At Vandana Light Healing, Meryl Brinin helps bring about well-being with her broad repertoire of alternative holistic therapies that combine traditional and modern techniques. Meryl's services include crystal-ball readings, reiki healing, and Indian head massage.
The optical staff at My Optician NYC enhances vision and decorates faces with prescription lenses fitted into chic designer frames. Branded frames from JLo ($229), Gucci ($350+), Prada ($350+), and other boutique bifocal houses instantly upgrade clients who fashioned their own sets from a box of paperclips. Single-vision plastic lenses ($69) refocus blurry printed words and improve farsightedness; polycarbonate and high-index lenses keep eyes from mistaking a boss's face for a Magic Eye poster. Although an eye exam is not included in the value of this Groupon, My Optician NYC's state-licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists can examine peepers and prescribe lenses for an additional fee.
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.
During the postwar 1950s, two veterans who sought to provide exceptional vision care for labor organizations established General Vision Services—earning it the slogan "the optical company with the union label." Today, it operates as a third-party vision-care provider, helping customers from the tri-state and retirement areas to receive ocular care and select from more than 1,000 designer frames in myriad shapes, colors, and scratch-and-sniff scents. Visitors also benefit from free parking.
Developed and taught by Grandmaster Dr. David Furie, a retired Special Forces operative, the Fury Combat system takes a distinctly modern approach to martial arts. Combining techniques from an array of established martial arts styles, the Fury system aims to anticipate real-life self-defense scenarios by teaching hand-to-hand combat and protection against modern weapons. The Fury system focuses on both the physical and mental aspects of martial arts, affording students the brute strength to punish a stubborn vending machine and the emotional discipline not to.
Dr. Sidney Aurbach taps into more than 30 years of experience when treating patients with the full spectrum of general and cosmetic procedures. His friendly chair-side manner and gentle approach keep patients at ease as he investigates for cavities and oral cancer, or renovates ailing teeth with root canals. Emphasizing confidence as well as health, Dr. Aurbach also beautifies grins with porcelain laminates that cover discolored or damaged teeth.