As the sun dips into the horizon, a bride and groom share a quiet conversation, almost forgetting that their photographer, Mike Impens, is mere feet away from them snapping shots of their special day. Mike's photojournalistic and candid approach to portraiture helps him compose photographs that tell a story and organically reveal his subjects’ personalities. Many such scenarios have played out during portrait shoots in Mike's laid-back studio on the southern shore of Lake Erie as well as under his watchful eye during alfresco sessions all around the region. Along with capturing the events that are most important to his clients, such as weddings and family outings, Mike also maintains a portfolio of sports photography, snapping energy-filled action shots of teams and individuals playing hockey, baseball, and soccer.
At Punch Kettlebell Gym, owner and certified fitness trainer Rob Santarossa leads a team of instructors who lead group and private exercise regimens and nutritional coaching to help each client achieve a slim physique and healthier lifestyle. Rob’s dedication to fitness stems from his own early weight-loss struggles, an experience that allows him to coach with empathy and enact appropriate levels of motivation. About 12–15 students partake in the group and boot-camp classes, which stress weight-and-cardio combinations using diverse exercises, each scalable to fit individual needs or allergies to jumping jacks. Kettlebells and other forms of resistance are added along the way to round out the focused 30-minute routines. To help maintain a healthy lifestyle, fitness seekers will also be equipped with online nutritional software, which helps lay out customized meal plans, charts nutritional progress, and shouts warnings of falling anvils.
For more than 25 years, Windsor Pure & Clean H2O to Go has furnished homes with water that is more than 99 per cent free of contaminants. Each staff member is certified by the Water Quality Association, which holds them to an esteemed level of water knowledge, ethics, and goldfish vocabulary. Dispensers loaded with delivered 5-gallon bottles fill glasses from any location; under-sink systems keep kitchens flowing with clean, tasty water for sipping and cooking alike. For a full house of impeccable agua, ceramic filters—created in partnership with 3M—protect home plumbing systems from iron deposits and toothbrush escapees.
The stylists of Sage Salon and Spa refine the beautification experience by pampering clients from the start with steaming drinks served in a soothing relaxation room. During a full range of salon and spa services—including haircuts, massages, and mani-pedis—the savvy beauty techs use top-shelf Redken products.
Worldwide Mattress Outlet cuts the frills and clutter out of buying mattresses, giving customers a price-reduced shopping experience. An Extensive collection of mattresses, kept in their shipping bags, fills a dressed-down warehouse free of gussied up floor models and mannequins modelling footie pajamas. With no elaborate furniture or mock bedrooms to take up floor space, the outlet can maintain a stock of more than 1,200 mattresses, including those of custom sizes. While non-bed furniture may be barred from the premises, the warehouse is home to a staff of experienced mattress associates who happily help customers find their ideal sleep pad.