Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. With today's deal, a member of Gold's Gym's staff of certified personal trainers will test each client's strength, flexibility, and body-fat percentage, among other metrics, before designing a personalized fitness regimen. Then, clients can follow up with regular attendance at the friendly gym, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, acquire a golden glaze in the tanning beds, and loosen up in the yoga and Pilates studios.
Licensed aesthetician Melissa Mixon creates her own skincare products from freshly-harvested organic ingredients such as lavender and rosemary. These herbs help to soothe and nourish complexions during a handful of luxurious facial services. However, Melissa has also worked with a NASA rocket scientist to learn the art of LED light therapy, a skin-tightenting technology that noninvaseively lifts faces and sculpts bodies. These treatments shine specialized red light onto specified areas to reduce sagging and signs of cellulite, firming up skin on the face or body.
Regardless of whether she's wielding garden plants or space-age tools, Melissa focuses on convincing her clients that they are celebrities. She combines her expertise as a makeup artist, model, and skincare professional to create the ultimate pampering experience for each visitor. She also personalizes her spa offerings—the massage-focused Mukha Abhyanga Ayurvedic Facial, for example, can include the use of a seasonal aromatherapy herbal pack specially crafted to suit the client's skin type. Her Acne Terminator facial centers around deft extractions, complemented by camphor or mint formulas that eliminate bacteria and refresh complexions more effectively than bobbing for apples in a bucket of Listerine.
The aestheticians at Beautiful You Skin Care and Nail Salon focus on restoring faces to their original luster—before that thing called birth happened. Custom facials combat acne, oil, and dry patches with treatment masks and extractions. Special rosacea treatments even out skin tone, and Escutox treatments serve as an alternative to Botox by diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Beauty pros also wax off unwanted lip and chin hair, and tint lashes and brows.
At more than 140 locations across the country, tanners stand and Hollywood Tans delivers. Each salon has an average of 15 Hollywood Tans–manufactured standup booths that gilt pelts with high-performance bulbs, resulting in speedy tans. Since each location offers so many booths, no appointments are needed and clients are rarely asked to wait around or scrounge for scraps of sunlight. For a UV-free experience, the salons furnish their glow spas with Mystic Tan, a standup spray-tan booth that operates at four levels in less than a minute. To keep hides healthy, the shops stock their own brand of lotions, skincare products, and shower gels.
Oasis Tans bronzes skin for sun-lovers who don't have time to wait for the sun to warm up from its nightly nap. The 10-minute bed sessions take place inside Oasis's 54-bulb B-level standing tanning beds (a $40 value), which promote gradual color transformation. Those with sensitive skin or people who seek immediate gratification can opt for the airbrush tan (a $20 value for VIP members, a $40 value for non-members). A skilled staffer will hand-mist skin using Norvell Organic products that provide an even and instant tan that’s free of loud-mouthed UV rays. Clients can choose between a basic or dark tan, and should show up with clean, exfoliated skin to achieve the most radiant results.
Anyone in need of a mini vacation need simply step into Mosaik Market, where a barrage of Moroccan imports evoke the feel of a bazaar. Tourists can pick up a plethora of decor pieces and gifts, including tea sets, belly-dancing scarves, specialty soaps, and exotic spices. At the rear of the shop, a softly lit salon and spa area actively soothes visitors with facials that cleanse the skin with Moroccan black soap and a very rare grain of desert sand.