With 30 years of teaching experience and a background in dance, athletics, and intensive care, owner Virginia Nicholas founded Moving Breath Pilates in 1995. The clean, serene space, which is also home to the Pilates Core Integration teacher-training program, offers a variety of 55-minute sessions priced according to size and instructor. The specialty group classes focus mainly on mat exercises, not equipment, making them ideal for beginners. Moving Breath schedules approximately nine of these classes per week (with each course able to accommodate 6 to 8 people) and staffs a teacher in training to give students personalized attention. View a schedule here.
Get Your Move On offers busy relocators convenient, expedient assistance in transporting their worldly possessions to new locations. Entrust couches, beds, and Death Star cookie jars to Get Your Move On's professional movers and reliable trucks, available in a variety of combinations that range from two movers and one truck ($95–$105/hour) to four movers and two trucks ($190–$210/hour). One to two days prior to moving, customers will receive a confirmation email, including the date and start time, plus pictures and life stories of their assigned moving crew. The company's professional team members—all former student athletes—come prepared with shrink wrap, moving pads, and blankets to safely transport belongings from domicile to truck, where they are securely wrapped and stacked to ensure that they arrive the same way they left. The knick-knack transporters then whisk belongings off to any destination within 75 miles and unload possessions into the new house, high-rise apartment, or two-story roller skate. For each move, the crews start their clock when they arrive at the origin and end it upon departure from the destination point. In addition to the hourly rate, customers will be charged one of four zone charges based upon the destination point’s distance from the airport. This fee includes fuel charges and with two movers and one truck can range from $67.50 for off-peak moves within zone one to $260 for regular moves within zone four.
At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.
Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.
The Tavern On Mill's 7,000-square-foot grounds, bar, restaurant, and open-air patio set the scene for long afternoons or nights of craft brew-fueled sports watching and feasts of Southwestern–inspired fare enjoyed over specialty cocktails. HD widescreen TVs⎯37 of them⎯entertain guests with all the major satellite packages plus video games. At tables, diners feast with relish on fish tacos, carne asada burritos, and jerk chicken sandwiches. All the dishes shine with little touches of Southwestern flair including lime and cilantro or the earthy notes of chipotle en adobo, and the restaurant's colorful decor boasts surfboards and tiki carvings to celebrate Arizona's well-established surfing and seafaring traditions. Two full-service bars deliver frosty glasses of craft and domestic beer, fueling friendly socialization on the two outdoor patios and energetic high-fives after memorable football plays.
Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
The OC Laser's technicians serve up skin-smoothing services to women, men, and otters looking for a streamlined edge. Medical director Dr. Michael Miller also offers B12 injections, pain-management services, Botox, fillers, and weight-loss programs.