Beneath the Renew Spa's logo, three words stand side-by-side: Art. Science. Aesthetics. Each has its place in the spa's palette of facials, laser treatments, cosmetic injections, and massages. With an artful eye, the all-female staff adorns and protects faces with mineral makeup from Jane Iredale. During facial peels, aestheticians employ the science of acidity to renew skin cells and refresh memories of chemistry class fieldtrips to the spa. Renew Spa is also home to a versatile fleet of lasers that technicians use to slow hair growth, tighten the skin, and shrink down fat cells.
It's common to dread a trip to the doctor, but Gina K. Mayer isn't your average doctor. At Dr. Mayer's Wrinkle and Weight Solutions, LLC, she and her staff execute aesthetic services with professional skill, but still maintain a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Their approach helps alleviate any hesitance patients have about treatments such as Botox or micro-needling, which both require a mild amount of discomfort in order to erase wrinkles. Some of Dr. Mayer's other injections work toward different goals, including permanent cosmetics, which tattoos eyeliner or lip color in place, and sclerotherapy, which shrinks veins.
Andy and Michael, the co-owners of Infinity Fitness, lead a team of devoted trainers who help clients work toward their fitness goals. They lead personal-training sessions in a one-on-one and group setting and circuit training and boot-camp classes at varying intensities. The staff specializes in a variety of fitness realms, including weight loss, lifestyle management, sport-specific training, and fitness for kids and seniors.
Inside Wellness Laser Center & Med Spa's cozy office, trained technicians wield microcurrents and lasers to help physiques to achieve their dreams. From toning-facial sessions to pound-punching LipoLaser procedures, the center's non-invasive beautifiers sculpt new looks with limited downtime. Microcurrent facials bolster collagen, elastin, and ATP production to transform skin from wrinkly and sagging to svelte. Whole-body-vibration platforms and cold lasers join forces in their battle against flab during LipoLaser treatments. During sessions akin to poisoning fat with a diet of greens, the treatment purges the system of demolished fat cells with no discomfort and no downtime.
High above reservoir banks and the forest floor, an intricate web of rope bridges and obstacles snakes itself through the towering trees of Walnut Bluffs. This is the site of Summit Vision––a pair of team-building rope courses with more than 40 combined climbing elements, designed to boost the confidence, leadership, and problem-solving skills of children, adults, and corporations.
On both courses, Summit Vision's highly trained staff safely guides adventurers through a variety of climbing endeavors, culminating in an epic zipline or giant swing dismount. The company also opens its rope courses for open-play sessions on weekends and hosts various ground-based exercises. During the summer, the 7Summits day camp provides youngsters a reprieve from the humdrum routine of remodeling their lemonade stands with more exhilarating activities such as archery, kayaking, and hiking.
True to its simplistic name, Wellness Forum Hot Yoga cranks the thermostat to a warm, humid, and detoxifying temperature designed to burn body fat, loosen stiff muscles, and flush out toxins. During each 90-minute hot-yoga class, the studio's trained instructors lead a looped series of 26 flowing poses, pushing well-warmed student bodies to forge new, flexible frontiers while maintaining rhythmic deep-relaxation breathing. After just a few flowing sessions, mentally limber students at Wellness Forum Hot Yoga can expect healthier-looking skin and occasional bouts of endorphin-induced giggles. To make the most of the heat-seeking experience, first-timers should arrive 15 minutes early with beach towels and yoga mats (rentals available for $1), plus water in their bodies, their bottles, and, if applicable, in any unattended at-home aquariums.