Fit Body Boot Camp's nationally certified personal trainers replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wildcard days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.
There's nothing manlier than a well-groomed physique. That's the view espoused by ManXScape Body Shop, which pampers clients in a guy-friendly sports-bar-inspired atmosphere. Beer signs and diamond-plate metal bedeck the walls, providing a rugged contrast to trays of nail files and footbaths that appear beside leather pedicure thrones. The temporary kings seated there are tended to by a team of aestheticians and nail technicians specially trained to meet males' skincare, waxing, and nail-grooming needs. The onsite bar, meanwhile, serves heady pours of draft beer, fostering friendly conversations about the strangely appropriate spelling of the word manicure.
Dr. Jay Peck founded Redbud Dental in answer to the chain clinics where he once worked, clinics that endorse a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry. Dr. Peck focuses on maintaining a conversation with each patient and coming up with a nickname for each tooth. He educates them on treatment options based on his expertise in implants, cosmetic dentistry, and endodontics. This collaborative approach fosters a long-term relationship with patients, who can visit the dentist without fear that he's an orthodontist wearing a dentist's mask.
In the midst of earning her degree in exercise science, Meg Jones puts her studies to good use by leading fitness classes for kids. Her 45-minute, boot camp–style sessions strive to show youngsters the fun aspects of maintaining healthful habits. She leads jumping jacks, pushups, and burpees in an encouraging workout setting and also doles out useful nutrition tips.
Sabrena Wicker had a light-bulb moment as she received her first massage: her career calling was to become a massage therapist. Wicker enrolled in massage school, earned a degree, and opened Tinker Massage and Day Spa Studio. Within the spa's softly lit treatment rooms, massage therapists practice several modalities and perform spa treatments for singles or doubles. To enhance bodywork sessions, the therapists incorporate elements of nature—heated stones infuse heat into muscles, essential oils perfume the air, and a charm of hummingbirds creates a relaxing breeze.