Upbeat music blares at New Haven Strength & Fitness LLC, where the instructors schedule fast-paced fitness classes such as Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mills BodyAttack, and Turbo Kick. The studio is also home to Bokwa classes, which challenge exercisers to draw letters, numbers, and M.C. Escher sketches in the air with their feet. Clients who want a slightly less intense workout can sign up for one of the Pilates-based Slim Sculpt sessions.
Although many people choose to share their interests in a casual setting, stylist Lauren Coyle shares hers professionally. At Identity Salon, she specializes in reshaping clients' hair with custom cuts and blowouts, or giving strands a sun-kissed sheen with coloring and foil highlights. And yet Lauren doesn't just transform existing hair—she also applies Hotheads hair extensions, which are made from real human hair.
A part of Eastside Salon, Chelsea's Spa Services showcases the skills of aesthetician Chelsea St. John. She specializes in eyelash extensions, facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. Occasionally, Chelsea bundles together seasonal or special-occasion packages, such as prom specials.
Though the temperature reaches 105 degrees in this yoga studio, you won't find staff prepping to blast the air conditioner. That's because Mantra Hot Yoga specializes in Bikram yoga where the high heat is essential. The studio's built-in fresh-air intake system and commercial-grade humidifier help keep things from getting too muggy, though. Experienced yoga instructors lead students through sessions that include 26 postures and two breathing exercises, offering students several classes that vary in length and temperature.
Classes range from 60-90 minutes in length and include unheated, warm (80 degrees) and hot varieties (100-105 degrees). Students can practice their yoga flow in either warm or hot Vinyasa classes, participate in a condensed Bikram sequence during Hatha Hot, focus on deep stretching during warm Yin classes, or forego the heat altogether as they burn fat and build muscle through interval training during Sculpt.
Along with the climate control, the studio also features slip-resistant, antimicrobial flooring to help prevent students from slipping or ensuring that if they do slip, they'll be really impressed with how clean the floor is. Mantra Hot Yoga also offers massage therapy and skincare services.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
H3 Therapy's specialized hyperbaric treatment may be based on a complex scientific principle, but its main ingredient is simple: oxygen. First, the inflating chamber is infused with filtered air that pressurizes the immediate atmosphere. As the pressure increases, oxygen gently pushes its way into the client's bloodstream. According to the system's technicians, this oxygen boost helps the body heal and may even ease symptoms associated with autism, multiple sclerosis, and sports injuries. The chamber can be depressurized and opened from within, and it features a buzzer that occupants can push for help at any time. With these two exceptions, hyperbaric therapy is completely hands-free, so clients can spend the session winding down with a book or trying to connect with their spirit animal.