Strength BA's owners refuse to label their gym by the kind of exercises that go on; they don't stick to one regimen long enough for that kind of advertising to make sense. They train students according to the CrossFit philosophy, which transitions daily to new kinds of exercises to keep the body from becoming too used to any one form. They construct devious, grueling, back-breaking workouts, from pushing carts full of bricks through the parking lot to hefting weights anchored to the wall, a line of equipment affectionately called "death row", since it's actually a scale model of the River Styx.
Co-owners Jaclyn Beighle and Tiffany Brown use their beauty expertise to take care of all hair and skin issues. They cut and color hair on men, women, and Cabbage Patch Kids in need of a makeover. They also remove unwanted hair from the face and body with warm wax. On the spa side of the business, facials refresh mugs, and massages loosen knotted muscles.
PureLife Wellness Solutions' staffers dedicate themselves to helping their patients further their individual health goals, coaxing toxins from bodies, battling cellulite and stretch marks, and working to help relieve stress and discomfort with aesthetic and wellness services. After complimentary initial consultations, staffers deftly perform noninvasive body-contouring and facial treatments that aim to tighten skin and shed inches so that patrons can more easily hide behind telephone poles. IV treatments further guide patients toward health, with cocktails designed to boost energy, provide assistance to flagging immune systems, or assist with struggles with addiction, depression, and chronic fatigue.
At Aesthetically Yours by LaJuana, the spa's namesake practitioner enhances exteriors with a selection of skin, body, and nail treatments. Those looking for epidermal fixes can opt for a facial or a peel harvested from sugar cane, and paraffin baths and body waxing leave skin smoother than a butter sculpture of the Guggenheim. LaJuana can also decorate digits with an array of methods, from simple coats of OPI polish to intricate applications of fiberglass or gel overlays.
At A Wild Hair Salon, Scarberry and Bettis chop bobs, upgrade updos, wax wayward brows, and more. Banish bothersome bristles with a wax, during which experienced stylists evict freeloading fuzz from your eyebrow or upper lip ($10 each). Scarberry and Bettis are schooled in the secrets of strands, and will expertly shampoo ($15+), cut ($15–$25), and blow-dry your locks into compliment-garnering form. Patrons passionate for perms can curl their mops ($65+), and a new hair color ($65+) gives clients the ideal disguise to sneak backstage and meet a world-class Boggle champion. Those looking to detail their digits may pamper tired fingers and toes with a mani ($17) or pedi ($30), or combine them into one soothing package. Scarberry and Bettis advise making appointments at least 24 hours in advance.