Sunset Tans provides body bronzers with an oasis of pigment-enhancing options. Feel free to kick back and recount your favorite credit-card numbers in the tanning beds from Sunvision and Sunstar with the 30-day unlimited tanning package ($35), or perfect flamingo poses in the Hex II and Sundome stand-up booths ($7 for single session), each equipped with the best bulbs recommended to help tanners reach their tonal potential. Ray-resistant tanners, meanwhile, can find an alternate colored coat thanks to the Norvell-system airbrush tanning ($25), professionally applied for a streak-free, spot-free epidermal renewal. Skin owners can protect their copper pelt from defecting to the U.S. Mint thanks to a variety of products from brands such as Supre Tan, Australian Gold, and ProTan.
Serenity Junction guides clients toward bodily betterment with the help of an eclectic staff and an arsenal of high-tech equipment. Hop aboard the Whole-Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE) system and assume an exercise position, such as a sit-up or squat, to provoke up to 3,000 muscular contractions per minute. WAVE places minimal stress on joints, making it suitable for everyone from professional athletes to people recovering from injury to weekend warriors simply training for recreational gladiatorial combat. Throughout the 15-minute workout sessions, the machine's Intuitive Feedback System provides in-session data and aids exercisers in their quest for improved strength, flexibility, and circulation.
At Final Results Fitness, patrons tone torsos in small-group classes led by skilled trainers utilizing close individualized attention and unconventional equipment. In one of four gym studios, a kettlebell trainer steels groups of 6–10 students, who hoist round weights in exercises that build strength and stamina and ready students for high-octane handbell recitals. In outdoor boot camp sessions, instructors drill bodies with pushups, jumping jacks, mountain climbs, and half-mile runs. Nimble feet jump on and over plyometric boxes while tenacious arms pull ropes and spar with sentient monster trucks. After air-horning metabolisms awaken in the 30-minute kettlebell or boot camp classes, nutrient-needy bodies can recover at the Juice Joint, where staff members concoct smoothies made with 100% crushed fruit and no added sugars or high-fructose corn syrup.
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A giant yellow barbell spans the wall above the Bar Bell Café, where protein muffins and smoothies await those seeking a boost post-workout. During the facility's more than 20 years in business, the staff at Thorndale has learned that these little extras keep customers enthused about fitness. Certified trainers helm one-on-one sessions on the same sprawling gym floor that houses ellipticals, treadmills, and weightlifting equipment. They also lead group-fitness classes in such disciplines as strength training and aerobics. The facilities round out with standup and horizontal tanning booths tucked into private treatment rooms.:m]]
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The certified tanning experts at Anytime Sun Tanning Salon possess extensive knowledge on the topic of bronzing. They know the nuances of the salon's nine UV beds and booths, from the wattage of the Open Sun 550 bed to the number of minutes it takes to establish a base in the level II stand-up unit. As an alternative to UV tanning, the specialists mist clients with Norvell bronzer, which dries quickly and yields a natural-looking, golden-brown tan.