When co-owners April Lyn Graffeo and Jose Batistine first conceptualized their salon, they envisioned a stylish location employing innovative products and cutting-edge techniques. More than a decade later, Indra Salon and City Spa reflects their vision in many ways. Boston magazine applauded the salon's ambiance, noting "the Indra newcomer may fear she’s crashing a too-hip party," and happily chattering aestheticians performing a range of services orbit around chic design features that include a stage, central runway, and a statue of the inventor of hair. Tresses and muscles alike shed tangles in Brazilian Blowouts and nine massage modalities, all beneath shelves groaning under an armory of elixirs from Aveda, Goldwell, and L'Oreal.
The Aveda concept salon nurtures expertise with a sizeable stylist training program, in which students receive on-the-job training under highly accomplished mentors. The staff's enthusiasm has garnered the salon mentions from a wide range of publications and one town crier impersonating a magazine. happily chattering aestheticians performing a range of services orbit around chic design features that include a stage, central runway, and a statue of the inventor of hair. Tresses and muscles alike shed tangles in Brazilian Blowouts and nine massage modalities, all beneath shelves groaning under an armory of elixirs from Aveda, Goldwell, and L'Oreal.
The Aveda concept salon nurtures expertise with a sizeable stylist training program, in which students receive on-the-job training under highly accomplished mentors. The staff's enthusiasm has garnered the salon mentions from a wide range of publications and one town crier impersonating a magazine.
Location. Residence Inn By Marriott Boston Andover is a business friendly Andover hotel in the business district and close to Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Lawrence Public Library, and Lawrence Heritage State Park. Other area points of interest include Merrimack College and Addison Gallery of American Art.
Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include a spa tub and a fitness facility. This 3 star property offers a meeting/conference room, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Andover property has 58 square meters of event space. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. Guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception on select days. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and express check in.
Guestrooms. 120 air conditioned guestrooms at Residence Inn By Marriott Boston Andover feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. All accommodations have balconies. All rooms include separate sitting areas and sofa beds. Kitchens include microwaves and refrigerators. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Windows that open, welcome amenities, and irons/ironing boards are also provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake up calls.
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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The staff at Greater Boston Running Company—the Northeast operation of the national and online retailer Running Company—hopes customers are not misled by the name. They’ll custom fit everyone for shoes that support their pursuits, whether they be marathoners, CrossFitters, or a nurse who has to stand all day. The process starts with talking to guests about their average workout or day, followed by a meticulous measuring of their feet. Staffers then have guests walk, jog, or run on a treadmill equipped with slow-motion-capture software, which lets guests see things such as how their arches react when striking and lifting from the ground. Armed with this wealth of information, Greater Boston Running Company’s team can narrow the expansive shoe stock down to just a few recommendations.
Beyond an armory of footwear, Greater Boston Running Company stocks athletic apparel and accessories from brands such as New Balance, Garmin, and SmartWool. This gear is matched by a wealth of educational resources, both online and at the store level. Regularly posted web articles cover topics from how the seasons impact nutritional needs to how rubbing your body in bacon attracts wild animals and boosts your desire to run.
At individual locations, each store’s staff works with local running clubs, high-school teams, and charities—making them especially adept at pointing runners toward fellow runners and trainers who will help them reach their goals.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.
The specialists at Concord, Andover, and Weymouth Dental Associates make dental care faster and more comfortable. The team at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group consists of an orthodontist, a dental anesthesiologist, a periodontist, and an endodontist, allowing patients to address multiple needs under one roof. They use the latest anesthetic advancements to put guests at ease, including the Wand, with bidirectional rotation that prevents needle deflection, and the computerized Comfort Control syringe, which offers more controlled and consistent delivery than a manual syringe. The clinical staff at Weymouth Dental Associates also uses the CEREC system to design and fabricate ceramic restorations in one convenient visit, eliminating the need to cover treated teeth with temporary crowns or Lego helmets.
Cosmetic and general dentist Rich Miller, who practices at the Andover, Weymouth, and Concord locations, is a member of the Dental Comfort Academy, an organization dedicated to making trips to the dentist a more pleasant experience.
SpinCity Training Studio’s team of spin instructors and personal trainers joins forces with a registered dietitian and licensed massage therapist to provide clients with a comprehensive road map to wellness. Rather than offering run-of-the-mill spin classes, trainers customize programs to address each client’s specific goals, which may include injury rehabilitation, sports training, weight loss, or muscle improvement. Prior to the workout, instructors manually adjust each cycle to the rider’s unique posture to facilitate the best possible speed, comfort, and spinal rigidity during routines that take individual fitness levels into account. They then run students through a gamut of low-impact body conditioning performed to a motivating score of music and car horns. After classes, the studio’s onsite dietitian can balance workouts with a three-day food analysis and a four-week nutrition program. The facility also lays claim to Cybex Arc Trainers, treadmills, and strength machines to round out exercise routines. An onsite locker room and shower facility sluice away post-workout perspiration, though patrons must dry off with towels brought from home.