Developed by Jaime Brenkus, the star of the 8 Minute Abs workout videos, Slim & Fit's 12-week nutrition and weight-loss program helps participants to lose up to 30 pounds through proper portions, customized diets, and nutritional counseling. A certified Slim Coach designs a tailored diet program for each participant, plotting out six healthy meals each day using the perfect-portion-plate system, which measures sustenance more easily than the metric system. By combining an effective meal plan based on each individual's lifestyle with unlimited advice from the knowledgeable nutrition counselors, participants can lose weight worry-free and with no ravenous midnight cravings or temptations of diving into chocolate rivers.
Working as a paramedic for 10 years, Beth Thompson witnessed the damage of unhealthy eating habits up close and personal. With a passion for wellness burnished by her experiences in that job, she earned her teacher’s license to show young people how to preempt diet-caused illness. That endeavor eventually led her to create Target Metabolism, a health-and-wellness company that champions weight loss through accurate analysis of the body and caloric tracking. Beth and her team of registered dieticians work with clients to create personal portraits of their metabolic needs, and they delve into thinking past carbohydrates and focusing on a “calories in vs. calories out” metric. This caloric count is based on the client's specific metabolism, rather than the average metabolism of the client's age, weight, height, and gender group. In addition to dieticians, the staff includes massage therapists that offer specific treatments to help the body relax during the weight-loss process. Modalities include hot stone and aromatherapy.
Eyes by India first opened its doors in Indiana to provide threading as an alternative to waxing. Threading is more precise than waxing and causes less pain, redness, and burning when removing unwanted fuzz. Now with nine locations in two states, Eyes by India’s staff of specialists completes more than 100 hours of training in threading and service etiquette before applying those skills to patrons’ faces at work and image-conscious teddy bears at home. During appointments, cotton thread twists over hair, tweaking hairlines and brow lines or removing all traces of fuzz on the neck, chin, or upper lip.
The photo booth imbues parties with old-school fun as its modular design allows it to fit in even the most cramped settings, such as the living room of a house located in a shoe. Subjects select from a selection of wild props to spice up their photos while an onsite attendant keeps everything running smoothly. A Sony dye-sublimation printer cranks out pics in 12 seconds, instantly giving customers keepsake photos in black and white, sepia, or color.
Signature service: Achieve Weight Loss
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Come prepared to be educated and empowered to enjoy sustainable weight loss.
Whether its family or high school senior pictures, custom-designed family photo holiday cards, or professional executive and business portraits, Spotlight Photography's Mark T. Watson has established dominance over the photographic arts. Taking an artistic approach, his subjects pose in front of celebrated area parks and landmarks, or decamp to the studio's two-acre estate where a ring of piney evergreens conceals rustic accents including a barn, and gazebo. In addition to overseeing these shoots, Mark also focuses on the needs of the community, helping local kids battle cancer and other illnesses through their participation in Flashes of Hope.