Dan Doke discovered his passion for photography as a teenager, eventually turning his beloved hobby into a career after purchasing his first studio in his 20s. After building a thriving business with portrait and senior-photo portfolios, Doke moved his studio closer to his family and began to focus on wedding photography full time. Today, the seasoned shutterbug dangerously overloads his mantelpiece with a wealth of awards and honors, ranging from a membership in the Society of XXV to his status as a Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. Doke’s polished black-and-white and color prints have graced the covers of more than 30 magazines, including Gala, La Bella Bride, and Studio Photography, and his expertise won him a spot in 2005 as a photographer at an inaugural ball for President George W. Bush, where he was responsible for capturing candid portraits of heads of state, governors, lawmakers, and dignitaries. Along with the team of photographers he has personally trained, Dan produces high-contrast, post portraits of families and pets that range from traditional outdoor and studio shots to high-concept editorials.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.
Glitter tattoos. Nail art. Costumes. These are just some of the shimmery items A Girl?s Place?s stylists load up their cars with when bringing the party to a birthday girl or teen's home. They sling goody bags over their shoulders, tote along hair tools and style books, and brandish palettes of face paints that can cleverly disguise the family dog as a teen pop star. Extras, such as candy buffets and edible crafts, can embellish pre-curated party packages, while themed soirees can focus on topics such as face-painting, dancing, or American Girl dolls.
Anyone who's ever made a new year's resolution knows that it can be difficult to stay committed to the goals you've set. Board-certified hypnotist Tom Nicoli doesn't see this common phenomenon as a matter of laziness or faulty willpower?instead, he finds that our intentions are often undermined by unconscious habits and impulses. At A Better You Hypnosis, it's his job to replace those subterranean forces with more positive ones through hypnosis.
Viewers of Dateline NBC's Ultimate Diet Challenge got a good look at the results of Nicoli's practice in 2004 when he successfully helped a pastry chef shed 40 pounds despite a job that practically demands sipping cake batter. Weight loss is a common goal for his private clients, and he's turned his experience into a set of motivational CDs that got top rating from Shape magazine. But people also turn to him simply to reduce stress and boost confidence. Over the course of several sessions, Nicoli lays the groundwork for them to reinforce their positive new habits on their own throughout their lives.
Steam's ready-and-waiting imported icons let you trade your standard ride––be it subway, bus, or rickshaw––for a day of supertorqued acceleration. With today’s deal, auto enthusiasts and homesick Italian noblemen can enjoy a total of 60 minutes at the tillers of two supercars, with a Steam employee at their side. The Ferrari Modena 360 is a sporty two-seater with a light all-aluminum space-frame chassis, its 3.6-liter V8 engine and 400 bhp of power, taking it from 0 to 62 mph in under 4.7 seconds to give humans the rare thrill of taunting pokey cheetahs. The Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini’s most produced model to date, has a conventional six-speed manual transmission as well as a six-speed, electro-hydraulically controlled, semi-automatic, robotized manual––and runs on nothing but lightning and adrenaline. These supercars afford drivers the best the automotive world has to offer: powerful takeoffs, flawless handling, ice-smooth rides, and the admiration of spectators and passengers alike. Drivers have the option of cruising in automatic or manual mode with a touch of the paddle shifters. Check the FAQ for more information about rental conditions and possible additional fees.