As a certified personal trainer, Jenny Quinn knows that hoping and wishing don't burn many calories. To turn good intentions into noticeable results, she founded FLEXcity Fitness, a studio that makes exercise both fun and focused. Quinn draws upon a decade of training experience and a master's degree in exercise physiology to design small-group training sessions, which help clients tackle their goals with cardio, strength training, and motivation from their like-minded classmates. She leads high-intensity interval workouts alongside fellow trainer Trista Parisian, who has helped celebs such as Hilary Swank get svelte for red-carpet appearances.
With a turn on the treadmills and indoor cycling, you can help elevate the heart rate to a healthy level. Exercises with free weights and TRX can fortify muscles, rally the metabolism, and eliminate dependence on camel caravans to carry your groceries. Suitable for exercisers of all levels, the workouts also incorporate stretches to build flexibility and help prevent injuries.
The chefs at Michael's don't claim to make healthy food. Instead, their hearty dishes are intended to stick to your stomach and help soak up the bar's vast range of beers, whiskeys, and premium vodkas, whose bottles glow in the violet neon of the bar. Onion rings are battered in beer, cheese is mixed into the tater tots, and pretzel bites pair with beer-cheese dip. After hand-forming third-pound Angus beef burgers, the kitchen piles on eclectic ingredients such as fried mac 'n' cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, and jalapeños. Live music from an in-house stage compels patrons to dance, much like ending every sentence with "Now do-si-do."
Drawing from a diverse well of organic fair-trade coffees and dozens of syrup flavors, the bouncy baristas of Decker's Coffee Company pour out a multifarious menu of coffee drinks, smoothies, and italian sodas alongside sandwiches, wraps, soups, and baked goods. Create your own smoothie or Deckachino with flavors such as gingerbread, amaretto, and sugar-free irish cream or prepare for winter by stockpiling warm, creamy white-mocha lattes in your backyard tree fort ($3.39–$4.19). Cold or hot, solo sandwiches ($5.59) join forces with chips, a pickle, and a 20-ounce soda in combination meals ($6.99) and count among their ranks luscious options such as honey ham with smoked gouda and a veggie wrap with swiss, cucumbers, and red-pepper basil. Chicken quesadillas loaded with onion, tomato, and green bell peppers ($5.59) flip off the griddle with the practiced grace of a Soviet gymnast, and the house salad ($3.77) comes drenched in dressings including golden italian, fat-free raspberry vinaigrette, or caesar.
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Nestled in Lansing's Old Town shopping district, Matthew Ryan Salon welcomes visitors in for a relaxing day at the spa with luxurious hair and bodywork treatments. Massage therapist Chelsea treats feet to soothing reflexology treatments, which can help to not only ease tension, but correct bodily imbalances. Soothing scalp and hand massages help clients relax while heated neck wraps provide comfort by easing aches and reminding clients that their heads are still attached.