Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a fitness package at Vie Fitness & Spa (a $320 total value), which includes the following:
- Three personal-training sessions (an $80 value each)
- One fitness assessment (an $80 value)<p>
Vie—a boutique studio with the amenities of a health club—sculpts bodies during individual personal-training sessions led by trainers whose office walls buckle under the weight of myriad certifications. During fitness assessments, clients meet with a trainer to develop a six-week training recommendation, as well as explore Vie’s facilities and claim their lockers by draping them in gym socks. Trainers help clients engage in an active, healthful lifestyle through tailored training programs unique to each individual’s goals, health profile, and lifestyle requirements. All trainers hold certification under the American Council on Exercise or another nationally recognized organization, and hone their craft through continuing education and eavesdropping on conversations between allied biceps.
At Vie, showers come stocked with towels and Pure Fiji bath products, so fitness-seekers don’t need to stuff gym bags with all-in-one shampoo-plus-conditioner-plus-portable-shower. On the way out, guests can stop by the juice bar, or take in Vie’s stirring glass-spiral staircase illuminated by skylights that adorn the high ceilings.
Vie Fitness & Spa
As if inspired by the visitors stretching at the fitness center below, a glass spiral staircase extends to the high ceiling, where skylights illuminate the floor below. Heather DuPuis designed Vie Fitness & Spa as an oasis for healthy living, blending health-club amenities and fitness services with a light, airy atmosphere and soaring architecture.
Certified trainers keep clients engaged in an active lifestyle through programs tailored to each individual's goals and lifestyle. In barre classes, an amalgamation of Pilates, ballet, and strength exercises set to up-tempo music work to tighten abs and thighs, and spinning classes test students' endurance while reminding them of their first bicycle's eventual theft.
An onsite juice bar refuels bodies, which stay refreshed with the boutique shop's designer water bottles and hand-poured Illume candles. To unwind after a taxing workout, patrons can stop by the facility spa for a massage or facial or head to the locker rooms equipped with fluffy towels and Pure Fiji bath products with which to wash the towels.
209 S Ashley St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104