Woodway treadmills whirr and weight machines clank 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though staffed while sun's up, the fitness center is accessible via members' key cards at night, giving gym-goers ample opportunity to incinerate calories and tone muscles on a full range of Cybex equipment or pass off their tears as sweat while watching Homeward Bound in the cardio theater. Workouts are supplemented with private sessions led by certified personal trainers, online nutritional resources, and onsite tanning booths that gold-plate freshly toned frames.
Twin brothers Garrett and Nicholas Athenas have established a family business based on wellness. As a certified holistic nutrition educator and a certified nutritional therapist, they meet with clients to dispense lifestyle advice with holistic health in mind. They examine each client's history, goals, and current fitness before prescribing an optimal program, incorporating multivitamins along with dietary and exercise regimens as needed. They also conduct lab tests and stress response tests that aim to reduce anxiety. Through their detailed and customized approach, Garrett and Nicholas hope to help clients lose weight, gain energy, and adopt and maintain healthy habits.
The compassionate doctors and staff at Huntington Medical and Rehabilitation strive to treat the patient and not just the symptoms, fostering a higher quality of life through pain and disease prevention. With extensive knowledge in traditional medicine, the center’s team also approaches chiropractic, physiotherapy, nutritional counseling, and massage with alternative methods supported by the latest studies as well as time-tested wisdom. By getting to know their patients thoroughly, the doctors design holistic treatment plans specific to each patient, working to relieve symptoms and prevent them from returning.
Were it not for the sweet scent of pomade and the constant buzzing of clippers, it would be easy to mistake Park Ave. Barbers for a cozy after-work hangout. After receiving a warm welcome, men with mussed hairdos hop into leather thrones and entrust their styles to the shop’s expert barbers. Flat-screen televisions keep eyes distracted from the scissors behind them as the barbers work assiduously to dress up scalps in timeless fashions. A hot lather softens whiskers before a traditional straight-razor shave coaxes out facial tattoos cowering in the darkness of a five o’clock shadow.
It’s been said that those who do what they enjoy never work a day in their life. Dr. Stephen H. Atkins can relate to the sentiment. His passion for holistic medicine has led him to develop an expertise in the field and become a relied-upon resource for patients and the public alike. Through nutrition coaching and a focus on the body's optimal function, Dr. Atkins aims to support physiological strength so that patients can battle chronic symptoms or bench-press their minivans.
Rewind 25 years. There, Dr. Atkins is receiving his Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine. Travel a few years into the future and see him gain membership and association in a number of medical organizations, including the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and the Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences. Today, Dr. Atkins remains energetically active in his field by treating patients with functional medicine, authoring books, and speaking with the public through television programs and desert visions.
Unwanted hair, spider veins, and hyperpigmentation have an enemy in SpafitRx’s technicians. Certified by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, their mission is to clear epidermises of such interruptions, treating individuals to the cosmetic glow of the Syneron Aurora laser. SpafitRx's team wants to ensure that customers are armed with as much knowledge as possible, so their site is full of information. Pages on the site delve into what clients should do on the treatment day, what they can expect after a session, and what the laser feels like. One page is even dedicated to the history of laser hair removal, which started in the late ’70s when NASA astronauts wanted to go to the beach with hairless Martians.
Licensed medical aesthetician Phyllis Gasparri performs each facial treatment at Skin Perfect, drawing on more than 25 years of experience as she treats acne and wrinkles during services that emphasize clinical approaches to skincare. Among her weapons of choice are lasers—which she uses to reduce scar tissue and remove hair and tattoos—and exfoliation tools such as microdermabrasion wands and chemical-peel solutions. To keep up their progress, clients can take home products from SkinCeuticals and Cell Renewal Systems or purchase one of the shop’s own line of mini facial steamers, which sterilize and clean the face while discreetly opening envelopes within a 50-yard radius.