Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
As one of the largest authorized retailers for AT&T, Mobile Communications equips conversers with phones, accessories, and services to fit various lifestyles. Requiring a two-year agreement for activation and upgrades, the impressive phones—including GoPhones, data phones, smartphones, and 4G phones—assure that talk meets its technological match. Smartphones, including the Samsung Captivate ($99), impersonate small computers with 16 gigabytes of memory, a keyboard touchscreen, and that new microprocessor smell. Built from recycled plastics, the Samsung Evergreen supports MP3 files and graces fingertips with a qwerty keyboard ($69.99). For more advanced technophiles, the 4G Motorola Atrix's 4-inch screen displays crisp videos powered by a dual-core 1-gigahertz processor ($199.99), and the 4G HTC Inspire runs on the Android 2.2 operating system and records videos in 720 high definition ($99.99).
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields a comprehensive collection of data that tutors use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course.
David Ostrow, a certified personal trainer and CEO of FitGolf Performance Centers, applies more than 22 years in his field to help analyze and improve his clients’ golf games. Ostrow conducts clinical functional movement and anatomical tests to determine how his clients’ anatomy affects his or her swing, and how the swing affects his or her body. He also uses the K-Vest, a motion-capture vest that helps pinpoints strengths and weaknesses for every movement.