President and vice-president John and Cara Eckerman have developed an efficient boot-camp program that effectively cultivates muscle farms with a fruitful yield. Expert instructors lead new recruits through 45-minute classes that fluidly meld stretching, core-toning, and strength-boosting exercises into full-body fat-blasting sessions. Motivated groups help propel fitness-seekers throughout high-intensity interval training that sheds calories and stress faster than a robo-lion’s rise to the top of the food chain. A convenient schedule will leave busy boot campers with enough time to maintain their normal lives, regular routines, and Chia Pet collections, while indoor facilities ensure that visitors will get a workout regardless of rain, snow, or locust swarms.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Ageless Innovations Skin Care fancifies faces with more than 15 years of experience in tow. The refreshing microdermabrasion kicks off with a facial cleansing to remove grime and stray poppy seeds before a prepeel solution preps skin for its pending pampering. As clients recline on a vibrating mat, the microdermabrasion treatment will clear skin's superficies to reveal a beautiful hidden depth rivaled only by close-reading children's books. Afterward, a vitamin serum and sunscreen boost the recovery process and promote a youthful, vibrant-looking epidermis.
The technicians at Slim Spa make use of noninvasive technology that fights both extra inches and signs of aging. Noninvasive ultrasonic-cavitation treatments promote the shrinking of fat cells around midsections, thighs, and arms by imploding fat cells with sound waves, a process so cool sounding it will surely be the plot of the next big summer blockbuster. Radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments help firm lax necks and droopy cheeks or smooth the lumpy material that causes cellulite. To supplement technological efforts?which also include infrared saunas and body-vibration sessions?personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to design an exercise regimen in alignment with their fitness goals.
At Oasis Club and Spa for Women, the dual energizing effects of exercise and relaxation meet under the same roof. Ladies of any age can seek out camaraderie and encouragement as they burn calories in outdoor boot-camp programs, Pro Fit semiprivate personal-training sessions, and group classes that include Zumba, yoga, and circuit training. Even when prepping for solo workouts, guests can benefit from the warm staff's instructions on how to use their stock of HumanSport functional-training equipment from Star Trac.
Spa visits needn't be a solitary affair, either. Friends can find serenity simultaneously with party packages for girls' nights and outings for couples, brightening their complexions with Dermalogica skincare products and gabbing about the latest in cucumber-based eyewear. The spa tries to incorporate all-natural ingredients into treatments such as Bronze Biologic spray tans, Nufree botanical hair removal, and hot-stone massages.
The mission of Energee Massage is right in the name: to help clients regain their healthy vigor. Under the direction of founder Dr. John Boren, a skilled staff provides both fitness and wellness services in one spacious building. The treatments themselves continue the active theme—15-minute express workouts, for example, rely on whole-body vibration platforms and other specialized equipment designed to efficiently tone muscles. Guests seeking relaxation can opt for a classic massage, recline atop a dry HydroMassage table, or kick back in a RoboMassage chair programmed to feel empathy. An onsite infrared sauna promotes detoxification and works to burn calories, and weight-loss programs provide nutritional guidance. No matter what the treatment, the wellness professionals aim to make Energee Massage a welcoming place to begin or continue on the road to health.