Ed and Kyle Becerra, Young's Market and Garden Center’s owners, took over the business from Ed’s father, who founded it more than 50 years ago. Locally grown perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and Chia Pets squint at the outdoor sun, and rows of flowers line the dirt aisles of tidy greenhouses. In addition to plants, Young's inventory includes soil, fertilizers, weed-control products, and pond supplies. In season, customers can find fresh produce at Young’s bustling farmers' market.
D & T Ultimate Auto Detail specializes in restoration, whether it's a classic car, exotic vehicle, or carpooling minivan. D & T's technicians draw from their 25 years of detailing experience to get any make and model looking like new. Services include waxing and buffing, steam extracting carpets and seats, and bug and tar removal. On staff are also two 3M-certified technicians who install ClearBras for protection, and a Master Auto Glass Technician to repair and replace windshields dinged by pebbles or zinged by witty bumper stickers. Other services include headlight cleaning, window tinting, and color sanding.
Though Soloman Madron had just collapsed to the ground, he was happy?and, of course, exhausted. He had just finished his first ever CrossFit workout. Soloman was no stranger to exercise, having spent time in the Marine Corps, worked in corporate fitness. CrossFit, however, trumped everything else he had tried.
Since that first workout in 2009, Soloman has opened his own studio, West Metro CrossFit, which he runs alongside co-owner and lifelong fitness buff Nate Sappington. Together with a team of fitness trainers, they lead CrossFit classes with ever-changing workouts that combine elements of gymnastics, weightlifting, and cardiovascular training. Aside from CrossFit, the fitness instructors teach posture and mobility clinics, train exercisers in lifting, and work one-on-one during personal training sessions. Whatever the program, they make a point of getting to know their clients, and each month they select a new athlete of the month.
At each of their nine area locations, Denver Car Care technicians keep motorists scooting along safely in freshly lubricated, repaired, and tuned-up automobiles. The team stays up on modern techniques for everything from major transmission overhauls to routine maintenance jobs, such as changing oil, rotating tires, and giving pep talks to depressed pistons. They're also ready with advice for vehicle owners plagued by common car maladies, including problems with the mufflers or batteries.
With a staff of trainers handpicked by owner Trevor Wittman, Grudge Training Center spurs all sorts of exercisers to get in shape through boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. The center's family-friendly 6,000-square-foot training area features several modern amenities and regulation facilities.
At Armbrust Pro Gym, owner Dylan aspires to the old-school gym philosophy of hard work and dedication that bred fitness luminaries such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Atlas, and Richard Gaspari. In doing so, he has conceived a professional gym built for anyone to use, equipped his spacious gym with a combination of tried-and-true weight equipment—such as bench presses and dumbbells—with modern aerobic machines. In addition, he stocks his shelves with protein powders and nutritional supplements.