Sunlight streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows at The Zone Health and Fitness, illuminating rows of free weights, whirring cardio machines, and enthusiastic certified personal trainers and nutritional consultants. Owner Greg Bobby helms the crack staff and uses his degrees in sports medicine and exercise physiology to carefully craft fitness routines aimed at stepping up metabolism through resistance training, cardio workouts, nutritional guidance, and vitamin supplements. Guests and members can partake of myriad group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and kickboxing, or devise their own workout regimes with the bountiful free weights and machines at their disposal.
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.
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.
Since opening in 1998, Tans To Go continues to bronze its guests with a selection of equipment that includes six tanning beds and custom airbrush tanning. UV-based tanning comes in both bed and booth form, embedded with radiant bulbs of up to 400 watts that target the body and face. Resident airbrush artists imbue hides with a tanning mist that moisturizes the skin as it does its best impersonation of the sun. Before customers choose a bronzing method, Tans To Go's friendly, helpful staff can help make the decision easier with advice and answers to tanning questions.
With more than 10 tanning beds bronzing hides at three varying levels, as well as the automated VersaSpa spray-tan booth, Aspen Tan’s team can customize tans to suit each individual’s skin types and tanning needs. To further beautify the body’s largest organ, they also offer the skin- and muscle-toning Beauty Angel that administers light energy to increase circulation while relieving minor aches and pains.
Inside Executive Tans' welcoming salon, a quartet of UV-tanning beds and an experienced airbrush-tanning artist await to burnish skin in a sultry summer glow. The selection of UV bed styles includes one standup booth and the Classic Legs bed, which only tans the gams to match more naturally tan upper bodies or to even out sock and ankle-watch tan lines. Coating bods in a UV-free tan, the trained staff wields an airbrush wand to spray skin in a finely textured pigmented mist, leaving skin with a streak-free glow lasting for five to seven days. Patrons can don one of the salon's paper bikinis or bring their own swimsuit, resting assured that the nonstaining spray easily washes out of clothing. The salon's shelves are stocked in a variety of tanning lotions, which hydrate skin while prolonging tans for weeks of beachside strolls or parading around Antarctica to make the citizens jealous.