Working up a sweat is often seen as the prerequisite to getting in shape, but at Abstract Bodyworks, that's simply not the case. That's because the studio's trainers keep the studio cooled to 65 degrees, diminishing the body's need to sweat while preserving the benefits of exercise. Clients can even work out in their regular clothes, and there's no need to shower afterward.
The refreshingly cool temperature isn't the only thing that sets Abstract Bodyworks apart from other gyms. For one thing, the studio specializes in working with clients 40 and older, using movements requiring minimal force to help with chronic back and neck pain. For another, one-on-one full-body resistance training sessions last just 15 minutes?a convenient length for clients with busy schedules. Finally, the sessions are held in a private room without mirrors, allowing students to burn calories and tone their muscles without distractions.
The self-described "compulsive" technicians at Pamper Your Auto Detailing Spa pour their obsession into beautifying every detail on the cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles that roll into their Gainesville shop. They perform hand washes dried with soft chamois cloth to kick off exterior auto detail services, adding extra indulgences such as leather conditioners, clay-bar treatments, and protective Teflon sprays. Their paintless techniques free doors from dings, and their intensive buffing treatments free boats from rust patches posing as barnacles.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Auto reinvention reigns supreme at Gators Auto Customs, where the skilled staff wields electronic, cosmetic, and cleaning equipment to transform rugged or out-of-date cars into pristine, modern modes of transportation. Detailing regimens revitalize the look and resale value of rides with a hand wash and coats of wax, and motorists can further revamp their vehicle by enlisting new wheels and tires or window tints that block out the sun's glare and the moon's mind-control rays. The techs further foster driveway envy by also enhancing interiors with music- and video-system installations and outfitting cars with sleek chrome accessories.