After 25 years as an insurance broker, Steve Hollingsworth amassed a collection of "unstationary" RealRyder bikes to realize his dream of helming a social workout zone, forging a high-tech cycling studio that has since been highlighted in West Chester Patch and the Daily Local News. Certified instructors captain pedaling drills from atop Fit Ryde's elevated platform while visitors bank and lean in tandem. Invigorating music pulsates from several speakers as virtual scenery displayed on a large flat-screen drives legs to pedal toward mountains or away from sentient redwood trees playing hopscotch. The RealRyders can tilt 18 degrees on each side, mimicking the smooth swivels of a real bike and demanding work from the muscles that most stationary cycles neglect. Each trainer showcases his or her own brand of workout, allowing patrons to workout without fear of monotony or muscle boredom. Online reservations ensure that guests can easily claim a pedaling roost without licking it first. Additionally, all classes are pay-as-you-go, with no restrictive memberships.
The staff members at Natural Cat and Dog and its partners aim to enhance all aspects of pets’ lives with a focus on nutrition, grooming, and training. In addition to running specialized seminars for both dogs and owners, they provide additional services such as pet sitting and underground-fence installation.
For many people, wedding rings signify a bond that begins a family, but for the staff at Special Designs Jewelers, designing and selling jewelry is a family bond in itself. As second-generation jewelers, the staff members have spent their life learning the industry. At the family-run shop, they help clients discover the ideal rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets that speak to individual tastes.
Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire the frosty treats at this family-owned ice-cream parlor, helping to steer the menu's frequent shifts in flavors. Owner Angelo Onello personally dreams up many of shop's 70+ specialty blends made with natural purees and the finest ingredients from Italy. Italian ices also come in distinctive flavors such as Swedish Fish, tropical rainbow, lemon, strawberry lemonade, and watermelon. Those who'd like to apply their own dessert artistry can choose from more than 25 toppings to add to cups or cones of frozen yogurt at no additional charge.
A father-son operation helmed by Harry and Jon Huff, Streams of Dreams equips anglers with the necessary gear and knowhow for tracking down finned foes. The shop carries the industry's latest rods, reels, lines, and more. To put that equipment to the test, the Huffs offer personalized lessons that focus on vital skills, such as fly-tying and fly-casting. They also organize trips to exotic locations, including bonefishing adventures around Andros Island in the Bahamas.
Decorators Fabric Outlet stocks rows of delicate fabrics sold by the yard. The family-owned business selects textiles from brand names such as Robert Allen, Duralee, and Beacon Hill, which can be fashioned into everything from curtains and throw pillowcases to furniture upholstery and sheets for bashful ghosts. Decorators Fabric Outlet even transforms the act of sitting from a humdrum chore to a posh pursuit with cushions for outdoor patios, boats, and campers.
Mahwah Pizza Master has dished out delectable edibles constructed from fresh ingredients for more than two decades, delighting diners with a menu of circular savories, hearty pasta dishes, and other casual cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Silence the unseemly echoes of an empty belly with starters such as jalapeño poppers ($6.99), buffalo chicken fingers ($8.10), or chicken wings (hot or mild, 10 for $7.75). Famished pizzavores can sate their desire for a delicious discus with one of Mahwah Pizza Master's specialty pies, such as buffalo chicken ($19.50) or chicken teriyaki ($19.50), or they can simply stick to a conventional 16” cheese ($13.50). The comprehensive menu features familiar and reliable favorites that greet taste buds with back slaps and secret handshakes, including a veal parmigiana hero ($8.95 for large), penne ala vodka sauce ($9), and veal marsala ($14.75).