Illuminate Hair Studio and Spa's licensed aesthetician Megan Pacheco knows skin. Inside of a private, pale-yellow treatment room—and beneath the glow of a crystal chandelier—Pacheco treats clients to facials, all-natural peels, and microdermabrasion. She also improves skin's appearance by ousting unwanted hair with wax.
Inside George Brown Fitness, ISSA-certified personal trainer Scott Sherman leads his students toward their fitness goals with little more than some sets of straps and a will to succeed. An independent trainer, Scott often meets clients in-studio or outdoors in the fresh air, under the nonjudgmental sun, where he helps people of all sorts get in shape, from teens and new moms to conditioned athletes looking to progress in their sport. Sessions vary, but Scott often calls upon exercises such as heavy-rope training, sit-ups and body-weight moves, and TRX suspension training to mold his clients’ physiques.
Fitness Evolution's gyms span the country, from California to Maryland, hosting hassle-free workouts on their high-quality equipment or in a wide range of group classes led by upbeat instructors. The staff strives to maintain an open, inviting atmosphere at all times, whether helping clients operate free weights or offering encouragement to Aqua Fit and indoor cycling classes. Fitness Evolution conveniently offers some nutritional guidance and exercise training online with goal-oriented workouts, meal plans, and recommendations on the best strategies for going outside.
Rejuvenations Day Spa Salon’s trained nail techs pamper hands and feet in a Spanish-style space studded with rounded archways, wrought-iron fixtures, and white-washed walls. In the softly lit nail room, clients sink into dark-maroon pedicure chairs as feet, finally freed from socks and shoes, luxuriate in a warm soak and catch up on gossip with chatty ankles. Beauty buffs then file and shape both finger and toe canvases and trim cuticles to create a sleek frame for brightly colored polish. Finally, a hydrating paraffin treatment for the hands and the feet wraps appendages in warm wax that softens and smoothes skin as it hardens into a lifelike replica of Franklin Pierce.
After being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 6, Kettlebells of Fresno's Dina Juve spent more than 15 years in a sedentary lifestyle. At 21, she decided to take charge of her health and began to educate herself on the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Today, this mother of three, certified Russian-kettlebell instructor, and personal trainer stays in shape using the same exercises that she teaches in her fitness classes and private group training sessions. Her kettlebell workouts have even been featured on the KSEE 24 News.
During training sessions, Dina uses weighted cast-iron kettlebells and the TRX suspension-training system to help clients of all fitness levels increase strength, endurance, and muscle tone throughout their entire bodies. Using the knowledge she gained to turn her life around, Dine also helps her clients reach their fitness goals with nutritional guidance, giving them the know-how to steer clear of tempting chocolate-covered barbells.
At My Gym Clovis, an imagination-sized playscape opens before kids as they slip down slides, bound into ball pits, soar on the swings, and gambol on the trampoline. Age-appropriate classes help them make the most of the colorful space, ensuring that the littlest tyke never has to compete with larger, 300-year-old tortoises for toys. The youngest students start exploring sound and movement with their parents at six weeks old, and kids up to 13 years old boost their strength, flexibility, and cardio fortitude during fitness games. Lessons on healthy living teach kids to eschew sedentary activities such as watching TV and peeling paint with their laser vision in favor of more active endeavors. During the gym's free-play sessions, kids have their run of the place and burn off stores of excess energy, and My Gym Clovis also hosts fun, energetic birthday parties.