Each Discount Mattress store stocks hundreds of name-brand memory-foam, latex, gel, and pillow-top mattresses, all with prices averaging 50%–75% below retail. Brand-new mattresses from manufacturers such as Stearns & Foster, Spring Air Back Supporter, King Koil, Comfort Solutions, Americana, and Kathy Ireland Collection saturate the showroom floors, offering a variety of firmness levels to suit beds, budgets, and pillow forts of all sizes. Each an experienced sleeper themselves, staff members are well-suited to assist customers in their quest for sounder slumber, and each purchase is backed by a 110% price guarantee should the same mattress appear somewhere else for less. In addition to supporting spines, Discount Mattress helps buttress the Illinois economy by selling mattresses that are made locally, and caters to busy schedules by offering same-day delivery to homes from the western suburbs to downtown Chicago.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
In high school and college, Veronica Williams's intense academic schedule soon gave way to art and photography classes, where her passion for taking pictures ultimately evolved into Portraits N More Photography . Today, she blends photojournalistic and artistic aesthetics to capture on-location or in-studio images of engaged couples, families, kids, and high-school seniors. Subjects strike poses in an array of outfits in front of natural backgrounds or special-effects backdrops that put guests right on the 10-yard line of a football field or among crashing waves at the beach.
After each session, Veronica assembles her shots into an online proofing gallery so clients can select their favorites to keep as prints, enlargements, or digital pictures on a CD. For weddings, Veronica teams up with a second photographer to cover the event before amassing a private online proofing gallery and a DVD of images free of blemishes.
The staff at Bronzed Memories molds exact replicas of children's handprints and footprints, creating keepsakes designed to trigger a flood of cherished recollections for years to come. In a two-step process, they make an impression of children's actual hands or feet, then fills that impression with bronze. The team mounts finished prints on plaques, on paperweights, or inside shadowboxes, providing parents tangible reminders of when their children were small enough to fit in a booster seat or in the comforting arms of a gorilla at the zoo. Though Bronzed Memories can work with kids of any age, the staff suggests bringing them in for impressions while they're still tiny, so that years later, family members will be astounded at how much they've grown.
Andy Hartle isn't just a dog owner; he's one of their biggest advocates. For the last two years, he's been a sponsor of the Great Indy Pet Expo and has volunteered his services throughout the community. All the while, he's also made a career of his love for pets by operating his own professional, insured dog-walking and pet-sitting business, and earning a certification in Pet First Aid through the American Red Cross. Clients can solicit Andy for a short visit while they're at work or for an overnight stay with playtime and exercise. Platinum Pet Services is also one of the first dog-walking companies in Indianapolis to offer GPS tracking, so that the footwork of dogs, cats, and miniature pet sasquatches can be cataloged without worry.