HealQigong promotes health, enlightenment, and spiritual discovery with the 5,000-year-old Chinese practice of qigong. A central part of traditional Chinese medicine and practiced by more than 200 million people worldwide, qigong involves gentle but powerful physical movements and meditation that relieves pain and reduces stress. Before healing begins, the patient states his or her degree of stress on a 1–10 scale, with 10 being excruciating and 1 being sleeping on a bed of mashed potatoes. During the one-hour proceeding, a healer moves his or her hands over the patient's body without contact, acting as a channel for the universe's healing energy to pass through.
Alliette Chignoli understands how difficult it can be to get in shape. After suffering injuries to her foot and spine, she tried to become a “gym rat,” by “pounding the gym and eating like a bird.” But this combination did not help her lose weight and gain strength. Instead, she discovered that each body needs an individual balance of nutrition and exercise. Using this knowledge, she founded Physical Revolution, to evaluate bodies for fitness, nutrition, and exercise needs to improve overall health. Her personal-training workouts target a variety of muscle goals including flexibility, endurance, strength, and core conditioning. Kettlebell and TRX suspension training use props to help burn body fat and build muscle endurance, while body transformation workouts focus on reducing overall body fat through intense exercises. Physical Revolution also helps clients plan their nutritional intake with food-shopping courses, a home nutrition makeover, and a restaurant field trip to determine healthy menu options.
DrPhoneFix's technicians know their way around a circuit board. That's because they spend their days repairing and replacing electronic devices of all sizes, from hand-held smartphones to full tower computers, striving to power up their customers' products with as little downtime as possible. Their Apple repair services bring sidelined phones and tablets from the brink of the recycle bin by replacing smashed glass as well as touch sensors that only respond to the feel of their owners' toes. They can also remedy broken charger ports, crackling audio connections, and faulty power buttons that plague HTC and Samsung devices.
Rather than viewing electronics as disposable, The SmartPhone Clinic’s team of technicians aims to give damaged phones and computers a new lease on life. Though shattered screens, cracked LCDs, and erratic track pads may signal the end of a phone’s useful life to some, the staff views them as simple problems with an overnight solution. A turnaround time of 24 hours is typical for even the trickiest of repairs, and as soon as the refurbished phones are back in their owner’s hands, the repaired parts are covered by a 90-day warranty, a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a lifetime supply of digital brownie points.
The technicians at Go Wireless describe themselves as problem solvers. When a patron comes to them with a busted phone or tablet from various manufacturers, they figure out how to fix it as quickly as possible. Mending broken screens, unresponsive buttons, and cameras that can't seem to capture high-definition footage of the Loch Ness Monster, Go Wireless's repairpeople are often able to send clients home with fresh electronics in a matter of minutes.
Unlike a similarly named creature, Techzilla Repair fixes gadgets rather than smashing them to pieces. The store's technicians aren't picky, either. They schedule repair services for an array of smartphones, tablets, and computers, including Macs and PCs. And to cater to clients, certain technical issues such as computer viruses and data backups can be handled over the phone.