As part of its mission to improve lung health and prevent lung disease, the American Lung Association in Minnesota educates children, parents, and school personnel about how to manage asthma, a prevalent yet often misunderstood disease.
Through its outdoor summer camp—Camp Superkids—the organization helps children with asthma experience fun outdoor activities in a safe environment and teaches them more about managing their chronic illness. To date, Camp Superkids has provided life-saving asthma education to more than 6,000 Minnesota children.
Car-X Auto Service works wagons into shape with an array of alleviating automotive services. The trained lubricant sommeliers will pour your car a refreshing 5-quart glass of oil while rim rejuvenators revolve your ride's rubbers with a tire rotation. Heroic windshield wipers are retired from service and replaced with fresh recruits, and the vehicle's road trip longevity is ensured with a 30-point courtesy inspection.
Though Next Level Combat has the clout of a comprehensive martial-arts school, the resident instructors remain focused on technique, intelligence, and sportsmanship over strength or brutality. Men, women, and children age 6 and older are invited to take part in a month of unlimited classes. Classes are scheduled frequently throughout the week and boast smaller attendance, around 10–15 people, for more individualized instruction from the school's nimble team of professional fighters and experienced trainers.
When not writing, performing, and recording folk music, Steve Rouch finds himself crouched behind the tool of his true passion?the camera. The former student of Ansel Adams and certified professional photographer lends his eye to capturing moments during portrait sessions for families, high school seniors, newborns, and kids with an emphasis on expert lighting. He bathes each angle in soft light or shadows with up to seven lights in each session, illuminating his subjects? best features while hiding their third row of teeth. While his mastery of lighting results in artfully composed images, his child-at-heart personality fosters a playful and relaxed setting in which clients can be themselves in front of the camera.
Having taken more than 6,000 portraits throughout his career, he?s developed a classical fine-art portraiture technique to craft stunning photos of moms-to-be, the family pet, and weddings. His photos in this style have graced Disney World?s Epcot Center, and earned him a 2012 MomentVille.com Hot List selection for his wedding photography.
Despite the unhealthy habits thrust upon humans throughout their lives, each person harbors innate health-conscious practices at the core. At least that's the operating philosophy at Achievement Associates Health Coaching. The health coaches there don't force clients to adopt new behaviors; they just unearth healthy urges that already exist. They accomplish this by following the multiple holistic health modalities (MHHM) model. This approach calls for a completely personalized plan built upon realistic, actionable changes to one's lifestyle based upon an assessment of problem areas.
Some photographers may have a routine when it comes to photo shoots. Benny Moreno is not one of those photographers. That's because the 20-year veteran shutterbug treats each shoot, whether it's a wedding or a senior portrait, as the unique event that it is. He blends this approach with technical prowess and an artistry that captures natural light intertwining with a baby's grin, a bride's beaming smile, or a menacing toddler's flaming eyes.