As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
If everything lines up just right, you might hear the thunder of 240 pins tumbling at Windsor Bowl. True, that's not entirely likely?every day, the 24-lane alley welcomes bowlers of any skill level, whether they?re gathering for a pickup game or participating in one of the men?s, women?s, or junior leagues. Automatic scoring tallies up all your strikes and spares, while optional bumper rails keep balls from rolling into the gutter or off to a safe house where strangers won?t fling them at pins.
Bowling?s not the only thing that draws families to Windsor Bowl. Billiards tables and a large-screen TV await visitors in the lounge. Between there and the caf?, there are plenty of spaces to gather for post-game brews, slices of pizza, or even healthy garden salads.
Sprouting from the remnants of a kosher winery in Green Valley, Cahill Winery expanded production to a variety of traditional reds, whites, dessert wines, and vinegars. The varietals are sourced from regions around California such as the North Coast and the Alexander Valley viticultural areas. German shorthair dogs and livestock welcome guests to the winery, where the Payne family has cultivated an organic garden and struck a champagne well that erupts from deep within the earth.