A vibrant peacock mural welcomes diners into Taste of India where, surrounded by Indian decor, they can sate appetites for spices with a menu of curry-laden dishes. Masala, saffron, and vindaloo sauces add pungency to the restaurant’s array of specialty plates, which feature shrimp, goat meat, and homemade cheese.
Work It, Girl! Dance Fitness’s owner, Sandy, wasn’t initially convinced that pole dancing could translate to an effective exercise routine. She first encountered the sensual workout while watching a morning health show, and she immediately recognized some of the spins and moves from her days as a gymnast. So, with intrigue and reservations equally in tow, she journeyed to the nearest pole-fitness studio—one located 100 miles away—to see what all the fuss was about. After her first class, she was fully on board. She found everything about pole dancing to be infectious, from the sense of empowerment she experienced while twirling around the pole to the intense strength and cardio exercises that left her breathless after each workout.
Today, Sandy’s own pole-fitness studio introduces women of all ages and abilities to the liberating workout that got her hooked on fitness. Sandy’s team of certified instructors helps students spin and twirl through classes that incorporate sexy pole and chair techniques that are sure to spice up boring bus commutes. They also groove to Latin-inspired tunes during Zumba Toning classes and build cardio endurance during interval-based Turbo Kick kickboxing classes.
Bending and shaping the human body with a combination of techniques, such as myofascial release, deep-tissue massage, sports massage, and classic relaxation-massage therapy, Lori Maloney at Knead for Health eases tension out of weary flexors. Each muscle manipulation is fully customized, addressing specific aches and heightening the relaxation of the entire body.
Wellness Connections’ resident nail artists fashion comely appendages with the stylish ministrations of mani-pedi treatments. Staff members prep finger canvases with a cuticle grooming and nail shaping, creating digit palettes that serve as elegant finger adornments or shimmering catfish-noodling lures. After appendages soak in a sea-salt exfoliation bath, hands and feet release their stress while enjoying relaxing kneads during a hand-and-foot massage. Pampering treatments end with the flawless strokes of a professional polish application, which preps nails for a stylish night out of ding-dong-ditching Buckingham Palace.
The eye center boasts a collection of frames for adults by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Armani Exchange, as well as kid-friendly frames from Disney and Nickelodeon. It also offer patients eye exams, contact lenses, and Latisse eyelash-growth serum, and its optometrists show their support for military personnel and veterans with complimentary eye exams and multiple pats on the back.
Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Bowers tackles problems of the spine with various treatment protocols and high-tech gadgets. These range from a nonsurgical decompression table to the a cervical machine that fights pain associated with herniated, protruding, and degenerative discs. In addition to administering traditional chiropractic adjustments that set joints back in their place, Dr. Bowers. also combats the effects of age with nonsurgical face-lift treatments. Using microcurrent wands to tighten the skin, he reduces visible signs of time such as dark circles under the eyes and rosacea.
Away from the hustle and bustle of muscle chiseling, staffers including nail technicians, massage therapists, and a licensed aesthetician and manicurist can be found flitting about Studio Fit Day Spa as they gussy up weary patrons via lavish services. They restore dull complexions to their former radiance with a variety of facials, such as an acne-clearing facial or an age-erasing facial. Their nail treatments infuse digits with a dose of polished glamour.
For those looking for a spa treatment to boost their weight-loss results further, Studio Fit offers the Ultimate Body Applicator, a cloth wrap that encourages the tightening of epidermal exteriors and the reduction of cellulite when wrapped around the abdomen, back, legs, arms, or second head. A plant-based mixture permeates the cloth wrap, detoxifying skin with extracts of horse chestnut and green tea and oils of jojoba seed and rosemary leaf.