With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The experienced writers at Career Pro know only action verbs and are legally deaf to the word "failure." After getting to know your personality, goals, and background during an initial phone interview that lasts 20 to 30 minutes, they'll complete their services by giving your resume a careful evaluation, then supplying you with a concise three-to-four-sentence summation of what they consider your primary strengths and best points of emphasis. They'll also send two revised versions of your resume (in Word and text formats) to your email address. If you've been out of college for less than a year, they'll also add your first job into your resume, cogently and compellingly distilling your duties and accomplishments into a few zippy bullet points.
Race Track Auto Spa & Lube uses a soft-touch cleaning system to gently restore cars to their natural states of sparkle. During "The Works" washes ($20 each), high-speed matter transporters receive triple foam soapings, hand-towel pat downs and polishings, and clear coats of protective wax to seal in freshness. Floors and seats are vacuumed, the dashboard is wiped, windows are cleaned and defogged, and doorjambs are cleared of dirt and actual jam. Each wash includes an undercarriage wash and wheel treatment. Drivers on the go can pamper loyal speed wagons with an express wax, completed in 30 minutes or less ($29.95), with an added Rain-X windshield treatment ($5), which breaks up hostile sheets of precipitation into manageable, bite-sized water beads.
It's not a magic trick—at least not in the way TV and movies have portrayed it for years. But for certified hypnotist Maureen V. Meehan, the mind is surprisingly capable of pulling off all-manner of physiological and psychological magic once its in a deep state of relaxation. It's at that time when she can help clients stop smoking, lose weight, or sleep better—and that's just the start of the habits, phobias, and issues she helps clients overcome.
After easing clients into a state of hypnosis—something she says the mind does on its own at least twice a day—she begins to help her clients discover their motivations and the triggers for unwanted behaviors. Together, and usually over the course of about five sessions, she and her clients overcome the obstacles standing in the way of changing those behaviors. As a licensed health care professional, her only goal is to enhance well-being. To ensure that her clients receive only the best care, she re-certifies annually through The National Guild of Hypnotists.
The highly educated clinicians at The Peacemaker Center use their faith as true north when guiding clients to happier lives. Their counseling services cater to a wide array of issues, from those affecting the individual to ones eating away at families. And some zero in on more specific problems, such as eating disorders or drug and alcohol addictions.
Marco Fernandes and Imran Umar work as personal coaches, helping clients turn dreams into concrete goals, reachable step by step. Through their work, they realized that most of the people they consulted with ran into a similar obstacle; they had no place to learn the new skills they needed to embark upon their new careers.
So, the duo decided to get together and make a website dedicated to providing online educational courses in every field. They collect classes from dozens of online course providers and individual experts, offering education in everything from cooking and tailoring to video-game design and project management. They back up this vast array of classes with the same service they always offered: individualized life coaching and strategizing.