Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, cardio equipment with built-in TVs, and Precor weight machines—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with Les Mills–designed group fitness classes or Latin-inspired Zumba dancercise. Personal trainers coach clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies, while water-jet-powered HydroMassage beds blast away tension.
Voted best tanning salon in 2011 by readers of the Courier and Press, Let’s Get Tan’s sunless booths and UV beds burnish skin with several tanning options. Eighteen tanning beds in seven levels coax melanin toward the surface with UV lamps and ultrasonic mating calls. Sunless options include two Mystic Tan booths, one VersaSpa chamber, and an Evolv heated airbrush-tanning system. The Smart Tan– and Sunless–certified staff uses their extensive training to ensure clients tan safely and comfortably, and iPod docks in most private rooms allow patrons to accompany their sessions with their choice in music.
The salon’s staff also recognizes that skincare goes hand in hand with tanning, and to that end they stock the shelves with a curated selection of products. Their red-light therapy booth’s 615- to 640-nanometer wavelengths of light work to stimulate collagen production, which can tighten skin and reduce the appearance of acne and wrinkles without the frustration that accompanies glaring at a red stoplight. Rounding out the slate of ancillary beauty services, one-hour Fit body-wrap sessions aim to help the body burn up to 1,000 calories with dual action infrared heat.
The stylists at J.Nicolle Salon & Spa clip and color hair into appealing new 'dos with the aid of Aveda products. Using the pure botanical ingredients of Aveda shampoos and conditioners, they hydrate tresses or repair the damage caused by the advances of amorous hot plates. To complement hairstyles, aestheticians enhance complexions with lash extensions, makeup applications, and waxes. Nail technicians attend to extremities, grooming fingernails and toenails until they look sharp and professional.
Heralded in Tanning Trends magazine, True Colors Tanning introduces skin to advanced bronzing technologies at a number of Louisville-area and southern Indiana locations. Each of the five levels of standup and lie-down ultraviolet-tanning beds is equipped with specialized cooling systems and ergonomic surfaces to maximize client comfort. Alternatively, experienced staffers can apply airbrushed tans or spray tans by Australian Gold in the time it takes to count 180 seconds using a laser-guided system.
Malibu Tanning sends paleness packing with airbrushing and five levels of tanning beds to achieve a sun-kissed glow sans the actual sun. First-time tanners and those looking for a relaxing experience can recline in the level-one Sunstar bed ($5/session), which features 100-watt bulbs to build a base tan and a base camp for a future influx of pigmentation. The level-two Solaris bed ($10/session), level-three SolarForce bed ($15/session), and level-four Sunscape bed ($20/session) incrementally step up dermal darkening within reasonable spans of tanning temporality, leaving customers with plenty of time to return to archiving vintage TV Guides. The futuristically fabricated level-five Velocity bed ($25/session) employs an open-air design to keep clients cool, while a radio with an MP3 jack plays custom tunes and 18 facial bulbs at 1,000 watts each provide long-lasting color for both fair- and dark-skinned clients. Tanners can also skip the UV rays altogether and achieve brilliant bronzing with an airbrush-tanning session ($35).