Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.
Counterpoint Pilates uses Balanced Body Pilates and Stotts fitness equipment in combination with fully certified Stott Pilates training to promote noodlelike flexibility, chiseled core muscles, and brawny backs. Classes on the schedule are designed to benefit all fitness and age levels, including sprightly teens, stiff-bodied seniors, and middle-aged cupcake muggers. For one-on-one muscle molding, private sessions are customized to the needs and goals of each Pilates patron, promoting personalized feedback for brisker betterment of the body. Located in the historic Rose Street Market Building, Counterpoint Pilates provides validated parking across the street. Click here for more details about parking and classes.
Occupying 3,500 square feet, The Fitness Spot personalizes working out with a modest but all-inclusive gym facility. Start 2011 on a fit foot with a two-month membership that grants you access to cardio, strength training, and toning equipment, as well as the immaculate, completely unhaunted locker rooms and showers. Members can also attend high intensity 20-minute classes that target fitness principals like core conditioning, stretching, and proper high five technique. Individualize your sweat session with the two included personal training lessons. The half hour sessions are tailored to your skill level and will enlighten you on workout effectiveness and efficiency.
Uncluttered by impersonal equipment, The Firm's mirrored expanse of blond wood floors and taupe walls provide plenty of room for the instructors to move around. Trainers motivate clients to sweat toward svelte physiques during BodyPump sessions and BodyCombat classes that blend cardio and martial arts to get students kicking and punching through excess calories. Most of the classes leverage body weight or light equipment to trim waistlines and tone muscle with the exception of RPM classes, which build endurance and cardio strength using state-of-the-art Body Bikes.
Erin Fouch believes that exercise shouldn't make people self-conscious—on the contrary, it should allow them to access and move with their inner rhythm. She leads one-hour Zumba routines to encourage this expression, planning her own dance-cardio workouts that burn calories and shape muscle. Up to 50 people shimmy through intuitive steps as Erin augments her classes with ab-sculpting techniques, such as the no-limbs Macarena.
Focus On U Fitness is a women-only fitness facility that stocks its class schedule with six varied workout classes calibrated to suit a variety of ability levels. Like a skeleton key in a university building, the punch card ensures admission to any of the available classes, so students can sample several different sessions or submerge themselves in just one style. Accrue aerobic endurance during morning step classes, or test balancing skills during flexibility-enhancing yoga sessions. Total Body Workout progressively challenges muscles to tackle tougher tasks in beginning and intermediate levels, moving swiftly from addition to long division, whereas circuit blast delivers a combination of cardio and resistance training. The schedule changes often, so be sure to check it regularly for new offerings.