The FastFit Training & Fitness tale begins more than three years ago, when Jeff McDaniel—named Fitness Business Owner of the Month by FitBusiness Insider in March 2012— started holding energetic boot-camp classes at a local park. Today, Jeff conducts classes within his own professional fitness studio, where he continues to lead the high-intensity workouts of metabolic exercises that have been lauded on NBC. Amid towering mirrors, dangling TRX Suspension trainers, and rows of colorful dumbbells, Jeff and his staff of trainers guide students of all squares through a diverse array of functional exercises, from crunches to climbers to handstands. Jeff has also designed an online fitness program with nutritional counsel and exercise videos, providing students workouts they can practice from hotels when traveling or from beneath neighbors’ backyard shrubbery when spying on tiki parties they weren't invited to.
The bodywork experts at Sahm Massage & Lashes are trained not only in classic Swedish techniques, but also in four-handed massage, Thai massage, and warm oil massage. They also hone in on specific body parts with add-on scalp massages and exfoliating back scrubs or pamper mothers-to-be with prenatal massages. Meanwhile, the lash artists on staff adorn lids with professional NovaLash extensions or temporary strips, adding length and drama to every wink, blink, or glimpse through a telescope.
Lilan Stice, PD, runs Doctor's Orders Pharmacy with a proficiency honed over 16 years, offering a convenient, community-minded pharmacy boasting drive-thru, delivery, and therapy-management services. Besides hosting a full line of prescription medications hibernating behind counters, the capable chemists harbor a bold army of over-the-counter health-care products to bravely vanquish aches and ailments.
Tropical Smoothie Café cools down overheated inner-beings with its all-natural smoothies—forged from real fruit and bursting at sippable seams with energy. Plunge into a 24-ounce low-fat fruit smoothie ($3.99), sweetened with your choice of turbinado sugar or Splenda. Flavors include the strawberry, banana, and pineapple blend of Paradise Point, the blueberry, strawberry, and banana oasis of Blue Lagoon, and the delicious dawnbreak of Sunny Day, which is packed with mango, banana, orange, and kiwi. If teeth start to grumble about having nothing to do, guests can chomp a satisfyingly solid slab of sustenance with one of Tropical Smoothie Café's sandwiches, wraps, or salads. Tear into a bistro sandwich ($6.29) such as the turkey guacamole, or gnaw on a grilled flatbread ($3.99) such as the Caribbean Luau, which is bedecked in chicken, mozzarella, pineapple, romaine, and jamaican jerk sauce. Make amends with mouths for last summer's exhausting gum-chewing marathon with the Paradise Combo ($9.99)—which throws down the gauntlet of appetizing with a smoothie of your choice and any toasted wrap, bistro sandwich, or gourmet salad plus chips or fruit. Menus and prices may vary slightly at different locations.
Using equipment that slides, straightens, or offers resistance, the expert instructors of Pilates of Central Arkansas lead students of all levels through challenging Pilates classes. One instructor works with up to six students during each class, offering hands-on assistance and adjustments for exercises that tone and strengthen the core muscles.