During her time as a fashion model, Donna Michelle D'Aurio knew the importance of staying in shape. But, when she became a trained fitness instructor, she quickly learned the importance of being both fit and healthy. With this philosophy in mind, Donna established Bella Fitness as a mobile fitness company in 2006. Since then, the company has grown into a fitness business where a staff of personal trainers, dance instructors, sport coaches, and nutritionists designs customized fitness plans for everyone from kids to senior citizens.
Within the studio, clients can work up a sweat in semi-private Pilates, Barre, Zumba, TRX, and dance cardio classes that reflect Donna’s own group fitness certifications from the Arthritis Foundation, SilverSneakers, PiYo, and YMCA. For younger clients, kids' yoga and Zumba classes are also available. At the other end of the spectrum, personal training sessions provide one-on-one attention as exercisers focus on mastering specific fitness routines or strengthening their levitation abilities. Bella's facility is also equipped with a Korr Reevue breathing test, which determines resting metabolic rates, as well as plenty of space to host training courses on CPR and fitness instruction.
Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists—what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.
The group fitness classes: Held in sunny studios, classes in disciplines such as power yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba help build muscle and burn calories.
The personal training sessions: Trainers jolt clients out of fitness plateaus with customized workouts, or one-on-one Pilates training that tones cores and builds lean muscle.
The equipment: Workout gear runs the gamut from circuit-training equipment to treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes.
The massages: Massage therapists relax muscles with a variety of modalities, from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the spreading warmth of hot stones.
The beauty treatments: Aestheticians beautify bodies and faces with an eclectic mix of rejuvenating facials, cellulite-minimizing treatments, and waxing for unwanted stubble.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and
The Doctors . Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Textures By Tamara VIP Salon Suite offers Hair Design to include Hair Cutting; Styling; Extensions; Braiding; Perms; Relaxers; Make-up; Eyelash Extensions; Waxing-Brows, Lips, Chin, Under Arm, Legs; Nails-Acrylic; Gel; Designs; Barbering ;Tapers; Fades Experience professional and creative expertise.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Suga Bear: my 1year old daughter
What do you love most about your job?
The independency of being an entrepreneur in the beauty business grants me the ability to create textures in all I do! I love being a one stop shop catering to all nationalities
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I leave my clients in a satisfactory state of mind.
Upon completion of service I'm told not only am I good at what I do but that I'm knowledgable, professional and genuine. Which is why I receive client referrals.
From skin treatments to massages, Los Angeles' Mademoiselle Nail and Spa is a luxury day spa that offers a wide variety of services.
Reduce stress and eliminate pain with one of the offered massages, such as deep tissue and Swedish.
This spa will help you show off your digits with the best nail services around.
Painless and effective hair removal remedies, such as waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and epilation, are available at this establishment.
Just pick a time that works for you and come into the spa. Walks ins are valued here.
You'll want to keep coming back again and again after a day of pure pampering, and with such fair pricing, you can!
Credit card payments are always accepted at this wonderful establishment.
Mademoiselle Nail and Spa's customers can score a street parking spot just a short walk away.
Mademoiselle Nail and Spa will offer you a break from everyday life and a tiny trip to paradise.
It didn't take Jackie Vardanyan long to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. She took her first cosmetology classes at age 15 and received her license right after she graduated from high school. She then threw herself into the world of aesthetics by studying makeup of all kinds: airbrush, permanent, and character. She also sharpened her skills under the guidance of Hollywood makeup artist Dina Ousley. With this experience behind her, Jackie opened Palazzo Salon and Spa.
There, she and her staff cut and color tresses amid Venetian-style decor. Old World chests stand next to ornate full-length mirrors, and crystal chandeliers cast light over gold curtains and statuary. One wall-size painting even depicts a group of women lounging in tunics, presumably waiting for conversation to be invented.