A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.
Sunnyside Tanning Spa's Smart Tan–certified technicians adjust the tint on anatomical control panels with variable-intensity UV-tanning beds and hand-applied spray tans. Airbrush artists darken human hides with Norvell solutions composed of bronzers including cosmetic, DHA, and erythrulose, the combination of which ensures evenness and eliminates spotting and streaking. Sunnyside's arsenal of UV-tanning beds includes in its ranks the Ergoline Classic 600, which boasts high-pressure facial lamps and shoulder bronzers. The stand-up hex unit showers bodies in 360 degrees of UV coverage and simulates the effects of walking on sunshine. Late-night hours offer convenient tanning for business people, students, and beach bums sneaking around behind the Sun's back. Sunnyside's updated arsenal also features the Fuquay location's Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth, which rains green light's stern roommate onto hides to stimulate collagen production, battle cellulite with a vibrating platform, and firm the skin by promoting absorption of cosmetics.
For one day, gallons of mud and six waves of screaming, laughing runners fill the scenic grounds of Willow Oaks Plantation in Eden, North Carolina—to give it their all at the Mud and Music Mayhem race on August 16th. This obstacle race pits runners against more than 30 natural and manmade challenges ranging from climbing walls and mud pits to just a pile of stuff that needs leaping over. A post-race party lets everyone celebrate their victories with food, beer, live music, and inflatables.
The seasoned trainers at OPT Fitness help blossoming athletes build strength, endurance, and confidence with a comprehensive roster of fitness-minded services. Drawing from years of experience in disciplines such as volleyball, running, and battling ropes, each skilled instructor works to singe calories and coerce muscles to emerge from hiding under rock-shaped tattoos.
Dara Van Deusen has been in the massage-therapy game for 10 years—plenty of time to master seven different massage styles. Her specialties range from gentle Swedish massage to intense deep-tissue massage, and they even include pregnancy massage, a style which soothes the aches of carrying a baby or a prairie dog shaved to look like a baby all day long.
Licensed instructor Casey began her infatuation with Zumba three years ago after attending a class in upstate New York. Since moving to Apex, she has devoted her time to spreading the good word of the rhythmic workout, leading protégés through accessible steps, spins, and stretches set to Latin music. Now, she divides her time between two studios, but she sashays out into the wider world to host private sessions in guests’ homes, personal gyms, or bouncy castles.