Though cage-fitness and cardio boot-camp classes are a modern invention, at Young Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Center, these newer disciplines are infused with Korean tae kwon do, an art with nearly two millennia of history. Classes for men, women, and children stress respect and discipline in addition to a focus on physical fitness.
Before Dr. Arun Garg was tending to patients at the Center for Complete Dentistry, he spent 20 years as a full-time professor and the director of the residency training program at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He decided to leave in order to put his extensive knowledge into practice every day.
The doctor, who has authored five textbooks in his field and who has developed numerous dental techniques of his own, strives to keep his office at the forefront of the industry. So, he uses such technology as a cone-beam CT scanner that takes facial scans. This allows Dr. Garg to be as precise with his implants as the parachuter who places the star on top of the Times Square Christmas tree is with his jump.
Dr. DiGeronimo views himself as an artist, and his cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries as his works of art. He cut his teeth training under Dr. Ralph Millard—considered by many plastic surgeons to be the father of modern plastic surgery—and has perfected his craft over the course of more than 30 years and thousands of procedures. He and his staff practice their trade in two pristine operating rooms, performing procedures that span the whole body, from face lifts and Botox injections to breast augmentation and liposuction. He also stays abreast of current aesthetic technological advances, as evidenced by his noninvasive laser treatments that include skin resurfacing and Thermage, which—like crying at the sight of a clown—make clients appear younger.
All plastic surgeons work to achieve their clients’ aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, however, goes one step further. He combines surgical and nonsurgical procedures with a unique holistic approach to promote his patients' overall wellness just as much as their exterior appearance. Whether preparing to perform liposuction, a Botox injection, or laser skin resurfacing, he and his team start with a consultation, ensuring the process is outlined and any questions have been answered. Additional thoughtful touches, such as complimentary meetings with nutritionists, help patients continue their transformations after they’ve left the clinic. When procedures are finished, the staff minimizes recovery time with herbal supplements and written prescriptions for chicken noodle soup.
Indo is a boutique studio specializing in Pilates and RealRyder Indoor Cycling, the evolution of indoor cycling into a complete body workout. These two forms of exercise complement each other perfectly providing a complete exercise program including cardio, strength, flexibility, posture, core and balance.
Before he became the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Prestige, Arthur Santos played professional minor-league baseball for the Red Sox, Braves, Royals, and Mets. Arthur, who is also a tae kwon do black belt, saw his life change dramatically when he tried his first CrossFit workout. Fast-forward to the present, and now Arthur and his team of CrossFit-certified coaches introduce new athletes to the CrossFit community and help them achieve their fitness goals.
In their gym—which looks like an industrialized fitness warehouse—a pull-up rig occupies an entire wall as droves of students cling to it during the Workout of the Day. Gymnastics rings dangle from the rig’s suspended bars, and bumper plates stack up on the wall and entice students to perform moves such as overhead squats, cleans, and deadlifts. Because CrossFit stresses varied fitness, WODs rotate every day, just like the moon’s sleep playlist. Today students might be performing dips on gymnastics rings, and tomorrow they might face challenges such as push-ups, kettlebell exercises, rowing, or medicine-ball throws.
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