A brushed metal sign atop a cabinet of top industry products sets the stage for the experience at Pacific Sun Tanning Company—a contemporary tanning salon rated No. 1 by the readers of Reno News & Reviews for the last five years. The salon's UV specialists undertake Smart Tan's comprehensive certification before bending the sun's radiation to their will, learning the ins and outs of ray exposure, selecting ideal skincare products, and discerning which compliments will coax Helios into sharing his private stash of solar beams. They can also eschew the sun entirely and bestow beachy glows through custom spray-tan services. The popular tanning facilities and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor have expanded into six locations throughout the Reno and Sparks.
The certified spine tenders at Family First Chiropractic apply gentle, hands-on techniques to treat a wide range of conditions from headaches and auto injuries to asthma and ear infections. Healing regimens kick off with a 30- to 45-minute consultation and exam, during which the chiropractic doctor thoroughly combs through medical history, listens to concerns, and treks down spinal mountain ranges in search of abnormalities, tenderness, and gold. An x-ray exposes the hidden goings-on between lumbar and disc, and helps the doctor tailor a treatment plan. Clients then recline for half an hour as dexterous fingers coax tension out of subdermal tissue with soothing strokes and piano ballads played across the spine, easing muscles into sublime submission.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, body-care, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding 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), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawa Sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
At Sizzling Wok, chefs wield fiery-hot woks chock-full of stir-fry dishes from a menu of Chinese specialties such as peking pork, chow mein, and kung pao chicken. Combination plates grant the power of choice to hunger-havers, helping them pack plates with their choice of two stir-fry entrees, chow mein, fried rice, and a crispy fried drumstick ($7.99). Sizzling Wok's cooks learn to juggle up to two quarts of tender chicken breasts, aromatic spices, and crisp vegetables, which they toss into piping-hot woks for dishes such as the peanut- and jalapeño-laced kung pao chicken ($5.99/pt.). Pan-fried pot stickers burst with a filling of tasty meat and vegetables ($3.99 for six) and, when paired with fried tempura shrimp ($4.99 for six), demolish international side-dish-specific cravings.
As a matter of principle, the trainers at Liberation Athletics aim to help their clients avoid tedious circuit training, constant high-intensity workouts, and catch-all exercise programs. Instead, they lead them through several dynamic strength and flexibility-building workout regimens. Programs incorporate circuit training and boot-camp exercises, as well as nutritional counseling and advice on the best screams to frighten away hot-dog vendors. Monthly seminars broaden the gym's focus on body health with topics ranging from fitness goal setting to permaculture. And yet Liberation Athletics' fitness programs also extend beyond the gym: a private online support group connects members with suggestions for healthy recipes and workouts as well as daily progress check-ins.
Between all of the concrete walls, inflatable obstacles, and cleverly positioned barrels, it’s hard to get a good look at anyone at Reno Indoor Paintball. On any given day, the 27,000-square-foot facility hosts dozens of well-armored players, who sprint around the grounds and splatter their opponents until supplies run out or they accomplish their missions. During battles, the staff remains on hand to help players to gear up and to ensure things remain civil. And on select days, staffers also host training sessions or events for larger groups looking to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, bachelor parties, or a high-school graduate’s first successful load of laundry.