BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Services
HIV TESTING: Washington West Project
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from Philly AIDS Thrift, Mazzoni Center’s HIV-testing hub recently spruced up its four-story digs to provide a more comfortable, streamlined experience, including rapid HIV testing, state-of-the-art STD screening and free treatment referrals. 1201 Locust St., 215-985-9206, mazzonicenter.org.
PERSONAL TRAINER: Char Biggs, 12th Street Gym
Do what he tells you and you might end up looking like him. And even if you don’t, you still get to look at him. It’s almost enough to make you look forward to working out. 204 S. 12th St., 215-985-4092, 12thstreetgym.com.
DAY SPA: Juju Spa and Organics
Your search for the ultimate treat-yo’-self experience ends here. This blissful oasis in Queen Village takes you away with a menu of all-natural facials, relaxing massages, and healing acupuncture treatments. Those looking to rekindle that youthful glow should put the organic microdermabrasion facial on their to-do list — pronto. 728 S. Fourth St., 215-922-3235, jujusalon.com/juju-spa-organic.