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945 N State St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.900437 -87.628179
Mon - Tues 6:30am - 930pm
Wed - Thur 5:30am -9:30pm
Fri 630am - 930pm
Sat - Sun 8am-8pm
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
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Exhaled With RELIEF When I Left!!! – My "Exhale" experience started with a "Core Fusion" class taught by a cross between The Ballet Barbie and a Dallas Cheerleader. It should be renamed something that implies a flexibility class. The teacher was not interested in what we were doing, focusing entirely on how she herself looked in the mirror... Enough said.
The "spa" changing room is tiny and is FREEZING-- nothing relaxing about that! Several people complained to the front desk and the manager just smiled and said, "Thanks for telling us. Not much we can do about it!" The steam room looks like a police interrogation room. Bright white tile walls with a an even brighter light above it that makes your eyes instantly ache. No one was in it. It looked like it might be in a YMCA somewhere. Anything but Zen.
I was guided to the "quiet room" which felt like I had just stepped into an earthquake ride at Universal Amusement Park. Apparently, there is a skyscraper in early construction just across the street which is now causing the walls and floors to shake to the core. No mention of this when I booked the appts. When I went in and layed down for my facial, I seriously thought the floor would fall into the Walgreens below us. I asked the facialist and she begged me to complain "to corporate about it" as they had been told it was not viewed as an issue by corporate-- who are not in Chicago. As I am in town from LA and have experienced my share of earthquakes, I have to say that this scared me more! I was a nervous wreck through the entire facial and practically ran to get my clothes on in the cold locker room!
I did mention it to the manager, who smiled and said, "Thanks for telling me." And then charged me full price for the services.
Defines the word "service" – Exhale's professional, talented staff have remembered my name since my second week of attendance. I take Core Fusion, a great class that truly kicks your butt. Honestly, I wouldn't be shelling out for these classes--a tad pricey-- if they weren't so effective and if the setting and service weren't so luxe. Exhale makes you realize the difference a helpful, friendly staff can make: they understand that their attitude makes or breaks your day and understand that it's their responsibility to fix any problem. I can't rave enough about this place.
this place is different – Exhale's whole philosophy is different. They aim to provide both inner and outer wellbeing. They call it a "results oriented" spa which means that it's not just about being pampered and beautiful, the treatments they offer are more like medicinal therapies that actually improve your health. The staff is helpful and friendly and the facility is beautiful. Prices are a little high but it's worth it. Parking is less than a block away in the structure on State St.
Bend over backwards – I had my wifes 50th birthday weekend to plan. I wanted to take the guys to a cubs game and the women to a spa. Exhale was so helpful in setting up appointments for the 15 women. They had it catered and the girls left glowing. This was the only spa I could find in the city that could handle a group of over 5 people. My wife was so surprised and thankful, and had nothing to say but great things about the services and people at Exhale.
My Day In Heaven – My spouse bought me a gift certificate and I finally got around to using it(I am a teacher). I came in the morning and was greeted by a smiling, welcoming desk staff who brought me to the beautiful locker room. I took a yoga class with Erin and wow, she is a great yogi.
Afterwards, I had a deep tissue with Nicole. She has the Midas touch and I walked out of that room feelin like butta! She brought me over to Beth and I had a facial. I left with glowing skin and she was helpful in assisting me in choosing some products from Astara(its all natural girls!!). I finished my spa day with a steam in their fab steam room and then showered - I love those rain showerheads, gotta get myself one!
Girls (and gents too) - do yourself a flavor and check it out, its DIFFERENT!
Quality without the attitude – I think the thing that sets this place apart from the other spas in the city is that is so laid back. It's like going home and getting a massage in your living room. Everyone is so nice and inviting, and they make you feel like it is your place as well as theirs. Let's not forget that the space is gorgeous, and the staff is very capable. I am not one for facials, but they were doing some special whith facial and massage. Anyway the facial was suprisingly relaxing and painless, and I got the best massage from one of their girls. They gave me classes to take, but i have yet to try it. All in all I enjoyed myself. Had great stuff and no hype!
My new favorite spot in chicago – I happend upon Exhale through a reccomendation from my hair stylist. I have been having some trouble with my skin and wanted to correct it in time for the many holiday parties happening this month. Exhale is not only a beautiful space but the staff was very friendly and attentive. My esthician was kind and really listend to my specific skin care issues. She used their facial machine on me which was a much more pleasant form of microdermabrasion than I have expierenced in the past...my face was not even red!!! She suggested certain products to me but wasn't in my face about buying them. After using them for a few weeks I already see and feel a difference. All in all a great day of beauty. I will definetly return.
Target on a Saturday afternoon... – Exhale is beautiful with some bad kinks.
First, it's so crowded with exercise people that you have to beat your way in.
Next, you go to the 'quiet room'. This is next to the employee breakroom. Obviously, someone did not think this through. It is one loud obnoxious soap opera.
Then 15-20 min past your start time (they were smart enough not to have a clock in there), you will be told that something is wrong. i.e. technician did not show up, technician can't perform the specific service or the price listing is wrong.
Bottom line, it is not a relaxing experience, and even if you give it another try as I did, you will still be walking out of there looking for the first person to beat over the head with a stick.
Save your money!
Wow do my abs hurt!! – Ok - I started my day at Exhale taking Core Fusion. Its this pilates/yoga workout that kicked my butt. Wow do I feel awesome!!
I then had Body Enlightening which was fantastic - I never thought I could fly like superman.
Everyone at Exhale was so nice - they really cared about me.
Editorial Review – Traditional yoga plus core-fusion classes that mix yoga, Pilates and more. Facials, massages, acupuncture, manicures, waxing services and nutrition coaching.
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