Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa?s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples? massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
Signature service: Boxing and Fitness
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Ringside and Combat Sports
Pro Tip: Be prepared to sweat, so bring a towel.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Tough Lotus owner-instructor Marnie Valliere along with a team of three instructors demonstrate the workouts from aerial-fitness classes, moving with such ease and grace that it's hard to believe they aren't full-time acrobats. Students hover above the studio's black-and-white checkered floor inside aerial gyms suspended from the ceiling. From this perch, they bend their bodies through routines that activate various muscle groups and increase flexibility, balance, muscle tone, and core strength, improving functional movement. In any given class, a collection of students of varying experience levels, body types, and ages follow every movement as they soar forward and back in Superman-like poses or lift their legs.
Phoenix Quest Center for Martial Arts aims to provide "adventure-based leadership development through martial-arts training." The center teaches numerous courses in To-Shin Do, from children's classes to leadership training and adult self-defense. All of the classes work to help pupils make smart decisions for both their minds and bodies.
Trainer Jean-Claude has been creating unique wellness plans at Jean-Claude's Personal Fitness Center since 1988. Among the available services, he can test clients? flexibility and range of motion and measure their body fat during full-body evaluations. He and his staff of trainers gather groups for express workouts, boot-camp classes, and specialized training. To help clients find total wellness, the trainers also sculpt meal plans with foods that are gluten-free, vegetarian, or contain only vowels.