At The Cliffs at Valhalla, professional setters map out more than 200 new climbs every three months. It’s part of the gym’s mission to keep routes as challenging and engaging as those found outdoors.
Though ideal for skilled climbers, the gym caters to first-timers too. Certified instructors lead adult classes in climbing basics. Staff members guide customers to the proper gear and yodeling song books at the pro shop, and they even created a fitness area with climbing-specific cardio training equipment and yoga classes to complement the climbing terrain.
The Cliffs at Valhalla also readies kids for climbing. Climbing camp lets kids experience indoor and outdoor climbing, and award-winning birthday parties furnish groups with private climbing walls and a 1:5 instructor to student ratio.
Initiating newbie motorists through hands-on training, the expert instructors PAS Auto School Inc. have been steering students toward road-rage-free licensure for more than 40 years. The five-hour prelicensing course awards budding auto operators an MV-278 certificate upon completion, allowing them to make a road-test appointment through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and awe friends with never-before-seen quadruple-clutching skills. Specially trained staffers teach students in traditional classrooms, helping them learn road-safety practices without the constant need for parents to slam invisible brakes.
With Flip a Hit?s affordable alternatives to expensive event-videography packages, friends and family members become the creative directors behind big events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties. Days before the event, the company ships out five pocket-sized HD video cameras so the motley film crew can capture behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the bride?s stunt double. Multiple roving cameras catch views that a professional videographer might not, and unique angles that produce a wide range of classic and candid footage. After sending the recordings and equipment back to Flip a Hit, the business?s professional editors refine the raw footage and mail back a highlight reel in addition to the raw footage, all of which can also be hosted online.
Lucy Marcella, a certified hypnotist who trained under Oprah-endorsed firewalker Tony Robbins, guides clients toward health and happiness at Success Coaching and Hypnosis. Her specialties include hypnosis sessions, personal coaching, and neurolinguistic psychology, which helps clients to free themselves from old habits and negative beliefs. With these tools, Marcella helps individuals achieve goals such as losing weight, improving relationships, or overcoming depression.
What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
The friendly staffers at Fun2Bounce infuse fun into block parties and special events, giving new meaning to the term sock hop. Kids can hop to their heels' content atop an armada of inflatable play surfaces, which include bounce houses and water slides. Fun2Bounce offers renters their choice of three different bounce houses and four different wet and dry slides, from giant waves that resemble a surfing curl to of-scale castles modeled after King Arthur's original air-filled kingdom. Just as important as ensuring kiddies enjoy themselves is safeguarding them during play, which is why the rental company purchases lead-free products and scrubs them with green, organic, person-safe cleaners.