At Core Fitness, muscle-makers can utilize and experience free weights, cardio classes, workout machines, and more. Over 145 classes per week range in level to suit fledgling fitness fans and experienced exercisers alike. Both locations are open 24 hours every day, ensuring even the busiest beekeepers have the opportunity to put down their apiary aprons and get fit. Choose from slimming, heart-pumping sessions like the Bodypump class, where muscle mavens can tone and define muscle without building bulk, or relax and revitalize mind and body with Warm Yoga Flow. Other choices include spin class, kickboxing and Zumba; all classes are lead by certified and sculpted instructors. Each facility also boasts saunas and steam rooms, as well as free parking to match their perpetual operating hours.
David Greedy’s keen ocular touch inspires his essence-encapsulation quests in the service of publications, wedding parties, portrait subjects, and corporate groups. Clients choose a comfortable lenticular rendezvous location, with settings including David's own Coralville studio, their home, a neighborhood park, the inside of a Norman Rockwell painting, or any area within 15 miles of Coralville. During each shoot, Greedy moves unobtrusively through the background, clicking and capturing expansive personalities and grand auras in microcosm. Sessions (a $150 value for one hour) also include multiple wardrobe shifts to complement subjects’ thousand-word poses. Post-snapshots, digital daguerreotype slideshows appear online with distinct URLs for viewing and sharing between subjects and their chosen beholders.
Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. Donna talks with customers about their lives, their pets, and their tastes. She also shares her knowledge with them during obedience courses. With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, Donna acts as a local dog whisperer, passing along her tips to pet owners.
Iowa Book outfits University of Iowa students and sports fans with UI-centric gear and books. Within the shop’s stacks, textbooks can be purchased, rented, or sold, and a host of newly released and signed books fuel extracurricular reading or book-fort-building sessions. Hawkeye supporters of all ages can announce their athletic allegiance by donning black-and-yellow apparel from brands such as Nike, Russell, and Under Armour, or doling out team-branded gifts such as jewelry, tailgating accessories, and holiday decorations.
Voted one of the top three women's boutiques in eastern Iowa, locally owned women's boutique Catherine's has supplied the vast Iowan prairie with major fashion brands since 1974. The store sells name-brand merchandise from luxury labels such as French Connection, BCBG, Seven of all Mankind, Eileen Fisher, 525 America, and Citizens, and more. Keep cranium cases warm for the winter with a Parkhurst wool beret ($26), or forgo your arduous annual goat shearing festival and skip straight to swaddling feet in B'ella cashmere socks ($18). Catherine's shelves are also amply stocked with staples such as velvet stretch Sintia skirts ($72), Yummy Splendid T's ($55), Blee Inara bracelets ($35), and Cosabella boy shorts ($34) and thongs ($22). Come in with any burning fashion questions, as the helpful staff is always ready and willing to help people find the perfect clothing item, accessory, or lightsaber.
Every day, Orange Leaf’s self-serve fountains dispense fresh batches of nutritious frozen yogurt in more than 60 varieties. In the sprightly lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel to wedding cake, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy treats with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.