No matter the hour, the rhythmic beat of sneakers hitting treadmills resounds in Snap Fitness's 24-hour studio. The network of gyms stretches across the country, each housing state-of-the art cardio and strength-training equipment that scorches huge batches of calories, like an Easy-Bake Oven scorches cookies when it's souped up with nitrous oxide. IPod hookups and TVs turn treadmills and stair steppers into personal entertainment centers. Unlike impersonal big-box gyms, Snap Fitness's staff subtracts intimidation from the experience with free equipment orientations, custom workout plans, nutrition tips, and hand-crocheted workout shorts for all members. During staffed hours, peppy instructors lead fitness classes such as turbo kickboxing, plyometrics, and aerobic blast.
The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.
She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.
The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
For nearly 10 years, stylist Dunya Rox has expertly sculpted her clients' hair, whether through light trims or more intricate looks. When she's not taking a little off the top, she showcases her threading talents by removing her patrons' unwanted eyebrow hairs. Dunya is part of a quartet of top stylists at LTease Hair Studio, who collectively brighten locks with highlights and tame frizzy strands with straightening. The studio is the brainchild of Linda Turner, whose own specialties include treatments for natural hair, such as weaves and retightening dreadlocks.
When you stay at Abbey Resort and Avani Spa in Fontana, you'll be on a lake and convenient to Yerkes Observatory. This family-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Animal Gardens and Dancing Horse Theatre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 334 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while CD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 10 mi.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Fontana? This hotel has 40000 square feet (3600 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.