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.
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).
The laundry masters at family-owned Hi-Tone Cleaners suss out stains and eradicate unpleasant odors with a variety of services honed over the course of three decades. Clothes caretakers make linens preen under the affectionate grandmother-like embrace of a dry cleaning, and shirts bask in the soppiness, then dryness, of an old-fashioned laundering. The team can also shape up ill-fitting duds during alterations and repairs and grant boots with enthusiastic go-go owners a pulchritude-bestowing makeover during shoe care and repair. Hi-Tone Cleaners' stain fighters also makes same-day services available in case of dry-cleaning emergencies such as an impromptu party or a rumor that Publishers Clearing House will show up by the end of the day.
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.
At each of Nanny on Demand’s childcare centers, a staff of caretakers who are certified in CPR and first aid solemnly pledge to engage children in entertaining, brain-building activities in an environment free of televisions, which render imaginations fallow. Staff members are also subject to rigorous background and reference checks and undergo 12 hours per year of child-development education. A four-to-one child-to-caregiver ratio and a cap of 15 guests at a time ensure that children receive individual attention during organized games and activities. Founded by a mom, Nanny on Demand is staffed largely by fellow parents who understand the vital balance of nurturing childcare and mom-and-dad time.