Zen Zone

Our Zen Zone includes two stand-up tanning booths and a four person infared sauna. The Zen Zone is sectioned off from the rest of the gym to help patrons relax and enjoy their experience.

Tanning in St. Albans, VT

Our tanning booths are located in private rooms and we book the rooms out for 30 minutes, so no need to feel rushed. We also offer affordable tanning supplies such as lotions and googles.

Goggles are required and tanning is for 18+ as per Vermont state law. Book your tanning appointment ahead of time by calling 527-1234 or take your chances and walk in!

If you’re new to tanning, please consult with a staff member to learn how long you should tan. Also note that you cannot tan more than one time in a 24-hour period, again per state law. The tanning process doesn’t stop when you leave the booth, and your skin needs downtime to properly develop color.

TANNING PRICING:

Single Session: $10.00
5 Sessions: $40.00
10 Sessions: $60.00

Relax & Rejuvenate in Our Infared Sauna

Although the relaxation effect is the biggest benefit to using a sauna, research suggests that sauna’s may help you:

  • relieve minor pain and muscle aches
  • improve blood circulation
  • relax and help you sleep
  • burn calories

If you want to use a sauna to relieve some stress, it’s important to remember that high temperatures for long periods of time can actually put a strain on the body. Those new to using a sauna should aim for 15-minute sessions at first and work their way up to a maximum of 30 minutes at a time.

Bathing suits or undergarments are recommended. You will be provided with a towel to wrap up in and one to sit on. Towels are required.

SAUNA PRICING:

OPEN SAUNA: (other people can book the sauna at the same time)
Single Use: $20.00
4 Sessions: $60.00
8 Sessions: $100.00

PRIVATE SAUNA:
Single Session: $35.00
$10.00 per additional person (up to 4)

You may book open sauna appointments online. For private appointments please call the front desk at 527-1234.

For a positive sauna experience, please give at least 60 minutes notice so that our staff can have the sauna up to temp and ready for you!

Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, we require a 1 hour notice. If you do not cancel 1 hour prior to your appointment, we will charge for the appointment. Thank you for understanding.

Sauna FAQs

What’s the Difference Between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas?

Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day. Unlike traditional saunas, (hot rock or steam) which operate at well in excess of 200°F. Infrared heat, has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F.

The temperatures reached in traditional saunas are extremely high and it is recommended that the session be no longer that 15 minutes.

How do Infrared Saunas help Athletes?

Infrared heat can significantly benefit the sore, damaged, and tired muscles of an athlete. The heat penetrates the muscles and tissues, increasing blood circulation, and assist muscle repair. Infrared heat will also help reduce lactic acids, allowing tight and worn-out muscles to relax.

It can also help alleviate arthritis, asthma, physical and mental fatigue, and help the body flush out toxins.

Is the Infrared Sauna safe for everyone?

The Infrared Sauna is very safe. Our sauna uses heating technology that does not include any harmful UV rays. Our sauna has the lowest (EMF) electric and magnetic fields, and (ELF) extremely low frequency available.

There are cases where we advise against using the sauna. Since the infrared sauna promotes the body’s detoxification properties, it cannot be used during pregnancy or with people undergoing chemotherapy.

Detoxification during pregnancy or for those undergoing chemotherapy is not advised.

Anyone in frail condition should start slowly with only 15 minutes, or less, spent in the sauna.

If you are under the care of a physician for a serious medical condition, you should consult with your doctor before using the sauna.

Can the Elderly Use Infrared Saunas?

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function.

The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.

The elderly should not use for more than 15 minutes at a time and operate at a lower temperature.

How often can I use the infrared sauna?

Infrared Saunas are safe to use every day. On average, people partake in 15-30 minute sessions, 1-4 times a week. 

Most people begin to break a sweat after 15 minutes. 

The frequency and length of your sessions should depend on your wellness goals.

On-Site Nutrition Center

Rail City Nutrition Center is located in the front of The Fitness Zone and offers performance-based grab n’ go meals, protein coffee, smoothies, shakes, gear, and supplements.