Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
Dr. Richard Lambertson and Dr. Steven Gervasio along with their team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and fitness trainers aim to educate and empower their clients in ways they can live healthier lives. In addition to treating pain and soreness that already exists, they take preventative measures during their 8 Weeks to Wellness program as well as lifestyle-modification, functional fitness training, and nutritional-counseling services. Chiropractic treatments can involve the Active Release and Graston Techniques, which can help erase pain from clients of all ages and activity levels.
Yoga instructor Gina Lee fosters deeper mind-body connections with training tapped from Dharma Mittra—a master of classical yoga lineage. She captains a team of teachers who guide students of all levels of fitness and flexibility toward serene states in such classes as Rise & Shine and Warm Flow, where students practice poses and breath control in a room heated to 85 degrees. Mindful to help clients achieve total relaxation, the team oversees little ones during classes in a peaceful play area free of violent video games and toy guns.
Dr. Joyce Guirand and her staff of technicians at Aesthetic Medical Care of New York perform an array of professional cosmetic procedures for faces and bodies. The menu of services includes Botox injections, facial chemical peels designed to target fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, and i-Lipo body shaping, a non-invasive treatment during which technicians target cellulite with low-level lasers