Scattered across nine states, Mini U Storage's secure facilities make frequent cameos on the reality TV show Storage Wars. At each location, rows of storage units in a vast range of sizes house personal goods, business items, and vehicles. Specialty climate-controlled units can help preserve sensitive heirlooms or souvenirs from historic snowball fights. The Mini U Storage staff further assists clients in the moving process by offering complimentary rental trucks, along with boxes, moving supplies, and locks for purchase.
At HomeTown Fitness, guests of all fitness levels can pinch inches in a spacious gym, more than 20 exercise classes, or personal training sessions with knowledgeable staffers. Equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights help clients build muscles on their own, while group spinning, kickboxing, and yoga classes can also be tailored to meet each individual's fitness goals. The upscale health club caters to different age groups as well. The nationally recognized SilverSneakers program targets senior citizens, and a Kid's Korner engages children 3 months to 11 years old with games, activites, and Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions led by trained babysitters.
Nowadays, most people get their photograph taken with their family, breaking the old tradition of getting pictures taken with a pet betta fish or voodoo doll. Make memories with people you care about with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-hour photo portrait session, two retouched images on a CD, and one printed 8"x10" photo at Randall Studio in Bolingbrook (a $220 value). Appointments can be made on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Behind an unassuming exterior of white cinder blocks, a team of animal experts maintains a collection of take-home creatures, with a special spotlight on freshwater fish and reptiles. Aquariums throw teal and purple luminescence onto green walls, and shelves are packed with colorful pet accessories, such as ferret-size monocles. The boutique also boasts an extensive collection of live feed that ranges from mealworms to mice. The inventory may change from time to time, but previous customers have taken home pet flying geckos, tarantulas, and snakes, as well as chameleons and bearded dragons that are too busy guarding treasure to shave.
Boerman Moving & Storage’s family of relocation experts has been facilitating domestic migrations since 1926. An assortment of multisized moving boxes can cradle personal affects as they shuttle from old homes to new ones. Ten small cartons (12"x12"x16") are able to house heavy books and cast-iron nesting dolls, and 10 medium containers (18"x18"x16") can carry hollowed out books and lightweight miscellany. Towels, bedding, and children's toys fit comfortably in five large boxes (18”x18”x24”), and a roll of tape secures all lids, preventing helium-inflated picture frames from taking flight.
Remus Photography’s shutterbugs shoot playful portraits of families, couples, and kids on location or at their studio. On location they take advantage of locales such as parks, and in-studio they can add props and colorful backdrops to suit the occasion. They also cover weddings from beginning to end, including engagement sessions as well as ceremony and reception coverage. To add extra excitement to any special event, they offer photo-booth rentals that include onsite attendants and a collection of props to enhance poses.