A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
Because it's held at Dynamic Training & Rehabilitation's Burlington facility, B-Town Bootcamp keeps its classes in close proximity to personal trainers, alternative health practitioners, and physical therapists. The certified trainers lead exercisers during the high-intensity group boot camps, and through custom routines during one-on-one sessions. A team of alternative-medicine practitioners, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists, act as sherpas on journeys toward health. The staff also works to rehabilitate injuries with physical-therapy sessions aimed at preventing future problems and uncovering the root causes of knees' recurring nightmares.
As the cleaner-in-chief at Broadmoor Busy Bee Eco Green Cleaning Centre, Abdul Dossa exacts three decades’ worth of dry cleaning experience on each article of clothing that comes into his shop. Mr. Dossa and his colleagues employ eco-friendly methods that give clothes a crisp, clean appearance and fresh scent. Customers can also bring the rest of their wardrobe—from slacks to suits of armor—into the store and return to pick up clean, fresh-smelling duds.
Equipment: ATA Punching bags, target pads, Revgear tombstone pad for krav maga
Students should bring: Workout clothes
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Alway stretch before classes.