Berle compares his fitness philosophy to his thoughts on food, in that excess of either can be dangerous. Instead, he teaches his clients how to incorporate strength training as part of a balanced lifestyle, only requiring them to devote two 30-minute sessions per week. Since 1986 he has fostered one-on-one gym experiences with clients, who can range from ages 12 to 90, using the SuperSlow method on Nautilus machines for an effective workout that minimizes the chance of injury.
At Golden Touch Boot Camp, owner Dewayne Barrett helps clients reach their personal fitness goals using his experience as a personal trainer and as a competitor in international high-hurdling and sprinting contests. Barrett and his staff assist athletes and casual exercisers alike with personalized workout plans, weight-loss and muscle-building regimens, marathon training, and specialized classes in boxing and kickboxing. The staff also includes massage therapists trained to knead out athletes' muscular aches. An assistant cross country track and field coach for St. Johns University, Barrett boasts a number of athletic accomplishments, most recently a 2011 World Championship bronze medal for Jamaica in the 4x400m.
Decision Nutrition president Karen Gilbert treats every client who walks in her door with reverence, as she believes each one to be a warrior who has made the decision to overcome his or her own physical obstacles through the transformative power of nutritional health. Karen's accomplishments include a masters degree in nutrition from NYU and a dietetic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, a resumé that has prompted media mainstays such as Fox News and Oxygen magazine to enlist her expertise during their coverage of important health-related topics. The center's staff of registered dietitians and certified dietitian nutritionists shares Karen's philosophy of healthier living through healthier habits, and they share nutritional advice tailored to each individual client, forging a bond of trust and collaboration. The team works together to help clients with a broad range of health and lifestyle goals including losing weight, alleviating symptoms of medical conditions, and refraining from eating through their noses.
Healthy habits are forged during childhood. That's the central philosophy behind Better Kids Bootcamp, whose trainers take a three-prong approach to helping kids lose weight and stay in shape for years to come. Head trainer ?a graduate of the physical education program at Queens College?and his fellow fitness experts lead one-hour workouts that incorporate fat-burning heart rates, an emphasis on coordination and motor skills, and a building of healthy habits, including making better eating choices. Just like in a science lab, there's also a not-so-secret fourth element: fun. The trainers want kids to enjoy their workout sessions, so that they look forward to each and every visit.
At Kelian Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Jacqueline Kelian uses a multifaceted approach to treat clients' ailments and promote overall well-being. Her chiropractic techniques address conditions ranging from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome: spinal adjustments correct misalignments, physical therapy fights off chronic pain, and guided stretching dissipates tension. Although Dr. Kelian specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and pediatric care, she and her staff devote equal time to relaxation and holistic health, too. Massages might aim to rebalance the flow of one's inner energy, or chi, which is also the focus during acupuncture sessions. Nutritional advice helps patrons make positive lifestyle changes, while foot scans yield blueprints for custom orthotics that improve posture and ease of movement.
Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.