The talented aestheticians and hair-shorteners at a'la Mode salonspa, a full-service salon and spa, exhibit expertise in stylish haircuts, glossy mani-pedis, relaxing massages, and a variety of beautifying aesthetic services. Stylists trim bangs ($10–12) and dish out haircuts for adults ($19–62) and children 11 and younger ($15–35). Finger-painters apply white polish to the tips of nails during French manicures ($36). Remove unnecessary hairs with a bikini wax, or indulge in a pregnancy massage ($46 for 30 minutes), which enhances sleep for expectant mothers and calms the kicks of active babies. The application of a one-hour back facial ($61) rejuvenates back skin and decreases stress caused by moving stand-up pianos. Hair cuts in New Richmond start at $19, while hair cuts in Hudson start at $23.
Cheryl Anderson-Hinz has a simple goal: make her clients feel beautiful. At Lotus Natural Health & Beauty, the Reiki master and licensed aesthetician performs aesthetic and wellness services aimed at achieving just that result. Her facials meld classic cleansing with more unique techniques, such as rejuvenating Ayurvedic touch, and she harnesses advanced radio frequency technology to cast birthdates into doubt while performing nonsurgical face-lifts. Should clients wish to foster their inner vigor, Cheryl’s Reiki services can help revitalize with hands-on energy-balancing techniques.
Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard?inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.
Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
Founded 22 years ago by owner and trainer Gail Simpson, St. Croix Training Center offers lessons for riders of all abilities in a spacious, heated indoor arena. The experienced trainers are proficient in hunt, saddle seat, and Western pleasure-riding styles. Equestrians age 6 and older will spend 30 minutes atop their horse working on the basics or fine-tuning their trot, and approximately another half hour on the ground, saddling and grooming their new many-hands-high friend or discussing the history of carrots over a bowl of sugar cubes.
At Trumi, a workout encompasses more than just exercise. It also means community, nutrition, and an opportunity to be close to nature. Trainers host group sessions outdoors whenever possible, teaching students to sprint, lift, jump, and sweat their way through routines that accommodate all experience levels. They also educate students about healthy eating choices, and encourage them to bond and support each other as they progress through the 12-week curriculum. Trumi coaches also offer individualized nutritional guidance with weekly challenges to help clients achieve their personal health goals.
Apart from its standard course, Trumi has programs for different age groups. The Trumi ReNu class helps senior citizens to retain their muscle mass, while the TruYouth class strengthens teens in time for the wrestle-the-dean portion of their college interviews. Kids ages 6-12 build their motor skills during Trumi Troopers sessions, and younger children stretch with their parents as part of the Trumi Trumites program.