Silverado Point Spa and Salons owes its every open hour to owner Connie Kotlowski and a team of smiling stylists, cosmetologists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. An authorized Bare Escentuals dealer, the spa tends to patrons' frames with nourishing body wraps and beautifies façades with mineral makeup. Five styles of massage erase tension from torsos and uneasy mannequins as soft lighting illuminates muted walls and understated yet elegant décor, enhancing the air of tranquility and restfulness. Joining the salon and spa are a tanning parlor with both traditional and spray-tanning options, and a coffee house featuring specialty drinks, sandwiches, a drive-thru and free WiFi.
Nestled in Lake Edge Shopping Center, Fired Up Pottery helps visitors tap into their artistic sides with hands-on pottery and fused-glass activities. Patrons can apply personalized designs to plain bisque pottery pieces, or arrange precut, brightly hued glass into designs for soap dishes, sun catchers, or the reading glasses of napping friends. Alternatively, more structured classes impart basic pottery-throwing techniques. The spacious studio can play host to parties and group events, and staffers fire handiwork into finished products available for pickup one–two weeks after studio sessions.
Every Friday, Bliss Flow Yoga hosts a happy hour yoga class that accompanies poses with healthy pastries and mocktinis. It’s all part of the comfortable, beginner-friendly environment created by owner Angela Gargano, whose work has been featured in the press by the likes of the New York Times and the Wisconsin State Journal. Angela heads a staff of supremely qualified and certified instructors, each of who boasts a minimum of 200 hours of training. Together, Angela and the Bliss Flow team distribute their talents across a packed schedule, which includes daily classes and a weekly Basics Class designed specifically for newcomers.
Monkey Bar Gymnasium aims to provide guidance and simple workout tools that open people’s minds to the ways their bodies work, making improved health and fitness an attainable goal. It accomplishes this with a trifecta of techniques: Eischens yoga, a type of yoga designed specifically to improve people’s posture while teaching usual yoga skills including conscious breathing and levitation; nutritional advice, for which Monkey Bar Gymnasium has a plant-based approach; and whole-body skill training, which uses minimal-equipment exercises (such as gymnastics, running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and resistance training) to strengthen muscles, improve endurance, and make people masters of their physiques. The dedicated staff strives to help each person who walks through Monkey Bar Gymnasium’s doors meet their fitness goals, be it by attending myriad classes, doing workouts at home, or learning to bench press goats. Click here to see the class schedule.
Since 1963, this full-service salon located inside the Madison Area Technical College has been helping future hairstylists hone their skills under the supervision of licensed instructors. At 1,200 square feet, the salon is well equipped to handle all manner of salon services, from basic haircuts and permanent waves to facials, waxing, and nailcare, all performed by enthusiastic students eager to show off their talents on real customers instead of reluctant teacher's aides. Customers can rest assured that all services are backed by a guarantee and can be redone to satisfaction within five days, and a range of high-quality styling products available at 10%–30% below their normal retail price helps ensure any new style can be easily sustained at home.
The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.
She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.
Elevation Salon and Spa’s talented team uses years of experience and heaping buckets of aesthetic ability to nourish nails and revitalize dorsal regions. Put your hand-and-foot digits where one of these skilled beautysmiths can see them, and they’ll be rewarded with a filing of rough edges, a shaping of cuticles, and a coat of polish so bright it blinds the sun. Tense muscles appreciate Elevation Salon and Spa’s massages, which use a combination of techniques tailored by licensed therapists to best alleviate your back’s particular bothers. Knots will be kneaded away and stress will be chased from your soul sack like crows from a cornfield where twenty burly scarecrows dressed in clown suits stand guard.