Servando Dominguez and his team of certified trainers hold indoor and outdoor workout routines seven days a week. During each four-part session, trainers spend less than an hour guiding students through cardio exercises while thoroughly explaining each movement to prevent injuries. In addition, Servando's team provides three different nutrition plans and online access to Fitness Magazine. They also encourage students to persevere by way of emails, text messages, and smoke signals. Pep talks escalate to tangible incentives with Servando's body-fat contest, which rewards faithful participants with prizes such as cash, photo shoots, and massages. Servando's confidence in his program is reflected in his satisfaction guarantee—should participants follow the program for 30 days and not see results, they will receive a full refund.
Normally, a hot-stone massage marks itself among a massage studio's most luxurious modalities, during which smooth, heated river rocks sit atop sore spots, radiating warmth into the muscles to ease out knots and stress. At stoneSmassage therapy, the nationally board-certified therapists incorporate hot stones into most of their treatments. During Swedish massages, the therapists administer the same soothing, medium-pressure strokes that define the modality, only now they work the strokes around the heated rocks that complement the service. But the staff doesn't rely on rocks alone to vanquish tension; all-natural and organic lotions and microfiber sheets augment soothing massage experiences.
Mazal, the reflexologist behind Reflexology by Mazal, tends to issues ranging from acute back pain to difficulty sleeping by stimulating the nervous system. She applies pressure to the feet, hands, and outer ears, focusing on relieving stress. The sessions generally lead to increased relaxation and feelings of rejuvenation.
Recent renovations brought new tanning and red-light skin-rejuvenation equipment into Luxury Tan & Makeovers’ studio. The renovation allowed for an upscale makeover salon where clients can get a blowout or makeup application while relaxing with a glass of champagne.
Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.
Best Face and Body aims to be a respite from the hectic pace of modern living. Inside the warmly lit spa, professionals pamper clients with soothing massage services, healing aesthetic treatments, and their own line of proprietary skincare products. Founder Bonnie Best developed the B.Best line to reinforce the impact of her spa treatments with a skincare regimen clients could follow at home. As she carefully calibrated each formula, she eschewed ingredients such as mineral oil, alcohol, or perfume, which she knew from experience can dehydrate skin and clog pores. Instead, her products incorporate state-of-the-art substances recommended by skincare manufacturers and chemists to help hydrate, protect, and nourish skin.