Five Star Moving's licensed, bonded, and insured movers have been moving families and their valuables for more than a decade. Most important, they work with finesse?that, plus hand trucks, floor dollies, furniture pads, and tie-downs. Whether they're helping out on local and long-distance moves or packing and unpacking clients' belongings, they make sure every last mug, coffee table, and hired sherpa is secured. Five Star Moving also staffs licensed and insured housecleaners who work with the same attentiveness as the movers.
Central Valley Freerunning Academy teaches the art of parkour, a French word that describes the ability to overcome obstacles and move gracefully through one's environment. Instructors teach students how to do this confidently in an urban setting by hosting parkour classes inside a gym with padded floors. In addition to running and jumping, students practice overcoming barriers by climbing, flipping, and saying "excuse me."
Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr.
The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.
Visitors to Sierra Bicentennial Park are probably familiar with the rhythmic peal of batters practicing their swing at The Clovis Batting Range. The range is outfitted with eight baseball machines and five softball machines (three for fast-pitch and two for slow-pitch). A full-service snack bar keeps practicers powered with sports drinks, water, and that weird brown gum baseball players are always spitting out.
At Wig It2, stylists view natural hair as nothing more than a jumping-off point. Lisa, the resident wig expert, and Stefanie, a nimble-fingered master of braiding, install human-hair extensions to suit clients' tastes. Taking fullness, texture, color, and length into account, they fashion natural-looking coifs with the addition of microlink extensions or sturdy sew-in tufts. Patrons who want to overhaul their image in time for the annual country-wide yearbook photos can choose from a host of lace wigs styled sleek and straight, curly, or wavy.