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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Most Popular Service: Soap-making classes
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
Hands-on classes, and small class sizes.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I'm a certified advanced soap-maker.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
That I make and teach soap-making full time. And many people are surprised to learn that there is actually a fragrance for soap called "monkey farts."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The building the classes are held in is a reclaimed 19th century mill that has been converted into artist studios. It's located in the Great Falls Historic District of Paterson, home of the Great Falls National Park.
Aikido is the "loving protection of all beings," in the words of Morihei Ueshiba, who created the martial-arts style. Although it sometimes incorporates wooden weapons, at its heart, aikido seeks to act as a replacement for violence. Greg O'Connor, founder and chief instructor at Aikido Centers of New Jersey, brings Ueshiba's tenets to his students, who have included children and seniors, as well as members of the New Jersey State Police, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Secret Service. O'Connor and more than 40 other instructors teach students self-defense tactics that redirect attacks, as well as more advanced methods that include wooden sword and staff training and aikido's dramatic falls and rolls.