Exclusive Video: LifeSpa

Get pampered at LifeSpa this Spa Week and enjoy free childcare and gym access.

It’s time to book your Spa Week treatments! The Fall 2013 Event will take place from October 14-20. If you choose to book your appointment at LifeSpa, you will not only enjoy a blissful spa service, but you’ll have access to the facility’s beautiful amenities. This season, LifeSpa is offering customers two fabulous services to try at Spa Week’s signature $50 price tag.
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  • BodyWork Session with Detoxifying Back Treatment
  • Signature Facial with Detoxifying Back Treatment

LifeSpa Locations:

Alabama
LifeSpa – Birmingham:  205.547.3100

Arizona
LifeSpa – Gilbert:  480.558.5424
LifeSpa – Palm Valley:  623.547.3124
LifeSpa – Scottsdale:  480.538.3424
LifeSpa – Tempe:  480.735.5224

Colorado
LifeSpa – Colorado Springs:  719.445.4324
LifeSpa – Parker:  720.544.6024
LifeSpa – Westminster:  720.889.5424
LifeSpa – Centennial:  720.420.2824

Florida
LifeSpa – Boca Raton:  561.208.5924

Georgia
LifeSpa – Alpharetta:  678.327.2624
LifeSpa – Johns Creek:  678.722.5924
LifeSpa – Mountain Brook:  678.819.7624
LifeSpa – Sandy Springs:  678.832.2324
LifeSpa – Sugarloaf:  770.882.2324

Illinois
LifeSpa – Bloomingdale:  630.283.4224
LifeSpa – Old Orchard:  847.779.8224
LifeSpa – Orland Park:  708.675.3224
LifeSpa – Romeoville:  630.296.1124
LifeSpa – Schaumburg:  847.466.2424
LifeSpa – Warrenville:  630.791.2224

Indiana
LifeSpa – Indianapolis:  317.915.3589

Kansas
LifeSpa – Lenexa:  913.428.5725
LifeSpa – Overland Park:  913.402.5724

Maryland
LifeSpa – Columbia:  443.430.2124
LifeSpa – Rockville:  240.314.7022

Michigan
LifeSpa – Canton Township:  734.858.1324
LifeSpa – Commerce:  248.668.7324
LifeSpa – Novi:  248.735.5389
LifeSpa – Rochester Hills:  248.841.9824
LifeSpa – Shelby Township:  586.226.5389
LifeSpa – Troy:  248.267.6689

Minnesota
LifeSpa – Chanhassen:  952.380.4324
LifeSpa – Crosstown:  952.943.4624
LifeSpa – Eden Prairie:  952.829.8401
LifeSpa – Fridley:  763.656.1500
LifeSpa – Lakeville:  952.985.8800
LifeSpa – Maple Grove:  763.420.1824
LifeSpa – Minneapolis Life Time Athletic Club:  612.752.9589
LifeSpa – Minnetonka:  952.745.4624
LifeSpa – Plymouth:  763.509.9090
LifeSpa – Savage:  952.226.8224
LifeSpa – St. Louis Park:  952.541.7124
LifeSpa – White Bear Lake:  651.426.1308

Missouri
LifeSpa – Ellisville:  636.591.2624

Nebraska
LifeSpa- Omaha:  402.334.4024

Nevada
LifeSpa – Summerlin:  702.214.6124

New Jersey
LifeSpa – Berkeley Heights:  908.219.6425
LifeSpa – Florham Park:  908.936.0524

New York
LifeSpa – Syosset:  516.822.1777

North Carolina
LifeSpa – Cary:  919.460.8324

Ohio
LifeSpa – Beachwood:  216.292.6844
LifeSpa – Columbus:  614.470.9189
LifeSpa – Deerfield:  513.770.9824
LifeSpa – Dublin:  614.789.7824

Oklahoma
LifeSpa – Tulsa:  918.364.0524

Tennessee
LifeSpa – Collierville:  901.457.4924

Texas
LifeSpa – Allen:  214.383.2224
LifeSpa – South Austin:  512.891.4524
LifeSpa – Austin:  512.634.4724
LifeSpa – Champions:  281.897.6224
LifeSpa – Cinco Ranch:  281.644.5324
LifeSpa – Colleyville:  817.503.2224
LifeSpa – Dallas:  214.624.5824
LifeSpa – North Dallas:  214.483.2424
LifeSpa – Flower Mound:  972.956.5224
LifeSpa – Garland:  972.202.8224
LifeSpa – Houston City Center:  713.630.8424
LifeSpa – Kingwood:  832.445.3924
LifeSpa – Lake Houston:  281.812.4100
LifeSpa – Mansfield:  682.422.2324
LifeSpa – NW San Antonio:  210.242.0924
LifeSpa – Plano: 972.202.8124
LifeSpa – San Antonio:  210.745.3424
LifeSpa – Sugar Land:  281.276.7224

Utah
LifeSpa – South Valley:  801.302.3724

Virginia
LifeSpa – Centreville:  703.815.5124
LifeSpa – Fairfax:  703.272.2224
LifeSpa – Sterling:  703.433.0256

About LifeSpa:

LifeSpa is a hidden gem nestled away inside the sprawling Life Time Fitness facilities. Take a break from your hectic week to book a Spa Week appointment there! When you come in for your $50 Spa Week treatment, make sure to block off some extra time to enjoy the facility’s expansive amenities. Full day access to the state of the art fitness facility includes hundreds of machines and fitness classes.  No babysitter? Not a problem! You can trust that your child is in good hands at LifeSpa’s beautiful childcare center, where children can play, color and even enjoy educational computer programs for two FREE hours during Spa Week. Then, complete your “me” time with a relaxing hot tub or steam room session.

