Anyone who's ever made a new year's resolution knows that it can be difficult to stay committed to the goals you've set. Board-certified hypnotist Tom Nicoli doesn't see this common phenomenon as a matter of laziness or faulty willpower—instead, he finds that our intentions are often undermined by unconscious habits and impulses. At A Better You Hypnosis, it's his job to replace those subterranean forces with more positive ones through hypnosis.
Viewers of Dateline NBC's Ultimate Diet Challenge got a good look at the results of Nicoli's practice in 2004 when he successfully helped a pastry chef shed 40 pounds despite a job that practically demands sipping cake batter. Weight loss is a common goal for his private clients, and he's turned his experience into a set of motivational CDs that got top rating from Shape magazine. But people also turn to him simply to reduce stress and boost confidence. Over the course of several sessions, Nicoli lays the groundwork for them to reinforce their positive new habits on their own throughout their lives.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
As an alternative to traditional ranges, Massachusetts Gun Safety relies on a high-definition training simulator similar to the ones used by police. The computerized system presents different targets and scenarios, and users fire laser-based weapons toward a 70-inch screen.
The training simulator uses laser-based firearms, which accurately mimic the look, feel, and recoil of handguns such as a .40-caliber Glock.
Though Massachusetts Gun Safety empowers its students to safely handle and operate firearms, you?ll never hear the sound of live gunfire within its locations in Woburn and Quincy. That?s because all target practice takes place in each of the the school?s virtual simulators, which complement the quizzes and lectures given by instructors. These experts delve into the basics of gun safety and state laws.
Maximum Image's crack team of massage therapists and soreness snipers tackle ache and anguish in one-hour massages ($85) in a number of massage styles. The Swedish massage holistically hones in on tense muscles and stress lodes, increasing circulation and rejuvenating the body through smooth strokes. The sports massage uses similar unwinding undulations with a focus on specific problem areas. Deep-sea divers desiring a deeper decompression after a long day at the underwater office may go for the deep-tissue massage and its relief of chronic pain and release of toxins. Hot-stone massages place heated mini-boulders on specific areas to lava-loosen muscle tension, while the Reiki energy treatment non-invasively aligns body, mind, and spirit through fixed hand positions and meditative wonderment. There is no buy limit on today's Groupon, so feel free to try them all.
In 2005, the founders of Jump On In had the novel idea to take bounce castles, slides, and other inflatable amusements out of the backyard and bring them indoors. There, kids could have just as much fun, but with the benefits of climate control and added safety. Today, the 12,000 square-foot facility features two massive gyms dotted with colorful inflatables where kids burn calories bouncing, climbing, and playing games such as foosball and cannonball.
Open-jump hours?usually on weekdays?give youngsters free rein of the air-filled funhouses, but birthday parties are where the facility really shines. Private party rooms let hosts bring in virtually any food they can imagine or order pizza from the staff, and eagle-eyed attendants keep watch over party guests so grownups can kick back on the couch. It's no wonder Boston Parents Paper named Jump On In the area's best birthday-party destination in 2011 and 2012.
For more than 40 years, the fearless team at Joseph's Catering, Deli & Wholesale has effortlessly taken on catering challenges for groups of up to 10,000 guests. With a menu that includes Italian-style deli platters, sandwiches, and entrees such as stuffed pasta shells and chicken cacciatore, the team efficiently keeps guests' stomachs from growling during company meetings or library camp outs. For daily meetings, company picnics, or holiday parties, the team also prepares dishes such as marinated barbecue steak tips or deli-style sandwiches with roast beef, roast turkey breast, or chicken salad with cranberries and walnuts.