Fluff* Bar, whose opening was recently profiled by Denver Westword, brings together talented stylists and mixologists to pamper patrons with upscale salon services and expertly crafted libations. Los Angeles celebrity stylist Britt Chambers was inspired to meld a salon and bar by her experiences primping stars for red-carpet events such as the Oscars in LA, according to The Denver Post. The resulting Fluff* Bar is lined with creamy white surfaces, ivory leather, and chandeliers dripping with crystal, designed to evoke the inside of a jewelry box. Within the salon, shears snip locks into precision cuts, deft hands craft close up-ready coifs, and a makeup artist uses experience with countless celebrities to perfectly primp faces.
The bar is also staffed with a wedding specialty team that revels in doing anything and everything bridal, from wedding-day hair and makeup to other bridal-related events such as bachelorette parties, engagement photos, and rehearsal dinners. The team of stylists and beauty experts offers spray tanning and color services, along with a bridal concierge service to help prep brides for their special day. Groups can enjoy the full-service bar's roster of bacchanalian beverages, including wine and champagne offerings assembled by a master sommelier, lavishing tongues with specialty champagne cocktails, mixed drinks, and more than 25 wines. Throughout the day, a sumptuous congregation of teas and coffee also offer eye-opening sips.
During his 21 years of fitness coaching, Kevin Cox's biggest frustration was seeing clients fall away from their progress once they stopped using his services. So, he went looking for a way to help his clients make fitness a sustainable and effective part of their life with or without him. His search led him to his current philosophy of habit-based coaching. Now, when he leads people through personal or semi-private training sessions, he draws from a list of the most fundamental habits of healthy living based on realistic goals, eschewing the quick-fix trends dominating today's fitness landscape. He never bombards his students, though—he takes the simpler route, working on just one of those habits for two to three weeks at a time so it actually becomes a bona fide part of their lifestyle and fitness routine. This way, if clients move away or choose to branch out on their own, they'll have a bedrock of habits designed to cultivate long-lasting success and self-motivation.
Club Form’s body buffs guide students of all levels through a weekly schedule of 18 exercise classes to cultivate strong, marble-cut physiques. Inspired by dancers’ graceful, stretchy limbs and ability to juggle boulders, Barre Form sessions build flexibility, coordination, and strength with 60 minutes of ballet-barre exercises. To increase balance and hasten recovery from injuries, small-group Power Plate and Kinesis workouts employ full gravity-resistance equipment and vibrating platforms that promote therapeutic muscle contractions. Up to seven fitness seekers choose their own resistance levels in one-hour cycling classes, which burn calories and tone thighs and calves. Like finding a piranha in a wading pool, the boot-camp-style workout known as The Bear makes hearts pound and sweat flow.
Soccer Fit?s coaches aren't just people who love soccer; they're retired professional players who have played on fields around the world. They bring their love of the game and vast knowledge of techniques to budding soccer players of all ages, from senior citizens all the way down to four-year-olds and advanced zygotes. The camps, clinics, and private lessons focus on technical skills, while the fitness classes use soccer exercises as a fun workout.
The inside of Genesis Fitness is filled with an array of gym equipment and space to sprint and jog. The facility's instructors employ both for their challenging indoor and outdoor boot camps. During the sessions, exercisers get fit by using everything from traditional tools such as treadmills and free weights to less traditional forms of resistance such as logs, tires, and keg shells. To mix things up, they can attend the facility's continually varying drop-in boot camps each Saturday full-body workout. For a focus on an individual muscle group, visit a class any day of the week, morning, noon, or night.
Up to 800 calories burned. 70%–90% maximum heart rate achieved. One 30-minute workout. To achieve these results, the instructors and nutrition coaches at FIIT WERX have distilled their fitness classes down to a science. They're also committed to championing the benefits of barefoot training, which they say helps to improve posture, balance, and foot strength. In FIIT—full-intensity interval training—circuit classes, instructors lead students through rigorous, shoeless cardio and resistance workouts, which vary to allow other muscles to recover between sessions. Each class is based on the tenets of functional movement, relying on workouts that condition bodies for everyday tasks such as hoisting heavy laundry baskets, chopping logs into firewood, and lifting baby bears into tubs for their baths. Students can measure their progress with MyZone heart-rate and physical-activity monitors.
This same commitment to barefoot training also extends to FIIT WERX's partner gym, willPower Fit Studio. There, instructors lead challenging classes whose blend of yoga, Pilates, boot-camp, and cardio workouts adhere to their philosophy of positive, functional fitness. Scalable for athletes and aspiring athletes alike, classes such as willPower & grace and willPower infusion integrate challenging full-body workouts with sports psychology and multisensory stimulation to leave students as mentally sharp as they are physically fit.