Larry North has spent his 25-year career inspiring people to change their bodies and their lives through his infomercials, talk-radio show, television appearances, three books, and, most notably, his six Larry North fitness centers. "Success," North believes, "is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off..." Adhering to this mantra, he wants to make sure that every member has access to the best resources and tools to achieve their goals. He sees to it that all of his spacious and sleek gyms boast a high trainer-to-member ratio and are jam-packed with weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment from industry-leading manufacturers.
All North's spacious and chic facilities offer a bevy of group classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, dance-based fitness sessions, and their signature 30-minute abs workouts.
With more than a decade of experience in a broad range of aesthetic services, the skin specialists at Still Waters Skin Spa beautify clients of all ages and skin types. They customize facials with exfoliating chemical peels or nourish faces and necks with masks tailored to individual skin types and concerns. The boutique spa fosters glowing complexions with diamond microdermabrasion sessions, organic sugaring hair removal, and JB Lashes eyelash extensions that thicken lash lines until they resemble a giraffe's lashes on Maybelline.
Massage therapist Maribel Rodriguez has dedicated more than 10 years in the industry to bolster her healing powers and curate a tranquil treatment facility. Spa services are performed by Maribel and her staff of aestheticians and massage therapists and include specialty treatments that incorporate mechanical exfoliation, organic creams, and chemical solutions. The 50-minute organic facial combines steam and an organic fruit cleanser to open pores and clear them with paprika exfoliation, and hot stones glide across backs during gentle-healing massages. The team also specializes in peels, microdermabrasion, ear candling, and waxing services that remove hair more humanely than industrial-strength flypaper.
With two decades of experience and multiple certifications under her belt, clinical aesthetician and permanent makeup artist Sallie Beauman helps patrons look and feel their best. Sallie demonstrates her skill with services that augment facial features, clarify skin, and help assuage the aesthetic effects of scarring, vitiligo, and alopecia. She also imparts her talents to others via an apprenticeship program in which novice ink wielders learn to manipulate the same feature-fortifying hues that Sallie so painstakingly applies to her own clients on the job and to popsicle sticks when bored.
The best gardeners are said to have a "green thumb," savvy art collectors have "the eye," and those in the know say that Josanne Stephens of Spa in the City has a "special touch." Over the last 25 years, Josanne has pinned down the craft of beautification to a science. The focused beams of Spa In The City's lasers zap away nail fungus, unwanted tattoos, spider veins, and skin creases from napping in an amethyst mine.