There isn't much point in relaxing at a spa if the drive home is going to make you tense again. That's why South Florida Home Spa is completely mobile—their team journeys all over Fort Lauderdale to dole out soothing spa services and savory feasts. Massage therapists may travel to offices and administer 10-minute chair massages, or set up a massage table in a living room to perform customized, full-body therapy. They can even transform a couple's home into a romantic getaway, serving fresh fruit and champagne to pair with a soothing bubble bath before massaging couples side-by-side amid soft candlelight.
South Florida Home Spa also specializes in another form of therapy: food. Personal chefs step into home kitchens to cook multi-course feasts of such dishes as blackened salmon drizzled in a pineapple and cranberry alfredo. They'll even teach diners how to make the food for themselves so they don't have to subsist on pictures from the night as nourishment.
Class Private Chef Company's team of 12 local, experienced chefs draws on extensive experience to create everything from lobster stew to dayboat scallops on black rice for private events. These range from exclusive parties and yacht get-togethers to romantic dinners and family meals at home. Plus, Class can handle the entire event, including lighting, music, and decor—even spa services.
While training themselves to perform at local events and salsa congresses, Nuevolution?s founders discovered their passion for teaching dance techniques and routines, leading them to open their own studio to share rug-cutting wisdom with fledgling hoofers. With great enthusiasm for rhythm and self-expression, the studio's energetic team of instructors introduces students of all skill levels to a variety of Latin dance styles, including salsa, bachata, belly dancing, Argentine tango, and more.
Zumba, Yoga, and Tae Bo fitness classes motivate participants to shimmy off pounds and strengthen muscles so they can bend crowbars into clef notes. The kids' dance program gives younger students their first taste of lyrical, hip-hop or music theater jazz techniques in a fun, lighthearted environment. Nuevolution schedules classes six days a week and can spice up special events with fiery, professional dance numbers.
Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
At the age of 38, Gabi Rose was driving home from a friend's house with her four young children when a severe asthma attack brought her to the brink of death. As she told the Today show, she weighed 298 pounds and was suffering from rosacea, severe migraines, and hip and back pain. But instead of taking her last breath, Rose became determined to breathe new life into her daily routine. She started learning everything she could about nutrition, reading food labels, and exercising every day. Her self-rescue mission not only resulted in a 168-pound weight loss, but also in a drastic change in the health of her family. Her husband has lost 70 pounds, and, as Ladies' Home Journal discovered, her daughter's burgeoning interest in tennis and subsequent 50-pound weight loss became a source of inspiration for the whole family. Rose is now recognized internationally as a weight-loss expert and dynamic lifestyle coach. She hosts the Get Fit Club on Local 10, and is the cohost and executive coproducer of the TV show Absolute Beauty. Having grown up in a family of doctors, she made her Get Fit with Gabi Rose program medically supervised for safe and long-lasting results. The plan is designed to increase overall metabolic rate, burn fat, and build lean body mass, enabling clients to leap tall sandcastles in a single bound.