For many, maintaining a healthy fitness regimen is an off-putting chore on par with cleaning the garage or assembling that backyard roller coaster for the kids. The folks behind Snap Fitness, who now boast locations all over the world, are of the opinion that this doesn't have to be the case. They believe 24-hour access to premium cardio and strength-training equipment, innovative easyFIT monitors to track personal progress, and perpetual guidance from certified professionals can help transform physical fitness into an accessible activity that yields measurable and tangible results. In addition to providing online workout rubrics and meal plans, they work to keep sweat glands up and running by offering work out rewards programs, making regular check-in calls, and measuring bodies—sans padded muscle suits—every 30 days.
The stylists at Running With Scissors Salon ignore lessons learned in grade school in favor of knowledge gleaned from beauty school to professionally style coifs, groom nails, and rejuvenate weary complexions. Inside the full-service salon, the skilled team works to transform appearances with hair, nail, and waxing services for the entire family.
Inside a small brick building adorned with a chimney and green trim, Dave and Carol McEndaffer work amid lilac walls and potted plants. It’s a lovely setting for a couple in the business of beautifying people, which they have extensive experience in. The duo has owned salons throughout the past 37 years and added Laurels Salon of Distinction to their stable more than a decade ago. They've studied with seasoned stylists; while Dave focuses on hair, Carol pours her efforts into skin care, wellness, and restoration treatments for baldness and thinning hair.
In addition to cuts and ammonia-free color, they cosset their clientele with massages, spray tanning, and waxing. The salon is stationed across the street from Colorado State University, so it’s a convenient spot to de-stress after an exam or to cover your eyes with cucumbers before a scary PowerPoint presentation.
The licensed aestheticians at Laser Clinic of Fort Collins cosset cheeks with noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments. To begin, guests receive a complimentary consultation with a skin specialist to discuss problematic areas, complexion-related goals, and recurring nightmares about being late for the SATs. The 30-minute treatment commences with a facial cleansing before a DiamondTome wand sweeps across the skin, harnessing the power of natural diamond chips and a miniature vacuum to slough away dead skin cells and stimulate elastic tissues. The procedure smoothes skin without the use of loose crystals or other abrasives, reducing the chance of irritation and the possibility of jewel thieves interrupting the session.
At Sienna Tan, four different UV beds variously boast amenities such as 360-degree bulbs, facial lamps, and iPod capabilities. The salon also makes UV-free sessions available by furnishing a voice-automated VersaSpa booth that’s equipped with an air-purification system. Tanning time can be purchased by the session, the week, or the month.
Sienna Tan’s staff also encourages an ongoing relationship with their clientele by presenting appealing membership options. Monthly members receive a complimentary welcome kit, which includes free upgrades to higher level beds, a pair of UV-blocking eyewear, guest passes, and a VersaSpa session. All members can benefit from Sienna’s tanning tips, which shed light on how to best maintain a bronzed finish. Additional FormoStar body wraps use far infrared heat to jump-start metabolism, detoxify the skin, and thaw hearts frozen by the icy glares of gorgeous snowmen.
Kindred Souls proprietor Linda Marriner isn't your average spa owner. She holds certification as a Reiki master, aesthetician, and massage therapist, and spent more than three decades working as a nurse. So it stands to reason that she is out to do more than just pamper bodies–-she aims to nourish and heal them as well. Here, she moisturizes and exfoliates skin with facials and peels performed using locally-made Sanitas skin care products. During therapeutic massage treatments, healing hands promote relaxation with Swedish treatments, keep lymphatic systems flowing, and soften the body's hard chocolate center with deep-tissue techniques.
In addition to helping patients feel healthy, young, and revitalized, Marriner proudly serves the community around her through her support for programs such as Hope Lives and Pathways Hospice.