April Brittain helms Eye Talk Lashes, where the licensed eyelash-extension artist and cosmetologist adorns unruly or shapeless eyelashes with extensions. April strives to provide straight, long, and thick eyelashes that don't require mascara and offer a natural curl.
For three decades, owner Debbee Sharpe has worn many hats to help others discover the benefits of fitness. Her extensive resume includes stints as an aerobics instructor and physical-education staffer at Duke University, and appearances on ESPN2 and the Health Channel. She shifted her focus to Pilates, as she found that it improved her posture, strength, and overall attitude in life, which motivated her to share these benefits with others at her studio The Pilates Body Loft.
Her classes encompass Pilates standards, utilizing equipment such as mats, balls, and TRX suspension, but also veer off the beaten path into barefoot BeamFit classes—combining Pilates and gymnastics techniques. But Debbee's creativity shines brightest in her Mat to Saddle Pilates classes, in which riders apply Pilates principles—including core strength, balance, and control—on horseback to improve their riding skills and their connection with their trusty steed.
Private sessions are also available for those students that want personalized instruction or someone with whom to reenact Laurel and Hardy scenes.
Brad Linder is something of an authority on physical fitness. As a younger man, he played professional basketball. Later, he studied the workings of the body while earning his masters in health, kinesiology, and sports studies. Along with his wife, Cynthia, Brad has not only penned the Amazon bestseller, Three Steps to Your Best Body in Record Time, but has also been featured on The Doctors for their successful boot-camp program.
Their hand-selected staff of certified personal trainers helps them lead the 60-minute group sessions that are chock-full of strength-training and cardio drills. To supplement the exercises, the team offers nutritional guidance, stokes the flames of willpower with motivational emails, and helps clients avoid temptation by disguising themselves as construction workers and rerouting ice cream trucks.
Get You In Shape also provides one-on-one personal training sessions, as well as corporate wellness programs that keep office personnel from succumbing to the snares of a sedentary lifestyle. When not helping clients shed pounds, Get YOU in Shape donates time and money to various charitable organizations, such as Christian Community Action, Wounded Warriors, and Special Olympics.
When the accents in a kitchen or bathroom are looking tired, its time for a visit from the technicians of Flooring & Granite By Silvas. The company has become local homeowners' go-to team for new countertops, floors, and back splashes. Highly experienced and armed with colors and patterns harvested from a variety of countertop fields, the team coaxes residents' design dreams into real-life rooms.
The loving staff at Lucca Bella Doggie Spa and Boutique treats each and every dog like a four-legged family member, pampering them with spa-like grooming services and providing a home away from home in their climate-controlled daycare rooms. While leaving the house is undeniably exciting for a dog, Lucca Bella fosters a calm and peaceful spa experience by using all-natural grooming products, hand-drying manes instead of using noisy blow-dryers, and keeping antagonistic squirrels out of sight. For puppy facials and baths, the canine caretakers go at a speed the dog is comfortable with to avoid unnecessary stress.
During daycare sessions, owners gain peace of mind knowing their canine companion is making new friends in Lucca Bella's indoor, climate-controlled play area and outdoor sunbathing spot.
From Atlanta to LA, Park 'N Fly keeps cars safe inside their secured quarters just a quick shuttle ride away from the nearest airport. To make taking a trip more convenient for travelers, they offer 24-hour shuttles that arrive every five minutes, valet parking, and luggage assistance, beyond giving their vehicles a safe place to stay. Their lots are gated, well lit, and monitored.