With an all-access pass to a full class schedule and all exercise components in the Just for Ladies facility, gentlewomen will glisten and gleam as they sculpt their upper and lower bodies using the Shapemaster toning system. These silently motorized toning tables use repetitive isokinetic motion to flatten abdominals, improve posture, and increase one's range of motion—working both sides of the body equally rather than just the one used to dangle perilously from cliffs. Otherwise, sweat it out on a variety of cardio machines, including stair climbers, stationary bikes, treadmills, yackety saxes, and ellipticals—all equipped with TVs to keep boredom at bay. To keep sweat donations social, Just for Ladies' expert instructors blast groups of bodies with classes in aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba (classes vary by location).
Safety comes first at New Heights Rock Climbing Gym. Before strapping in at the gym’s top-rope climbing course, all guests have to complete a training lesson that teaches them the skills needed to safely surmount the gym’s walls. Students learn how to tie weight-bearing knots, help friends safely ascend and descend the walls using belaying techniques, and recognize the difference between rocks and Styrofoam coolers that just look like rocks. Once instructors deem them ready, students can then latch onto the colorful rocks sprinkled throughout the climbing space, using their upper-arm strength and path-finding skills to surmount the vertical obstacle course. The angled bouldering course rises over padded mats, allowing guests to safely climb the inclines while working against gravity pulling down their own body weight. The gym opens its doors to parties of all sizes, with one designated instructor for every eight partygoers to ensure climbers stay safe and agile.
Many of the same staff members at Brookside by Day have helped prepare and serve home-cooked favorites since the day the diner opened in 1991. That sense of tradition permeates every aspect of the restaurant, from the country decor of hardwood tables to the house specialties ranging from breakfast burritos to chicken-fried chicken. That's not to say the times can't change, however—along with the regular menu, chalkboard specials rotate daily, and in 2013 the diner added a bar where guests can watch the flat-screen TV over drinks or sip a Bloody Mary at brunch to cure their Sunday papercuts.
Four Seasons Med Spa specializes in several skin treatments, such as dermal fillers, facials, and other enhancements such as dermaplaning. As they wait for cosmetic skincare treatments, guests sip complimentary beverages and play Marco Polo with the sparkling fish that traverse the relaxation room's sprawling aquarium. Guests can sink into a massage chair while viewing the aquarium, which, along with a cobalt-blue mosaic, accents the cream-colored interior with splashes of color.
Big believers in the power of time-efficient workouts, friendly motivation, and custom exercise and nutrition plans, the certified personal trainers at Fitness Together help their clients reach their fitness goals rapidly with personal training and small-group training sessions. Each session is private and held in a studio with all the equipment clients need to maximize their workout routines.
Fit for Her wields a combination of machines, classes, and spacious amenities to wrap its all-female clientele in an unintimidating, 24/7 workout space. A battery of cardio equipment, as well as weight machines designed for women's frames, provides a diverse array of workout options. Instead of leaping from 10 to 200 like an extremely competitive game of hopscotch, the machines respect women's strength training by going up in smaller increments, smoothing the road toward feminine buffness. All new members can partake in a full orientation of the facility, which familiarizes patrons with the available equipment. Classes, such as yoga, Pilates, and Zumba, bundle astute instruction with the camaraderie of social fat-blasting. Bronze newly toned bods with Fit for Her's horizontal and vertical self-service tanning beds, which give strong muscles a toasty glow; members can tan once every 24 hours.