With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The experienced writers at Career Pro know only action verbs and are legally deaf to the word "failure." After getting to know your personality, goals, and background during an initial phone interview that lasts 20 to 30 minutes, they'll complete their services by giving your resume a careful evaluation, then supplying you with a concise three-to-four-sentence summation of what they consider your primary strengths and best points of emphasis. They'll also send two revised versions of your resume (in Word and text formats) to your email address. If you've been out of college for less than a year, they'll also add your first job into your resume, cogently and compellingly distilling your duties and accomplishments into a few zippy bullet points.
Race Track Auto Spa & Lube uses a soft-touch cleaning system to gently restore cars to their natural states of sparkle. During "The Works" washes ($20 each), high-speed matter transporters receive triple foam soapings, hand-towel pat downs and polishings, and clear coats of protective wax to seal in freshness. Floors and seats are vacuumed, the dashboard is wiped, windows are cleaned and defogged, and doorjambs are cleared of dirt and actual jam. Each wash includes an undercarriage wash and wheel treatment. Drivers on the go can pamper loyal speed wagons with an express wax, completed in 30 minutes or less ($29.95), with an added Rain-X windshield treatment ($5), which breaks up hostile sheets of precipitation into manageable, bite-sized water beads.
At Central Park West Dental Studio, Genevieve Fernandes helms a team of dental professionals that collectively boast more than two decades of experience in family and cosmetic dentistry. During that time, the office has consistently revamped its equipment and services to keep up with the newest developments in dentistry. They currently offer Invisalign, implants, Waterlase treatments, and drill-free dental work to help ease any patient fears. The staff can also schedule appointments for any day of the week to accommodate patients with busy work schedules or spur-of-the-moment Oscar parties.
Inside the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center, DermaCenter Medical Spa is an oasis for women who want to improve the appearance and health of their skin without going under the knife. Dr. Leslie Saltzman and her team of female physicians and aestheticians specialize in the science side of the spa experience. They work toward achieving the best results, whether it be smooth, wrinkle-free skin after an injection of Dysport or flawlessly complected legs after spider-vein removal. And because their treatments aren't invasive, most require little to no downtime and allow clients to get back to their normal lives.
The variety of classes and comforting environment at the studio earned it a nod for the Best Yoga Studio in the area on CityVoter. There are classes for beginners as well as sessions for more advanced enthusiasts. Start your week with an empowering Monday Success session, or end your week with the relaxing, deep-breathing Thank God It's Friday class. A variety of other classes are offered in between and outside these weekly bookends. Check the schedule for the complete details, dates, and times of upcoming classes. Stop by 30 minutes before class time to meet and greet with the instructors and to barter your family recipes and beaver pelts for their insider yoga tips.