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.
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.
The brain controls the body—which means that when brainwaves are unbalanced by trauma, the unhealthy pattern can manifest in symptoms from anger to weight gain. At Opti-Mind, the team specializes in mapping and rebalancing these waves, restoring brains and bodies to optimal working order with a blend of neuroscience and technology. In each of their signature processes, the team transmits the sound of healthy brainwaves to the brain, where the sound resonates and helps the brain to rebalance itself.
The world is full of classic sequences such as washer then dryer, joke then laughter, and cheesecake then haircut. For $40, today’s Groupon adds another twosome to that list with a drop-in yoga session ($12 value) and a one-hour, therapeutic massage ($75 value) at the appropriately named Desert Song Yoga and Massage Center, a Phoenix yoga shoppe and massagery that's got 25 years of experience under its belt made out of old tires.