The sounds of pumping weights and bodies in motion echo 24/7 as Snap Fitness members work out at whatever time fits their schedule. A refundable $25 access card gives members the freedom to come and go as they please. Ample staffed hours allow exercisers to develop custom workouts alongside supportive personal trainers or holograms of Richard Simmons. Virtual Active treadmills display videos from the Grand Canyon, state parks, or Chicago’s scenic streets to challenge runners with a variety of terrain types, and MyRide virtual cycling machines coach riders with virtual trainers in HD-quality videos.
A picture of a serene pond dappled with water lilies seems to imbue the treatment room at Trocoa Skin Acumen with the calm of a woodland hideaway. Candles glow by the floral bedspread and the gray-green walls, chasing stress from clients' minds as aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials that treat a range of conditions. The Urban Renewal facial, for example, uses the powerful antioxidant vitamin C to reverse sun and environmental damage caused by bathing in radiation in order to gain superpowers. Fruit acids shrink blemishes during the Defiant Acne facial, and the sensitive-skin facial likewise channels natural ingredients, including chamomile and green tea.
Though the spa's staff members specialize in these examples of noninvasive skincare, they also administer chemical peels, waxing services, permanent makeup, and teeth-whitening treatments.
Befitting its name, Glow Skincare Studio strives to restore clients' youthful radiance with specialized spa treatments that reinvigorate aging skin. Customized facial treatments use aromatherapy oils and a gentle massage to create a thoroughly indulgent experience while the aesthetician cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the client's skin. Chemical peels dramatically improve tone and texture by unmasking the healthy layers of skin just beneath the surface, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and Sharpie mustaches. During body wrap treatments, clients rest within a cocoon of salves and balms that infuse skin with vital nutrients and minerals.
Bedizened with dishes from every corner of the globe, the Oakwood Bistro’s menu transforms dining into a world-traversing adventure with ingredients culled from local and organic sources whenever possible. After a widely traveled culinary career, Chef Ryan Soule has settled back in his home state replete with regional cuisine know-how and hours-long vacation slideshows. Taste buds can travel to tropical locales with the pineapple-dotted caribbean paella ($23), trek to the misty northeast with lobster mac and cheese ($18), or holiday in North Africa with the curried eggplant tagine ($15). American classics meld with worldly flavors in bistro sandwiches, which include asparagus cheese melts ($8) and salmon BLTs ($12). Thin-crust pizzas ($9+) let diners customize their meals with 24 topping options ($1.25–$2.75 each), and each dough disk is available in gluten-free ($4 extra) or merrily skipping carefree versions.
At ACTing Smarter ACT Test Prep, learning how to ace the daunting standardized test is not only effective, but also affordable. University of Michigan alumnus Josh Gottlieb runs the classes—made up of small groups of 5–10 students—and incorporates 15 years of experience teaching math and science, plus two master's degrees in education.
If you can't take a culinary tour of Italy, you could always stop in at Jaspare's Pizza instead. That's because the eatery sources many of its ingredients directly from Italy, lending extra authenticity to its made-from-scratch sauces and rustic pastas. Its biggest draw?pizza?doesn't disappoint, either. Italian classics including the lightly baked Sicilian Style and the creamy Chicken Alfredo mingle on the menu with American inventions such as the Sweet Memphis, which teams with barbecue sauce, chicken, ham, bacon, and pineapple.