For the past 50 years, people of all ages, faiths, and cultural backgrounds have gathered at the Arthur M. Glick JCC for attractions ranging from book festivals to a seasonal water park. Inside its 20,000-square-foot fitness center, visitors can break a sweat in the aerobics studio—with a spring floor that cushions joints—or swim laps in the six-lane competitive pool. During group workouts, athletes relieve stress with yoga poses, tone their physiques with boot camps, or practice Zumba moves to use with their up-and-coming boy band.
Through the JCC's educational programs, visitors can make their brains as well-toned as their bodies. Members cultivate their creative side with film screenings, art exhibits, and shows from celebrated performers. Alternatively, adult education classes can impart expertise on topics such as social media, cooking, calligraphy, and music. During the summer months, kids can learn and play at the JCC's camps, and adults can build their environmental expertise in the community garden, rather than by donning a tree costume in an effort to understand life on the other side.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
For extended-stay business travelers who need a comfortable space to settle into, or families looking for cozy, home-like accommodations on Indy’s northeast side, the newly renovated Residence Inn Indianapolis Fishers delivers spacious apartment-style suites full of fashionable creature comforts. The 78 studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations all boast enviable features such as flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and attractive full kitchens with upscale granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. Free WiFi, a complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor pool, a high-tech fitness center and a travertine patio with outdoor barbecue are all part of the package here, and the hotel’s I69-adjacent location puts Fishers, Carmel, Castleton, Keystone and downtown Indianapolis within easy reach.
Whether its family or high school senior pictures, custom-designed family photo holiday cards, or professional executive and business portraits, Spotlight Photography's Mark T. Watson has established dominance over the photographic arts. Taking an artistic approach, his subjects pose in front of celebrated area parks and landmarks, or decamp to the studio's two-acre estate where a ring of piney evergreens conceals rustic accents including a barn, and gazebo. In addition to overseeing these shoots, Mark also focuses on the needs of the community, helping local kids battle cancer and other illnesses through their participation in Flashes of Hope.
Vicki Townsend works behind the lens at Studio V Photography, combining her photography skills with a passion for people. Vicki snaps photos of all types of groups. While she specializes in family and pet portraiture, she is also adept at capturing the essences of children, graduating seniors, and pets graduating with PhDs in obedience. Vicki offers both in-studio photo shoots and on-location sessions, ideal for those who desire a natural backdrop.
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