Sol Oasis's founder and veteran manicurist, KaSundra, earned her stripes in the upscale salons of New York and Atlanta before getting the opportunity to work on the high-profile hands of Hollywood stars such as Terrance Howard, Kelly Hu, and Regina King. Welcoming only one client at a time in her tranquil spa, KaSundra is able to lavish each guest with her undivided attention as she performs a wide array of nail and spa treatments. She incorporates natural and organic products into her many services, which include facials, makeup application, Chinese finger-trap removal, and waterless pedicures that are safer and more sanitary than normal pedicures. As natural light peeks through decorative window screens and visitors kick back in a plush, olive-colored throne, KaSundra treats hands and feet like royalty.
Stewart and Julie Patey ensure restful evenings in the Everett area with comfortable mattresses from Ergomotion, Reverie, and Restwell. With the help of their knowledgeable sales staff, they dispense advice and help outfit sleeping chambers with elegant bedroom furniture and accessories. They keep bedrooms safe and clean with an inventory of hypoallergenic pillows and waterproof Protect-A-Bed mattress protectors, which guard against stains, bacteria, and dust mites. Upon delivery of a new mattress, Stewart and Julie can also take away the old mattress, which they in turn donate to charity or use to build forts.
Sophin Sarin’s passion for fitness ignited when he started playing sports in middle school, and his desire to share it with others has not wavered since. He founded Twork It Out Fitness to help his clients fit into healthier lifestyles through hard work and discipline. His 35-minute boot-camp classes require resolve, as students power through interval-training workouts that build muscle and strengthen the cardiovascular system. As with any sustained period of intense exercise, metabolism stays stoked afterward, burning more calories in a 48-hour period without having to train yourself to sleep-jog. Classes meet four days a week, with morning and evening sessions to convenience an array of schedules.
For those struggling to get fit, Guy Urioste "has been there, done that." Before he whipped himself into shape, the former Air Force airman tipped the scales at 300 pounds. Today, Guy and his wife Diana—both certified personal trainers—lead boot camps at Alton Baker Park and Skinner Butte Park that feature a range of pulse-quickening workouts. The sessions vary from hiking trips to the "300" challenge, during which participants perform 300 reps of multiple exercises before reciting the first 300 lines of The Iliad. Fitness tests, measurements, and nutritional consultations help patrons to track their progress as they shape up.
Founded by certified trainer Carrie Partna, Fit By Design fuels patrons with personal consultations and wellness-promoting programs. To provide in-depth body-composition analysis, Partna harnesses the power of the Oprah-featured InBody 230. Like an inquisitive game-show host, the machine quickly gathers statistics on the client's calorie-burning prowess and body mass. Partna analyzes the results during a 30-minute consultation, providing insight into one's personal metabolism and drafting a plan designed to stoke inner health flames to marshmallow-obliterating levels.
Changing Lifestyle is a not-for-profit organization with a two tier approach to wellness offering affordable, innovative and highly effective counseling, both individual and group, and wellness/hypnosis programs.