Slim Trim Spa supplies all-natural weight-loss supplements to clients and specializes in modern services tailored to a variety of wellness needs. Ultrasonic cavitation heats up microscopic air bubbles to break up fat cells in problem areas then safely and naturally metabolize them out of the body. A number of massage modalities, including sports, deep-tissue, and trigger-point therapy, can assist the detoxifying effects by stimulating circulation and energizing muscles.
All American Crossfit co-owner Oscar Castillo is a firefighter, but even though his job is physically demanding, he says it doesn't compare to CrossFit. “What we do at work—it's hard, but it's not as hard as CrossFit,” he says.
But that's not to say the workouts are only for the physically fit—Oscar and his partner can vary the weight and intensity of each exercise for students of any fitness level. The constantly changing workouts combine elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio to appeal to those who tire of traditional gym routines. Students swing kettlebells, climb ropes, and perfect their Olympic medal acceptance speeches while holding themselves up on gymnastic rings. “It's constantly varied,” Oscar says. “It doesn't get boring.”
As they challenge their bodies with each day's workout, members can draw inspiration from an assortment of colorful flags representing professions such as firefighting, police work, and the military, as well as causes including the fight against breast cancer.
The licensed massage therapists at Inches Body Studio's three locations help clients slim down with a menu of noninvasive treatments. They harness powers such as ultrasound, radio frequency, and heat to break down fat and leave cellulite deposits smoother than a just-waxed ice rink. Electromassage aims to activate muscles at the cellular level, and traditional hands-on massages promote lymphatic drainage and relaxation in one fell swoop.
At Body Wrap LA, the details are in the name. That's because the staffers at this body-wrap salon focus purely on its eponymous service, making sure that what they do, they do well. The interior space buzzes with music and the scents of aromatherapy as infrared body wraps swaddle customers for 50-minute sessions. During the treatment, customers lie in cocoons while blissfully awaiting the arrival of new wings. Because a watched wing never boils, flat-screen televisions and free wireless Internet keep minds entertained as bodies transform into svelte versions of their former selves.
The instructors at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training strive to create a happy marriage between Eastern and Western philosophies. Master Al Agon draws from the discipline and fitness ideals of ancient martial arts techniques and modernizes them with instruction tailored to help kids build discipline and focus in school and professionals cope with stresses at work. To earn a black belt, students must exhibit devotion not only at the gym but also in other important aspects of life, such as relationships and school work, striving toward a lifetime of fitness and overall contentment. In addition to the martial arts program, the venue also hosts intense kickboxing classes in which students pummel punching bags until they agree to share the secrets of withstanding a pummeling. One-on-one personal training sessions also adhere to Agon's training philosophy and are tailored to help clients meet their individual wellness goals.