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Devin Gage calls upon a background in college baseball and amateur boxing to worth with athletes and other trainees of all ages and ability levels. In addition to an athlete-development program and winter strength camp, he helps his students achieve weight-loss goals with the help of nutritional advice and 30-minute Body Blitz classes. With the help of his in-house equipment, eight small-group classes offered per day, and no-excuses mentality, Gage specializes in building both muscle mass and confidence.

325 Westtown Rd.
West Chester,
PA
US

Signature Service: Haircuts and color

Brands Used: Lanza

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

573 West Uwchlan Avenue
Exton,
PA
US

Roughly 5,000 pounds of Himalayan salt carpet the floor of The Salt Vault's relaxing treatment room, where soundtracks of waves crashing overlaid with instrumental music create the ambiance of a pink indoor beach. Clients unwind in the room's zero-gravity lounge chairs as they breathe in the dry salt air, which some have found to ease ailments of the sinuses and skin. Large salt lamps cast a soothing glow on those searching for relief from breathing troubles and skin irritations.

4211 Lincoln Highway
Parkesburg,
PA
US

Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

373 W Lancaster Ave
Wayne,
PA
US

Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.

In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.

1211 E Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr,
PA
US

In the words of the late Dr. Daniel Messinger, whose daughter and granddaughter now helm Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, “We’ve been doing this for 100 years—we must be doing something right.” Overseen by the fourth and fifth generation of family that founded the company in 1888, the sense of history carries over into its opticians’ daily practice—they’ve been seeing many of their clients for decades, and bestow fast emergency services upon them whenever a client damages a lens or tries to stretch their frames to fit a family portrait inside. The personalized attention heaped upon each customer shines through in the services provided, which include technicians that grind and surface all lenses on-site in the flagship location’s lab, often fitting them into frames for next-day pick-up.

411 S MacDade Blvd
Glenolden,
PA
US