Improvolution’s motto is “live funny, die laughing,” and although it’s a slightly edgy sentiment, the troupe promises that its shows are clean enough for kindergarteners, grandparents, and everyone in between. The crew, whose managing director is also a regular cast member, regularly stages evenings of short-form comedy at their new venue or at business and birthday functions. Continual audience interaction and occasional wacky props produce a stream of new inspirations for the performers as they build quick scenes or even stage a rap video at a moment’s notice. The troupe also spearheads workshops in the art, helping aspiring actors flex their adlibbing abilities and audiences break through debilitating suggestion-shouting blocks.
World travelers Michael Bodine and Rose Neitzell share a passion for health and natural healing. Drawing upon the things they've learned on their journeys, they help clients find relief from stress and pain during massage and bodywork sessions. Michael's specialty lies in structural integration and myofascial release, which can improve range of motion and thereby facilitate a smoother golf swing or a more pendulous grandfather-clock impersonation. Rose's background as a practitioner at international spas has taught her the joys of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, as well as varied skincare and detox regimens.
In addition to offering training sessions for aspiring laser technicians, Northwest Laser Institute owner and licensed aesthetician Ryanna McMillen provides antidotes to aging with med-spa services. Brooke Thayer, the registered nurse on staff, tames wrinkle muscles with beauty injections and plumps up thin features with dermal fillers. Professional-grade chemical peels strip away layers of dull skin cells to reveal winning lottery numbers, waxing treatments rid bodies of unsightly hair, and laser skin-tightening treatments improve skin laxity and boost collagen production.
Koko FitClub?s digital keys unlock personalized cardio- and strength-training regimens tailored to each guest?s abilities and goals. Each user receives a small, USB-like device that stores personal fitness data, which is extracted during an initial fitness consultation. During each workout, guests plug their keys into the host of strength-training and cardio equipment. Based on the key?s data, the machines display the user?s ideal cardio intensity and resistance level or number of reps for each session?and even rate how they?re performing. The system adapts routines as members work toward their goals or gain +5 strength from an enchanted amulet, offering them the intelligence of a personal trainer without the costly fees or hassle of matching schedules. Online tracking further digitizes training, allowing users to see their progress on their home computers, in the very same browser where they?ll soon order smaller clown suits.