University Air Center dispatches its gravity-defying fleet on charter, rental, and training flights from its airborne offices located at Gainesville Regional Airport. A shiny, new Eclipse EA-500 cools its jets in the hangar bay, waiting to take its business-class passengers to their destinations at more than 400 mph, speeds once only achieved by cheetahs fired out of cannons. Trainees climb into the center's Redbird FMX simulator for ground-based training, or ride in a Cessna 172 for an actual flying experience. The aviators also tackle plane maintenance and avionics repairs as customers watch the twin big screens in the lounge or look up pilots' preferred knock-knock jokes on the complimentary computers.
The self-described "compulsive" technicians at Pamper Your Auto Detailing Spa pour their obsession into beautifying every detail on the cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles that roll into their Gainesville shop. They perform hand washes dried with soft chamois cloth to kick off exterior auto detail services, adding extra indulgences such as leather conditioners, clay-bar treatments, and protective Teflon sprays. Their paintless techniques free doors from dings, and their intensive buffing treatments free boats from rust patches posing as barnacles.
Working up a sweat is often seen as the prerequisite to getting in shape, but at Abstract Bodyworks, that's simply not the case. That's because the studio's trainers keep the studio cooled to 65 degrees, diminishing the body's need to sweat while preserving the benefits of exercise. Clients can even work out in their regular clothes, and there's no need to shower afterward.
The refreshingly cool temperature isn't the only thing that sets Abstract Bodyworks apart from other gyms. For one thing, the studio specializes in working with clients 40 and older, using movements requiring minimal force to help with chronic back and neck pain. For another, one-on-one full-body resistance training sessions last just 15 minutes?a convenient length for clients with busy schedules. Finally, the sessions are held in a private room without mirrors, allowing students to burn calories and tone their muscles without distractions.
Michael Husky's Automotive Detailing spruces up cars with an expansive menu of cleaning services. As dashboard bobbleheads nod with approval, skilled technicians lift grime from deep within vehicle carpets and meticulously wipe down upholstery to an eye-pleasing sheen. As with a movie review from an utterly inconsiderate friend, no spoiler is left behind. The team hand washes car exteriors, buffs panels, and cleans windows to total transparency. Husky's also offers home pressure-washing services to remove mud from driveways and dirty magnetic poetry from refrigerator doors.
Royalty Detailing and Car Wash's technicians perform myriad grooming services that lend autos an inner and outer glow. Exteriors are lathered using soft cloths and shimmer-inducing hand waxes, polishes, and Rain-X treatments. Techs then banish interior debris buildup with vacuums, shampoos, curious elephant trunks, and conditioners. The washing repertoire includes everything from basic washes for cars that need a quick touchup to extensive details for tiny cars that moonlight as tour buses for sweaty clown troupes.
The technicians at ClearTouch Detailing have been performing comprehensive, mobile detailing services more than 10 years. The team’s services range from simple hand washes to thorough interior and exterior scrub-downs, and each member pays close attention to areas such as headliners, tires, doorjambs, and leather surfaces. The crew also offers maintenance programs that include regularly scheduled cleanings that prevent cars, SUVs, and trucks from acting out and traipsing tire tracks through the living room.