The fitness instructors at Exotic Curves Pole Fitness Studio create design and lead sultry pole-dance classes in an effort to boost good health, chisel strong physiques, and bolster self-confidence. Owner and pole instructor Stephanie Mancuso, a dancer since age 7, forged the swirl-inducing dance studio close to her hometown, fusing her love for dancing, her enthusiasm for helping others, and her passion for vintage fireman poles. Utilizing knowledge of a variety of dance techniques—such as Zumba, belly dancing, and chair dancing—the studio’s staff provides a number of steamy outlets to foster streamlined silhouettes and release pent-up energy. Stephanie and her staff also host special events, such as bachelorette parties for brides-to-be and retirement shindigs for nostalgic polecats.
Dr. Larry Cohen has been practicing the art of podiatry for more than 20 years, with nearly all of that time span spent serving the denizens of the Grand Central area. He deftly addresses maladies of ankles and the entire foot, from bones and ligaments to skin and nails, to help patients enjoy pain-free mobility. His laser treatments tackle unsightly nail fungus, or onychomycosis, leaving toes healthy, clear, and void of mushrooms.
New York Times–featured AMG Medical Group tends to the medical needs of clients across all boroughs with a simple goal in mind: to make regular visits to the doctor affordable for everyone. Visitors meander into the facilities, which New York Times writer Ariel Kaminer calls “spotlessly clean,” before meeting with one of seven licensed physicians. The doctors perform complete physical exams and tests, administer care for various ailments, or tend to temperamental home thermometers.
Before moving to the United States, Dr. John Mwando studied at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where he earned his doctor of medicine degree with a concentration in infectious disease. Once stateside, he continued his studies, graduating with honors from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine before engaging in a three-year residency. Now, as an attending physician at three institutions, he devotes his time to performing foot and ankle surgery and other procedures that produce happy feet. Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he reduces bunions and evicts nail fungi, readying feet to appear in sandals when it gets hot outside or appear in court when it gets hot in the jury box.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lila Wolfe, who counts professional athletes and Broadway stars among her clients, tends to spinal maladies within her airy, sunlit office. With a variety of adjustment techniques at her fingertips, she tailors sessions to the needs of individuals, whether they are recovering from sports injuries or prepping for Twister-sponsored presidential debates. A degree in nutrition imbues her care with an integrative approach as she addresses a host of symptoms. When not seeing patients, Dr. Wolfe is lecturing or leading weekly symposiums on wellness and chiropractic care.
The dental associates of Park Avenue Dental Group take pride not only in the gleaming smiles brandished by their patients but also in exceeding the standards set for the dental industry. Distilled water replaces regular tap water, eliminating the chance of contamination. The office's sterilization systems meticulously scrub tools and surfaces free of harmful bacteria and surpass OSHA requirements. The practice also offers three types of sedation, including oral sedation in pill form and nitrous oxide, to help patients relax no matter if they're there for a basic cleaning, root canal, or grill bedazzling.