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Best of Whistler 2012: Beauty and Health


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Best Fitness Facility

 The Meadow Park Sports Centre  is still the best place to work out in town with a pool, cardio room, weight room, fitness room, squash courts, an ice rink and more. There's nothing else in Whistler that can offer anything remotely close, although there are still some pretty good options if you live in the south end of town or are looking for a specific kind of workout.

Cat Smiley got a lot of votes this year in various categories, and her studio ranked second in this category this year. The Core fitness centre in the village, which has the resort's only climbing wall, was a close third and just one vote ahead of CrossFit Whistler.

Favourite Personal Trainer

Boot Camp drill instructor  Cat Smiley  was back at the top of the list this year after a few years as a runner-up, proving that having the proper motivation makes all the difference in the world in getting fit and fitter. Jordan Glasser at CrossFit Whistler was second for votes, while John Blok at The Core was a solid third.

Best Esthetician

Maintaining and improving healthy skin is important to both men and women in this high-paced and stressful world. Doing it in the relaxing surroundings of a Whistler spa is the work of the resort's estheticians.

 Stacey Gaff , the founder of Whistler Day Spa, is our Best Esthetician for 2012. Emily Matthews at the Laser Centre came second and Lindy Scott at Farfalla Hair & Esthetics was third.

Best Hair Salon

 The Loft on Main Street  took the honours this year as the best place for making hair look and feel beautiful.  Their stylists, estheticians and technicians will also happily tend to nails, lashes and skin. Farfalla Hair & Esthetics came second this year, while Elevation Hair Salon was third.

Best Hair Stylist

In a place where "helmet hair" could be a treacherous outcome of a day on the mountains, thank heavens there are dedicated hair geniuses to make it all better. Independent hair stylist  Amanda Glasser-Steel  who can be found at JoNo Hair is the styling expert who makes the top cut in 2012.

Sarah Williamson at Love is in The Hair retained her second place position from 2011, while Nina Duval at Elevation Hair Salon was third.