After honing her basketball, softball, and volleyball skills in high school, Kelly Williams graduated to a new role: early-morning workout queen at the local gym. Despite this illustrious title, her love of fitness began to fade. Before long, she wondered if she liked to move at all. Luckily, hot yoga classes quelled her doubts. Filled with exercises that challenged her definition of working out, these routines rekindled her passion for exercise and inspired her to open Bikram Yoga Toledo. Here, instead of jogging and pedaling to summon sweat, yogis glisten like the sun’s diamond tiara as they pose in a torrid classroom. In addition to making muscles more pliable, the heat helps oust toxins from the body. Led by a certified instructor, each class revolves around 26 Hatha-inspired poses sequenced by yoga master Bikram Choudhury. Paired with two deep-breathing exercises, these beginner-friendly bends and balances tone muscles and push oxygen through the bloodstream to foster full-body wellness. After class, students can retire to the locker rooms, where hot showers dissolve pent-up stress and sweatbands fashioned from Fla-Vor-Ice pops.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
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Electrik Beach provides all the services necessary to acquire a golden tan, a bright white smile, or a bushy squirrel tail. With one month of unlimited tanning in a Master Sun 360 bed, clients can limitlessly equip themselves with an even bronze topcoat. Stepping into the state-of-the-art bed feels like embarking on a spaceship heading for a nice tropical vacation in the middle of the sun. Each bed is equipped with 30 high-wattage lamps and an open design for optimal ventilation. For a UV-free tan, take advantage of two My Myst sunless tanning sessions. Inside the stand-up booth, heat facilitates the absorption of custom sunless tanner applied by a sweeping side-to-side air brush. Blending cream and special footpads prevent clients from tanning the bottoms of their feet and the skin underneath their nails. Audio instructions warn you when misting begins, and clearly marked blocking shows you how to position your body for an even tan. Give your smile a reverse tan with level-three professional whitening, a teeth-brightening service that restores the high-pitched ping to strikingly silent grins.
Tropical Grill & Juices sends the aroma of fresh tropical fruit wafting through the food court of the Westfield Franklin Park mall. Blenders purée slices of pomegranate, mango, and banana mixed with ice as the staff crafts smoothies, frozen cappuccinos, and daiquiri cocktails to pair with hot or cold wraps that evoke the rainforest's famed tortilla trees.