Dr. Michael Acanfora has been providing health and wellness services for the Bayonne community for the last 14 years. A St. Peter’s Prep graduate, he received his undergraduate degree from Kean University and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
With the aim of providing quick and hassle-free ordering, MD Optix makes its expansive inventory of contacts available over the Internet. Rigid gas permeable, hard, and disposable contacts from brands such as Acuvue, Focus, and SofLens populate virtual shelves and are promptly shipped after shoppers input their prescription. MD Optix also specializes in procuring hard-to-find, specialty, and made-to-order lenses.
Guided by the expertise of Dr. Keith Gurland, the chief of ophthalmology at Bayonne Medical Center, the optical experts at Specs Unlimited have been calibrating prescriptions and outfitting eyes with name-brand frames for more than a quarter century. The full-service eye-care center flatters faces with designs from Prada, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren while also sharpening eyesight to read street signs or the fine print on tattoos. The professionals also fit contact lenses for patients hoping to walk through the world with ears and noses unshackled by spectacles.
CKO Kickboxing's Joseph Andreula opened up his first gym in Hoboken, New Jersey, back in 1997. In that humble location, the fitness guru helped his clients shed their spare pounds and ratchet up their self-esteem with intense kickboxing workouts. Once word got out that Joseph's program of punching and kicking weighted bags got you more ripped than stay-at-home programs of punching and kicking ghosts, the gym caught on. CKO Kickboxing locations began to pop up throughout the country, where the newly expanded company's commitment to delivering heart-pumping workouts even earned a mention on NBC's Today. At the Bayonne location, a forest of professional, 100- to 125-pound bags serves as the backdrop to kickboxing classes throughout the week. Their coed team of 11 seasoned coaches leads signature CKO workout sessions, along with a kickboxing bridal boot camp and nutritional program. The staff even offers complimentary babysitting sessions for children.
Since 1978, martial artist Fred Bernier has accrued black belts in Japanese jujitsu, aikijujitsu, aikido, and iaijitsu. At Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai, his knowledge and expertise is on display during Japanese martial-arts classes. Although each style is unique—for instance, jujitsu is no holds barred—they all preach conditioning, self-defense, and discipline.
The talented tooth doctors at Cosmetic and Wellness Center perfect the mouth bones of beauty queens, models, and local television personalities with deftly executed cosmetic dental services. After an initial cosmetic analysis ensures teeth are primed for the treatment, a protective shield covers lips and gums, leaving only fangs exposed as the technician coats them with a hydrogen-peroxide-infused gel. A Zoom!-specific light illuminates mouthscapes, breaking up stains, discoloration, and subversive revolutionaries while you recline in a cozy chair. The treatment encompasses three 15-minute sessions and, once completed, makes smiles appear an average of eight shades lighter. With proper postbleaching care, teeth can retain the permanent sparkling brightness of a lighthouse covered in fire-extinguisher foam.
Dr. Ibrahim Haro, DPM, a podiatrist since 1998, has seen it all when it comes to the foot and ankle. Although he excels in treating complications associated with diabetes, Dr. Haro specializes in ameliorating heel pain and toes fungus. During laser fungus-removal treatments, he infuses the toenail with light energy and dissolves the fungus and lint particles that reside beneath it. Dr. Haro practices at two locations: one in Jersey City and the other in Clifton.