The instructors at Core Group Fitness understand that getting buff doesn't happen by simply visiting the gym; rather, they see it as a process inextricably linked to camaraderie and community. This team-based approach comes out in their group classes and boot camps, where cohorts of exercises grunt their way through TRX suspension training or build lean muscle and improve flexibility with functional workout regimens. They pair strength training with cardio work during their interval training sessions, which torch fat thanks to metabolism-boosting exercises. In addition to group classes, instructors also build rapports with individual students during personal training sessions, helping clients prep for their first marathon or last street fight with the meter man.
Pooches Dog Wash is a full-service grooming salon that permits conscientious hound-handlers to give their furry comrades a sudsy dousing. Don a provided apron and combat begrimed pelts at a self-service wash station, engulfing coats with warm water and deep-cleansing shampoo before warm air-dryers and towels render coats drip-free. Comb out frizzy fur and finish with a sprinkle of canine cologne to muzzle the aroma of wet mutt and prompt interspecies sniffing at dinner parties. Pooches Dog Wash’s staff members clean the stations after each pup laundering, and are available to help with questions or provide stairs for getting apprehensive leapers into the elevated tubs.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
Ranked the best restaurant in Wyoming by Urbanspoon, Windy City Grille’s familial owners continue their 31-year tradition of serving accolade-worthy dishes inspired by Chicago and Greece. Dive headfirst into the menu, which showcases fresh gyros stuffed with lamb, beef, and cucumber sauce ($7.49), and feta-festooned greek salads ($7.99). Broaden shoulders with the italian-beef sandwich, fresh Gonnella bread topped with roast beef, grilled green peppers, and hot giardiniera ($8.49), or an authentic Chicago-style hot dog ($3.49).
At Lil Learners, students ages 3–12 gather in groups of 3–10 to hone skills in arts and athletics classes, each of which focuses on developing a different part of the brain. Young pencil-wielders in visual arts classes sharpen a studioful of skills including fashion design, comic-book drawing, photography, and building toothpick models of San Francisco. Alternatively, little limbs can kick and chop their way through the athletics curriculum, which includes fencing, martial arts, and synchronized spitball-slinging, or choose between four different dance classes to learn a melody-oriented approach to appendage-whirling. Foreign-language classes teach youthful vocal chords to warble unfamiliar syllables, and music and theater classes round out the school’s eclectic agenda with performance-ready flair.