Clearly, the decision to book your $50 treatment at LifeSpa is easy. The hard part is deciding on which treatment to opt for! The BodyWork Session is a balancing body treatment, including massage to improve overall wellness. The Signature Facial offers clients a thorough cleanse. A skilled esthetician will analyze your skin and create a customized facial treatment to cater to your unique needs. A must-try! Both the bodywork and facial treatments also included a Detoxifying Back Treatment. Call the LifeSpa location nearest you directly to book your appointment today!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Luxury for Less at LifeSpa

LifeSpa is one of our most popular facilities every Spa Week season. On a recent trip to a nearby location, I learned why first-hand. This chain is surprisingly luxe! Take a look at the entrance:

There are 82 LifeSpa locations throughout the US participating in Spa Week, which means that your odds are pretty darn good that one of those is near you (getting excited yet?!). I stopped by the Syosset, NY location to take a peek around and give you all a teaser of the relaxation that awaits during Spa Week.

All LifeSpas are located inside the LifeTime Fitness facility premises, and I almost confused the one in Syosset with the entrance to Cinderella’s castle (the Disneyland of wellness, if you will). Upon entering I was struck by the beauty of the space, with a lofted fitness center above me, café to my right and gorgeous spa to my left.

LifeSpa has four luxurious treatment options to choose from this Spa Week. And that’s not all! If you choose to book your Spa Week $50 treatment at LifeSpa, you will also enjoy full-day access to the state of the art fitness center and two free hours of childcare! We know, this is starting to sound more and more like a certified Disney dreams-do-come-true moment. But wait: take a peek inside the massage room and you’ll really start picturing yourself there:

Ready to go? Here are the available Spa Week treatments at LifeSpa:

1. Customized Massage: Choose Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Relaxation or Muscle Therapy
2. Signature Facial with Natural Vitamin Infusion
3. All Over Color and Cut (Does Not Include Foils)
4. Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy

Sleek hair facilities

Gorgeous, right? Well you know what they say…if the glass slipper fits! Check out our video tour of LifeSpa here, then go browse SpaWeek.com to find a LifeSpa location near you, and get booking!

Inside LifeSpa: Meet the Spa Director

Rani Houlis

Rani Houlis, Department Head of the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey LifeSpa, can explain what makes this spa special better than anyone.

Added Value for Moms
As a working mom, Houlis knows how important it is for her clients to fit in me time — and also that relaxation can only be achieved when you know your little one is in good hands. “Moms can enjoy me time relaxing and pampering themselves while their children are supervised at our Kids Activity Center,” Houlis explains. With two free hours of childcare included in every spa service, “We give moms plenty of time to rejuvenate, enabling them to distress from the responsibilities a busy mom has on her plate.”

Spa Week Treatments
This year, we have three fabulous $50 treatments being offered by LifeSpa during April Spa Week, so we asked Houlis to share her favorite. “I am most excited about the All Over Color with Cut. This is the first time the LifeSpa has ever offered this service during SpaWeek.” If you’re due for a salon visit, or looking for a makeover, you can’t beat the price tag of $50 for a cut AND color.

Top of the Line Products
LifeSpa uses Wella, Bumble & Bumble and Kerastase products during salon treatments, so you’re treated to the best of the best. Facials are no different, as the aestheticians pick out a perfectly tailored regimen of Murad and Phytomer products for each client.

“Some of my favorite hair products are Kerastase’s Oleo Relax Slim Crème and Bumble & Bumble’s Brilliantine,” Houlis told us. “When it comes to my face, Phytomer’s Perfect Visage Cleansing Milk helps me start my day and I can’t be without Murad’s Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer.”

Planning to book a Spa Week service and find out for yourself? Take your pick, as you can’t go wrong with these three treatments:

ALL JUST $50:

50 Min Customized Massage: Choice of Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Relaxation or Muscle Therapy Techniques

50 Min Signature Facial with Natural Vitamin Infusion or All Over Color and Cut (Does Not Include Foils)

60 Min Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy

Don’t live near the Berkeley Heights location? Browse all participating LifeSpas here.

A Day at the Spa for $99

Spa Week is technically over, but many spas have extended their Spa Week dates, allowing you to continue booking discounted treatments for only $50. But one spa in particular has really upped the ante.

LifeSpa locations nationwide are not only extending Spa Week through October 31, but they’re also offering you the option to book all three of their Spa Week services for only $99!

That $99 gets you a 50 minute Custom Massage, 50 minute Signature Facial and 60 minute Nail Pampering Package!

This offer is too good to be passed up, so hurry up and make an appointment – at this price, they’re sure to go fast!

Is Less Intense Exercise Better?

If you’ve been logging extra hours at the gym, slaving away on cardio machines to lose weight, listen up!

Typically, we add cardio to our routine to burn calories. Most of us assume that working out longer means burning more calories, which helps us lose weight faster. Right? Well, not always.

According to a recent study done by Lifetime Fitness, intense exercise and burning more calories does not necessarily equal more/quicker weight loss. Why is this? For one, we’ve all heard burning too many calories too quickly results in your metabolism slowing down to compensate. And now we know of another reason:

During the study, the group that exercised at a moderate intensity (compared to the group that engaged in high intensity exercise) was far more active outside of the gym. Over-exercising left the high intensity group too tired for activity in everyday life, so they spent their free time more sedentary than the moderate exercise group, leading to less weight loss.

See? It’s not just what happens at the gym that results in a thinner, fitter you: Maintaining an all-around active lifestyle is imperative!

Read the full details of the study done by Lifetime Fitness here. There are over 80 Lifetime Fitness spa locations participating in Spa Week, too – find the one nearest you to split a day between the spa and the gym!