The Basement Dance & Yoga Studio celebrates bodies in motion, whether they are peacefully poised in a meditative yoga pose or joyfully abandoned in a hip-hop pop-and-lock. Instructor of hip-hop classes Janel Scott, a fourth-generation dance instructor with a pedigree that pirouettes back to Chicago's 1920s vaudeville scene, preaches an active learning style, focusing on sound fundamentals and promoting an energetic atmosphere. Adult Hip Hop 101 schools beat-bound bodies in the funky ways of popping, locking, gliding, waving, and Chi-town footwork, which originated in the tradition of using slick choreography to bribe an alderman into settling your parking ticket. The ladies-only Night Club Hip Hop coaches a jazz-funk hip-hop style reminiscent of the "Single Ladies" routine. Although some of the sass-infused routines will be learned in high heels, others can only be performed in diamond-studded rain boots.
PeggyBank understands that it takes a lot of faith to let go of your memories, even temporarily. That's why they designed a multi-step process to set their clients' minds at ease when sending precious VHS tapes, photographs, and rolls of film to be converted into digital files. The process begins with customers packing their treasured media into a PeggyBox, a crush- and shock-resistant container equipped with waterproof bags to safeguard contents from rain or water-balloon fights in the post office. Upon receiving the packages, PeggyBank's technicians assess the contents and provide an estimate before converting videos and images into the appropriate type of file, which are then hosted by PeggyBank for clients to download at their convenience. Finally, PeggyBank bids adieu to clients' original copies as they ship them safely back home.
Chas DeVetter, founder of DeVetter Fitness, always enjoyed helping people get in shape, so becoming a personal trainer was a natural choice for him. He knows that each client is unique, and they might require a different form of motivation, exercise, and nutrition plan to really get results. He and his trainers lead boot-camp classes at regular locations, so people can enjoy the motivational benefits of a group workout. They also offer semi-private and one-on-one training for all ages and fitness level, traveling to meet clients wherever they're most comfortable: at home, the country club, or their favorite gym. No matter which format the training takes, the trainers adhere to the same philosophy. "Life is a marathon, not a sprint," they say. This means that they encourage people to find effective, sustainable activities and to suck energy gel out of packets whenever possible.
Though its name implies a focus on inflatable attractions, the all-ages indoor playground at Pump It Up of Omaha also gets kids active on an 18-foot rock-climbing wall and building with huge imagination blocks. These attractions stand among a sea of air-filled slides and climbing structures, some designed by members of the management team. The bounce castles propel jumpers into the air; and the Chaos obstacle course lets racers run side-by-side or practice shaking hands while walking. The playground also holds special programs such as day camps for young and medium-young children, private birthday parties, and field trips. Many of Pump It Up's staffers are university students working toward education degrees; they often organize contests and games, and supervise visitors while playing on the same level as their smaller guests.
Ultimate Baseball Academy?s bullpen of coaches and professional and college players enlightens their athletic students in all aspects of their sport across a 55,000-square-foot facility. Batting cages rattle with the metal-pinging or wood-cracking ricochets of fair and foul hits, with baseball cages capable of four speed settings spanning from 40 to 80 miles per hour for experienced players and radar-gun calibration. Twenty-four training tunnels, five pitching machines, and a 150?x150? turf field set the stage for pedagogical sessions in techniques such as pitching, catching, hitting, and fielding, as well as training camps and clinics. The academy also organizes youth baseball and adult softball tournaments and leagues, pitting hopeful teams against each other in battles either to the top or to the top of the sportsmanship rankings.
For 13 years, CompRx has kept the computers of Omaha-area individuals and small businesses running smoothly and unharmed by the maddening effects of malware. Certified computer technicians nurse laggard PCs back to health inside the shop, or make house calls to the homes of Mac owners concerned about a laptop that won't boot or a desktop that is feverishly printing out its will. CompRx's services help owners quickly return to computer-aided productivity with setup help, installation of virus protection, or removal of malicious software. Owners concerned about sensitive documents on the computer need not fret, as technicians back up all data by copying files to an external device while each service is completed.