You can't help but feel tranquil at Melanie's Day Spa—and it's not just because a giant Buddha statue greats you in the calming violet waiting room. The treatments here focus largely on relaxation, from hot-stone and foot massages to more targeted deep-tissue and prenatal techniques.
But the treatment roster also creates more tangible results than stress relief, as evidenced by a lineup of facials that incorporate such anti-aging ingredients as seaweed, organic mud, and even plant stem cells. Clients can also opt for à la carte waxing services.
Students should bring: Loose, light clothing; athletic shoes; 1-2 lb weights; and a yoga mat
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
More than 20 years ago, husband-and-wife bodybuilders Glenn and Lisa Ducharme left the competition circuit to settle down. But for them, settling down didn’t mean ditching the barbells for a desk job. Instead, they fulfilled their dream of opening a fitness center where members could gain the same health benefits that the Ducharmes experienced first-hand during their competitive careers. Today at East Coast Fitness, the couple and their staff of trainers oversee personal-training sessions, group classes, and karate programs for kids and adults.