In 2005, the founders of Jump On In had the novel idea to take bounce castles, slides, and other inflatable amusements out of the backyard and bring them indoors. There, kids could have just as much fun, but with the benefits of climate control and added safety. Today, the 12,000 square-foot facility features two massive gyms dotted with colorful inflatables where kids burn calories bouncing, climbing, and playing games such as foosball and cannonball.
Open-jump hours?usually on weekdays?give youngsters free rein of the air-filled funhouses, but birthday parties are where the facility really shines. Private party rooms let hosts bring in virtually any food they can imagine or order pizza from the staff, and eagle-eyed attendants keep watch over party guests so grownups can kick back on the couch. It's no wonder Boston Parents Paper named Jump On In the area's best birthday-party destination in 2011 and 2012.
The fully licensed and insured professionals at J&J Building and Remodeling tackle each job with equal parts skill and creativity. Whether it’s a small remodeling job, such as installing a bathroom fixture, hanging a TV, or uninstalling a houseguest, or a large-scale project, such as remodeling a kitchen or a deck, their goal isn't just to make a site look good––it's to make sure its completed as soundly and cost-effectively as possible. To this end, owner Jeffery Etter oversees all projects––including commercial builds for Old Navy and Kohl's––to make sure the work is being completed to the company’s high standards. Customers can rest even easier knowing Jeff and his crew are backed by 15 years of remodeling experience, as well as a Homeowner Guarantee Fund that––though they've never had reason to use it––gives customers access to federal funds to finish any project in the unlikely event that J&J Building and Remodeling cannot complete it.
Most Popular Service: Kids' haircut
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Fairy Tales, Melissa and Doug
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: [We have a] kids' car chair and toys.
Gravity has no control within Sky Zone Everett's confines. Inside, a sea of trampolines sends visitors leaping, spinning, and somersaulting toward springy floors and pits of foam. The bouncy surfaces stretch to the walls, where trampolines set at 45-degree angles let kids and adults repeatedly soar through the air like a superhero trying to wrack up frequent flier miles.
Occasionally, Sky Zone transforms into high-paced competitions such as 3-D dodge ball and Sky Zone the Sport, during which players toss balls through continuously rotating goals. The trampoline-lined arena also hosts SkyRobics classes that utilize low-impact calisthenics and strength-building exercises.
A registered nurse for 10 years, Paul Gustafson went on to clock another decade championing and practicing hypnosis through books, television, and private sessions. During free 30-minute phone or in-office consultations, Paul explains his process and helps patients decide if hypnosis suits them. In sessions, he probes each client's subconscious to uncover and then alter his or her attitude toward habits such as emotional eating, substance abuse, or smoking. His hypnosis can also relieve conditions and phobias such as stress, insomnia, nail biting, and fear of public speaking, which afflicts up to 35% of Americans and 100% of silent-film stars. He gradually teaches clients to perform self-hypnosis and supplies them with recordings of each session to aid in home reinforcement.
Working at home comes with a benefits package that you just can't beat?domestic comforts, all the food you can eat, and no commute. But when it comes to holding meetings with new clients, sometimes the situation calls for a little showmanship. That's where Regus comes in.
For more than a quarter of a century, Regus has provided business professionals with the physical space and
they need to
do business. Video conference rooms come furnished with
flat-screen monitors, cameras, and video conferencing for hosting virtual meetings. Workers can
discuss projects, conduct interviews, or surf the web with WiFi in luxury business lounges. And if you'd just like to get some thinking done, private think-pods liberate project developers from ambient workplace distractions, such as wise-cracking fax machines. Other amenities for long- and short-term leases include
kitchens, refreshments, and multilingual receptionist services.