?We don?t exactly fit the norm. We are very hands on, and we really are like a big family.? That?s what Angela Fazio told Top Agent Magazine about her and her husband Chuck?s enterprise, Chandler Real Estate Training Center. And the veteran agent was speaking from her heart. Not only does the duo forgo typical boss privileges?such as private offices and the right to legally rename new employees ?Junior? and ?Sport??but the pair also takes the crew on team-building trips, such as a recent voyage to Mexico. The happy and relaxed workplace has helped the center?s tight-knit clan achieve high-profile realty success in Arizona, sharing the top spot on Phoenix Business Journal?s 2011 Top 10 Brokers list, as well as nabbing a top 50 ranking on Realtor magazine?s 2008 Top 100 list. Aside from selling properties and helming their team of achieved agents, the Fazios teach real-estate-license training courses, aiding wannabe realtors in grasping the concepts of buying, selling, and trading property for a slightly used Barbie dream house.
With an alumni roster that includes long lists of collegiate and professional athletes, it's clear trainers at Pro Edge Performance Training have a gift for helping folks realize their natural potential. But they don't just conduct sports-specific training, or coach those gunning for trophies. Rather, they work with exercisers of all levels, including clients who want to feel healthier, or finally run up the down-escalator that's been keeping them from their home's second floor. Many enroll in Pro Edge's fitness classes for guided workouts in a supportive environment, and some complement their regimens with personal training sessions.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Classes are taught by Jennifer Ramieri, a preschool teacher, licensed mental health counselor, and certified Master Signing Time Instructor. Classes are held at various locations in the Gilbert, AZ, area (check the class schedule for times and location information).
Aloha Aquatic Center squires nascent swimmers with classes designed to impart introductory skills, solid stroke and breathing techniques, and positive attitudes toward amphibious activity. The curriculum boasts eight different classes tailored according to age and ability, with a maximum 4:1 instructor-to-pupil ratio that helps ensure personalized attention and no doubling up of Musketeer nicknames. Swimmers between 9 and 15 months can join the parent-child School of Fishies class, which acquaints toddlers with basic water skills, while more grown-up guppies can progress from Delightful Dolphins I (15 months+) and II to Magnificent Manatees or Super Stingrays, according to skill level. The 30-minute scholarly splash sessions meet once a week in Aloha's complex, which features an indoor, heated swimming pool, party rooms, and a playroom with play houses and slides for nonsubaquatic funtivities.
East Valley Bootcamp challenges exercisers with an ever-changing workout routine, centered around moves that are easily adaptable to all levels of fitness. Health-centric trainers whittle the widths of coed pupils over four weeks, instilling motivation through group camaraderie and staged readings of the wartime speeches from Winston Churchill. Each outdoor class presents a new routine, but aspiring athletes can expect to face a myriad of styles incorporated, including weight training, circuit training, stretching, and military-inspired drills. Designed to prevent the body from adapting to the workout, the varied regimen helps students plow through the plateaus and muscle-blocking mesas that plague other traditional exercise programs.