For more than 26 years, the fitness experts at Push Pedal Pull have shared their knowledge with customers purchasing new and used muscle-pumping equipment. The staff happily equips exercisers with brawn-building devices for home, commercial, and hovercraft-based gyms, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights from brands including Precor, Everlast, and Spri. Push Pedal Pull’s refurbished selection of used equipment from health clubs and commercial fitness facilities rotates regularly, stocking workout rooms for discounted prices. Manufacturer-certified equipment technicians repair malfunctioning equipment according to manufacturer standards and stock spare parts in the store to speed up repairs so customers can return to running, lifting, and astrally projecting as soon as possible.
Sears Home Services dispatches crews of prompt, filth-eradicating specialists to customers’ homes to thoroughly scour carpets, upholstery, and air ducts. Beyond leaving surfaces reflective, the thorough cleaning ferrets out allergens, dust, and grime. For carpets, the team restores floor furs back to a state of pre-stomped freshness through a two-step process that loosens dirt embedded in fibers with a heated solution before a high-powered extraction whisks it away. They use a similar system that scours tile and grout, removing stains without unleashing wild packs of toothbrushes that froth at the bristle. They can also amp up indoor air quality to EPA standards with duct cleaning that gathers up dust, pollen, dander, and other contaminants that spur on allergies. Sears Home Services also backs each deodorizing and degunking service with the Sears Guarantee of Satisfaction.
Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
A fully stocked bead boutique, The Bead Co. takes advantage of a bottomless supply of tools and millions of multihued baubles in an array of instructional jewelry-making classes. Over the course of a one-hour basic beading course, students earn their bling stripes under the tutelage of patient and experienced craftsfolk, threading and polishing their way to a personal bracelet and charm to wear home from the lesson. Bead Co. supplies all the necessary tools and materials for a fruitful lesson for up to two people, accommodating one-on-one dates or Simon & Garfunkel cover bands.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.