Inside Koko FitClub’s tranquil workout studio, orange-and-white cardio and weight machines wait quietly for a guest's unique Koko key to bring them to life. The key, packed with information about guests' exercise history and goals loads up a 30-minute workout for each visit that's fully customized for each guest's body and goals. Exercises are carefully broken down in easy-to-follow instructions, adapting as guests progress, spouting pep talks when energy wanes, and providing information about individual progress. Personalized nutrition plans ensure the body has the energy it needs for best results.
Designed by experienced trainers, the programs are designed to build muscle and torch fat in all areas of the body. To watch success unfold, guests can chart their progress from a store of information accumulated during each session, which also allows guests to map their performance at home.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
At Bead World, internationally sourced beads fall in heavy ropes from their wall mounts. The sheer volume and the quality of these handpicked beads have earned the shop accolades from publications such as the Phoenix New Times, which gushed that the store carries “every conceivable type of bead”, including Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, and Czech glass beads in “refreshingly remarkable” quality. But you don’t have to be an expert to set foot in the store, since each month Bead World hosts 20 classes that furnish people with the space and tools they need to create their own jewelry. Each class comes with a 20% discount for a one-time purchase so that students can stock up on African trading beads, freshwater pearls, or children’s teeth recovered from fairies who lost their licenses. A portion of the two stores’ proceeds goes to local charities.
Tattoos, acne scars, and crow?s feet are no match for the professionals at Delete ? Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon. Here, the staff whisks away unwanted ink with lasers from Candela, renowned for being 30% faster than other lasers, whether erasing an ex?s name or chiseling the outline of Wisconsin into a block of cheddar. The staff also wields Micropen technology to reduce scars caused by acne and chicken pox or a heavy-handed tattoo artist. Additionally, Delete?s chemical peels rejuvenate appearances by sloughing away dead skin cells.
Gigi?s Mind, Body, & Soul Day Spa?s staff members commit themselves to creating a calming spa environment, regardless of the particular service they're performing. Aestheticians at the Spa hail from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and bring their own knowledge of massage therapy, cosmetic laser technology, and skincare to the center. In addition to rejuvenating countenances with hydrating facials and waxing unwanted stubble, they also incorporate more advanced procedures into their menu. Microdermabrasion treatments even out skin tone by smoothing away dead cells, and chemical peels minimize the appearance of dermal blemishes, such as sun damage, wrinkles, and freckles in the shape the client?s age.
Uniting diverse backgrounds in dance techniques such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and professional cheerleading, the seasoned instructors at Dance Starz AZ break down elegant ballroom and Latin dance moves for students of all ages. The team adeptly shepherds pupils through the intricate steps and sequin glimmers of the waltz, paso doble, swing, and tango. They also cultivate custom romantic dance routines for couples, small groups, and salty seafaring crews during private lessons, and pilot a roster of large group classes that rotates monthly. Though each dance method proffers active exercise, Dance Starz AZ further refines fitness with Zumba and yoga sessions.