By their estimate, Kelly and Steve Fischer have taught thousands of people how to scuba-dive. As the course director and IDC staff instructor, respectively, at Phoenix Scuba, they draw from more than a decade of expertise to lead a team of master dive instructors, certified open-water instructors, and assistant scuba instructors. These coaches all follow the SDI/TDI curriculum to teach students basic through advanced diving skills, such as navigating underwater or bartering with dolphins. Open-water and advanced open-water certification courses lead the way with hands-on lake dives, and can open the door to specialized courses such as rescue diver or NITROX enriched air certifications.
Phoenix Scuba's instructors don't just limit their instruction to local waters: the school has also led extended trips to dive sites in the waters of Belize, Grand Cayman, and Fiji, among others.
Phoenix Cool Body founder and CEO Dr. Michael Carlton helps patients to shed inches by treating the biological, psychological, and social components of body contouring with Venus Freeze treatments. In addition to helping individuals to lead healthy lifestyles, he uses the Venus Freeze body-contouring system to reduce inches, alleviate stretch marks and cellulite, and tighten slack skin on faces and bodies. Magnetic pulses, along with radio-frequency waves harvested from discotheques, penetrate subsurface tissue as the instrument warms and massages. The combination of invisible energy heats fat cells?which encourages them to shed their contents?and promotes blood flow and collagen production to diminish wrinkles and tighten skin.
John Flanders and Jeff Varner founded the Academy of Scuba to bring the magic of diving to the arid lands of the Southwest. They employ a team of PADI-certified instructors, who lead courses ranging from beginner and advanced open-water certification to more in-depth programs such as master diver, deep diver, underwater video and photography specialists, and professional shark imitator. Once certified, divers can stretch their new sea legs on diving excursions to exotic locales such as Catalina Island, Playa del Carmen, or San Carlos, Mexico through the academy?s partner and affiliate companies. Both of the Academy's locations rent, repair, and sell high-quality gear from reputable brands such as Sea Dive, Amphibious Outfitters, and H2Odyssey.
Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
Foothills Golf Group’s four golf courses each carry the company’s signature: immaculately groomed sweeping landscapes. The 7,142-yard behemoth that is Club West Golf Club showcases this purity of the turf with a challenging course design filled with elevation changes and stunning views of the surrounding hillsides. The Duke At Rancho El Dorado and The Foothills Golf Club represent classic Arizona golf, leading players along a lush emerald carpet that winds through a desert landscape peppered with shrubs and cacti. The 6,713-yard Ahwatukee Country Club rounds out the portfolio with a fair layout that challenges all skill levels to keep the ball out of the desert sands haunted by the ghost of Peter O'Toole's caddy.
Whatever heirlooms, possessions, or cryogenically frozen pies you store at 7th Street & Dunlap Self Storage, all will be protected by a security system that includes 56 cameras and motion detectors. This storage facility takes security seriously, as it does convenience?the aisles are wide and brightly lit, the storage units are air-conditioned for preservation sake, and the facility accommodates FedEx and UPS receiving. Units range from 5'x5' to 10'x20' and come with a recommendation of what can fit inside, such as 170 standard file boxes, desks, and chairs. Month-by-month leases are offered for those with commitment issues, while people who are in it for the long run are rewarded with discounts and love poems.