Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping classes combine cardio, resistance training, discipline, and nutrition to recast soft musculatures as hardened versions of their former selves. Refined over the last 22 years by tae kwon do competitor and teacher Lance Farrell, the 45-minute group classes are led by a certified instructor that will help shed pounds and build muscle mass regardless of race, sex, age, size, or astrological sign. Similar to the mating ritual of the blue-footed booby, fitness kickboxing combines rhythmic martial arts and bag training, to send hearts racing into a vigorous sweat. Keep the body guessing with a pop quizzes in resistance-band training and muscle isolation, which is beneficial for all fitness levels.
The staff at Alternative Tan Spa respects all aspects of individuality, from your personal skin type to your musical tastes. They dole out tips for tanning schedules and products that will suit each client, ever mindful of safety precautions for different dermal needs. Inside the spa rooms, clients can load a favorite CD into the stereo before visiting their chosen booth or bed, basking afterward in the breezes from private cooling systems and primping at available vanity areas.
The spa's tanning equipment ranges from Level 1 Tan America beds to standup spray-tanning booths, which take less than one minute to coat bodies in a coppery sheen that can last up to 10 days. As beds increase in level, their amenities become more advanced: Level 3 Starflight beds feature facial lamps, and Level 4 Cayenne and S-Class beds refresh physiques with built-in misting systems. The open Sunboard bed bronzes skin without enclosing customers beneath a lid, finally enabling them to high-five their own feet when they achieve even coverage.
The trained staff at Ashley Lynn's Tanning welcomes first-time and returning clients to quality bronzing beds and UV-free VersaSpa tanning booths. The full-body and facial bulbs in tanning beds of various levels speed skin to all-over darkened shades in minutes without the hassle of canning sunbeams for the winter. Staff members swap out each lamp halfway through its lifetime, ensuring tanners won’t endure weakened wattage during their session. Alternatively, the studio's VersaSpa spray-tan booth comforts tanners with an open design and an air-filtration system as they customize their 10-minute sessions by selecting either clear spray-tanning or bronzer-tanning treatment. Each treatment achieves maximum color after 8 hours, and the booth also helps to moisturize skin.
Trent Meyer and Derek Bergman are committed members of the United Methodist Church, and sometimes choose to practice their faith through tree climbing, zip lining, swimming, and laser tag. They direct the Methodist-run Camp Fontanelle, a year-round outdoor camp sprawled across more than 180 wooded acres of donated land. Both Trent and Derek draw from backgrounds as campers—and Trent from six years as a teacher—to lead summer camps for preschool through high-school students. They lead a team of camp counselors who coordinate harnessed-rope tree climbing, activities on low-ropes courses, archery lessons, and outdoor laser-tag matches.
They also draw visitors at different times of year with water slides, a 35'x65' jumping pillow and bounce houses, a petting barn filled with alpacas and goats, and pony rides. During the autumn-harvest season, they unveil the annual theme of a 10-acre corn maze filled with 5 miles of trails. A 3-acre pumpkin patch contains small and large carving pumpkins, gourds, mums, and Indian corn, which visitors can harvest and stuff into a large, horn-shaped wicker basket.
Licensed massage therapist Trisha Clark opened Life Happenings Massage Therapy because she was unsatisfied with the revolving door feeling of larger massage practices. Her nearly two decades of experience has taught her that massages should be one-on-one, with the therapist devoting his or her full attention to each client and taking time to customize Swedish, deep tissue, and other modalities to suit their unique needs. Her one-room studio exemplifies this philosophy with a single massage table and a streamlined set-up designed expressly to focus on a single client. As a result, Trisha never gets distracted by long lines of clients or stressed dads who need help unknotting holiday lights.
Rather than rely on a traditional soak—which they claim dehydrates hands more than it moisturizes them—the nail technicians at Johnson Nail and Spa soften cuticles with heated mitts. After trimming and shaping nails, they relieve tension with warm lotion and cooling gel, massaging achy muscles before brushing on a coat of vibrant polish.
Pedicures, on the other hand, do involve a brief soak in water before a citrus squeeze and relaxing foot massage. Both manicures and pedicures can be upgraded with extras such as a salt-glow exfoliation, hot-stone massage, and foot or hand mask. The experienced techs also lengthen and fortify nails with artificial enhancements such as acrylics and solar acrylics, the latter of which harness the sun’s energy to allow for more efficient clapping.