Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
Inside Heart, Mind & Body Therapeutic Massage, natural sounds mingle with soft music as aromatherapeutic scents waft through the air. In the corner of the tidy treatment room, a cushy chair surrounded by dim lamplight and candles serves as a comfortable place for a client to prepare for their relaxing massage. As soon as they recline on the massage table, a certified neuromuscular therapist swoops in with soothing techniques from Swedish, prenatal, hot-stone, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and sports modalities. The oasis of relaxation is located downtown, with free parking available for clients’ cars and the dogs that pull them.
The Root Yoga practices an inclusionary brand of yoga that welcomes newcomers and experienced yogis alike. Its team of instructors leads lessons in many different styles, teaching participants to focus on breathing and flow through varied poses.
Whether looking to learn a new skill, get fit, or exact revenge on a mouthy punching bag, clients' goals can be achieved at Borderland Brawlers Boxing Club. Between multicolored, graffiti-cloaked walls, trainees work one on one with coaches, who give them gloves-on training in every aspect of the sweet science. Each session is tailored to the individual learner, and with some practice and dedication, the trainers' expertise can push students closer to their goals.
Cookie cutters are the bane of Arnold Rodriguez's existence. It's not because they lead to cookies, which can sidetrack even the healthiest eater. Instead, it's what they represent: a one-size-fits-all approach. At his fitness-training facility, Hybrid Fitness, nearly every activity is tailored to individual needs. During one-on-one training, Arnold and his team of certified personal trainers propel clients toward goals with custom-built workouts performed at a location of their choice. Markedly non-cookie cutter boot camps and other group-training classes adopt a team approach to exercise, which can motivate participants to run faster, jump higher, and lift more weight than Clifford the Dog’s pooper scooper. The staff also offers online training programs, which accommodate exercisers with weekly workouts, nutritional guidance, and unlimited access to trainers via phone, text, or email.
Whether you're a beginner trainee or a seasoned athlete, Fierce Fit Training can get you into better shape. Here, a team of experienced personal trainers leads groups through high intensity interval training exercises designed to produce results. Each WOD (workout of the day) might include anything from flipping giant tires, to walking lunges, to wall burpees, but always includes a heaping dose of group motivation to help trainees stay on track.