At CrossFit Silos, trainers trade the flatscreen TVs and saunas found in most sterile globo-gyms for kettlebells, pull-up bars, and barbells, helping members get into strong, sleek shape with high-powered strength and conditioning workouts. The certified CrossFit coaches hail from a wide variety of health and fitness backgrounds, from a rugged expedition racing enthusiast to a certified Doctor of Chiropractic. Armed with the positive motivation and know-how of these committed coaches––as well as the support of a team of like-minded classmates––clients push their bodies to the limit with daily-changing, high-intensity workouts, otherwise known as WODs (or workouts of the day). These short bursts of varied activity fit easily into any work schedule, and are paired with supplemental nutritional guidance to ensure the body burns fat efficiently and maximizes its flexing potential.
Since 1985, Southern Sun Control has outfitted residential and commercial windows throughout the Atlanta area with high-end window-tinting films. The investment in films help homeowners and businesses protect furniture, carpets, and wall art from the fading effects of the sun, along with keeping windows well insulated to cut down on heating and cooling costs. Using expertise and a professional approach, tinting specialists achieve these money-saving benefits through such films as Solar Gard, which blocks 98% of UV rays and 82% of solar heat. It also has a cross section of Armorcoat, a safety film that prevents shattering. Aside from offering a wide array of tinting and safety films, the company's techs install designer films that display custom designs and reduce glare.
Tim Lester spent eight years as a professional football player. During that time, he bowled over defenders and helped some of the league's best running backs keep an eye out for pot holes as they ran downfield, but his most supportive work happened during his long history of community outreach—a duty he's carried into retirement. That's especially evident in Tim's participation with NFL Play 60, a nationwide movement designed to get kids active for at least an hour everyday.
At NFL Play 60 summer camp, coach Tim leads groups of youngsters through a full schedule of drills and games. Each day begins with roll call and warm-ups, followed by speed and agility exercises and offensive and defensive practice that weave life skills such as sportsmanship and teamwork into the physical activities. At the end of the week-long camp, campers head home with T-shirts and Play 60 certificates to hang next to the PhD from last summer's week of graduate school.
Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
Lavida Massage Alpharetta's friendly staff leads clients into warm, earth-toned treatment rooms and helps them whittle inches from body frames with infrared body wraps. To begin sessions, staffers wrap specialized pads around targeted areas while fully clothed patrons recline comfortably or try their hand at levitation on a treatment bed. As the infrared rays penetrate the skin, the heated body releases fat and toxins into the bloodstream and later passes them out through natural bodily functions. The treatment aims to reduce joint pain, fat, and cellulite, helping bodies shimmy into little black dresses or between the pages of yearbooks just in time for high-school reunions.