Moonlight pools in the gym’s entryway as the nighttime visitor stops to fumble for her keycard. It’s 3 a.m. She worked the night shift again and wants to work off some tension. Her fingers grasp the small plastic card and with a quick swipe, she’s inside. Immediately enveloped by the warm glow of Snap Fitness, she joins the other late-night exercisers in pounding on the treadmill and lifting weights before the sun rises.
Accessible 24/7 via keycard, guests enter Snap Fitness to tone their physiques on myriad cardio and strength equipment day or night. During staff hours, they can seek out fitness assessments and one-on-one sessions with personal trainers, which ensure all moves are performed effectively, topped with a dose of motivation. The trainers devise personal fitness plans for each guest, taking into account their strength, cardio, and flexibility conditions to help them tackle weight loss, boost overall body strength, or attempt to finally unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
The certified opticians at Lansing Ophthalmology fit visitors with a varied stock of prescription and nonprescription designer sunglasses. Encircle blinkers with stylish Oakley shades ($89+) or shield tear ducts while stomping onions for wine with a pair from Cole Haan ($115+). Single-vision sun lenses ($89+) let wearers speed-read sunsets with stunning accuracy, and cutting-edge lens designs from Seiko and Pentax rival the styles sported by Hollywood A-list talking dogs ($234+). Although this Groupon is not valid toward services, a staff of talented opticians—many of them certified by the American Board of Opticianry—is on hand to diagnose eyeball prescriptions. All sunglasses and lenses are insured by a yearlong workmanship guarantee, subject to an additional fee after 90 days.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good, old-fashioned orthodontia. At the two practices, Dr. Kristine West, Dr. Donald Burkhardt, Dr. Nikole Pecora, and Dr. Louis G. Chmura usher patients through the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and impressions of mouth terrain, will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Mobile Laser Kombat's laser tag simulates realistic squad-based fights between opposing teams with myriad adrenaline-pumping missions. Players arm themselves with infrared-firing guns and don laser sensors, which record hits, before defeating nemeses with crack marksmanship, tactical prowess, and a reckless disregard for the photons sacrificed in the name of victory. The missions are based on popular video games and include Capture the Flag (modeled after Battlefield), Hostage Rescue (based on Rainbow Six), and Final Infection (influenced by Left 4 Dead), pitting shooters against waves of implacable zombies and manatees. Between games, light-based warriors can recuperate on the festival's grounds, sampling local food, taking in musical entertainment, and browsing the arts-and-crafts market.
Sheila Laing believes that spa services should support her clients' whole-body health. To bring this belief into fruition, she takes a holistic approach to her aesthetic and massage-therapy services and employs organic or all-natural products. She also enriches her practice with a background in herbology and postgrad education in aesthetics. Each of Ms. Laing's facials is customized in order to take into account changes in weather, stress, diet, or skin cells' favorite death-metal band. Every facial incorporates a cleansing, exfoliation, and mask, but also may include skin polishing or extractions. In a low-lit, off-white room, clients can also stretch out on a cushioned massage table, where their muscles unwind beneath the touch of hot stones and targeted therapy.
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Doctor of Chiropractic Kim Miller considers herself part of a team. During appointments at Balance Your Life Chiropractic, she works closely with clients to uncover the source of their ailments before devising a treatment plan. Her passion is working with pregnant women and children, and a certification in the Webster technique allows her to gently correct pelvic misalignments to help babies move into ideal positions or graceful arabesques prior to birth. She’s also certified in the Graston technique, in which she uses stainless-steel instruments to break down scar tissue affecting patients’ mobility. Whatever the treatment method, Dr. Miller follows up with patients to ensure their health has improved and their problems have ceased.
Inside Balance Your Life’s newly remodeled office, patients wind their way through an x-ray suite, massage room, and children’s treatment room that boasts bright blue walls and a treatment bed balanced atop a giant, yellow fish. Out in the waiting lounge, a flat-screen TV flashes entertaining programming and x-ray sightings of celebrity spines.