The opportunity to educate the public inspires Roy Gunn and Frank Henderson. As the co-founders of The Gunn Readiness Group, they passionately teach students to be responsible firearm owners. In addition to being U.S. Army veterans, both Roy and Frank are instructors with certification from the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Rifle Association. This combination of real-world experience and professional training ensures that they can maintain a safe, controlled learning environment for students of all skill levels. The group's courses include sessions that use lecture and live-fire practice to familiarize people with handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Additionally, Roy and Frank teach concealed-carry courses, which cover the legal and experiential training that people must obtain before continuing to apply for a concealed-handgun license.
There's energy everywhere within Life Is LIfe Training, and their coaches want to teach people how to harness it. During development sessions, they explore meditation techniques and explain the secrets to using electromagnetic energy to accomplish goals such as breaking a bad habit. The staff can also clear energy blockages with chakra clearing sessions, or simply remove muscular tension with soothing table massages.
The best way to learn a new skill is to do it. And at the Austin Institute for Massage & Spa Therapies, professional therapists—who work in the field every day—inspire students during the massage mastery program. Students explore massage techniques alongside lessons in anatomy as a part of an extensive, comprehensive curriculum that culminates in official licensing from the state of Texas.
The institute's director and co-founder, Raul Flores, has worked tirelessly in the field since 1991—in practice, consulting, and education. He and his team have created a spa-like atmosphere within a 3,500-square-foot space where students get hands-on experience in real-life scenarios, such as in one of nine massage rooms, near an aromatherapy bath, or in the drawing room with the candelabra.
At Cielo Spa, clients can find relief for everything from stress to headaches and fibromyalgia. Rosalba and Raul Flores?the sister-and-brother team behind the spa?have created a service menu that includes deep-tissue, hot-stone, and trigger-point massage. Additionally, they offer paraffin hand and foot treatments, various facials, and a body scrub crafted from Dead Sea salts and essential oils.
Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.
A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4?6 hours
Brands Used: Springfield XD compact and Glock 23 compact
Pro Tip: Safety Measures prides itself on [its] curriculum, customer service, and commitment to firearm safety.
Safety Measures teaches concealed-handgun-license classes as well as NRA Basic Pistol and First Steps courses. The instructors keep classes small (no more than 15 students), and they supply plenty of complimentary benefits?including refreshments, range fees, and firearms rentals if needed.
There's a lot of experience inside a Safety Measures classroom. For proof, just look at instructor and law-enforcement professional Raul "Roy" Camacho's resume. Mr. Camacho holds DPS certifications and NRA certifications, and he has expertise in areas such as crime trends and situation awareness.