Armed with 21 years of training in various athletic disciplines and multiple certifications through organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Jason Yun helps clients to mow down calories. With his assistant coaches Rick Locke, Bob Benden, and Bob Carleton, he bolsters the physical prowess and mental focus of students during multi-week boot camps. In addition to the camp, he teaches advanced classes such as Kettlebell Khaos or the blazingly fast-paced YunFit. In the latter, Yun shouts out a series of cardio and strength-training commands such as “pushup,” “squat,” or “go home and make a wheatgrass smoothie.”
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Sensational Smiles' Dr. Brian M. Mooney, a full-service dental practitioner, whitens discolored gumstones in less than an hour using Zoom! technology. During the 45-minute session, the dentist lathers teeth with a light-activated gel to bleach away stains caused by coffee, smoking, and clumsy cocktail-party guests. The treatment's specialized light may cause heightened sensitivity in teeth, but any tingling will dissipate shortly after the procedure. After brightening their chatter factories up to eight shades whiter, clients take home a preventive-care package packed with goodies for the mouth, including a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, lip gloss, and a stainless-steel mug. Sensational Smiles ensconces visitors in a spa-like setting lavished in leather sofas, soothing music, and time-killing books. A selection of complimentary beverages, sugar-free snacks, and fresh cookies show tasters that you care without having to swallow a dozen red roses.
At One Vision Optical Center, the optometrist and staff of opticians outfit guests with functional and stylish eyewear. Prescription lenses fill out frames from designer brands such as Versace, Rocawear, Ray-Ban, and Calvin Klein. The experts also repair damaged frames, fit contact lens, and upgrade lenses with custom tints that make it safer to look a basilisk right in the eyes.
AussieFIT models its gym environment after Australia's lively culture, right down to the adventurous attitudes of its staff. The two clubs welcome members—or "mates"—into their fitness fold with workouts that embrace a fun-centric philosophy. Vigorous fitness classes transport their routines from Australia to the studio floor, where instructors guide BodyPump's barbell lifts and BodyCombat's martial arts strikes as they play invigorating music. Regardless of prior gym experience, visitors can groove along to BodyJam's intuitive dance choreography before taking a cooldown jog or slow-motion sprint on one of the many cardio machines. The exercise floor also includes a full-body circuit deemed the Quickie workout—an intense, nine-station regimen. Certified personal trainers oversee private sessions for a more customized approach, and attentive employees watch over youngsters at the onsite Little Nippers Kids' Club.
Head 2 Toe tress decorator Courtney heeds customer requests, sculpting individualized 'dos with precision. The licensed stylist washes and trims coiffures into popular styles, from above-the-shoulder bobs to floor-length locks that strategically cover ankle tattoos. Freshly trimmed hair then assumes a vibrant alter ego as it’s painted or highlighted with a spectrum of professionally applied colors. Although not covered by today's Groupon, Head 2 Toe offers additional services for an extra fee, such as prom ‘dos, wedding packages, and eyebrow waxing that helps sneak faces into car showrooms.
In 1984, Bonnie Strother was working as a nurse, and she decided to place her two young children in the most trustworthy care center she could find. However, her search seemed fruitless, with no center meeting her exacting criteria. Rather than give up, she followed her entrepreneurial spirit and founded her own daycare to make a difference in her community. Rainbow Station continues this mission today, providing a quality care option for the community with a curriculum based on molding youth into good citizens.
Rainbow Station's daily activities draw from the Creative Curriculum school of thought, which emphasizes building on children's natural development through an understanding of theory and a mix of playful activities. On any given day, the children may skip and gallop together, play math games, or design arts and crafts based on their favorite vice presidents. In addition to stimulating budding intellects, the lessons teach youth in the infant and toddler, preschool, and school-aged programs how to interact with one another in a respectful and caring way.:m]]