The saying "practice makes perfect" couldn't ring more true for nutritionist Sadhana Bahl, who spent 1,380 hours training to become a licensed paramedical aesthetician. The owner of Adonia Skin Wellness Spa works alongside aesthetician J. Brooke Thurmond, an advanced medical skincare specialist who also clocked 1,380 hours of training, in her quest to develop the skills necessary to treat and correct common skin disorders. Together, Team Adonia tackles everything from rosacea to enlarged pores using advanced aesthetic treatments and products from Image Skincare and PCA Skin. The spa's corrective facials are customized to each client’s skin type, and the signature Indian herb facial uses ayurvedic principles and ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood, and aloe vera to balance the skin. Bahl and Thurmond also foster glowing complexions by exfoliating the epidermis with crystal or diamond microdermabrasion treatments or with LED light therapy, which uses blue light to kill bacteria and make acne feel so sad it leaves.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
John Neighbors and Julia Meyerovich lead students through a variety of dance styles using their three-pronged teaching system. They offer private instruction to allow students to refine their techniques, group classes for students to learn new moves, and social dances during which students test out their moves with a variety of partners.
Bayside Gymnastics' experienced instructors are safety certified by USA Gymnastics, meaning they've never twisted any of their students into soft pretzels or forgotten about them in the oven. Committed to customer satisfaction, Bayside keeps class sizes small and intimate to facilitate individualized instruction. Classes are offered for all experience levels, from beginner to elite, and Bayside's spacious and well-equipped facilities provide the resources tots need for agilified acrobatic advancement. In addition to promoting flexibility, strength, and coordination, gymnastics has more ephemeral, non-heist-related benefits for children, such as increased self-esteem, determination, and the satisfaction of participating in an internationally sanctioned sport.
Blending compassion, humor, and respect, the instructors at Surya Namaskar Yoga approach every class with the belief that yoga should be accessible to everyone. They guide students of all ages and skill levels—including athletes, seniors, and those with disabilities—along their own personal paths of growth, fulfillment, and well-being. Eschewing the popular notion that yoga is about exercise, they teach that yoga is about creating balance in the body through the development of flexibility and strength. This does not mean that they shun modernity, however. Between chants and inspirational readings, these spiritual instructors focus on healing their students' contemporary ailments, such as neck pain caused by computer usage and stress caused by worrying about the sun exploding. Their onsite massage therapists and healers further align mind and body, as well as foster spiritual awakening, with deep-tissue massages, holistic Pranic healing, and qi gong, a balance of Chinese medicine and martial arts.