Created by busy parents as a solution to part-time childcare, Skidaddles accommodates moms and dads with a safe, secure, anytime center for kids under the age of 12. The warm, enthusiastic, and CPR- and first-aid-certified staff at both locations help turn each visit into a discovery-packed learning experience for kids, complete with special themes that allow tykes to connect to one another without having to sew their socks together. Enrichment classes such as magical music, foreign language, and artsy fartsy camouflage learning behind layers of fun and games, and age-appropriate environments ensure wee ones remain among like-minded cohorts. Additionally, each center's flexible hours—which stretch even later into the evenings on weekends—enable parents to enjoy a date night or attend a seminar to finally learn where babies come from.
Nutrition coach Lori Haddle is very aware of how uncomfortable someone who is overweight can feel. As a child, she battled with body-image issues and struggled with her weight for years.
She made the decision to improve her life after having her first child, but it wasn't until 10 years later—when she started working with a health coach—that she finally figured out how her body responded to certain foods and diets. From that moment on, everything changed. She was able to make informed, guided decisions about health and nutrition, and was ultimately able to drop the weight, boost her energy, and even stop taking her cholesterol and acid-reflux medications.
To help others make the same changes that she did, Lori became a health and lifestyle coach. She follows the principles of bio-individuality—which teach that no one diet works for everyone—and she creates personal wellness plans that are as individually tailored as a tattoo listing the names of all your former teachers. Lori offers a variety of services for families, teens, and adults.
Sometimes dieting and exercise just doesn’t get rid of fat, which is why the certified technicians at Laser Bodies of Florence, formerly Lipo Laser of Florence, use noninvasive laser technology to give customers an extra edge when it comes to inch loss. Their lipo lasers shrink fat cells, diminish cellulite, and tighten skin. Each treatment can result in up to 1 inch whittled off chins, upper arms, abdomens, and thighs, and after each lipo laser treatment, a session on the Vibra Pro 5500 full-body-vibration system burns away released fat more effectively than standing on an oscillating sander.