Wake Forest Archery, the archery club at Wake Forest University, began in 2010 with 10 members and was on its way to becoming the fastest chartered organization in the university's history. Then, the club's storage shed was robbed, forcing its members to take a hiatus. The following semester, after receiving additional funds and generous donations, the club was back on its feet. It has since grown to more than 100 members, each of whom participates on a varsity or recreational archery team. In addition to regular practices and competitions, the club hosts an archery camp, open to those of all experience levels.
Sweetie's tantalizes covetous taste buds with carefully crafted chocolate truffles, decadently dense cakes, and gift baskets that can turn a sworn enemy into a fumbling paramour. Eight delicately detailed truffles nestle in a tender red box waiting to be plucked from among their all-natural, handmade brethren and dropped onto the tongue of a beloved human or low-necked giraffe. Valentines with a penchant for keepsakes will coo over the collectable candy jar, which comes swollen with red-velvet cake and swirled with decorative ribbon. To ensure that the appropriate message is expressed, Sweetie's encloses a handmade Valentine's Day card, which can be personalized to express one's eternal love or share a one-sided knock-knock joke.
Green Clean's technicians use nontoxic, biodegradable products that are free of harsh chemicals and petroleum derivatives to clean homes from top to bottom. They employ microfiber cloths—which can be washed in an energy-efficient machine—instead of waste-producing paper towels. In addition to Seventh Generation and Ecover solutions, staffers freshen up living or office spaces with tried-and-true ingredients such as baking soda and lemon juice, and add fragrant essential oils for their natural cleansing properties. They also clean carpets with HEPA-filter vacuums that reduce airborne allergens and fine-particle exhaust.
The crew usually begins their weekly, biweekly, or monthly regimens with deep cleaning that includes wiping down surfaces, vacuuming upholstery, and dusting the knights who guard TV remotes. They also provide one-time-only cleanings before or after parties.
Metabolic Effect helps reconfigure body shapes by evaluating stress levels, metabolic rates, and lifestyles, then providing essential guidance and information as customers embark on new exercise routines. The 10-week fat-loss program includes an individualized diet plan and a series of online workouts, with a regimen that changes every two weeks. Lifestyle lectures arrive via email, with new messages daily. Alternatively, schedule three personal-training sessions online and receive individualized attention from a certified personal trainer. Personalized workouts ensure that novices and athletes alike encounter challenges appropriate for their level of fitness.
Art is hard, but Uncorked Masterpiece eases the creation process with its lineup of relaxed, social painting classes and parties. Inside the artistic oasis, camps for kids help illuminate young minds, and ceramic and canvas painting classes for adults center around painting everyday household objects such as flower bouquets, wine bottles, or Fabergé eggs. Creative spirits are further kindled as of-age students bring their own alcoholic beverages to drink in class. Uncorked Masterpiece also opens its studio to parties for all occasions, such as birthdays, scout-troop meetings, and chain-gang reunions.
During one-hour classes at Belly Dance by Gypsy, Gypsy (a.k.a. Paula Stump) instructs students in traditional full-body movements as well as in the muscle-group isolation patterns for which belly dance is famous. Groupon-specific classes will be held between September 12 and November 30 on Monday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m., during which Gypsy will initiate pupils in the ancient and sensual art of belly dancing, considered a misnomer because the dance incorporates movement throughout the entire body. Classes will move at a comfortable pace as dancers eventually learn to shimmy, isolate muscle groups, and oscillate hips in as yet uninvented directions. Students build on their knowledge with each class, but need not attend consecutive sessions, instead choosing from 24 classes through November 30.