Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
For more than 30 years, the ladies at Women's Workout & Wellness have cultivated a supportive environment in which women can focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether grooving through Zumba sessions, pushing weight sleds, performing lifts, or sweating, students find plenty of challenges in the center’s classes. Staffers gauge fitness level by analyzing BMI and testing cardio, strength, flexibility, and the ability to karate-chop airborne cucumbers. Experts also lend advice on nutritional intake and help clients set personalized goals. Before and after sweat sessions, ladies can suit up and cool down in the spacious showers and locker rooms at each location. Daycare is available at some locations for a nominal fee.
Benjamin Moore recoats domicile walls with 3,000 colors mixed into chemically calibrated interior and exterior paints. Seaweed green lends earthy tones to rooms and a welcoming aura for visiting beluga whales when mixed into a gallon of the environmentally safe Natura interior paint ($52.99+). Regal Select interior paint gallons are available in finishes ranging from flat to glossy and imbue colors finely tuned amounts of glimmer and sheen ($48.99+), and petite pints of paint ($6.49) allow customers to see what a portion of a wall or half of a friend looks like in vibrant new tones. In-store experts assist with supply purchasing and project completion and happily mix buckets of Benjamin Moore colors to order.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting one-hour workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth-brushing. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early morning boot camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late evening class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
The live-fire portions of Shadow 300's firearms classes take place at local gun ranges.
Depending on the course, participants may be able to rent handguns and purchase ammunition at the range.
Security is the end goal for everything Shadow 300 does. The staff installs video surveillance systems, dispatches security officers for special events, and runs pre-employment background checks—among many other services. The team also includes instructors in self-defense and firearms, who teach NRA-certified courses in handguns and shotguns and cover the finer points of gun use and maintenance.
Limos Alive forms the glue that links people to their events, ferrying folks to airports, concerts, and bars with their fleet of party buses, limos, cargo vans and Cadillac Escalades. Voted Best of The Knot 2012, Limos Alive’s wedding-chariot service augments “I do"s with limos draped in wedding colors and celebratory champagne toasts. Bar-crawl events help parties spill over their borders and into the city itself, with multistop tours of themed bars, pubs, and the rec rooms of divorced uncles.