Eschewing traditional personal-fitness methods, the professional trainers at Koko FitClub sculpt bodies into shape with computerized 30-minute exercise programs tailored to each individual. New members start their salutary kinesthetic adventure with a strength assessment and a consultation to determine the most efficacious half-hour workout based on each individual's needs and goals. Following this body inventory, you can bring your digitally stored program into the training center and plug it in to any one of Koko’s exercise stations. Members don’t have to play musical workout stations, because every muscle-strengthening, body-tuning exercise can be performed in one location. Keep on top of the situation by tracking your progress on a private web page or by tattooing each new personal best to your belly.
The epidermal experts of Skin Station possess the skills and professional products required to banish almost any skin imperfection they encounter. Clients can browse a menu of more than 30 facial treatments to find the one that best targets their face's unique issues, then bask in even more individualized care as aestheticians tailor each regimen to suit their skin type. Serums from Clarins Paris, Dr. Oasis, and G.M. Collin delve deep into tissues to hydrate, heal, and break up bacteria house parties, and more advanced treatments, ranging from chemical peels to 24-karat gold facials, forge speedy results. For the rest of the body, waxing services go hand-in-hand with LHE hair-removal treatments to leave skin smooth and fuzz-free.
Sunlight filters in through Scandalous Hair Studio & Spa’s two walls of windows, illuminating the intimate boutique so that it stands out amid the other neighborhood stores. Perched on the corner, the all-purpose salon and spa greets visitors with an exposed brick wall that gives way to a row of styling stations where stylists pace around salon chairs as they plan out customized haircuts and color treatments.
Just a few yards away but a world removed from the lively bustle of the salon floor, aestheticians stationed in private treatment rooms cultivate glowing complexions with Wilma Schumann skincare products. Among the most popular spa services, aromatherapy massages melt away stress, and European facials fight signs of aging, acne, and embarrassing face-plant dives off the Eiffel Tower.
The mind and the body receive equal attention at Hoboken Wellness Spa. The staff seeks to create a holistic community that will educate patrons on the health benefits of ayurveda, an alternative medicine philosophy that originated in ancient India. Aiming to emulate the word ayurveda itself—which means "knowledge for long life"—it focuses on each individual's body type to yield the best results. People with a pitta body type might need treatments such as a cooling cucumber and peppermint footbath followed by a medicated-oil massage. Staffers might recommend a warm ginger footbath for those with the kapha body type, along with an herbal tea eye treatment that enhances that ability to read Earl Grey leaves. The team also offers waxing and threading services to leave skin smooth.
Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of licensed aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica and Skinceuticals products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, massage therapists tend to sore muscles and joints with half a dozen therapeutic techniques, while nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
Located in the center of the Garment District, Blossomesque is a fitness, wellness, and lifestyle studio devoted to helping its clients achieve a healthier life balance. Certified trainer Regina Coles has paired with organic chef Sia H. Pickett to offer fitness, nutrition, and cooking classes for women, along with event nights and open houses. At Blossomesque, the fitness classes comprise of an hour of cardio and muscle-sculpting movements, incorporating soft burlesque moves and fun props, such as elbow-length gloves and feather fans, to help women bring out their sensual side. Clients burn calories as they learn to shimmy and stretch, and stay motivated through social interaction and knowledge of healthy food choices.