Dr. Joe Mazzeo knows that many clients come to the chiropractor when they are in pain—neck aches, back pain, or headaches, typically—but it can also be a preventative measure to stave off future discomfort. At Active Care Wellness Center, he prescribes treatments including corrective exercises to strengthen connective tissue and nutritional counseling to convince patients that swallowing bricks won’t fortify the backbone.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
Peony Wellness and Healing Center combines the best of Eastern and Western medical treatments to promote wellbeing. Each practitioner calls on at least three years of experience when restoring the body’s flow of energy, be it through precisely placed acupuncture needles or tuina—a form of massage therapy that helps improve circulation and eliminate toxins. In addition to these Eastern-influenced treatments, therapists call on classic deep-tissue or Swedish massages to abolish stress.