The trainers at DeVetter Fitness don't believe in quick fixes. Their ultimate goal is to outfit clients with the know-how to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of the gym and their influence. Through group boot camps and personal training sessions—which meet at their facility, local gyms, or at the client's home—they educate pupils on exercise fundamentals while holding them accountable for attendance. This two-pronged approach benefits guests of all backgrounds, from active athletes to first-time push-uppers. Rather than intimidate their patrons, the staff tries to forge a partnership that inspires both parties to progress. An online network facilitates communication between trainer and trainee, provides responses to workout questions, and logs meals less messily than using diary pages as placemats. The boot-camp programs meet both indoors and out, and can include nutritional guidance to complement strength and cardio routines.
Physicians Weight Loss Centers peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
Operating as a family business since its founding in 1917, Omaha Steaks decorates doorsteps with custom-assembled protein cuts, sides, and desserts shipped inside the safety of a dry-ice-packed, insulated, and reusable cooler. With a roster of entrees ranging from chophouse steaks and grilled chicken to burgers and brats, the company helps cooks and hosts add à la carte dishes into existing menus or set tables with full-meal packages that speed up prep time faster than hiring a roller-skating sous-chef. The company tricks out its meaty centerpieces with homestyle sides and seasonal desserts, and even offers optional pet treats for hungry rovers.
After Jacobus Stam attained a compliment-baiting reputation for crafting delectable pastries and chocolates at his bakery, Chocolaterie Stam was founded in Amsterdam in 1913 to focus solely on chocolates and sweet treats. Visitors of Chocolaterie Stam's American branches can enjoy a wide range of assorted sweets that contain no wax or preservatives. Savor nearly a century's worth of quality and tradition in every decadent bite, recalling the time when actual gold coins were the de rigueur dessert. Percolate palates with a 14-piece burgundy box ($14.95), a 16-piece jewel box filled with bonbons ($19.95), or a toothsome stack of stroopwafels toting a layer of caramel syrup ($3.95). Additionally, visitors can stop by to soak in the relaxing atmosphere and sip on a flavorful Italian soda, gelato, or hot chocolate instead of converting their home’s crawlspace into a compact café.
Licorice International offers the largest selection of licorice in the United States. More than 160 types of licorice from 14 countries. Nationwide delivery. Free shipping on qualifying orders. Free samples when you visit the store, located in Lincoln, NE. Order online at www.LicoriceInternational.com 1.800-Licorice
In 1999, the two brothers-in-law who founded Main Street Cafe & Pub aimed to create a down-to-earth neighborhood restaurant that evoked a sense of luxury with its menu of seafood and upscale pub food. Today, their restaurant hosts throngs of devoted locals, as well as shrewd tourists who can smell the all-you-can-eat crab legs.
The dining room's tall bay windows shine light onto a black-and-white checkerboard floor and tables groaning under a mix of casual pub eats and homestyle entrees. Distinctive dishes such as parmesan-encrusted grouper and a fried tilapia melt—complete with housemade jalapeño tartar sauce—balance out familiar blackened-chicken wraps and fish ’n’ chips. The seafood chowder and other housemade soups are prepared fresh daily.