Originally opened as Cross Gates Racquet Club in 1981, Cross Gates Family Fitness’s name has evolved along with its mission. The racquet and swim club now emphasizes fitness for the entire family, regardless of experience level, age, or physical condition. With two locations, Cross Gates’s campuses encompass a 10-acre, 70,000-square-foot fitness and recreation facility complete with a pool and tennis courts. They also have an upscale professional gym stocked with free weights, strength-training machines, and cardio machines equipped with personal entertainment screens. Cross Gates also facilitates fitness with classes and instruction in subjects such as yoga, tae kwon do, and tennis.
Slidell Natural Wellness Center’s licensed massage therapists and technicians evict toxins, exfoliate skin, and promote weight loss with soothing spa packages. During the Hug4One package's customized massage, therapists ease muscle tension with a blend of massage strokes that includes flowing effleurage as well as optional firm pressure to oust muscle knots. The infrared sauna bathes bodies in far-infrared light in order to ease chronic pain and stiffness and enhance circulation, and deep-heat treatments combine the calming scents of aromatherapy with the refreshing sensation of hot towels to destroy the snow forts that ants may have built on the body when it wasn't looking.
The garment gurus at Magnolia Cleaners invite customers to drop off laundry at the shop or schedule to have their tarnished threads picked up, washed, and returned on a Monday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday rotation. Before clothes are sent for cleaning, eagle-eyed inspectors examine each article for spots, stains, and possible KGB ties. The double-wash process and distilled dry-cleaning solvents ensure that shirts ($3.90), skirts ($4.50), and suits ($8.20) stay spick-and-span. After commemorative tuxedo tees and formal lederhosen exit the machine, they are hand-finished and treated to a final inspection before being delivered safe, sound, and desoiled to doorsteps.
Dry Cleaning by Louis’ clothes-cleaning crew deodorize and de-spot discriminating duds with eco-friendly, organic practices. Technicians carefully comb over each article of clothing before submitting it to the type of sanitizing wrath normally reserved for Mr. Clean’s kickboxing classes, tidying up items such as pants ($5.60), sweaters ($6.40), dresses ($9.40), and long coats ($15.50). Should articles need a quick fix to snugly fit frames, hemming ($16.80) and waist-fitting alterations ($19.05) re-fashion attire to perfectly flatter shape and size. Clean, crisp duds are sent home wrapped in sheathes of biodegradable plastic, which protects them from outside dust and dirt before they reach the safety of their closet and are released as beautiful butterflies. Although the price of this Groupon is only valid for drop-off service, Dry Cleaning by Louis also offers pickup and delivery services for an additional fee.