As for the actual facial, two thumbs up. I highly recommend Morgan but I’m sure their entire staff is great. You do sit out in a chair, similar to a hair salon, but it’s still relaxing and doesn’t skimp on any of the treatments. You just don’t have to change clothes or spend time waiting in an individual room. If you go, make sure you get the cooling globes. It’s hard to describe them properly but know that it feels like an elevated ice roller. So refreshing.
I haven’t tried any of their other offerings, which include more in-depth hour-long facials, but am going to try and swing by for a spray tan soon. Overall the staff is welcoming, the space is gorgeous, the prices are great and the experience is wonderful. Can’t recommend it enough.
Ahh and I’m so excited to tell you all that I dropped the Lumi gals a note about this post and they are hooking you all up. If you use code LWW15 when you book an appointment you’ll receive a free facial enhancement with any facial treatment. You can pick from light therapy, serum infusion, head massage, cooling globes or a firming treatment. Want my opinion, pick the cooling globes! Limits one per person to use the month of January. You can book online or give them a call at (502) 888-6345.
Lumi Skin Bar, 3706 Lexington Rd. lumiskinbar.com
In full disclosure, we recently started working with Shred 4/15 at Lemonade BUT this is being done entirely unrelated to that because I’ve started taking the classes and I am INTO it. Big time.
It’s no secret that I love to try different workout classes. I’ve had memberships at CycleBar, OrangeTheory Fitness, Milestone, LAC, Pure Barre and probably more. And in their defenses, I’ve loved them all. What keeps me coming back to a workout is usually convenience and how it fits into my life at that point. For example, I LOVED Milestone when my kids were babies and I could drop them off at childcare and take classes. CycleBar was my jam when my schedule was flexible and I could make their 9 am rides work. OTF was my life for a few years until I started struggling getting into the classes that fit my schedule.
Currently, I have a Peloton at home (which I love, let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more about it) and a membership at Burn Bootcamp (which I also love and have shared about in the past). And while I love both as part of my current routine, I have missed running since leaving OTF. I’m one of those people that loves running. I had a treadmill at home but used it so much that the tread split and haven’t splurged to replace it. Running helps clear my head and it’s something my body responds really well to.
One thing I had trouble with at OTF was the rowing component, it tightened up my shoulders and made my already broad swimming shoulders when more pronounced. So I LOVE that Shred 4/15 has a similar structure but no rowing.
But that’s really just a baseline introduction. The studio, which is located right at Broadway and Baxter Ave., offers hour long classes that feature four 15-minute blocks where you alternate between running on the treadmill and a focused floor set. The floor components are either total body, core and arms or butt and legs. The floor blocks are led by the instructor and move fast so you have very little time in between exercises. This makes the classes fly by and really pushes you. You’re working on each move from somewhere between 20 seconds and a minute before switching so you don’t have time to tire out on one move or get bored.
As for the treadmill portion, you don’t have to run. You can walk, jog or go hard in the paint and sprint. You pick the pace based on their guidelines so don’t feel intimidated if running isn’t your bag. Their treadmills are also incredible and make running so much more enjoyable. The tread is a little more springy (that’s a technical term) so I don’t feel like you have as much pressure on your feet and ankles.