Passersby that peer inside the windows of CKO Kickboxing won?t see treadmills, ellipticals, or stairclimbers. Instead, they?ll spot rows of heavy bags lurching backward and sideways from the force of participants? kicks and right hooks. The kickboxing-focused gym doesn?t need excessive equipment or a catalog full of workout programs?the high-intensity fitness regimen of kickboxing is more than enough to shape up CKO members. Students of all levels reap the system?s multifaceted benefits, burning up to 1,200 calories per class, releasing stress, and developing a six-pack more realistically than drawing on their midsections with a marker.
Silvio?s Italian Villa is located inside a restored Revolutionary War?era mansion, where a series of crimes that took place in the 1970s are said to have filled the home with ghostly chills, mysterious sounds, and other paranormal activity ever since. Instead of trying to distance itself from the home's past, the restaurant has embraced it?it was even recently featured on Syfy?s Haunted Collector. Depending on the night, guests might see doors open on their own or "Do You Want to Split Dessert" scrawled in ghostly handwriting on their napkin, but they'll always have their choice from a plentiful Italian menu that includes gourmet entrees such as lobster, rack of lamb, and filet mignon topped with shrimp and gorgonzola. Traditional Italian favorites are available, too, including bruschetta pizza, chicken parmigiana, and house-made ravioli.
The moment massages cured her headaches, Dawn Gomez knew she wanted to pay it forward. While studying massage therapy, she discovered yoga. Soon, she realized that massages and yoga were two halves of the same coin; both foster relaxation and a deeper awareness of the body.
In 2003, Dawn opened Garden of Life Massage and Yoga Center, gathering a team of certified massage therapists, yoga teachers, and intuitive healers. Since then, they've worked together to create a community where visitors can forget about the outside world and its undetectable Terminators to breathe slower, sigh deeper, and feel tension evaporate from their body. Sublime serenity rests within the focused poses of the yoga classes--one for every level of practitioner--or the careful bodywork of the massages, which draw from a number of traditional modalities.
Much like CIA agents, the staff at Warwick Dry Cleaners aren't afraid to handle sensitive materials. They clean and restore leather, suede, and fur in addition to more standard fabrics, and can tidy up wedding gowns for wear or preservation. Their services aren't limited to apparel, either. They strive to remove stains and grime from blankets, rugs, and comforters. They also alter garments for a better fit, preventing clients from using up all their savings on a shrink-ray. And when customers are dropping off or picking up their orders, they can peruse a selection of Avon merchandise, ranging from baby gifts to bath products.