Indulge Spa & Salon's services cover beauty both inside and out. Staff members teach clients the Emotional Freedom Technique, a style of acupressure used to reduce negative emotions and vanquish pain; they also use red-light therapy to soothe bodily aches. But their treatments also include traditional spa-and-salon selections: tanning, collagen injections, and cellulite-reduction treatments round out the beauty offerings.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Step into the sunless spray of a VersaSpa booth ($25 for one session) and sprint out in a flat 60 seconds with a third-place Olympic finish. Choose either a clear bronzing solution that reaches its colorful peak in six hours and lasts up to a week, or opt for the clear solution coupled with a cosmetic bronzer (which will wash off with your first shower, leaving the clear solution) for immediate results.
At Tan Utah, experienced staffers help patrons select tanning plans to suit their beauty goals. From a hue built gradually in a UV bed to a Mystic booth's instant bronze, tanning experts help clients find the right look to stand out. As a distributor of top-flight tanning accouterments, the team gets such up-and-coming technologies as the Beauty Angel system, in which a therapeutic red light bolsters collagen production while a vibrating platform stimulates circulation.
Trained technicians at Secret Beach Tanning give epidermises an expertly bronzed finish with UV-free Norvell airbrush tans. Clients first collaborate with the tech to pick out the skin shade that best matches their hair or lucky penny. Next, patrons don disposable garments and a hair cap before skin dons a DHA-based browning solution. Tans usually develop over the course of a few hours, after which outer epidermal layers sport an even, golden tan that typically lasts around seven days. Secret Beach Tanning suggests showering and shaving before the session, as well as not wearing makeup, deodorants, or full jousting armor, as they can prevent skin from absorbing the tanning formula correctly.
Rooted in the fundamentals of CrossFit, Xcel Fitness's programs aim to push participants with challenging, dynamic workouts. They introduce beginners to the workout in CrossFit Fundamentals classes and provide easily scalable sessions for those more experienced. But just because Xcel focuses on the power of CrossFit, it doesn't mean they forgo variety. The gym also offers classes in spin, yoga, and mixed-martial-arts training, allowing them to provide something for everyone—they even offer classes for kids.