Married for nine years and a photography team for five, Brian and Jennifer Hartman bring an artistic touch and approach to their on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, they capture solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.
Not content to simply point and shoot, the Hartmans light compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuate subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. They shoot in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject?s face with Winston Churchill?s. Though the Hartmans use professional tools, they?re glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone?following in the footsteps, they note, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone?s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which they pass on their knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.
Snap Fitness' all-access key card provides fledgling fitnessers with 24-hour cardio and strength-training benefits. The sparkling, spacious facility is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including an abundance of high-end cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training gizmos. Marble-cut trainers teach a basic eight-workout plan to all members, giving them the tools to exercise on their own to release infomercial-fueled aggression at midnight or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. to get pumped for a 6 a.m. bare-fisted fruit-juicing session. Even exercisers in conventional time slots will see how Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Primarily a bouldering facility?for short, intense climbs free of ropes?SteepWorld caters to all curious climbers at their 2,500 square-foot climbing-centric gym. Perfect for birthday parties, groups get outfitted with gear and knowledge to climb before taking a crack at navigating one of many ascendable surfaces. The gear shop outfits climbers with equipment and accessories, so those craving an exhilarating, full-body workout can drop in any time to safely and enjoyably crawl up the walls.
Calling upon more than 50 years of competitive and training experience, grand master Suk Byung Park develops proper technique in his students while encouraging the growth of character through mental discipline, respect, and self-control. Park's many instructors boast accomplished careers and autographed copies of The Karate Kid, both of which allow them to impart their wisdom upon students of varying ages and skill levels. Classes gather multiple times a week for slightly more than an hour, covering disciplines including tae kwon do, judo, and other styles that teach the importance of only hurting flies when life or pinball high scores are at stake.
Apex Personal Training's team of dedicated fitness buffs help aspiring athletes burn away unwanted fat and calories with customized training regimens. Through personalized consultation, a staff member helps you to articulate your fitness goals and designs a custom exercise program to match your needs and changing eye color. Prior to shaking off weight, receive a welcome package containing a water bottle, a protein bar, and an ultra fit bar. Gym rats get a body-composition test that measures levels of water, muscle, and fat, which helps determine the type of weight being lost or shoved under beds. Enjoy unlimited access to the training facility, a mirrored nook that has free weights, medicine balls, an elliptical machine, and more at your disposal. You'll also have the opportunity to attend a health seminar lead by owner, Darryl Sobering, covering important nutritional topics such as meal plans, recipes, and tactics to evade the evil grasp of diet-smiting candy bars. All customers receive a welcome kit containing power bars and a water bottle.