The experienced fitness virtuosos at The Balanced Body Fitness Studio orchestrate a schedule of core-strengthening and heart-pumping group classes to help clients of all fitness levels achieve overall bodily betterment. Free weights and self-generated resistance cause cantankerous muscles to kick and scream as workout warriors sprint, hop, or shimmy from station to station in a circuit-style BootCamp class. Zumba whittles waists to the beat of Latin music, and peace-summoning voices call out postures in Vinyasa flow yoga classes that challenge mind and body as equally as a raccoon loves its children. The willPower & grace class strips feet of their security blankets and beckons bodies to meander barefoot in an amalgamation of calisthenics and dance fitness classes, and challenging mat Pilates floor exercises improve strength, coordination, and the ability to become a makeshift coffee table.
Kettlebells—iron-shaped balls of varying weights that, with their affixed handles, resemble carry-on cannonballs—provide a low-impact total body workout that simultaneously increases strength and stamina. A recent study found kettlebells to be highly effective, resulting in subjects burning "at least 20.2 calories per minute, which is off the charts. That’s equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace." You'll learn all this and more during your intro to kettlebells class (which you can apply this Groupon toward). Upon completion, you're free to take more kettlebell classes (drop-in classes are $16) and Pilates mat ($12.50–$16) and apparatus sessions (private session are $54–$60, duet sessions are $37–$44, and semi-private sessions are $30–$38). Feel free to combine these classes at your whimsy to transform yourself into a formidable fat-burning, cardiovascular-boosting, muscle-building monster without the assistance of a full moon.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Maine Optometry’s skilled optometrists determine prescriptions for contacts, such as Acuvue Oasys, and glasses, such as the eye boutique's more than 750 frames including brands such as Oakley, Kate Spade, and Banana Republic. These frames encircle everything from simple single-vision lenses to specialty lenses that cater to athletes or clients who stare at a computer monitor all day waiting for it to blink. Clients interested in throwing off the yoke of eyewear entirely can discuss refractive surgery with the doctors.
Maine Optometry also outfits clients in designer sunglasses and concerns itself with the environment, working with an e-prescribing system that eliminates paperwork, which trees hate to fill out.
Heather at Heartsongs Alternative Healing shines a light on areas of darkness in her clients' lives with reiki treatments, chakra balancing, and angel-card readings. Her holistic methods draw upon the universe's positive energy, and she hopes to lead her clients to a state of wellness within their minds, bodies, and spirits.
Soothing music sets a tranquil mood, and nearby, an aromatic candle flickers gently. The scene is not only the most romantic way to roast s'mores, but also what you'll encounter if you get a flame massage—one of six different modalities Lynn Priest performs. The licensed massage therapist, Reiki master, and Sedona Wellness owner doesn't work alone, however. Alongside Lynn, nail tech Beth O'Neill spruces up digits with manicures and pedicures, and reflexologists alleviate pain by tapping into the body's reflex points.