In Robby Blanchard's biography photo on his website, he prepares to lift a heavily stacked barbell. The determination is clear on his face—the same determination that carried him through a bachelors of science in exercise, an MBA in Business Management, three CrossFit-training certifications in varying styles, not including the fact he's a USA Weightlifting-Certified Sports Performance Coach. Today he shares his determination and all his fitness knowledge with at his training camp, CrossFit Reach.
During workouts, Robby and two other resident coaches push students through an array of exercises that change every session to boost the body's ability to perform in the 10 domains of fitness, which include power, speed, flexibility, and agility. To do so, students might perform exercises requiring them to run, jump, weightlift, and eventually perform all of those elements at once, immediately qualifying them for a life in the circus.
Caffé Il Cipresso's chefs construct traditional, Old World Italian cuisine with a modern twist, tapping into an arsenal of top-quality ingredients such as fresh haddock, tender veal, and gorgonzola cheese. A smattering of sauces such as pesto and alfredo flood freshly made linguine, penne, and fettuccine noodles. Chicken and fresh seafood, including salmon and shrimp, sizzle in 100% olive oil and artfully complement the eatery's wine list, which flaunts crisp whites, full-bodied reds, and dessert varietals that sparkle like holographic diamonds. The dining room spotlights crimson booths and full-wall murals depicting idyllic countrysides, and the downstairs lounge fuels merrymaking with a full bar. Caffé Il Cipresso also furnishes large events with catering options, including pans of homemade pasta and entrees that serve up to 24 people.
Feng Shui embraces the culinary traditions of both China and Japan while updating its menu seasonally, garnering praise from the Boston Business Journal and New England Cable News for its extensive selection. Stir-fried orders of chicken, beef, and seafood arrive laden with ginger or signature sauces, and sushi chefs roll maki with traditional tuna and salmon or such innovative combinations as strawberry and wasabi aioli. Other menu items includes creamy crispy deep-fried jumbo shrimp with coconut sauce and spicy orders of Mala chicken, as well as signature sushi rolls like red sox maki and tempura lobster.
The spa is sheltered in the homey embrace of a 300-year-old Victorian house, with fireplaces to warm wintertime patrons and a garden patio that blooms in summer months. The relaxed country setting is further cultivated by the staff. The team consists of massage therapists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and a hair stylist who determines which style of music hair should perform. To give back to their community, the team discounts services for local businesses and employees of the Town of Tyngsborough.
Families descend upon Goss Farm’s rolling fields filled with ripening vegetables and farm animals for sundry delightful autumn activities. With a path trimmed and cut to represent the loving logo of Children's Hospital Boston, a nurse cradling a child, the 5-acre corn MAiZE tests visitors' navigational skills with labyrinth-like twists and turns, which disorient guests more effectively than guzzling a bucket of cough syrup. Additionally, Goss Farm will donate a portion of the proceeds from the weekends of September 24th and October 15th to the Children's Hospital of Boston.