THE WELL-LIVED LIFE

THE MAIN LINE IS IN THE MIDST OF A HEALTH AND WELLNESS BOOM. HERE, THE NEW­EST SPOTS FOR IN­DOOR CLIMB­ING, CRYOSAUNA FA­CIALS, AND MA­TER­NITY CONCIERGES.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY MARNI PRICHARD MANKO

The Main Line is in the midst of a health and wellness boom. Here, the new­est spots for climb­ing, cryosauna fa­cials, and ma­ter­nity concierges.

Just in time for sum­mer is a new crop of high-end health and wellness of­fer­ings. From fit­ness mec­cas that sport wa­ter­slides to cryo cham­bers that freeze your body’s ail­ments into sub­mis­sion, the Main Line has some­thing new to im­prove ev­ery as­pect of your life.

KNICK OF TIME

No one has ever ac­cused the Main Line of hav­ing a shortage of ex­er­cise op­tions, but the new Life Time Fit­ness (750 E. Swedes­ford Road, Wayne, 800741-4109; life­tim­e­fit­ness.com), the grand dame of health clubs, is about to change the face of fit­ness in the sub­urbs for­ever. With a mas­sive 140,000-square­foot King of Prus­sia lo­ca­tion— boast­ing a re­sort-like, zero-depth en­try pool and wa­ter­slides, ’natch—and a more ex­clu­sive yet smaller ver­sion slated for Sub­ur­ban Square in the old Macy’s build­ing in Septem­ber, Life Time is a ver­i­ta­ble one-sto­plife-style-shop. The KOP lo­cale fea­tures ten­nis courts and in­door and out­door pools, but both lo­ca­tions have sa­lon and spa ser­vices and a café, as well as all the stan­dard ath­letic equip­ment needed to keep sum­mer bods Lu­l­ule­mon-ready.

MUM’S THE WORD

Preg­nancy can be bliss­ful, but it can also be over­whelm­ing. Dr.

LIFE TIME FIT­NESS, THE GRAND DAME OF HEALTH CLUBS, IS ABOUT TO CHANGE THE FACE OF FIT­NESS IN THE SUB­URBS FOR­EVER.

Radhi Kakarla’s Hatch Sanc­tu­ary for Moth­er­hood (250 W. Lan­caster Ave., Wayne, 484-367-7671; hatch­mother hood.com) is a com­mu­nity where the mind, body, and spirit is ad­dressed through­out the moth­er­hood cy­cle. “Our mis­sion is to use our ex­per­tise to re­lieve some of the anx­i­ety and chal­lenges so many women ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing preg­nancy and early moth­er­hood. Other places of­fer pieces of what we have cre­ated, but not in­te­grated and un­der one roof,” says Dr. Kakarla. Of­fer­ing pre­na­tal mas­sages, à la carte fit­ness classes, and wellness pro­grams de­signed to con­nect moth­ers and ba­bies, moms can even en­list their own ma­ter­nal health concierge.

DEEP FREEZE

Now with two lo­ca­tions, Re­store Cryo (205 W. Lan­caster Ave., Wayne, 610341-9300; 379 Lan­caster Ave., Haver­ford, 610-410-0093; re­store­cryosauna.com) is the Main Line’s coolest way to heal your body from aches, pains, and in­juries, all while re­leas­ing a flood of feel-good en­dor­phins and boost­ing col­la­gen in your skin. Just hop into the stand-up metal cryosauna (the top is open, for all you claus­tro­phobes out there) and see how long your body can with­stand the -240 de­gree temps. Your skin’s tem­per­a­ture starts to cool in less than a minute, but the max time al­lowed is three min­utes. “Many clients have also been us­ing it for fa­cial treat­ments be­cause of the col­la­gen boost, in­flam­ma­tion re­duc­tion, wrin­kle re­duc­tion, and skin-qual­ity im­prove­ments—and it’s fast,

not ex­pen­sive, and not in­va­sive,” says Re­store’s Dr. Danielle Gray. Bonus, you can burn hun­dreds of calo­ries for just a few min­utes of shiv­er­ing.

UP, UP, AND AWAY

The Main Line has al­ways had its share of so­cial climbers, but now it has its very first climb­ing gym. Housed in the Rad­nor Rac­quet Club, the new Grav­ity Vault (175 King of Prus­sia Road, Rad­nor, 610-756-2529; grav­ity vault.com) rock-climb­ing gym is home to 40-foot-high climb­ing walls, 45–60 top rope sta­tions, and 4,000 square feet of boul­der­ing suit­able for all lev­els of climbers, from novice to ex­pert. Plus, there’s a gym on the premises in case you want to fit in some on-the­ground ex­er­cise in be­tween your Spi­der-man moves.

PACK­ING HEAT

Main Lin­ers who are des­per­ately in need of a bomb­shell blowout need to look no fur­ther than Dry­bar (An­der­son and Coul­ter Av­enues, Ard­more, 877-379-2279; dry­bar.com) just opened in Sub­ur­ban Square. Be­sides on-trend styling--pick your look from the sa­lon’s “cock­tailin­spired” menu--you can also book up­dos and con­di­tion­ing treat­ments. Just don’t go in hop­ing to turn your long, dark tresses into a blonde lob; cut and color aren’t of­fered here. Founder Alli Webb says Ard­more’s his­toric down­town is the per­fect lo­ca­tion for her sec­ond Philadel­phia-area Dry­bar (the first opened last fall in Cen­ter City). “Plus, Dry­bar is neigh­bors with Soul­cy­cle and Sephora--two of our fa­vorites!” she says.

Life Time Fit­ness’s group class sched­ule is packed with of-the- mo­ment work­outs like Lift Barre, War­rior Sculpt, and TCX. above: With two lo­ca­tions and count­less ameni­ties, Life Time is tak­ing the gym con­cept to a whole new level.

Ex­pec­tant moms can nest at Hatch, which of­fers fit­ness and wellness classes.

Celebri­ties and sub­ur­ban­ites are get­ting the cold shoul­der at Re­store Cryo.

Test your Spi­der- Man moves at the new Grav­ity Vault in­door climb­ing gym.

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