Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.
Over the course of their shared journey through the world of martial arts, Chuck and Kara Giangreco have done everything from studying with Bruce Lee apprentice Sifu Dan Inosanto to practicing styles ranging from jeet kune do to Filipino martial arts. While Chuck went on to teach seminars for military and law enforcement officials, Kara nabbed a state gold medal for her prowess at tae kwon do. Now, this duo pools this accumulated knowledge during classes at their own school, Westchester Martial Arts Academy. Their lessons share the art of fighting with students of all ages, helping adults defend themselves and teaching kids how to lead disciplined, focused, and respectful lives. In addition to burning calories and toning muscles, these mixed martial arts classes blend styles from around the world, giving students the skills they need to fight in any language.
It looks simple enough. Outside of the storefront, blue lettering covers a bright orange awning, spelling out the words "Krunch Time." But the sign isn't a piece of street art or the latest ad campaign for a new breakfast cereal; in fact, the people inside will likely tell visitors to stay away from sugary breakfast foods. That's because they're the trainers of Krunch Time Fitness, who spark weight loss with a blend of nutrition education and motivating group workouts. Trainers lead students through workouts design to challenge them no matter their fitness level, from scalable boot camps to classes in kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga. Post-workout, students can decamp to the onsite juice bar, where staffers mix and pour revitalizing (and healthy) refreshments.
Although New York Fit Body Boot Camp was founded by award-winning bodybuilder Butch Nieves, its workouts focus less on bulking up than on slimming down. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the workout regimen melts fat efficiently with a blend of four fitness essentials?cardio, resistance training, body-weight core training, and ab workouts. Exercisers build toned muscle during the fast-paced sessions, ramping up metabolism in an indoor studio outfitted with foam flooring that cushions joints. Certified personal trainers lead each class, motivating clients with supportive words, rather than by barking military-style orders or threatening to replace water bottles with steaming teapots.
An uncomplicated layout of exposed brick, open windows, and exercise equipment sends a clear message: Soma Health Clubs doesn't want to pigeonhole its members. Instead, the gym encourages visitors to work out however they'd like. The group class curriculum speaks to this flexibility, with sessions that range from high-intensity kickboxing to Zumba classes. Rooms located away from the main gym floor are also highly specialized: there's a stationary bicycle room and a beautiful sauna where you can drag your treadmill for an especially sweaty jog. Additionally, the staff at Soma Health Clubs is fluent in Spanish and English.
Wielding an arsenal of advanced technology, the staff at New Image Laser & Med Spa fends off the effects of time to reveal smooth skin and shapely bodies. Committed to offering great services provided by experienced staff, New Image Laser & Med Spa offers clients a variety of weight-loss services and cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. The med spa specializes in SmartLipo and Smooth Shapes cellulite treatments, which use laser light to break down fat cells, tighten skin, and reduce cellulite. The staff also offers skin-tightening treatments, tattoo removal, and services that diminish the appearance of spider veins and rosacea.