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C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own.

The gym's exclusive Metabolic Movement Training (MMT) System is the result of all that hard work. The system is designed to jump-start the metabolism, so it continues working long after the session is complete by helping the body burn fat all day long. After a dynamic warmup to boost flexibility and coordination, trainers lead students through progressive resistance training to strengthen bones and muscles. Next, exciting, short-burst cardio intervals work to condition the heart and lungs and boost endurance, and a final core-training session chisels the midsection. Every exercise includes modifications and progressions to ensure students at every fitness level will glean benefits, and every session ends with a cool-down and stretch to leave bodies feeling better than when they came in.

The institute's team of instructors also augment MMT exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.

750 N California Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Ranked among the web's top finance-oriented sites by CNNMoney.com, Morningstar.com enlightens investors of all stripes with vital market data to facilitate knowledgeable decision-making. Premium membership comes with services and information unavailable to free users, including stock and fund analyst reports and proprietary stock information, to help investors avoid the buyer's remorse familiar to anyone who's ever bought magic beans that turned out to be much too magical. In-depth portfolio management and monitoring allow members to maintain total mastery of their investments, and premium stock and fund screeners help them zero in on their next potential purchase. Premium members also receive discounts on newsletters, books, and seminars to prevent them from frittering away precious dividends that could otherwise be spent bronzing beloved house pets.

400 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Luxury4Him.com purveys men’s facial creams, fragrances, shaving supplies, and other grooming gear through a polished online boutique. Care for your visage with the exfoliating John Allan's Scrub ($17 for 4 fl. oz.) or a soap-free cleansing bar ($16.50 for 5 oz.) that is acid-balanced to better remove stubborn milk mustaches. With expansive shaving accouterments, even the scruffiest beards meet their match on the edge of an extra-thick-handled safety razor ($54) or under a soothing layer of aftershave ($16+). All orders also include five complimentary product samples to try out yourself or to spruce up your favorite leprechaun for a night on the town.

400 Emerson Street
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Fast Repair gets all breeds of cell phones ready to roam the airwaves with swift maintenance services and protective accessories. iPhone and Evo screen repair replaces glass wounded by gravity or absentmindedly gabbing nutcrackers within a day's time while free loaner phones keep customers connected. Technicians also turn their diagnostic abilities toward malfunctioning speakers, touchpads, and batteries, and iPhone unlocking helps restive smart phones branch out into other networks. Like most haircuts, all repairs come with a 90-day warranty. Chargers and cases save batteries and screens from having to visit the data doctors in the first place, and knowledgeable staff help navigate a wide array of used phones. m]]

2127 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.

2740 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

From the scenic docks of Fisherman's Wharf, the eponymous shutterbug at Stillwell Photography captures candid shots of individuals or groups of people and transforms them into high-quality portraits. Photo shoots accommodate groups of up to five friends, loved ones, or mathematicians with 30–45 minutes of portrait posing aboard the Nina Tarantino, a historic fishing vessel christened into existence in 1939. After wooing the camera with seductive poses or aggressive stares, subjects can sift through a reel's worth of shots (about 25/session) online and choose one to be rendered into two 5"x7" prints and one 8"x10" print, perfect for placing on a mantle, hanging in an office, or carrying around in a giant wallet. To keep the soul-stealing rendezvous fully customizable, customers can opt for an on-location shoot at a locale of their choosing for an additional fee ($10/10 miles of travel, up to 60 miles). Online orders cost $5 for shipping.

400 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US