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Published Wednesday Oct 02, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

Get a Scary Good Workout In These 3 Cities

Yoga
Interval Training
Kickboxing
Pilates
Barre
Fitness
Bootcamp

Ready to give your muscles a treat? No matter what your plans are this Halloween—or where you are—it’s time to crank up “Thriller” and sweat it out in a class at one of these frightfully ahh-mazing studios. 

 

LOS ANGELES
Find a devilishly good sweat session in the City of Angels. 

 

BoxUnion Fitness

BoxUnion
Location: Santa Monica
Class: Signature 

Designed for all levels, this music-driven class combines cardio, shadow boxing, HIIT, bodyweight strength, and individual heavy bag training for an *extra* sweaty workout. 

 

Training Mate

Training Mate 
Locations: West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Studio City
Class: Sydney Circuit

Looking for your next calorie-burning class? With a focus on overall conditioning, this high-intensity, circuit-style workout works through three different stations targeting both upper and lower body muscles. 

 

PLATEFIT

PLATEFIT 
Locations: WeHo, Studio City, Brentwood
Class: BootcampFIT 

If you’re looking to improve your stamina and flexibility, this unique, full-body workout is for you. From circuit-style routines to creative muscle-toning exercises featuring dumbbells and exercise bands, this class targets all the major muscle groups. 

 

DENVER 
Make your muscles work some magic in the Mile High. 

 

Lagree Luxe

Lagree Luxe
Location: Capitol Hill 
Class: Lagree Fitness 

High-intensity and low-impact, this Megaformer-focused class is one of the most effective and innovative approaches to full-body conditioning. If you’re a first-timer, remember to get there early to meet your instructor and get acquainted with the machine! 

 

Barre3

Barre3 
Location: Highlands Square
Class: barre3

Are you ready to feel amazing—both inside and out? This mindful workout guides you through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and intense cardio bursts. You will leave the studio feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.  

 

Duality Fitness

Duality
Location: West Colfax 
Class: DualityHIIT & Flow

Kickstart your week with this killer hybrid class! Spend 35 minutes working through stations of strength and cardio exercises—utilizing treadmills, stand-up rowers, kettlebells, slam balls, resistance bands, and TRX. After the circuit, transition into a heated yoga flow to keep you balanced and centered. 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Tap into a spine-chilling sweat session in SF.
 
Uforia Studios

Uforia Studios
Location: Nob Hill 
Class: Revolutions

Who's ready to ride? Developed by a Uforia dancer, this cycling class focuses on high-energy music for a full-body workout in just 45 minutes! It’s more like a dance party on a bike to your favorite beats. 

 

Bar Method

The Bar Method
 
Locations: Marina, Downtown
Class: Bar Express

This 45-minute class is supercharged to get you sculpted and back to the office (or your daily errands) right on time. Challenging for all levels, this workout will exercise your body and mind—and you’ll deserve the best nap afterward. 

 

Rocksalt Pilates

RockSalt Pilates
Locations: Potrero Hill, Redwood City, San Mateo 
Class: RockReform Sweat 

Featuring the original sweat-worthy RockSalt workout, this Pilates fusion class is timed to upbeat music—working you from the inside out. Combining cardio, strength resistance training, reformer exercises, and coordination techniques, test your strength with this intense class. 


Ready for your next scary good workout? Explore more of these classes on the MINDBODY app, or search in your city on MINDBODY.io! 
 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
death of the walk-in
The Latest
Published Wednesday May 20, 2020 by Sara Lesher

When Salons Near Me Reopen: What To Expect From The First Visit Back

Beauty
Salon

Times are strange right now, as you all know. We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” about a million times already, and all the while, things are still changing every day. If you asked me a few months ago what I’d be writing about right now, I would never have guessed I’d be interviewing someone about what it’s like to get a haircut

Nonetheless, we’re all doing our best to band together and help each other out right now. You may have noticed salons and spas offering messages of support, video tutorials for DIY beauty, and now, waitlists and announcements of reopening their doors. But as we all know, this isn’t the “old normal” anymore, and there will be changes. 

Here’s what you can expect to be different when you finally head back into the salon or spa:


Going the distance

As salons and spas begin to reopen, they’ll likely have to make changes due to new social distancing requirements. When you enter the space, you’ll probably see a complete rearrangement. Stations will be separated by at least six feet, and some might even be removed to allow for more space. Salons that don’t have that much space to spare are putting in temporary walls or partitions. 

On top of that, there may be fewer appointments scheduled at the same time (and definitely no walk-ins) to limit the number of people in the building. Say goodbye to waiting rooms and lobbies—you’ll likely be asked to wait outside or in your car until the exact start time of your appointment to prevent too many people crowding the front.


Keeping it clean

In addition to their increase in space, salons and spas will likely up their cleaning standards and procedures. We surveyed active consumers on the Mindbody app and learned that among the many changes beauty and wellness businesses can make upon reopening, following rigorous sanitization guidelines is the most important. You’ll probably see social posts or confirmation emails that outline new cleaning protocols, and you may notice some signage hanging around the building to reassure that the areas have been disinfected. Employees, and even guests, will be wearing masks and/or gloves, and you may even get a spritz of hand sanitizer at the door. According to Salon 124 Group, getting these supplies is turning out to be one of the largest obstacles for reopening.

In between each appointment, they’ll thoroughly disinfect the area before the next client arrives. Not only that, but each time you move to a new station (like from shampoo to haircut), they may also wipe down the station as soon as you get up to make sure it’s clean for the next guest. 
 

literally check ourselves out

Checking yourself out 

After a good haircut, we all want to check ourselves out. And now that we’re all more cautious of germs and bacteria, we also want to literally check ourselves out at the end of our appointments. Out of the various fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses on our platform, consumers feel most comfortable returning to hair salons, and 62.7% said hair cutting, coloring, styling, barbering, or blow-drying would be the first beauty service they book once restrictions are lifted. An extra, important layer of comfort can be added in the form of contactless payments.

Many salons and spas will likely be incorporating some sort of contactless checkout process to limit touch points. They may end up taking your payment information at check-in via text and removing the front desk, so you don’t have to interact with another person face-to-face.


Switching it up

All-in-all, you can expect changes—and lots of them. Whether it’s increased retail offerings, curbside pickups, virtual consultations, at-home appointments, or video tutorials, many salons and spas are getting creative with how they offer support to their clients. Above all, they want to help us feel beautiful, confident, and somewhat normal during this time—and for that, we’re so thankful.


Want to hear about a real salon experience firsthand? One of our own got her hair done at a reopened salon in Georgia—here’s how it went.

Are you a salon owner yourself? Check out the Reboot Kit for Salons, Spas, & Wellness Businesses for extensive info and advice on how to prepare for reopening.



MINDBODY. “COVID-19 APP USER SURVEY #5.” MAY 2020.
Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).