Gander Mountain Academy's simulators render virtual targets at varying distances and with real-world precision, including accurate bullet holes. The simulators' technology delivers an array of training benefits, such as making the experience less intimidating for novices and letting advanced students choose more sophisticated target scenarios. Gander Mountain's ownership developed this training technology upon recognizing that with over 130 stores, it was among the nation's largest retailer of firearms. This led to Gander Mountain Academy, a place where technology meets elite-training resources previously available only to the military and law enforcement.
Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.
Jung Garden Center's five verdant locations flourish with a multitude of seeds, bulbs, and live plants to spruce up windowsills and landscaped yards. Customers can transport spring to flora-starved yards by sprinkling the seeds of the Alaska shasta daisy ($2.25/200-seed packet), or ward off colds and close social interaction by planting 10 200-seed packets of garlic chive herbs ($15). Lady Mix marigolds ($3.45 for a 50-seed packet) permeate spaces with citrusy hues, and the bright red Lizzano hybrid tomato ($5.50 for two 10-seed packets) tries to sneak out of backyard gardens disguised as a clown nose.
Dimensions’ conservationists showcase talent and preserve creativity by converting frameless works into framed masterpieces. The gallery and workshop walls house a large moulding selection, affording customers the choice between hundreds of striking customizable frames running the gamut from hand-finished Italian wood to contemporary metal. Custom-framing options are virtually limitless and vary greatly in price, beginning with basic frames of 8”x10” ($24+) or 16”x20” ($42+). Aestheticians can elevate refrigerator art to masterpiece status with an ornately molded frame, or commemorate a parking ticket you successfully overturned in court. Nimble fingers measure and prepare artwork for a lifetime of pristine display, showcasing family portraits, oil paintings, and macaroni re-imaginings of Richard Nixon’s resignation.
Meant to Bead stocks a vast range of sparkling beads and accessories including Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, and clasps and findings across a 3,700 square foot shop floor. With so many choices, the staff makes it easy to delve into the design elements with a slew of jewelry making classes. The intro class assumes everyone is a beginner, starting with the tools of the trade and how they work. You then use pliers and silver wire to make your own beaded bracelet and earrings. Once you've gained a few skills, you can take your new art form home with a selection of beads and wires or try your hand at more challenging classes including bracelet weaving and embossing metal for steam punk pendants. The shop also lists design ideas on its website to inspire you to create your own necklaces or lifesize beaded friends.
Ever since we stopped being able to communicate via telepathy, humans have been seeking the next best option for long-distance communication. That's where military veteran Nick Willard comes in. His mobile-communication haven SLS Cellular provides phones, pre-paid plans, calling cards, and a wide array of accessories. Guests may also solicit Nick's expertise to install a new satellite dish or a high-tech home-security system.