Genesis Health Institute's co-owners, Dr. Douglas L. Weed and James Aguilar, promote personal health as they leverage wisdom acquired from a combined half-century of practice in the wellness industry. The institute?s captains draw from backgrounds in physical rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and integrative therapies as they design weight-loss plans based on ultrasound body-composition tests. Three health programs emphasize the institute's four pillars of health?detoxification, diet, proper exercise, and the use of targeted nutraceuticals?to help clients lose weight, boost metabolism, or contour the body. Supplements streamline success toward these goals, providing all the essential vitamins and minerals to increase bodily health and decrease cravings for orange crayons.
Famous Creations caters to more than sweet teeth, indulging customers with desserts and savory treats for almost any occasion. Choosing from recipes for more than 50 flavors, the bakers prepare fresh batches of cupcakes each morning. This selection can include familiar favorites?think red velvet and strawberry shortcake?in addition to more creative varieties such as mango habanero, lemon lavender, and chicken and waffle. The team also rolls cake pops, bakes loaves of bread, and designs custom cakes for special occasions such as weddings and birthday parties.
FitNow's team of professional personal trainers help clients break past personal health and fitness goals and get into the best shape of their lives. Students sweat, lift, and tone in personal training sessions, replete with resistance bands, kettlebells, and plyometric exercises, or enroll in specialty programs such as short 40-minute sessions for busy moms, or a 21-day boot camp that can provide a full-body transformation.
Husband-and-wife team Ryan and Angie Bates man the shutters at Ryan Bates Photography, where Ryan draws on 15 years of experience as he snaps images that bring out individual personalities and family dynamics in every shot. Professional lighting shines down on subjects as they say cheese, eat cheese, or impersonate cheese in the boutique studio, and the natural light of the outdoors illuminates on-location shoots held amid trees or at the shore. Captures of candid smiles, playful interactions, and motion shots celebrate timeless family moments, and senior-portrait sessions—viewable afterward on a private online gallery—yield prints worthy of relatives' mantels or wallets. Ryan also occasionally leads basic to advanced workshops, where pupils learn to manipulate their own DSLR cameras with coy winks and promises of mink-lined camera cases.
The owners of Harvest Wine Tours have visited more than 150 wineries and chosen their favorites to introduce to visitors and locals alike. To make vineyard-hopping a seamless process, they design flexible self-guided tours, each of which outline the grand, lesser-known, and small boutique wineries of Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Each guide includes a map and detailed explanation for each winery’s selection that covers quality, ambiance, and special services, as well as a suggested order for visits.
In addition to the standard tour, Harvest Wine Tours also offers a VIP experience, during which two of the chosen wineries welcome visitors with perks that can include double tastings, reserve or library wine tastings, or a special tasting in the barrel room. The staff also designs custom tours from a questionnaire, where customers can describe their preferred grape varietals and the importance of a good, strong jawline on a winemaker.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.