PREPWORKS sees education like GPS. Each student is at a different, highly specific location along the path to knowledge. Rather than applying a blanket lesson plan to all students, PREPWORKS —the 2013 Best Educational Software Award winner for "best adaptive test preparation website worldwide" —gives unique directions to each individual that will guide them from their current location to their destination. This is accomplished using hundreds of data points culled from students' responses on quizzes. The software evaluates where an individual's strengths and weaknesses lie, then tailors lessons to the relevant information that will help the student reach the next level.
Led by Gabriel Salloum, MD, Miami Center for Plastic Surgery offers surgical and nonsurgical procedures designed to help patients meet their aesthetic goals. The Aesthetic Gallery serves as the center's surgery-free wing, where aestheticians beautify figures and faces in a swanky spa setting. Minimally and noninvasive services, such as Botox, laser hair removal, and chemical peels form the core of the aesthetic team's repertoire. The plastic-surgery wing, which includes six private treatment rooms, caters to those in search of more significant solutions, such as to lift eyes, shape noses, or banish unwanted bulk.
The center's 3,300-square-foot complex, envisioned by notable architect and designer Agustin Fernandez, steeps patrons in a sensory bath of postmodernism. Inside pristine white treatment rooms, leather lounge chairs present sleek vantage points to take in the surrealist artworks and plants that offset the building's stark architectural lines and corner-shaped corners.
The instructors at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training strive to create a happy marriage between Eastern and Western philosophies. Master Al Agon draws from the discipline and fitness ideals of ancient martial arts techniques and modernizes them with instruction tailored to help kids build discipline and focus in school and professionals cope with stresses at work. To earn a black belt, students must exhibit devotion not only at the gym but also in other important aspects of life, such as relationships and school work, striving toward a lifetime of fitness and overall contentment. In addition to the martial arts program, the venue also hosts intense kickboxing classes in which students pummel punching bags until they agree to share the secrets of withstanding a pummeling. One-on-one personal training sessions also adhere to Agon's training philosophy and are tailored to help clients meet their individual wellness goals.
Springing from the mindparts of CEO and founder John Kunkel, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill combines the tasty flavor of Mexican fare with a dedication to healthy eating and responsible food sourcing. After cutting its teeth in the mean streets of Miami's South Beach, Lime Fresh spread its delicious message across the country, stuffing organic beans, colorful veggies, homemade salsas, and humanely raised meats into tortillas made from non-genetically-modified corn and flour. Chefs grill quesadillas, roll burritos, and sizzle fajitas before customers' eyes, and they can easily convert each item on the menu into a vegetarian-friendly feast or a makeshift futon. As guests content themselves with mouthfuls of flavorful tacos, fresh salads, and cheesy scoops of nachos, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill's dedicated staff works hard behind the scenes to build strong community relationships through contributions to local charities and nonprofits.
Doctors and nurses at 3Med Health Institute aim to delay the signs of aging on each client’s body and face through a personalized regimen of nonsurgical medical treatments. The process kicks off as a patient fills out a thorough health questionnaire in their own home or an office they rented to fill out questionnaires in. Then, during a one-hour initial appointment, a doctor reviews the results, discusses their symptoms and concerns, and draws up an appropriate age-management plan. High-resolution blood imaging analyzes a single drop of blood for signs of pathological biochemical processes, such as lipid and protein oxidation, giving doctors an inside look at clients’ health. They then prescribe custom hormones and supplements such as high-dose vitamin C. Other aspects of the anti-aging initiative include weight-loss and fitness programs, laser hair removal, and Botox injections.
Apple Berry Store helps connect people to each other with its large selection of Apple and BlackBerry phones and accessories, along with cell-phone repair services. The online retailer sells the latest iPhones—including the iPhone 4S—and such BlackBerry models as the Bold, Curve, Pearl, and Torch. Phone and iPad cases keep technology safe while looking sleek, and Alloy-brand touchpad stylus pens keep screens from becoming riddled with fingerprints and toeprints.
The company can also provide BlackBerry unlock codes, allowing customers to use any GSM carrier worldwide within 30 minutes of purchase. Customers may also ship broken devices to Apple Berry Store, where the professionals will fix cracked screens caused by rough handling or taking the Apple or BlackBerry names both literally and hungrily.