The licensed professionals at Smart Skin offer expert beautification treatments within a relaxing and welcoming environment. Supervising physician Dr. Norman Garrison oversees all medical enhancement services, ensuring the utmost safety for your delicate facial dermis, sensitive pucker, or thrill-seeking underarms throughout each of your six laser hair-removal treatments. Smart Skin's adept aestheticians enrich visages with permanent makeup along the eyebrows, eye rims, and lips, saving you precious makeup-application time that could be better put to use with stamp collecting or cereal-box proofreading.
Led by certified adventure-fitness trainer Margaret Peeples, the women-focused boot camp guides recruits through a four-week outdoor-training and nutritional-counseling program. From fitness neophytes to workout mavens, participants can kick start their exercise efforts with eight boot-camp sessions. Cater the workouts to your individual needs and crunch, run, and jump your way to a buffer, slimmer body. Prior to camp, each participant’s weight and body fat are measured to keep track of lost bulk and inches gone astray. Participants should bring a set of 5- to 8-pound hand weights, plenty of water, an exercise mat, and a reversible exercise mask to each session.
Casting beams of solar qi on spiritual soils, yogis of all skill levels develop a healthy awareness of their bodies through controlled breathing practices during Sun Ray Yoga's Iyengar or Ayurveda classes. Certified instructor Becky McCune––who has 12 years experience teaching Iyengar classes—leads intrepid students through a flowing and athletic style of yoga that emphasizes proper form and body alignment. She also teaches a slower style of the class for those with specific body soreness or physical ailments. Ayurveda teacher Liz Campbell uses her experiences as a holistic nurse to help guide limbs into poses that relieve pain in the lower back caused by day-long wheel-barrow races. Both instructors teach a five-day schedule geared toward increasing flexibility, preventing injuries, and relieving tension.
Maya's provides feminine fitness fanatics with a fun, engaging way to tone their bodies and stay healthy. By focusing on developing core muscles, Maya's friendly, experienced instructors help students shimmy and undulate their way to trimmer, more shapely soul temples. In addition to the bodily benefits, belly-dancing lessons also improve the mind and spirit with stress relief and confidence upgrades. Beginners' classes are held Thursdays at 6 p.m. and typically contain 15–20 people, so ladies can tap into the motivating group atmosphere while also being able to get attention from the teacher if they need help with a certain move or in the event of a veil fire.
Most gym’s membership fees resemble a club’s cover charge; they get a person in the door but don’t come with any special attention. BodyTrac Health & Fitness’s trainers alter that traditional structure, providing three small, group personal-training sessions a week for every member. They take on one to four students at a time, focusing on the five areas of fitness as outlined by the College of Sports Medicine: body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. They fuse together the quintet of exercise areas in one-hour appointments, spending the first 30 minutes on cardio heart-rate training. Their efforts to elevate your pulse encourage muscles to burn extra calories as trainers move you on to 30 minutes of strength training. In this second portion, they use equipment from all over the gym, including TRX suspension harnesses, kettlebells, and medicine balls, which must be swallowed with a silo-sized glass of water.
At Her Moves Dance Fitness Studio, exercisers of all shapes and sizes feel empowered as they break a sweat during a variety of fitness classes that turn up the heat with flirtatious dance moves. As energetic music thumps and colorful lights set the studio aglow, encouraging instructors show participants how to use their own body weight to torch calories in such classes as Booty Pop, Chair Tease, Intro Pole, and Strip Tease 101.