Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
Medlab's teams of medical professionals quantify and assess important bodily systems at locations throughout a five-state Midwest region. Trained to work with patients of all ages, phlebotomists deftly retrieve blood with minimal discomfort, then process the samples to analyze vital statistics such as cholesterol, glucose levels, and sodium. Wait times that average 10 minutes free up precious time for patients.
As a teaching professional since 1994, Tim Lewis of Aahh! Golf Lessons! teaches the traditional swing while expounding on the unique but consistent playing style of Canadian Hall of Famer “Pipeline” Moe Norman, whose unorthodox swing and quirky personality are the stuff of legend. A guiding principle of the swing is keeping the club on a single plane, which minimizes the possibility that the club head ventures off course to produce erratic ball flights. Tim combines these swing mechanics with the Vardon grip, also known as the overlapping grip or the grip that finally captured Godzilla.
The trainers at QuantumFit know that their clients want measurable results when it comes to their fitness goals. Six days a week, they lead group workouts that introduce exercisers to a new routine. Instructors watch closely to ensure that each participant executes each move properly and that they feel a great enough challenge with each session. To accelerate the results of their workouts, they also provide nutritional recommendations, such as how to gently break up with a box of Twinkies who isn’t expecting it.
At Inner Strength CrossFit, instructors create a cooperative and supportive environment for building dynamic strength and fitness. Certified instructor Nick Kirkes slowly ramps up incoming students, teaching CrossFit’s approach to fitness and introducing the system’s core moves over the course of several foundational classes. Athletes can then pursue new goals for power, agility, and balance as they pull weight sleds, bound through box jumps, and hurl medicine balls.
The Fitness Group doesn't hide its love for the Les Mills brand of fitness. The varied class schedule includes everything from the original BodyPump class, which is a high-rep, low-weight barbell workout, to offshoots such as BodyAttack, a sports-inspired cardio workout, and CXWorx, which focuses on strengthening the core and improving functional fitness. Whatever class they're leading, the instructors focus on helping exercisers have fun while still challenging them to push their fitness limit.