Anti-aging and weight-loss specialist Dr. Frank Comstock designs diet plans that use locally made, healthy food to kick-start clients' weight-loss efforts. Dr. Comstock's interest in anti-aging techniques began during his residency in the ER, where he saw many patients whose ailments could have been avoided through lifestyle and diet changes. While keeping his skills sharp in the ER, he began to train at the Cenegenics Medical Institute and later received board certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. His 7- and 28-day diet plans come in vegan and vegetarian varieties and can accommodate dairy, soy, or carbon intolerance.
Randy Brown was overweight and felt uncomfortable with his body. When a friend encouraged him to try boot camp, he reluctantly joined. Through hard work and with support from his instructor, he transformed his body and felt better than ever before. Today, Randy is a certified personal trainer and wants to help others do what his instructor helped him to do years ago: get in shape, gain confidence, and whistle Beethoven's Symphony no. 9. Through the years, he has grown Brown's Boot Camp from one class of 25 students to 14 different camps, and some of his students have gone on to become personal trainers themselves, which speaks to the success of his workout regimen and the camp's communal atmosphere. Randy's program focuses on improving total fitness, which not only includes strength, cardio, and flexibility but also nutritional counseling.
Catalina Cleaners' meticulous staffers continue a 25-year tradition of purifying patrons' garb with environmentally safe solvents. A member of four professional dry-cleaning associations, including the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, Catalina Cleaners painstakingly rids customers' apparel of stains or Rorschach tests. Six family-owned locations are sprinkled throughout the Tucson area, providing quick access to pristine garments while ensuring that clients never again have to assemble suits of newspapers and duct tape.
With its Arizona Center for Responsible Fatherhood program, Child & Family Resources helps dads with low incomes hone parenting skills and achieve economic stability. An array of free classes bolsters responsible childcare and job-searching skills. The program also assists some fathers in obtaining manageable child-support orders. Many program participants face financial barriers to access to transportation, so Child & Family Resources would like to provide at least 80 fathers with a free daily bus pass that will allow them to travel to and from the center where classes are held.
For more than 30 years, the hardworking laundry engineers at Thomas Dry Cleaners have sterilized soiled fabrics and accessories of all stripes with professional vigor and individual attention. The staff cleans sullied garments as quickly as the next day, purging wayward mustard globs from polo shirts ($7.34) and skirts ($8.12) as well as dry-cleaning post-printer-rebellion inkjet sprays from shirts and blouses ($8.61). Thomas Dry Cleaners cherry-tops each order with complimentary button-replacement, curbside service, and a hand-pressing of each piece with teflon-coated irons. In addition to treating each item in its care to a through scrubdown, Thomas Dry Cleaners recycles hangers and wraps clothes in environmentally conscious recycled material, effectively preserving the Earth's precious few natural garment-bag deposits.