Thin Zone Weight Loss Centers doesn’t succumb to fads; the company’s core weight-loss plan, the Healthy Management Plan, has been the basis of its coaching since 1995. That’s not to say that the plan is overly rigid, as the center’s multi-disciplinary team adapts the system to each client and typically involves three set stages: an initial phase focused on quick results, and two more phases that emphasize developing healthy habits that will keep weight off at least until the next major shift in earth’s gravity. Methods include weekly weigh-ins, meal plans, and even nutritional-education sessions called “lifestyle lesson plans.”
One of the state's oldest on-site photo stores, Custom Photo and Framing offers a wealth of services for taking, preserving, and transferring treasured images. On-site experts develop film and turn digital files into prints, which can reside in custom-made frames or scurry in the nude as the wind whips against their bare pixels. Aside from printing and framing, technicians also transfer images to keepsakes, including mousepads, holiday ornaments, and dog bowls. Instructors teach aspiring shutterbugs the fundamentals of composition, color, and lighting through the digital travel-photography class, and sure-handed computers retouch and restore archived photographs. Video-to-DVD conversion and photo-digitalization services bring memories into the modern age via shiny, compact time capsules.
The shutterbugs at MotoPhoto capture natural expressions in portrait shoots, but they also enhance those shots with retouching services. Rather than drawing smiles on their subjects with lipstick, the professionals elicit relaxed dimples during their sessions, and they are happy to aim their lenses either in-studio or at the subjects’ home. After the experts edit out their flyaway hairs, subjects can order everything from collages and calendars to custom photo books and greeting cards.
In addition to creating new images, MotoPhoto deals with existing photographs, scanning the contents of old albums to create digital files and restoring age-worn photographs. They also transfer the contents of VHS tapes to DVDs, preserving videos of a youngster’s first bike ride or a tiny pothole’s first attempt to wreck a bicycle.
For more than 10 years, Kyle Bowen has sharpened his aerobatic maneuvers by springing from trampolines and learning at the feet of world trampoline champion, Tatiana Kovaleva. He ultimately finished seventh in the 2008 team trials for the Summer Games, and decided it was time to challenge himself in a whole new way. He teamed up with Tatiana to open Elite Trampoline Academy, and today they help others become elite-level trampoliners through intensive classes for ages 3 and older, including Steven Gluckstein, a member of the 2012 Summer Games. During 45- to 60-minute classes, they teach their students aerial skills such as tumbling and how to high-five seagulls. Additionally, the coaches incorporate strength, conditioning, and flexibility exercises to build the fitness required to pull off trampoline feats. They also open their space in a noncompetitive capacity for birthdays filled with supervised jump time and pizza.
Sometimes a living-room couch just feels like it's in the wrong place, or a piece of art inexplicably doesn't go with a room. To help clients make the most of their spaces, the professionals at In Modern Interior Design streamline a room's design and add touches that define an area or make it a better fit for a homeowner's needs. When a project needs more work than just moving furniture around or swapping out decor, designers are able to recommend trusted crews to come in for remodeling work. As professionals in their field, they also get discounts from their suppliers, which they pass on to clients.
The staff at DMF Productions captures moments during all of life's memorable events, from weddings and birthday parties to baptisms and traffic court, so clients don’t forget anything from their special day. They also work video cameras for commercials and feature films and execute postproduction with a variety of graphic-software services.