Certified personal trainer Kimberly Y. Fleming believes that exercising with others is the key to staying motivated and on-track with a fitness routine. Offering one-on-one personal training, small group training, and boot camp classes, she helps her clients burn fat and build muscle in a challenging team-like atmosphere. Her structured, competitive workouts cause muscle confusion to help bust through fitness plateaus, combining cardio with strength training. While Kim emphasizes results, she’s also a big believer that her classes should be both intense and fun, and her client testimonials attest to the way she achieves both goals in every workout session.
For five years, PinUpGirl! has assisted mortal mademoiselles in releasing the glam goddesses within. With a selection of services ranging from simple (false eyelashes) to sublime (private photo-shoot parties), the accomplished staff specializes in crafting confidence and bolstering flirtatiousness in women of all ages, sizes, and shyness levels. When an occasion calls for some extra ooh la la, morph into Bettie Page, Josephine Baker, or a combination of the two with a customized beauty makeover. For a retro package sure to please an ogling, aWOOga-ing public, PinUpGirl!’s styling mavens fashion hair into the perfect frame to offset your freshly painted face.
Baby Love offers an eclectic mix of products and services for expectant parents and children ages newborn through 14, with maternity and children’s consignment including clothing, equipment and toys; new gifts, gift baskets, balloons; prenatal, baby & me, and children’s classes; parties, events and more!
Founded in 2002, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival celebrates music, culture, and coming together to enjoy the outdoors over one weekend. The fest kicks off with a 5K run on Saturday morning, before moving into the fun stuff, such as special events like the Taquerias & Tequila tasting event, which invites ticket holders to sample tequilas, beers, and snacks. Kids can join the festivities at the Kids Zone where they can make crafts and listen to storytellers. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, live music acts performing on two stages provide a soundtrack to outdoor festivities and impromptu dance offs.
Certified professional photographer Gene Taylor has fine-tuned his artistic vision while working in photojournalism and portrait photography for more than 30 years. During classes at Your Photo Safari, Gene introduces students to the photographic arts and the workings of DSLR cameras. Sessions begin in classroom settings, allowing students to get acquainted with camera basics as well as advanced features such as setting white balance and reducing blur. After learning how to navigate the multiple settings and buttons on their digital cameras, students traipse to area gardens to explore the natural world through their lenses. The hands-on experience allows students to take home artfully composed shots of plants bathed in natural light or trees planking over riverbanks in a bid for Internet fame.