The experienced instructors at Ruth's Robics and Dance Co. guide groups of fitness-seekers through body-strengthening, Pilates, and step aerobic, and strength-training classes while stressing improved balance and muscle control. Body-strengthening sessions pit complacent fibers against an emotionless trio of weights, resistance bands, and balls, which sculpt toned torsos and prompting shy curves to emerge from epidermal covers. Flat surfaces form the foundation for most buildings and for step aerobics classes, which begin with an upbeat cardio routine before transitioning into floor exercises that target major muscle groups. Link your brain to your body through breathing exercises during Pilates classes, which focus on core conditioning to fortify postures, strengthen abs, and help trainees achieve a leaner, healthier look.
After the recession claimed his job in a local steel mill, Julius Oliver started washing cars for neighbors in his driveway. He did such an impeccable job that he had more customers than space, so he started Kingly Hand Wash & Wax. Though it's been more than five years, Oliver continues to please customers with his attention to detail and quick services, leaving vehicles looking like new after washes, waxes, and detailing.
Andy Santor Golf Academy helps golfers hone their swing mechanics using real-time data analysis from high-speed cameras. Analyzing 120 frame-per-second film, a golf expert helps players of all skill levels tweak the mobility and stability of their swings. Clients receive a voiceover swing analysis by email, so they can continue to rewind and examine their technique after the lesson or just watch grass grow in slow motion.
Founded by NFL veteran Don Beebe and athletic expert Dr. Jeffrey Schutt, House of Speed forges sportspeople of all stripes into world-class athletes with specialized equipment and personalized performance tracking. Once Steve Halloran and his crew arrange sweat donors into small groups of 5–25 (with at least one trainer for every 10–15 athletes), he targets a slew of individual body areas with an optimized warm-up. The PowerPull resistance machine teaches nimble feet to run with correct form and mechanics and the Bear squat machine's angled footplate takes stress off of the back and knees and boosts vertical propulsion for more satisfying high-fives with blimp pilots. Dartfish instant video feedback lets trainees review every juke, jump, and follow-through. House of Speed's proprietary MySpeed web application tracks progress using comprehensive data from eight core drills, allowing participants to compare their stats with those of nationwide competitors.
Since opening in 1998, House of Speed locations have trained more than 40,000 athletes, including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and former Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner. The Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, and the University of Illinois have also used House of Speed's off-season training programs to keep players out of summer bicycle gangs and seedy all-night fireplace stores.
The service is somewhere between leisurely sit down and blazingly fast, a perfect compliment to the restaurant’s middle-ground nature, though the menu definitely takes the high road. It’s full of the eats that little Italian schoolchildren dream about at the moderate prices papas and mammas sing about in the shower.
Clarencedale Cake?s creations range from four-tiered wedding cakes dotted with elegant roses, to neon-green cupcakes and edible ladybugs. Professional artists design custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, each of which is nothing less than a unique work of art. They can sculpt a football-helmet cake for a birthday party, or a cake shaped like a Tiffany box for a bridal shower. But customers can drop in for everyday indulgences, too?the bakery keeps a case stocked with cupcakes, cookies, and pastries in a variety of rotating flavors, as well as seasonal specialities such as turkey cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies.