With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
The technicians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with LipoLaser treatments. Instead of face-lifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath with MicroCurrent treatments. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
While variety may be the spice of life, it's also the source of an effective workout. At Vette City CrossFit, trainers lead participants through fitness regimes comprised of ever-changing exercises, which keep muscles guessing and active. On some days, participants may run a few miles and do push ups in between sprints; on others, they might do deadlifts and squats that strengthen legs and boost muscle mass. The gym's trainers scale each workout to match participants' fitness levels, ensuring everyone can not only complete the sessions, but actively benefit from them.
Aftermath Personal Training was created by former Special Forces member Richard Reisz. Richard draws upon his eight years of military experience to lead personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes that focus on discipline, accountability, and structure. After assessing each of his client's goals and abilities, Richard helps them get in shape and ultimately lead healthier lives.
Though the staff at Honeysuckle Hill Farm cultivates livestock and crops of seasonal produce, its other chief resource is outdoor adventure. Through their seasonal tours, farm staffers teach adults and children about farm operations, the basics of agriculture, and which fabrics scarecrows find itchy. They also give visitors a chance to work their way through labyrinthine corn mazes. At birthday parties, younger visitors can pet the resident animals, pan for gemstones at an artificial stream, and race each other in pedal-powered carts. Away from the fields, Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified guides and their guests soar down a one-mile zipline course designed and built to ACCT standards. The guides lead tours through the course’s three elevated towers, three canopy-level bridges stretched across Battle Creek, and eight ziplines, which they maintain daily to chase away loitering vigilantes. Along the way, guides showcase their knowledge of the creek’s history while pointing out local flora and fauna.
Step into the soothing oasis of Hair & Body Spa and allow an expert massage therapist to untie knotted muscles and knead stress to a smooth loaf, ready to replace any worn-out couch cushion. Before your custom massage commences, a heavenly hydrotherapy bath marinates muscles in a water tub, which can be beneficial for arthritis or improving joint flexibility. Then choose from Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, trigger-point, hot-stone, or pre-natal techniques for your personalized massage. A classic Swedish uses long, connective strokes to improve blood flow and muscular relaxation while relieving tension, whereas reflexology applies pressure to specific points on the hands and feet, each with an exclusive connection to a body part and its function. The pre-natal massage alleviates pelvic and spinal pain while reducing swelling, tricking your baby into thinking he or she is bungee jumping from a waterfall during birth.