Audubon Women's Medical Associates' female nurse practitioners, licensed aesthetician, and board-certified physicians focus solely on meeting the needs of fellow women—whether examining future family members with ultrasounds, clearing away unwanted fuzz with laser hair removal, or soothing the day-to-day stress of balancing work and home life with massage. In addition to checkups and aesthetic treatments, the healers make over daily routines with their Transitions Lifestyle System, a nutrition-oriented program that incorporates meal planning, fitness and exercise, and behavior modification.
Dr. Stewart Fenigstein has worn the title of “dentist” for nearly three decades. Over the years, his practice has adapted to new techniques and technology such as Zoom teeth whitening and Invisalign, but has always remained dedicated to providing clients with a caring environment. The first time Dr. Fenigstein meets patients, he takes time to lay down the foundation for a long-term relationship. He listens to their concerns, medical history, and perhaps a haiku or two they’ve composed about the office waiting room. Then, he becomes familiar with the patient’s mouth by scrutinizing teeth with his own eyes as well as with panoramic and bitewing x-rays.
Typically, at Fit2Box Fitness Studio, you'll only see one or two people working out. But don't mistake that number for a lack of interest: the absence of a crowd is by design. In order to create an intimate space where clients can focus solely on exercising and then flexing in the mirror, ACE-certified personal trainer Eric Pfahler only schedules one client or couple per hour. During that hour, Pfahler's background in boxing becomes apparent, as his fitness programs combine kickboxing and boxing movements with strength training and cardio exercises.
The certified personal trainers, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists at Hive Lifespan Center all operate beneath an invisible umbrella of wellness. They continually widen their reach to cover the needs of those who enter the practice, uniting the spectrums of fitness, health, and nutrition services.
The gym floor buzzes with iPod-compatible cardio equipment and strength circuits, and specialty studios provide focused zones for spinning, Pilates, and yoga. The conditioning studio hosts the resistance workouts of TRX suspension training and the core-tightening moves of Ab-Lab. Interactive tracking programs such as exerspy and eFitnessSystem tools can chart factors such as calories burned and daily steps taken without hiring a private investigator to follow each foot. The health component of the center prevents and rehabilitates injuries with chiropractic, massage, and physical-therapy treatments.
Modern decor throughout the venue complements the contemporary idea of wellness integration. A 1960s-inspired concrete wall carved in a grid of flowering squares runs throughout the space, and as if to match its blooms, the towels stacked by the spa-like locker rooms emit scents of eucalyptus and lavender, much like a koala that has just gotten out of the shower.
Under the medical direction of Dr. Jean Cangé, the center's team pampers clients with a blend of traditional spa services and modern laser treatments. Staffers instill relaxation with massage therapy, restore skin's purity with facials and peels, and decorate appendages' tips with manicures and pedicures. Additionally, the boutique med spa's technicians harness the power of light energy to remove unwanted hairs, reduce wrinkles, and dissolve scars resulting from competitive pillow fighting. Clients may also schedule one-on-one consultations with Dr. Cangé to discuss eligibility for antiaging injections of Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, or Juvéderm XC.
Though now spread throughout the United States, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment and not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers. Their idea was to host fitness classes with offbeat touches, including hip-hop aerobics featuring a live rapper and coed action wrestling.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.