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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.
Location: Santa Monica
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.