Dan McManus discovered early on that his path through life wasn’t going to be an earthbound one. It was 1977, Dan was in his teens, and he had just taken his first hang-gliding flight. Since then, he has dedicated his life to the sport, soaring from cliffsides in the US, New Zealand, Central America, Costa Rica, the European Alps, and the Pyrenees of Spain. At Point of the Mountain Flight Park–Southside, Dan and Hildegard leads passengers on tandem flights over the beauteous Utah landscape. Passengers enjoy a blend of relaxing views and exhilarating rides on each trip, along with instruction on how to steer the giant wing and use the CB radio to signal airborne truckers.
The licensed and certified master aestheticians at Unique Skin and Wellness specialize in treating delicate skin with cleansing facial treatments. The treatments are composed of natural products and fruit bases; for instance, the raspberry-peach facial reduces irritants and infuses faces with vitamins for smoother, healthier-looking skin. In addition to its facials, Unique Skin and Wellness offers waxing, eyelash extensions, and body wraps.
Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
BodyGuardz's array of products helps customers protect their electronic devices with a range of high-quality, personality-revealing cases and skins. Their lineup of clear full-body skins, screen protectors, decorative skins, and adamantium cases shields phones and laptops from a cruel world waiting to nick and ding their delicate surfaces at every turn. In addition to its protective products, BodyGuardz also prides itself on its award-winning customer service and is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a woman-owned business.
Calling itself "the gym for your career," G5 Learning strengthens your business muscles?the ones that let you flex your interpersonal skills, capacity for management, and entrepreneurship. As for your personal trainers, they're experts in career-building that have been sourced from prestigious universities and companies.
During live webcasts, they lecture on topics from customer engagement to building your personal brand, encouraging viewers to set specific goals. These talks are always divided into one of five categories: Manage & Lead, Social Skills, Organize & Prioritize, Influence, and You.
G5 Learning supplements its realtime talks with recordings of past ones, so users can always search for a session that addresses their weak points. The non-live videos are broken into manageable sections, and, like the butler you hired to watch you read, they always remember where you left off. Other materials on the site include articles, apps that track your learning progress, and tools to create "huddles"?spaces where fellow members can share insight and ideas.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, brakes, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.