Since 1998, the International Boxing Club has worked hard to reach out and touch the lives of more than 4,000 disenfranchised youths by promoting confidence, self-discipline, and focus. The center's programs have allowed thousands of children to do better in school and develop a strong understanding of both physical and mental discipline. Although youth programs are the main focus at the club, the staff also cater to students of all ages with amateur-boxing and Zumba classes as well as Boxercise, a nonviolent aerobic workout that is best performed inside a refrigerator box.
Since 1865, mariners have dined, relaxed, and mingled in the elegant confines of Toledo Yacht Club. Trophy cases and nautical memorabilia fill the current masonry clubhouse––built in 1908––where chefs treat members and guests to upscale feasts in a formal dining room and casual meals beside the Den Bar’s fireplace and large-screen television. Upstairs, guests dance across a third-floor ballroom during the Commodore’s Ball, one of the club’s many annual events, which also include the prestigious New Year's Eve Champagne Celebration and a family-friendly brunch with Santa.
Outside, tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts share space on a massive lawn where tetherballs whip around tall poles and children climb over playground equipment. Members share meals at a sheltered, secluded picnic area, take a dip in the swimming pool, or cast off on a journey down the Maumee River. For longer jaunts, members can contact one of Toledo Yacht Club’s affiliations, which grant access to numerous clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
While obtaining her communication degree, Ashley J. Hirzel knew she wanted to focus her career on helping people. Now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of H&M Open Arms Massage Studio, she leads the charge to physical and emotional wellness with a team of therapists certified in modalities such as pregnancy, deep-tissue, and LaStone massages. Within treatment rooms adorned with Monet-inspired artwork and trompe l?oeil paintings of ornate trees with lanterns, they help clients overcome pain, injury, and stress. Add-ons such as cold-stone therapy, aromatherapy, and foot massages deepen each treatment with their own brand of pampering. The spa?s wraps and scrubs call upon ingredients such as pomegranate and cranberry extracts and European roses to render the skin as smooth as Dean Martin?s voicemail message.
At locally owned and operated Tanlines, a spray tan is more than just a spray tan. Applied by certified spray technicians, Tanlines' fast-drying Norvell solution not only bronzes any skin type, but also coats epidermises with a restorative formula that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Tanlines also offers traditional UV-bed tans. Besides helping patrons achieve a natural, sun-kissed look, Tanlines' Smart Tan–certified staff keep each facility, including their newly opened location in Franklin Park, stocked with skin-enriching products by Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty.
You don't have to empty your pockets to get into the Village Pourhouse. With today's Groupon, you get a two-hour long beer-tasting class, featuring beers from selected breweries for just $15 (a $25 value). Beer-tasting classes are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Because classes are limited to 65 people, Village Pourhouse will add more Wednesday classes to meet demands if the current schedule fills up. Feature breweries rotate each month: