From his three offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast’s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast’s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Avène, and glo.
Paintballers traverse the postapocalyptic world of Köhn Sports Paintball Park aboard a haunted hayride, battling hoards of zombies in a fight to save humanity by transporting the zombie cure. Guests don the provided facemask, grab their rental zombie blaster, and unleash colorful wrath upon battalions of the undead for a 45-minute experience as thrilling and challenging as playing Red Rover with boa constrictors. While vehicles meander along the torch-lined path through 50 acres of eerie props, teams unload 200 rounds of paint on zombies, whose rotting brains don't allow them to wield guns and fire back. After escaping, sharpshooters hoof it through the haunted path to deliver the cure to the endpoint, celebrating their success by sipping cups of hot apple cider, snapping a group photo, and shaving their postapocalyptic beards.
Flint Creek Outfitters prepares customers for the outdoors with gear from dependable brands such as Patagonia and The North Face, with all merchandise tested by staff members to guarantee quality and durability. Stay warm during overnight camp-outs in a walk-in cooler with outerwear such as the men’s Nomad Pant ($60), durable legwear treated with Teflon to maintain a presentable look. The Merrell Barefoot Pace glove shoe for women ($100), a lightweight microfiber and breathable mesh shoe, helps wearers to tread lightly through unknown forests. Dry off after a rainstorm or an unexpected water-gun altercation with wildlife with the ultracompact PackTowl Personal ($27.95), which can soak up four times its weight in water. The Stanley Classic stainless steel vacuum bottle ($40) brings steaming beverages to the deepest caves, keeping drinks hot all day with double-wall stainless steel insulation and a vacuum seal. Flint Creek also boasts the largest fly-fishing department in central Florida, providing a paradise for present and future aquatic hunters, who can help themselves to Flint Creek’s complimentary coffee as they browse.
With 18 full marathons and more than 100 races total under his belt, Hit the Trails owner Stephen Dunn knows that properly fitted apparel is key for a successful running experience. Alongside his enthusiastic staff, Steve fits feet into sneakers from Pearl Izumi, New Balance, and other major brands using a treadmill-mounted camera analyst that gauges clients' gaits. Once they're snug in their new kicks and outfitted with fresh running garb and accessories, patrons can partake in group or private coaching sessions with Steve—who's certified as a coach by the Road Runners Club of America—and his sidekick, high-school running coach Larry Bass. The shop also hosts summer clinics that boost speed and agility before football and soccer seasons and endurance before cross-country season and its grueling daily jogs to California. In his downtime, Steve jogs alongside fellow running enthusiast and beloved dog Pre and arranges his store's role in local races.
Seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh herbs, and whole grains play a big role in recipes from The Vegan Menu, a website that publishes weekly vegan meal plans. The plant- and whole foods-based meals, which don’t include unhealthy additives like oils, processed flours, sugars, or dirt, are inexpensive and easy to make. In fact, many are one-pot dinners, tested and approved by vegans.
Every Friday, subscribers get a new meal plan for five weeknight meals with a grocery list broken down by aisle. Each dinner feeds two with enough leftovers for lunch the next day. In addition, free recipes for snacks, desserts, and breakfasts are available on The Vegan Menu's website.