Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr.
The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.
People escape the stresses of everyday life in many ways, such as reading, watching movies, or donning Groucho Marx glasses and sneaking out of their car during rush hour. The team of instructors at Sisters Yoga leads female yogis through an alternative take on traditional yoga. In addition to the limb-stretching postures and focused breathing commonly associated with the art, instructors infuse each class with up-tempo R&B, pop, and world music, creating an atmosphere that’s equal parts celebration and meditation.
In addition to their regular series of classes, the Sisters also lead Christian-inspired Holy Yoga as well as monthly dance and meditation workshops, and private yoga parties.
Illuminate Hair Studio and Spa's licensed aesthetician Megan Pacheco knows skin. Inside of a private, pale-yellow treatment room—and beneath the glow of a crystal chandelier—Pacheco treats clients to facials, all-natural peels, and microdermabrasion. She also improves skin's appearance by ousting unwanted hair with wax.
Signature Service: Massage Therapy
Brands Used: Biotone Advanced Therapy Massage Lotion & Massage Gel
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
I provide professional, relaxing therapeutic massage services in order to give my clients a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits my clients experience are reduced pain, stiffness, and motion limitations, reduced muscular and emotional stress, and increased blood flow that enhances soft tissue healing. The experience my clients love are the benefits of natural, therapeutic massage therapy.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
[We create] relaxing visual surroundings with our waterfall and soothing spa music.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Don't put relaxation, reduced stress, and pain-relief off any longer.
Perfect Balance Yoga is an award-winning yoga studio that helps its members achieve and maintain a healthy body-and-spirit balance. Experienced yoga teachers instruct students in gentle and restorative yoga, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga, with classes geared toward meditation, kids, and moms-to-be. Inside the Perfect Balance studio, students are soothed by the spare, spacious practice area and its welcoming warmth.
Combining massage therapy, yoga, and nutritional counseling, Thai Yoga with Suzy aims to move its clients toward whole-body health. Thai Yoga with Suzy is based out of Perfect Balance Yoga Studio, and Suzy also makes house calls so her clients can rest after bodywork sessions.