Ronnie Owings began his photographic career when Robert Kennedy hired him to snap candid photos at family parties. His ability to turn fleeting moments into professional, elegant images has led to a flourishing career, and his work has appeared in magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Art & Antiques, and Elegant Bride.
Ronnie's reassuring demeanor relaxes subjects into natural poses— whether he's handing a toddler a favorite toy instead of a boring prop, or calming a yapping dog with a bone that tastes like a mailman's slacks. The resulting prints of families, kids, high-school seniors, or beloved pets take on an almost dream-like state, enhanced by digital effects such as text or oil painting. Shoots take place at his studio, which was built in 1899. Antique furniture and props still dot the interior, as do rustic fireplaces and a front porch that lends a visual glimpse of a more relaxing era. Outdoor paths wind through groves of waterfalls and azaleas, all leading to a barn that houses a living room and library, ideal for family portraits.
Chef Lee Linton has sliced, diced, and sizzled up countless gourmet dishes for more than 30 years. He combines this hefty culinary experience with his passion for nutrition to craft 1,200- and 1,800-calorie meal plans designed to help health-conscious eaters like himself stay in tiptop shape without sacrificing taste or quality. Linton only uses fresh ingredients, shying away from the frozen, dehydrated, or astronaut-friendly ones often used in other premade meals. The menu, which is approved by an on-staff dietitian, rotates regularly, and meets the guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Cancer Society. After Chef Linton and his team prepare the dishes within a USDA-approved kitchen, they’ll ship the meals directly to clients’ homes or prep them for pickup at one of Fresh ‘n Fit’s 37 locations.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Count Down Diet—a guided, one-on-one support and nutrition regimen that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.
At Health Chex Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center, knowledgeable staffers help clients achieve their weight-loss goals with a host of medical procedures and natural supplements. Some of these strategies focus on exercise and lifestyle changes, while others tap into the power of B-12 injections and green-coffee-bean extract. In addition to weight-loss regimens, physicians also supervise programs that help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
The Fun Scientists LLC’s crew of intellectually curious, quirky experimenters enlivens parties for youngsters aged 2–12 with a combination of fitness-based fun and enlightening science demonstrations presented in an entertaining manner. Run by highly trained performers, the science shows’ indoor demonstrations illustrate concepts such as electricity, magnetism, and fire. As a grand finale, staffers wow crowds with dry-ice shows or step outside to make geysers with Mentos, launch water-bottle rockets, or freeze together glasses of water until they form an iceberg. The group’s cotton-candy and popcorn machines supply partygoers with tasty treats, and their bounce houses and bounce-and-slide combos safely sequester energy-filled kids. For children eager to learn more science, The Fun Scientists LLC offers weekly after-school programs during which kids spend an hour on scientific activities built around topics such as DNA and air.
The certified staff at Cleansing Waters Wellness and Weight Loss Center has helped more than 8,000 patients detoxify and hydrate their bodies with colon hydrotherapy treatments. Led by certified hydrotherapist and registered nurse Felicia Elibert, the staff performs a full slate of remedies used to cleanse the body of toxins: body wraps, ionic foot baths, and therapeutic sauna sessions. Their treatments suit clients with specific health concerns or those simply in search of a greater sense of vitality.