Ivy Cleaners keeps clothing clean and crisp with wet and dry cleaning services. The professionals analyze each garment prior to their wet cleaning treatments, determining each fabric’s composition and the degree of anger it bears for the loom it came from, in order to customize an appropriate water temperature, blend of detergents and conditioners, and agitation setting. Alongside traditional dry cleaning, the staff also handles leather, suede, wedding dresses, and bedding, and it offers pickup and delivery services so that pants don’t need to learn how to walk themselves home.
Whether orchestrating adorable scenes where babies with mohawks pluck Fender Stratocaster guitars in their studio, or capturing familial comfort in living rooms on location, Flash Digital Portraits aims to tell a story. Creative backgrounds and props draw out the personalities of babies and kids, and sessions with families render treasured keepsakes that, when framed, enliven a room. Whether focusing their lens on pets or trying to get graduating seniors to look into the camera by dangling stuffed animals in front of them, the staff design personality-packed images to realize each client's vision.
The certified flight instructors at Inflight Pilot Training, many of whom are airline or corporate pilots, boast a collective total of nearly 20,000 in-flight hours. During lessons within one of the facility’s well-maintained aircraft, they’ll impart years of know-how as they teach each student how to properly fly an airplane. All maintenance is conducted by the FAA-certified repair station, Modern Avionics, and the training center also offers airplane rental and ground schools.
“Stocky.” Justin Yule remembers when others used this adjective to describe him, an observation he considered to be a nice way of saying that he was overweight. It wasn’t until his dad invited him to work out at the gym that Justin discovered a passion for fitness and a desire to chisel away the stockiness he carried. Since achieving his goals, he has kept up his fit physique more than 22 years.
Justin also channeled his passion into a bachelor’s of science in physical education with a concentration in adult fitness. He used his extensive training to devise the curriculum for Look Great at the Lake Boot Camp, which he also founded. Justin calls his program the “fitness revolution,” mainly because it breaks exercisers out of the tedious routines they often fall into at the gym or when their friend Sisyphus asks them to push his rock and promises he’ll only be gone for five minutes. Every one of Justin’s workout moves come in three levels, each scaled to challenge exercisers of different strengths and experience levels. He also relies heavily on body-weight resistance exercises, and coaches provide guidance and support to clients in reaching their goals.
Justin considers the most valuable part of his program to be the camaraderie that he encourages among his participants in and out of the boot-camp classroom. He organizes charity events and parties so that groups can mingle and become a cohesive unit working toward a single goal. To further ease his clients’ path to fitness, he also offers nutrition programs, online exercises and tips, and education in the form of newsletters and fitness books that he’s penned himself.
Now celebrating 30 years in business, Starbright Cleaners is clearly committed to convenience. Each of their 10 locations dotting northern Albuquerque offers a variety of cleaning methodologies in addition to specialty services such as same-day service, pickup, and delivery. Cleaners tailor each order to the client's desires, using one of three cleaning processes. Staff members are also qualified to attack messes on delicate fabrics such as leather or spirit-animal hides.