By Aurora Rodríguez
The lowdown: While Equinox is best known for it’s hardcore classes, cutting edge machines and hip workout enviroment, their spa is one of those best kept secrets that are worth uncovering for those seeking skin fitness. There’s no need to have a membership to enjoy a massage or facial at one of the gym’s spas located in Aventura, Coral Gables and Miami Beach. Once you book an appointment you’ll be welcome to relax in a serene spa that is intimate enough to make you feel welcome yet modern enough to offer some of the newest treatments at competitive prices.
The ‘hood: Hidden away from plain sight inside Equinox locations in Aventura Mall, South Beach and Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, the spa is a quiet spot which welcomes the workout weary or stressed outsiders.
The vibe: A welcome getaway on the road to being calm, rejuvenated or refreshed. Once inside the spa there’s no workout machines, classes or trainers to worry about. The serene vibe will have you in a robe and on the road to relaxation.
The highlights: The 50 minute Swedish massage ($110) will knead on all those tough spots with soft tissue manipulation, while their 25 minute Equinox conditioning facial ($70) offers deep pore cleansing, exfoliation a massage, steam and mask which refreshes and invigorates skin in a jiffy. Looking for something unique to protect you from South Florida’s at times harsh outdoor elements? Their brand new one hour A.G.E. Rescue Treatment facial ($95) beats the damage which can be caused by UV rays with a 10-step process – including a cleansing cream, toner, masque eye cream and balm all suited for your skin type after being evaluated – with the use of A.G.E Interrupter and Phloretin CF anti-oxidant Serum.
The sweet deal: Mention this story and get a complimentary one week pass to Equinox with the purchase of the A.G.E. Rescue Treatment. Offer valid at all Equinox spas.
The Spa at Equinox at South Beach, 520 Collins Ave., Miami, FL; 305.673.1172; The Spa at Eqinox Aventura, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL ; 305.935.9514; The Spa at Equinox Coral Gables, 370 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables, FL; (786) 497-8200.