Like the bat signal beckons the caped crusader to fight crime, a phone call, online application, or text message alerts Image Dry Cleaners's fleet of roving drivers to tackle insidious laundry. With garment bags flapping in the wind, they gather sullied coats, blouses, suits, and linens such as comforters, tablecloths, and tapestries from a designated pickup spot, carting the items back to their base free of charge. There, they oust grime and stains, returning fresh, squeaky-clean fabrics to doorsteps three days later, or customers can affix a note to laundry bags requesting next-day drop-off without incurring additional fees. In addition to expediting the cleaning process, staff members alter ensembles, repair shoes, restore leather, and preserve bridal dresses so that new wives can memorialize wedding days without attempting to cryogenically freeze their maid of honor.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
One of the world's leading producers of music and movement programs for children, Kindermusik by Love and Grow Music Studio runs classes and camps that children participate in with the support of their parents. Wee ones from newborns to 7-year-olds learn to sing, dance, and even play an instrument or two, and available take-home materials, such as song books and CDs, enable education to continue at home. Regularly scheduled playdates provide an excellent trial lesson, and with a group of at least six parent-child duos, groups can arrange their own musical party with a theme of their choice, revolving around anything from numbers to the intricacies of particle physics.
Always CPR Training Center was founded by health care and EMS professionals who wanted to prepare everyday people to handle emergency situations and keep themselves and those around them safe. Their vision is to reduce the rate of disability and death due to heart disease and stroke. Today, staffers offer a variety of onsite safety trainings in CPR, first aid, AED, ACLS, and PALS to businesses, schools, and community organizations. Began by EMT Christian Hernandez in 2003, the company is run by four members of the Hernandez family who believe that everyone can learn to be a rescuer and make an impact in their community.
Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.
Premier Baseball Academy's instructors draw from their experience at the high school, college, and professional levels to help hone skills of players ranging from little leaguers to pros. In private and group lessons, the bat-swinging experts focus on areas such as strength and arm velocity with equipment including pitching mounds and five Iron Mike batting-cage machines that dispatch balls at adjustable speeds. The instructors hold practices for entire teams and lead camps that aim to cover all mental and physical aspects of the national pastime. The Academy also hosts several tournaments throughout the year and serves as a rescue shelter for stray team mascots.