Renew Natural Weight Loss Center’s staff not only empowers clients with the knowledge they need to achieve and sustain weight loss, but does so with a detailed plan. A weight-loss coach meets with clients every week to evaluate progress, offer encouragement, and keep clients accountable as they progress through their program. The bedrock program that the center revolves around includes recenter, which starts with a one-hour health assessment before a month or more spent learning to eat a balanced diet of real food; and renew, which aims to keep weight off permanently and explore naturopathic pathways to better health. To ensure that their physician-guided plan is working effectively, the coaches have clients take at-home tests that determine if their bodies are correctly converting fat into energy or incorrectly converting it into Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. They don't tailor each plan simply around shedding pounds—they also design it to boost overall health and keep metabolisms up and running consistently.
Before she was a certified health coach, Shari Spector was on a ride she couldn't control: the sugar roller coaster. More than ten years ago, Shari decided that she wanted off the ride that had lasted her over 35 years. She made the commitment to end sugar's controlling grasp on her energy, health, and life—and the rest, as they say, is history.
Shari has kicked her sugar addiction for good, and the results are nothing short of stunning. They prove that there is light at the end of the tunnel for sugar addicts, and Shari has made it her life's work to show others the way. Her 90-day Sugar Addicts Anonymous program helps participants take charge of their lives by finding healthy, delicious foods that are free of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Shari offers three levels of her program, so there's no immediate pressure to quit eating chocolate or licking the insides of beehives. No matter which level you enter the program at, however, Shari can promise one thing: she'll help you stay committed until you see results.
The daughter of an oil painter and ballet dancer, Monique Vendetti Mortimer has creativity coursing through her veins. Her company, Home Styling Today, brings these instincts to life via striking, stylish domestic redesigns. At the beginning of each new project, Monique walks through a casual consultation at the client’s home, assessing both the state of the house and the desires of its inhabitants. She also helps homeowners find their “design personality” through a magazine exercise; clients flip through the pages of countless periodicals, tagging things they like and strengthening their sense of their own style. Based on this collaboration, Monique and her team will custom create a design plan, including everything from paint and window treatments to final touches, such as wall decor and fake bowling trophies. Once clients give the go-ahead, Monique executes the design, making each home’s decor resonate in one harmonious fashion.
Personal chef, caterer, teacher—there's little Chef Barry Francois doesn't do when it comes to food. He helps clients save time or plan for special occasions with custom catering that ranges from elegant brunch dishes to casual comfort food to fine-dining-style plates. In between preparing savory meals, the chef transforms his kitchen into a classroom. Those who feel utterly lost can enroll in the beginners' class, where they'll learn basic knife skills, craft sauces and marinades, and receive a comprehensive review of fresh herbs, including which ones can flush evil spirits from their garbage disposal. More experienced students who are curious about niche cooking styles may find inspiration during the Grilling and Entertaining class, which features demos on light summer sides and grilled meats, veggies, and desserts.
Started in 2011, what began as a mere hobby for Heather Barbour and Sarah Grant has grown into a flourishing franchise in Historic Dilworth. The duo corrals together local artists that lead students of all abilities through hands-on painting classes. Pupils sit side by side at painting stations equipped with easels, vivid pallets of paint, and water to clean off brushes. Finished pieces blanket the walls to both inspire students and hide the studio's multitude of personal safes. Youngsters can join in on the self-expression as well through Art Buzz Kids' programs, which rolls out birthday parties, summer-camp sessions, and Mommy N' Me classes.
The knowledgeable Web developers and Internet-marketing gurus at CreateWhiz design clean, easy-to-interface websites for their clients through a collaborative, hand-in-hand approach. Tech wizards consult with businesses, bloggers, and photographers to concoct effective design strategies, apps, and social-media marketing campaigns across a variety of platforms. Each CreateWhiz technician brings a diverse set of skills to the table, from SEO optimization to rocket sites to the top of search query lists, to Adobe Photoshop mastery for creating stunning graphic designs and illustrations.