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Best Place to do Yoga

Hot Asana

From their studio atop the iconic Sunrise Theater to their hardcore followers in their fashionable yoga pants, Hot Asana is one of those core businesses that defines downtown Southern Pines. Owner Virginia Gallagher has created an environment that takes all comers and challenges them to open their minds and bodies. 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines • (910) 692-9642 •

2. Southern Pines Yoga Co.
3. Pinehurst Fitness Center



Best Place to Get a ‘Nip and Tuck’

Pinehurst Surgical

Gravity sucks, but that’s why surgeons have suction. First-place winner Pinehurst Surgical has a collection of doctors who can deftly make you look a little less-touched by the hands of time. 5 1st Village Dr, Pinehurst • (910) 295-6831 •

2. Pinehurst Plastic Surgery
3. Venus Spa



Best Place to get your ‘HIIT Fix’

FirstHealth Fitness

Sweating and breathing hard never felt so good — or did so much good for your body. FirstHealth has a wide range of fitness options, and High Intensity Interval Training will take your breath away — and build your stamina. 170 Memorial Dr, Pinehurst • (910) 715-1800 •

2. Forte Fitness
3. Crossfit 611



Best Chiropractor

Pinehurst Chiropractic

Few votes separated the top three in this category, but those who backed Pinehurst Chiropractic praised the professionals there for their focus on helping patients take control of their health. 315 Page Rd N, Pinehurst • (910) 295-1215 •

2. Bode Chiropractic
3. Zeh Chiropractic



Best Physical Therapy Practice

FirstHealth Physical Therapy

For more than 40 years, the professionals at FirstHealth Physical Therapy have been working with patients using the latest in treatment methods, technology and applied education. 12 Aviemore Dr, Pinehurst • (910) 295-0660 •

2. Pinehurst Surgical Physical Therapy
3. Aberdeen Physical Therapy & Wellness



Best Place to Get Pampered

Pinehurst Resort Spa

At the Pinehurst Resort Spa, you can come in for the full works and spend all day being luxuriated over, or you can come in for a simple massage and then spend the rest of the day lounging in a comfy robe by the pool or jacuzzi. Prepare to bliss out. 180 Barrett Rd E, Pinehurst • (877) 209-9243 •

2. Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar
3. Hand & Stone Spa



Best Dental Practice

Allison & Hulihan

Whether it’s just a simple cleaning and check-up or a full-on need for crowns, implants and more, Drs. Craig Allison, Shannon Allison and Terry Hulihan offer all that and more in a family environment. 15 Aviemore Dr, Pinehurst • (910) 295-4343 •

2. Monroe & Monroe
3. Kuhn Dental Associates



Best Fitness Facility

FirstHealth Fitness Center

FirstHealth Fitness Centers is many things, but you’d do it a disservice calling it a “gym.” Here you’ll find the hardcore athletes with the rehabbing heart-attack patients, the dudes on the basketball courts with the yoga moms and everything in between. Whether it’s machines, free weights, classes, swim lessons or just time in the jacuzzi, it’s all going to be here. 170 Memorial Dr, Pinehurst • (910) 715-1800 •

2. Anytime Fitness
3. Forte Fitness



Best Concept Fitness Studio

Pure Barre

There’s a reason why those professional ballet performers look like they’re chiseled from marble: they work out with a barre. You might not perfect your pirouette at Pure Barre, but you’re going to get a total body workout that lifts, firms and tones while burning fat. It’s been a popular spot in its short time in Southern Pines, so the results are no surprise. 1764 Old Morganton Rd #1764, Southern Pines • (910) 246-2164 •

2. Hot Asana
3. Anytime Fitness



Best Place to Get a Massage

Pinehurst Resort Spa

The Resort Spa offers all the traditional deep-tissue massage techniques, but here you’ll also find a variety of other offerings, including hot stone and something called Heart of the Pines. It starts with a dry scrub exfoliation followed by light, all over tapping using fresh Longleaf Pine bundles harvested in the village itself. 180 Barrett Rd E, Pinehurst • (877) 209-9243 •

2. Massage Envy
3. Hand & Stone



Best Hair Salon

Studio Elite

This Aberdeen salon has been going strong in downtown Aberdeen for more than 15 years and repeats its first-place finish again from last year. “We hear all the time that our customers come here to relax. They call it their therapy,” said co-owner Ashley Campbell. “This is a safe place to come and talk and vent.” 127 North Sycamore Street, Aberdeen • (910) 944-4744 •

2. Bamboo
3. Retro



Best Place for a Mani/Pedi

Village Nail Spa

Tucked into the shopping center on Brucewood Road in Southern Pines, Village Nail Spa is a popular spot for the cuticle-challenged and patrons in search of some serious foot and hand pampering. Or, as one reviewer wrote, “So clean, so lavish and just such a relaxing place. Definitely worth the drive and money.” 126 Brucewood Rd, Southern Pines • (910) 315-5064

2. LV Nails
3. Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar



Best Place for a Facial

Pinehurst Resort Spa

The Resort Spa offers eight choices of facial packages, and that’s before getting to all the other little extras for brows, lips and chins. Options abound, whether you’re looking for a little help to fight Father Time or just take those beautiful pores and give them some moisturizing and other nutrients. 180 Barrett Rd E, Pinehurst • (877) 209-9243 •

2. Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar
3. Carolina Skin Care



Best Weight Loss Center

Fun & Healthy Weight Loss

“When you have your health,” says owner Susan Lee, “you have everything.” Susan knows of what she speaks. She dropped 53 pounds and 20 percent of her body fat in four months. Her business is there to offer a large selection of products, recipes and advice in achieving that healthier living. 7500 NC Hwy 15/501 S., Suite 1, West End • 910-235-0023 •

2. The Vibe