We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family.
The expert instructors at G Studio know that each guest is unique, so they’ve created an eclectic list of classes six days a week. They teach Zumba, hip-hop, and street-jazz fitness classes, which use high-energy and infectious dance moves to motivate students through cardio workouts. They also offer boot-camp classes, which focus on more traditional strength-training and cardio drills. And to further customize workouts, the studio offers personalized and semiprivate classes.
Psychic Botanica Anais draws on a wide range of tools for accessing the spiritual realm. The tidy shop's white walls frame shelves of more than 10,000 different botanical products, from candles bearing images of saints to holy water, perfumes, and love potions; they're physical manifestations of a realm where the will can be astoundingly powerful, the future can be known, and the magic 8-ball can be forced to speak its secrets aloud. Staff members, who speak English and Spanish, are versed in Afro-Caribbean traditions including Santeria and voodoo, and professional clairvoyant Belkis uses palm reading, tarot cards, and crystal balls to peer into clients' questions on love, money, family, and even past lives.
After 25 years of working in the medical and fitness industries as an ACE- and NSCA-certified trainer, Tanya Bange understands the importance of setting goals. Alongside group fitness instructor Kathy Dorney, Bange leads women of all ages and fitness levels through a rigorous boot camp designed to help clients formulate fitness goals, stick to them, and, ultimately, achieve them. Together, the duo helps clients meet goals that range from simply developing stamina to passing the arm-wrestling portion of their quarterly performance evaluation at the office. They lead full-body workouts that may involve classic pushups, bleacher sprints, and flipping a tire end over end.
Bange and Dorney also run 30-minute workout sessions for preschoolers, planting the seeds of an active lifestyle early by keeping them active in games that include the cardio-centric I’m a Super Hero! and the yoga-based Hungry Caterpillar.
Bagels are never boring at What A Bagel, where the classic chewy breakfast buns are baked fresh in more than 18 flavors. Savory egg, garlic, or whole-wheat sesame seed bagels become twice as tempting when crowned with a schmear of house-whipped scallion or bacon-garlic-herb cream cheese. Sweet options include blueberry or cinnamon-sugar bagels and cream cheese blended with strawberries. Any bagel can transform itself into a sandwich when stuffed with scrumptious fillings such as pastrami, house-cooked roast beef, rotisserie chicken, and jalapeño jack cheese. Lox lovers will also find themselves facing a major dilemma, as What A Bagel offers no less than nine types of smoked fish, including Scotch salmon, Nova Scotia salmon, and salmon that was born in Schenectady but now only visits on holidays.
Jenks Productions has been handling the nuts and bolts of consumer trade shows for 33 years. Partnering with local and national businesses, Jenks specializes in home, bridal, and pet shows, which fill sprawling spaces with vendors eager to share their wares and visitors looking for inspiration. The services that Jenks Productions provides are extensive, as the team can do everything from onsite event management and budget planning to marketing efforts such as developing newsletters, logos, and jingles that rhyme the words “impending nuptials.”