At Practice CrossFit, trainers shake bodies out of muscular slumber by leading weight training and cardio exercises from gymnastics and rowing to running and jumping. Exercisers work through routines customized to their experience levels and abilities, ensuring a workout as safe and challenging as a padded Rubik's cube. Practice CrossFit's resident former competitive bodybuilder and college basketball player, Chastity Sloan, runs women through intensive boot-camp classes. The courses focus on aerobic and muscle-building exercises, with demanding workouts that raise heart rates like kidnappers raise ransom rates with demanding lists of demands. The gym holds women-only boot-camp classes Monday and Wednesday at 5 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Click here for a schedule of CrossFit classes, which run Monday–Saturday.
Voted Dayton's best jeweler by Active Dayton readers in 2010, Elizabeth Diamond Company adorns fists, wrists, and clavicles with designer rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Necks can flaunt an 18-inch strand of pearls ($183) or a round citrine pendant ($59), while a Divagi diamond and ruby ring turns every handshake into a dazzling spectacle ($300). The newly betrothed can ogle certified diamonds in a variety of designer shapes and cuts, including Tacori engagement rings ($2,370+) and the Veragio Couture Collection ($1,210–$4,300). With pieces by a wide range of stone-smiths, including Simon G, Ritani, and Divagi, sparkle seekers have their pick of styles, from cocktail-party chic to slot-machine queen.
Grab your pipsqueak by the palm for an exciting afternoon stroll through the vibrant, whimsical aisles of Pinky Scout. Formerly known as Duck Duck Goose, this boutique is bubbling over with fun, fashionable, and functional merchandise for children and moms. Take a gander at accessories such as cute hats, or consider their finely crafted cribs, cradles, and desks. Pinky Scout provides an ample selection of stylish Onesies such as the Badd Baby Anarchy Grunge One Piece ($32), for those babies born with a firmly anti-statist take on syndicalism. If your youngin' is yet to come, focus your lens on baby shower favors and gifts ($16.50–$112) or frump-free maternity wear.
Since founding their shop in 1946, three generations of Harrises continue to augment time-tested bauble-smithing methods with the latest technological advances. A staff of accredited gemologists shepherds shoppers through a vast array of diamonds and gemstones, or provides romantic advice for spouses-to-be. Custom designs are a specialty, and the ornamentalists prefix each unique piece with a wax facsimile for a perfect fit. Staffers can also repair heirloom pieces to particular specifications, as well as appraise them or expunge them of loitering genies.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Sound City Music builds musicians from the ground up by providing a large stock of new and used guitars, basses, and drums, and by repairing electronic and band instruments. Experienced instructors help students take those instruments and make music with them during private and group lessons.