At DeVetter Fitness, human-friendly methods such as encouragement, motivation, and fun are employed to help members attain tangible results. Cardiovascular training, circuit-strength training, agility drills, and a variety of other methods are combined with progress assessments and a supportive group environment that won’t bully participants into disorienting two-minute hate sessions. Additionally, nutritional training will help busy bees stay energized so they can curl, squat, and jump their way to a sexier shadow. Workouts challenge the most veteran of circus strongmen while remaining accessible for beginners and unicycling chimpanzees. Boot camp sessions are held year-round in the facilities at Skutt High School at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Across four decades and three generations, the Hoenselaar family has prepared its signature bone-in hams the same way—marinating them in secret spices and smoking them at length over a special blend of hardwood chips. At each of HoneyBaked Ham Co.'s 400 locations, specialized machinery invented by founder Harry J. Hoenselaar himself carves each haunch into a perfect, thin-cut spiral. Slices then fill sandwiches such as the croissant-swaddled Ham Classic, or join other meats on the likes of the toasted Ham & Turkey Bella, which hoists swiss cheese, banana peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette between cibatta bread. The correlation between pork consumption and out-of-control parties has not slipped past the notice of the HoneyBaked chefs, who also offer catering platters and party trays for 10 or more people.
Physicians Weight Loss Centers peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
Omaha Steaks carves custom cuts of protein to be vacuum-packed and flash-frozen for fresh arrival at kitchens across the country. Family chefs sate growling grill tongs with lean top sirloin, culled from the center of the cut for extra tenderness due to its close proximity to the beef's molten core. With the second and third options, naturally aged morsels of grain-fed filet mignon succumb easily to steak knives, revealing a juicy pink interior. The Tastes of the Season gift pack also packs an arsenal of burgers, franks, and pork chops to be grilled during yuletide get-togethers or chestnut-juggling competitions. Shredded spuds swim in a creamy sauce within prebrowned breading to forge individual servings of potatoes au gratin, playing savory complement to the decadent chocolate cake in the Holidays at Home Collection. Each item comes individually wrapped and lands on doorsteps nestled in a dry-ice-equipped cooler, ensuring that even the longest journey keeps feasts fresh, flavorful, and well versed in freezer etiquette.
Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.
Complete Nutrition provides a variety of nutritional supplements for weight loss, sports nutrition, and healthy aging. For those who have accidentally stored too much food for the winter, Tone softgel weight-loss supplements can help empty stuffed pouches and cheeks while keeping lean muscle intact ($49.99). An herbal cleanse aids in toxin cleansing and rejuvenation (59.95), and M.A.S.S. Project Buzzerk flows straight to the muscles, giving them the brawn necessary to finally overthrow the archaic skeletal system ($63.99). No bodily system is overlooked in the product array, including the immune system, which can recharge with Smart Smoothie formula made from whey protein and naturally occurring amino acids such as sun-sweat and rainbow juice ($39.99).