Led by Gary Kirtland, a certified colon hydrotherapist, food-psychology coach, and holistic-health counselor, the crew at Clarksville Colonics aims to detoxify bodies with more than 15 services, including signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Five types of cleanses, ranging from those focused on the liver or heavy metals, pair with 7- or 28-day detox plans. To help its clients, including members of the military, shed pesky pounds and pass their weight and tape test, the staff builds weight-loss programs from personalized diet coaching, infrared-sauna sessions, and abdominal wraps.
The dry-cleaning specialists at Max Precision Cleaning Enterprise maintain a kindly rapport with articles of clothing and the customers who bring them in. Rather than subject fragile garments to the rough-and-tumble of thrashing washers, delicates are carefully analyzed to determine the proper course of action, with meticulous by-hand cleaning administered when necessary. The experts who staff each location are similarly conscientious about the earth and the humans who inhabit it, introducing environmentally helpful measures, including reusing plastic garment bags as waste-can liners, into their cleaning protocols whenever possible and allowing each location to double as a Salvation Army drop-off site for clothing donations.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Once people outgrow fearing the consequences of stepping on cracks in the sidewalk, they tend to take the pavement beneath their feet for granted. Twelve years ago, Sealer Kings of Nashville's owner Bob was exactly the same way, until his recently sealed driveway cracked in no time at all. He did some personal research, performed the task himself, and so loved the results that he sold his gourmet food business and went into asphalt care.
Today, he still fights the good fight against cracks, and any other form of wear and tear experienced by driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks. As his secret weapon, he wields undiluted sealants that sink deep inside the asphalt. On top of that, he also mixes in latex or Diamond Shield Foritifier additives so that each coat he applies is as hard to wipe away as the memory of seeing your parents do the macarena.