Surprise your sweetie with a romantic getaway that won't cost you a fortune in plane fares with today's side deal for turn-of-the-century charm and modern luxury at the Beall Mansion, an elegant bed and breakfast just 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis in Alton, Illinois. Get away from your neighbors' kids and sassy mail carrier, pamper your inner elite, and indulge in the lavish decor and 24-hour all-you-can-eat fine chocolates. For $140, you get a one- or two-night stay, depending on the day of the week, in a deluxe queen room complete with private bath, luxurious bedding, and opulent 11-foot ceilings. Check in on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday for a two-night stay, or stay for a single night on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted system to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to improve social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.
Traveling Tails Inn provides full grooming services for all breeds plus a summer-camp-like daycare and boarding experience to keep pups blissfully entertained, out of trouble, and up-to-date on their obedience training. Owners seeking grooming relief can get their grungy buddies a bath package, including a nail trim, full-body soaping, paw-pad scrubbing, and blow-dry ($33–$65 depending on breed). Traveling Tails Inn's expansive facility boasts four indoor and two outdoor play areas where seasoned canine wranglers and certified trainers engage dogs in confidence-building games and obedience-training drills. Pups are grouped for activities based on size and temperament, so gentle or small dogs aren't harassed and hardier hounds can play tackle football without injuring their companions.
The team of trainers and nutritional specialists at Accelerate shape up bulk builders and pound shredders with a systematic regimen focusing on physical fitness, psychological well-being, and nutrition. During the introductory consultation, clients discuss and set training goals with a wellness coach before undergoing a functional-movement screening to discover any muscular imbalances and vestigial extra thumbs. Six training sessions blend the fruits of the consultation and screening into a four-week workout smoothie adapted to each trainee's goals. Sessions are semiprivate, accommodating up to three comrades in arms, legs, and cores. Participants also receive a 30-day meal plan designed by a registered dietitian to fuel challenged physiques with essential nutrients and energizing formulas.