With more than 60 group fitness classes every week, a fleet of high-tech cardio and weight machines, and a litany of gym amenities and perks, MetroFitness takes the drudgery out of lifting weights and getting fit, infusing workouts with fun and teamwork. Members track their progress and blow past personal goals with Fitlinxx monitoring devices, or sweat alongside fellow athletes in Pilates, stretch yoga, and Zumba dance courses. Seasoned personal trainers help clients maximize their workout efficiency during calorie-crunching exercise sessions, or introduce members to new workout techniques, such as high-intensity Power 45/15 or calming qigong.
“Accommodating whatever your needs are all under one roof, that’s our goal,” said Eve Moseley, proprietor of Eve's Studio, in an interview with the Montgomery Business Journal. Whether customers are looking for a haircut, facial, massage, or gift for their favorite mail carrier, they will find it in Eve's charming cottage-like boutique. Eve—herself a master cosmetologist and PCA-certified skincare specialist—is joined by a team of makeup artists, bodywork experts, and stylists. The shop shelves are stocked with goodies from Liza Kim Accessories, Judson & Company, and India Handicraft, as well as gourmet treats, seasonal baubles, and items for around the home.
The soothing scents of aromatherapy, coupled with the sounds of music and water, stimulate the senses as soon as visitors enter Body Serene Spa. From there, the relaxation and pampering differ, depending on each client's beauty wishes. Services range from nailcare and custom facials to massages, waxing, and infrared body wraps. During one-hour treatments, the body wraps reduce the appearance of cellulite on trouble areas such as the thighs while also boosting metabolism.
The seasoned muscle magicians at Peace Heaven & Earth Massage Therapy dispel stress with deft hands and feet using a variety of massage styles. The 60-minute therapeutic massage gives tense muscles relief from aches and pains through a routine of kneading, pushing, and stretching, without having to be floured, filled with raisins, and folded into an oven. Those opting for the 60-minute Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy massage can mollify their skin suits with a deep-tissue, barefoot massage. Focusing on digging stress out of the back's inner tissue layers, an experienced body walker employs overhead bars, intense pressure, and a rapid riverdance routine choreographed to Rockin' Robin.
The Tao of Healing's trained staffers smooth out bodily kinks with eight types of massages and pamper physiques with other spa treatments. In a private suite designed for one-on-one interaction, the soothing service begins with a traditional Swedish massage to warm up stiff physiques. With the aid of round basalt-lava stones heated to between 120–150 degrees Fahrenheit, a licensed therapist infuses heat into tight bone-holders to boost overall circulation and relax muscles into a mindful, meditative state. The pleasantly balmy pebbles may be placed along the spine or palms of the hands, allowing the warmth to seep more deeply into the dermis. As the stones cool off, they are replaced with newly heated ones to keep the infusion consistent.
Baynes European Day Spa boasts an extensive array of spa services, including facials, massages, and body treatments, all administered by a professional staff with more than 83 years of combined experience. Relax with a 60-minute herbal massage infused with sea kelp, aloe vera, and an exclusive blend of botanicals. The 75-minute anti-aging facial turns back time on the face of any facial clock with a tandem of topical vitamin C and other essential elements. Pamper distressed digits with a spa manicure or pedicure—a treatment that relaxes tips as they're bathed, exfoliated, massaged, and granted an easily gripped key to the city.