Wielding products from brands such as Skin Script, the spa techs at 100% Pure Pro cater to all skin types with treatments for the whole body. In addition to traditional facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasions aim to minimize fine lines and signs of aging, and waxing sessions rid bodies of unwanted hair on faces, arms, legs, and bikini areas. Staff artists also travel about, dolling up brides for their big day with expert makeup applications and instant microwave veils.
Cycle Down Dawg indoor cycling studio guides groups through heart-pumping workouts set to beat-dropping music with videos and lighting. The studio also offers TRX strength-building classes, yoga sessions for all levels, barre, and cyco-barre classes which combine cycling and barre. Instructors also lead additional high-impact workouts during certain specialty classes, like the popular total-body workouts cycle-TRX and cycle-yoga, which help clients stay tone and fit while having fun.
At Just Train For Life Fitness, certified P90X trainers motivate fit-seekers to push themselves to lead healthier lives through high-intensity P90X classes. The body-sculpting regimens blend cardio, resistance training, core work, and mobility exercises, and can be modified to suit varying levels of fitness. Though the workouts are challenging, the trainers cultivate a friendly atmosphere and opt for positive encouragement over in-your-face shouting or stealing the slowest performer's lunch money.
Flickinger's Dye for Education runs let participants get active while supporting the Learning Center and its mission to help educate the community. Unlike traditional charity runs, Dye for Education's live up to their name by blasting runners with colored, non-toxic cornstarch as they make their way along the run's route. By the end, runners are covered head to toe in the vibrant, temporary dye, a fun testament to their participation in the charity event. To add to the runner's sense of accomplishment, all proceeds from the runs support the non-profit Learning Center and its programs.
Fishing and boating activities abound at Pioneer Beach Resort, which has sheltered vacationers inside rustic cabins near the wooded shores of Spirit Lake and Okoboji Lake since the 1920s. Sprinkled across the resort's idyllic grounds, eight air-conditioned cabins each regale guests with a full kitchen, barbecue, and picnic table. As kids frolic across a playground, fishermen can stock up on snacks and live bait at the onsite, full-service bait-and-tackle shop before rehearsing largemouth-bass calls from atop ample fishing benches on a boating dock stretching 100 feet into the glistening waters. Resort guests may also charter pontoons by the hour ($100 for the first hour, $50 per hour after the first). Pioneer Beach Resort is nestled in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes region, which brims with outdoor recreation, art galleries, live music, and a historic amusement park.
Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.