ACE-certified personal trainer. Nutritionist. Monica Moore clearly has the credentials to help clients move weight, but she also has the passion for helping others achieve their goals. At Body by Monica, LLC, she meets with clients, either in person or online via Skype, to build individualized meal and exercise plans. Moore even organizes nutrition parties, where she leads health trivia games, demonstrates at-home exercises, and arms clients with take-home recipes for healthy appetizers and mocktails.
True to its location on the second and third floors of Firehouse Place, All Seasons Salon and Day Spa elevates minds and bodies with nature-inspired spa treatments. Goldwell and Aveda products line the shelves in a reception area whose floral décor vies for attention with the purses, clothes, shoes, and handcrafted Elle Cosmetics peeking out from the designer boutique area next door. Back in the pedicure nook, toes take baths in basins of warm water before shedding their calluses and ferrying their owners to one of the nearby manicure stations, where technicians brush fingernails with vibrant OPI polishes. Soft candle lights flicker against the walls of private aesthetic and massage rooms, while out on the salon floor stylists revivify hair with custom European coloring techniques. During the wedding season, the spa’s team tends to more than 75 bridal parties, painting nails, styling strands, and dipping drab white dresses in their vibrant hair dyes.
Cheryl Taylor, head trainer and owner of Incite Fitness, challenges her clients to charge through local streets or push through grueling interval workouts, depending on the class. At Urban Run sessions, attendees tackle the former, zooming down 2- to 5-mile paths that include pit stops where they can work out. In contrast, at women’s boot-camp classes, quick spurts of energy power participants through intervals of cardio, resistance training, and plyometrics.
HLC specializes in advanced laser technology used by experienced technicians. Evict stubble and banish bodily fuzz with laser hair removal, or choose from a wide array of skin-settling services. The ultrasonic facial stimulates collagen using a negative ionic current, while Lumi/LED phototherapy increases turnover of cells—improving skin pigmentation, alleviating acne, and producing a glow previously seen only in honeymooning fireflies. Call to schedule your appointment.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($22.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
The dedicated technicians of Spa Medique rejuvenate and restore waning exteriors to a beautiful, youthful state with anti-aging therapies, hair-removal treatments, and pampering services. Trained aestheticians cater to each client by customizing renewing treatments, from FDA-approved Pelleve sessions, which tighten skin with radio-frequency waves, to microdermabrasion facials that exfoliate complexions until they're as smooth as a freshly shaved bowling ball. Natural White Spa cosmetic teeth-whitening treatments brighten smiles, Swedish massages soothe muscles, and IPL hair removal leaves woman- and manscapes silky. Spa Medique’s weight-loss specialists draw from more than 15 years in the slenderizing game as they tailor programs to help clients lose fat, gain muscle, and achieve the metabolism and body weight of a hummingbird.