A chandelier decked out with glass teardrops hangs over slate floors and eclectic decorations inside Sole'renity's historic building, which dates back more than a century. Zebra-striped Victorian-style chairs stand in the waiting area, where the splash of cascading water sounds out from small stone fountains. At nail stations farther inside, techs polish nails and provide paraffin-wax soaks for the toes of clients seated in damask chairs. Massages soothe muscles with hot stones and essential oils, and facials refresh visages by clearing acne, renewing aging skin, and removing expressions stuck on the face after last night's nightmares.
Whether seeking a specific sweat session or looking for an intensive cardio overhaul, Diesel Fitness's classes, offered six days a week, cater to every exercising intent. Knead muscles and load biceps with Monday's Buns and Guns class, or sweat out stress with hot yoga on Wednesday evenings. Amenities at Diesel Fitness include a basketball court, an indoor track, free weights, a sauna, a racquetball court, and a cardio room with more than 30 pieces of equipment—one for each ripple in a bodybuilder's pectoral muscle. Diesel Fitness opens at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, allowing roosters to get in a few bench-press reps before heading to work.
Fitness Evolution’s attentive trainers outline nutrition plans for each exerciser, coalescing with workouts to forge total-body health. Patrons submit a filled-in food log each week for analysis by their trainer, who provides suggestions and feedback for continued healthful eating. Meanwhile, clients tackle their fitness goals on an expansive gym floor, where cardio machines border a basketball court that serves as a stage for pickup games or reenactments of Shakespeare’s Space Jam. Resistance machinery and free weights encourage the building of lean muscles, and Fitness Evolution’s group exercise classes pile on peer motivation and calorie-burning camaraderie. While The Ride chauffeurs cyclists on a classic biking challenge that tests legs and boosts heart rates, beginner yoga sessions center the mind and body with poses that leave stretchers feeling centered and relaxed. Strength-training sculpt, advanced power yoga, and hybrid cardio tone classes are also hosted in the mirrored group fitness studio, which allows students to monitor their form and figure out which fellow flexers are really vampires.