The founder of Baby Boot Camp Sparks, Kristen Horler, is a nationally certified fitness instructor whose experience honing pre- and postpartum physiques earned her a spot on ePregnancy magazine's expert panel. Strollfit classes blend cardio drills with a dash of Pilates and yoga and a two-person helping of abdominal exercise to help hasten weight loss. Resistance tubes, strollers, and bundles of joy act as strength-training accouterments, helping mothers develop swift reflexes for dodging spit-up and premature lines of questioning from babies about the origins of peanut butter. Mothers shed calories while shaping up and mingling with their children, as well as meeting other moms. For maternal ovens still baking buns, the class helps strengthen muscles in preparation for labor. Fitness regimens follow guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and are safe for life givers of all fitness levels.
Solutions Fitness transforms weary bodies into lithe powerhouses via intense personal-training sessions in a welcoming atmosphere for all levels. Over the course of three one-hour sessions, experienced muscle master Anthony Lazzarini will tailor fitness goals to the individual using a wide array of training techniques designed to increase core strength, improve overall health, and transform excess fat into legal currency. Aspiring athletes, for example, might take reps to build muscle or pump up endurance and flexibility in aerobic exercises. Meanwhile, an 8,500-square-foot private gym surrounds trainees, opening them to stretch their fitness limits on a cardiovascular cornucopia of exercise machines, free weights, and boxing equipment.
Snakes slither in glass display cases, and lizards wriggle in the hands of trained handlers as they're held up in full view of a curious crowd. This is the scene as one of Repticon's presenters educates attendees on the biology, behavior, and typing speeds of exotic cold-blooded creatures at one of the year-round shows held in cities across the country. Reptile and amphibian breeders, scholars, and handlers engage audiences in lectures and demonstrations in the midst of live reptile exhibits, family activities, and displays for exotic-pet supplies. Presentations may focus on the genetics of large snake species, the specifics of exotic-pet care, and the effect that tiny hats have on the image of arachnids such as tarantulas, scorpions, and spiders.
Musician Tim Lake has been playing music for 25 years. During lessons held at the Muzic Fuze store, Tim Lake helps students of all ages and experience levels express themselves instrumentally. Sight-reading, ear-training, and music theory are a few areas of specialty. As an added convenience, Tim keeps extra guitars in his studio for students who'd rather not lug around their own.
Trevino Golf Institute's class A PGA trainers perfect clients' golf game with diagnostic golfing technology, club fittings, and individual lessons. Tutorials give students experience on the course, while trips to the indoor academy hone skills on the putting green and hitting stalls without the risk of losing balls to a low hanging moon. The linkside lyceum soars into the digital age with FlightScope which tracks shot statistics to chip away at draws and fades. For individualized swing analysis, the K-Vest captures the body movements to find the most efficient practices, such as not empathetically closing your eyes just before hitting the ball.
Working one-on-one with yard-owners, the green thumbs at El-Shaddai Lawn Care fortify front lawns with tenacious and attentive care to keep them lush from season to season. A mechanical lawn aerator perforates turf surfaces, allowing blades to grow deeper and giving air, water, nutrients, and other grass groupies VIP access to roots. During irrigation winterization, technicians shut off water so they can blow-dry and drain all pipes, including the pressure vacuum breaker, freeing the system of freeloading moisture droplets and neglected snake subway platforms. To culminate the 2–3 hour process, yellow-fearing yards are infused with nitrogen to keep their bellies fed during the long hibernation season.