Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
Jessica Graff, the owner and manager of Prestige Salon & Spa, teamed up with Dr. Stanley Green to blend med-spa services, such as Botox, photofacials, and laser hair removal, with the relaxing and beautifying treatments of a salon. The experienced and personable staff— made up of a highly specialized team of stylists, nail technicians, aestheticians, laser technicians, and massage therapists—snips locks, sculpts nails, and lavishes bodies with massages alongside med-spa services. The unisex salon also helps men achieve well-groomed status with services such as haircuts, massages, and sports mani-pedis. Clients' eyes get in on the pampering at the salon's boutique, which carries designer bags, wallets, and aprons that keep your clothes clean while hosting dinner parties or refereeing a pudding-wrestling match.
Led by Camille Parmenter, the talented aestheticians at Naturally Yours fuse traditional services such as cuts and highlights with modern technologies, including glitter-strand hair extensions, and acrylic nails. All color treatments utilize Redken products, selected by Naturally Yours’s colorists for their consistent results and formulaic ability to blend into natural hair color, explaining their popularity amongst spies who must infiltrate a high-profile conference disguised as a dignitary’s toupee. Red wood pedestals at each station echo the exposed red rafters, which crown the earthy, modern space with a burst of industrial flare. Colorful rows of products stand in neat regiments upon crimson-stained wooden shelves, chromatically delightful and just out of reach, just like a parrot trapped in a computer monitor.
Highly trained mane charmer Whitney Phillips molds tresses into eye-catching coifs with products from Paul Mitchell and The Color. During a 45-minute cut and conditioning treatment, Whitney refashions head threads, infuses hair with silky conditioner, and meticulously glues together split ends, leaving clients with smooth, shiny locks of keratin. The three-hour highlight and style accentuates scalp canopies with strategically placed streaks of brilliant color, showcasing the best qualities of any new haircut. Though today's deal covers the cost of a half-head's worth of highlights, customers may upgrade to a full head treatment for an additional $55 or a bag of magic beans and an expertly crafted tale.
Renaissance Academie Hair Design and Esthetics benefits both its students and its surrounding community. Those who enroll to study cosmetology or aesthetics get hands-on training in the school's salon or spa. And, once students have acquired the skills, locals serve as their clients. Instructors provide expert supervision as students perform haircuts, facials, nailcare, and waxing.
SkinScience Institute is a site of instruction, but that doesn't mean its services aren't professional quality. The aesthetics students who perform them make use of popular Murad and Image skincare products, and they're overseen by highly trained skin experts. Many of the treatments are clinical in nature, including anti-aging peels and microdermabrasion sessions. Other services emphasize natural skincare methods, such as the clay and seaweed wraps that purge clients' pores of toxins and clients' heads of "The Song That Never Ends."
Spa Trouve derives its name from the French word for “found,” which hints at the brand-new self-image visitors to this med spa may discover. The staff physicians and technicians use their deft experienced hands to perform skin-resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, which stave off signs of age, scarring, and stubborn “Kick Me” post-it notes. They perform laser-based hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments with Syneron elos Plus machines, radio frequency–based skin treatments with eMatrix, and vibration-based exfoliation with Vibraderm. Other skilled experts perform dermal-filler injections and cosmetic surgical procedures. Spa Trouve’s master aestheticians work with clients to develop customized skincare regimens using products such as SkinCeuticals, organic Lira Cosmeceuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and jane iredale mineral makeup.