In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Within the clean, earth-toned walls of SoCal Tanning, friendly staffers help guests achieve bronzed bods with a variety of tanning equipment. Magic Tan standup booths mist skin with a natural-looking spray tan, or horizontal or vertical UV beds build traditional tans. The team's tanning-bed family even includes a legs-only machine, which is ideal for parents who spent a day at the beach buried up to the waist in children's sand creations. The salon also offers the beauty-enhancing services of two aestheticians and a hairstylist, as well as red-light therapy that diminishes fine lines, acne, or scars.
Titan Tan helps clients achieve the bronze glow of a Greek god with several different beds and booths. The modern studio not only offers traditional UV tanning, but also doles out spray tans courtesy of VersaSpa. This standup booth is computer automated, which allows guests to practice talking in binary while they get a quick custom tan. More than just a tanning salon, Titan Tan also offers various facials, body wraps, and waxing treatments.
Equipment: Anti-gravity hammocks, functional strength, pro-level sand training room
Students should bring: Long sleeves and pants for AntiGravity Yoga/fitness
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Don't change your shoes again, change the surface you're training on.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Focusing on our clients' exercise experience is our top priority. Our goal as a business is to have the best retention rates in the industry so we create a uniquely individualized group fitness experience by utilizing the latest in fitness-tracking software. Members are able to get instant feedback on calories burned, heart rate, and exercise heart rate zone percentages. We also offer our members monthly giveaways based on contests related to their monthly exercise achievements.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Our training philosophy is that fitness should support your lifestyle and not that your lifestyle should support your fitness. We promote an active athletic lifestyle and through our fitness-tracking system we are able to integrate outdoor athletic passions of members with their fitness regimens.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Fun, challenging, dynamic, and rewarding
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Sand training has been around for some time. Most all professional sport franchises, Olympic training centers, and top NCAA D-1 programs have sand-training environments. We are the only facility in the US offering members a professional level sand-training studio in a health-club setting. The Sand we use is not beach sand. It is the same professional sand utilized on the pro beach volleyball tour and Olympic Games.
At HUSH Heated Airbrush Tanning, certified airbrush technicians wield Evolv. heat-infused airbrush systems to bronze skin with customizable, rich color. Evolv., from the same tanning company that produced Mystic Tan and VersaSpa, uses a formula enriched with argan, grape-seed, and tea-tree oils, as well as a heated applicator, to bestow a solution that can endure the water pressure from a shower four hours after treatment. The tanning spa also has color accelerators and pre-conditioners on hand, as well as scents such as coconut lime or desert bloom for olfactory stimulation.
Tan By the Sea in Carlsbad and Deep Tan & Spa in Encinitas keep skin bronzed seven days a week, regardless of the season. To deliver the sun-kissed look of Apollo's cheekbones, the facilities offer tanning beds?which range in intensity from the introductory Sunrise 3500 to the lamp-riddled European high-pressure TurboPower 25000s?as well as VersaSpa chambers that provide summer-worthy fa?ades without the stern gaze of UV rays, misting clients from head to chakra with clear or bronzing solution in as little as 60 seconds. Decorating the salons are swimsuits, sandals by Havaianas, and products by Designer Skin, Hempz, and Australian Gold. In addition to tanning specialists, the spas' teams include aestheticians as well as technicians who can brighten pearly whites with dental-grade treatments.