At Club 7 Fitness, members cap an energizing spinning class or sprint round the indoor track with a quick soak in the whirlpool and a sweet treat from the juice bar. The 50,000 square foot club showers patrons with amenities including a spacious cardio deck, full service tanning salon, and chiropractic services. Members sharpen their swing at the racquetball courts, learn to roundhouse kick through tae kwon do classes, or stop by a SPARQ class for sports-specific training to enhance speed, power, and agility.
Experienced stylist Elisa Gharst has mastered a wide range of salon services. Not only does she overhaul unhealthy, overgrown manes with precision haircuts, but she revamps paled hair colors and creates entirely new looks with rich, deep color services. Before styling freshly cut locks into chic, lasting styles, Elisa can also pump up the sleekness of any 'do with vibrant, dimensional highlights.
DeLynn's Place tailors each one-hour deep-tissue massage to the individual client's needs, addressing muscle aches and chronic pain with strong pressure and repetitive strokes. A mixture of invigorating kneading and pinpoint application of pressure targets painful muscular kinks and knots, releasing the achiness and tension accumulated from the stresses of daily life and kangaroo boxing. The deep pressure also stimulates muscles, the lymph system, and blood vessels, encouraging an increase in circulation. With rich, oxygenated blood rushing into previously stifled tissues, the body's own healing systems are invigorated by the delivery of oxygen and the Sunday Times to bored, nutrient-deprived cells.
The year was 2010, and Michael and Jennifer Melching were commiserating with a fellow parent over the frustration a barbershop trip with their sons entailed. The boys would inevitably get bored and irritated, and the dads often felt out of place in typical salons. As the Melchings dwelt on their problem, a potential solution began to take shape: a fun salon tailored specifically to men and boys, so in June 2012, they opened Locker Room. With TVs at each styling station and professional- and college-sports apparel to peruse during downtime, the salon keeps visitors engaged as they sip on complimentary juice boxes or beer and receive makeovers manlier than John Wayne in flannel long johns.
Though services include beautification for hands, the salon specializes in precision haircuts, a fundamental component of its most popular package, the Main Event. This treatment begins with a consultation, shampoo, and hot towel, and then transitions to a haircut and style using Paul Mitchell products. The result is an exterior as masculine as the salon’s interior, which sports crimson walls and black floors, as well as a checkerboard balancing on a repurposed barrel that survived the plunge over Niagara Falls.
Inside The Lucky Waxing Company, Carrie McDaniel forges her own unique path to beauty in a trendy and welcoming environment. In addition to providing expert waxing services, the styling sensei—who boasts more than 12 years of experience teaching young stylists the art of shaping and coloring hair—also tames tangled locks with Keratin treatments or infuses monochromatic hair with Glitter Strands. As a nail tech, she outfits fingers with Shellac polish and soothes feet with spa pedicures, complete with a leg massage that coddles calves in preparation for long-distance hopscotch races.