Highland Park Health & Beauty
4640 McKinney Ave., Highland Park
The classes at Rise Nation are only thirty minutes for a reason—that amount of time on the VersaClimber, a vertical machine that tones both your arms and legs by simulating a fast-paced rock climbing experience—completely exhausts muscles and leaves limbs shaky. First-timers should definitely take the beginner class, to learn the proper form and pace, and prepare to be totally exhausted after the low-impact workout.
4514 Travis St., Highland Park
This super challenging Pilates studio offers cutting-edge classes to tone strong, lean muscles. The fifty-minute classes incorporate reformer work, the chair, and a restorative stretch-and-release class that’s designed to work on tight fascia and increase flexibility and mobility.
4218 Oak Lawn Ave., Highland Park
A cheery space that resembles a blowout bar (champagne pours are always on offer), this is the place you come to get ready for drinks, dinner, a wedding, you name it. On the menu: a full makeup application, brow touch-ups, fake-lash application, a twenty-minute Tata Harper facial. It's great for groups if you're traveling with a pack. They make house calls, too.