Since 1977, Longmont Athletic Club has approached physical fitness from several angles, furnishing its two locations with equipment and training for athletes, casual athletic club goers, and families. The main location fills more than 90,000 square feet of space with machines from LifeFitness and Cybex, and more than 65 communal classes, including Zumba and spinning classes, plus indoor and outdoor tennis courts and pools, and amenities such as steam rooms, dry saunas, and jacuzzis. The course lineup covers a broad range of teaching styles, from the highly specialized instruction of gender-specific boxing to the casual provision of razor-edged disks for Extreme Ultimate frisbee. A warm staff of professionals oversees personal-training, massage-therapy, and childcare services, readily guiding members through the club's expansive facilities.
At Drahota Cleaning, friendly employees accomplish more than just light dusting and scrubbing; they convert cluttered living spaces into warm, inviting abodes. Organizational and cleaning services do everything from scouring grimy bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens to balancing teetering stacks of home-office memos. As cleaners sort and sanitize homes, they make sure to sweep dust from baseboards and blinds to facilitate a better view for the neighborhood watch plastered against the other side of the window.
Though their brand reaches throughout the United States, each MaidPro office is helmed by owners and operators who live in the areas they service. Being a part of their communities drives MaidPro employees to treat their customers' houses as if they were their neighbors, beginning with a pre-session meeting with homeowners to draft a cleaning plan that addresses every area in need of a good scrubbing. Each house is examined based on a comprehensive 49-point checklist that ensures a quality job each time. Additionally, MaidPro only uses cleaning products that customers know and trust to free surfaces from dirt, bacteria, and stains from family food-fight night.
Forward Steps support teens transitioning out of foster care with housing, support services, and life-skills classes in financial literacy, resumé building, and nutrition. The organization also focuses on community, providing its young clients with a place to live in a communal environment and connecting them with successful program alumni who share experiences similar to their own. While Forward Steps' clients are working toward self-sufficiency, it supplements their limited incomes with a monthly stipend and assistance in applying for financial aid and scholarships.
As two health-insurance agents were working with their senior clients, they discovered how few seniors had undertaken the estate-planning process—either due to lack of understanding or fear of cost. They decided to change that. And so, in 2006, they founded Arctic Trust: a firm dedicated to helping customers understand the importance of their legal documents and how to use them.
Today, Arctic Trust's fleet of legal consultants perform the full spectrum of estate-planning services—from creation of Power of Attorney to the building of Trusts to the writing of Legal and Living Wills. These services combine to determine the future allocation of a client's personal assets, as well as children and that painting in the living room that always looks like it's watching you. As a further measure, The Glacier Benefit maintains the integrity of each document, allowing the owners to make changes at regular intervals, free of charge.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical system maintenance, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.