Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2012: Beauty, Health & Recreation

Main Line Today’s readers and critics pick their favorites.

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Mind-body Workout ➙ Aquatic Fitness Center
The fitness pros at Aquatic understand the value of a sound body and mind, offering innovative programs that provide a stimulating array of workouts. Popular classes include “Peel Off the Pounds Pilates Reformer,” with its bonus cardio boost, and “Spin Fusion,” which combines pedaling and yoga.
601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd; (610) 664-6464,

New Fitness Trend ➙ Red Hot Dance Fitness
Zumba is so last year. This year, it’s all about Red Hot Dance Fitness. The brainchild of Drexel Hill native Christine Gallagher, RHDF is an exhilarating, cardio-focused workout set to the beat of the latest pop music hits. Beginners can handle the
moves, while advanced dancers love Gallagher’s complex choreography. Melting off calories has never been so entertaining.

Relationship Guru ➙ Benjamin Le

Salon for Pre-wedding Pampering ➙ Avante Salon and Spa
The stress of planning a wedding can weigh heavily on any bride-to-be—which is why the treatments at Avante are a gift on so many levels. Their “Here Comes the Bride” package features head-to-toe primping, paired with plenty of relaxation. It’ll have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for that walk down the aisle—though we can’t guarantee the “relaxed” part will last.
668 Downingtown Pike, West Chester; (610) 429-1800,

Salon for Hair Enhancements ➙ Salon Ziza
Liz Stelmach and her team have more than a few tricks up their sleeves to get you the look you’ve always wanted but never thought possible. Whether it’s a full wig or partial extensions, these hair gurus never subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach.
6 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore; (610) 642-5200,

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