Inside Diva Couture Salon and Spa, hardwood floors underscore well-lit styling stations where hairdressers cut and colour manes to accentuate clients' best features. The space also includes a pedicure area, as well as private treatment rooms where certified aestheticians, clinicians, and massage therapists enhance body and mind with spa services and med-spa treatments. Herbal tea and espresso keep palates warm and relaxed for drawn-out thank you speeches.
The team of experts at Diva Couture Salon and Spa are educators in their respective fields of hair design, skincare, and makeup artistry. Dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, they also offer discounted and complimentary services to those going through treatment and celebrates survivors by offering specials three times a year.
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.
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The practice dummy at Budokai Fitness & Self-Defense has a scowl on his face. Maybe he was molded that way to look menacing, or maybe it’s because he’s being subjected to a barrage of students’ punches and kicks during Budokai’s adult and kids’ martial-arts classes and personal-training sessions. Helmed by Sensei Fritz Michel, Jr., the classes take an MMA approach and combine effective techniques from disciplines such as karate, judo, and other martial-arts styles. Sessions cover techniques such as striking, take-downs, throws, and submissions, and also incorporate stretches and calisthenics during warm-ups.
Trainer John Beneduce channels his athletic ability into CrossFit, a high-intensity, functional workout that he customizes for all ages and fitness levels. He and his wife opened CrossFit Bayside to offer an effective alternative to standard gyms.
“The way we do it at CrossFit Bayside is pretty much the total opposite of how a traditional gym would work,” John said. Rather than coming in to use equipment solo, members attend a packed schedule of one-hour sessions, which all begin with a warm-up before everyone spends about 15 minutes mastering new techniques. Once they can safely and effectively do the workout, students get to work, hoisting medicine balls, swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, and dead-lifting weights. The workouts change each day, and John usually waits about three months before repeating one. As groups cool down, John leads a discussion on a health-related topic, ranging from nutritional information to how to keep a fitness journal without making your diary jealous.
“We really care about our members,” John said. “My wife and I run it together as a family business.” He added that the members themselves uphold the gym's mission, warmly welcoming new members and throwing themselves fully into each workout. “There’s no negative energy at my gym,” he said.
Some people work out in the morning, some people work out in the evening, and some people work out in the middle of the night. To accommodate the fitness schedules of all types, Bell Plaza Sports Club offers 24-hour access 7 days a week to its four-story facility that boasts a private sun deck. With all the time in the world at their disposal, exercisers can boost their endurance in the cardio training center, build muscle in the strength and toning areas, and partake in a variety of fitness classes—there are more than 35 available each week. They can also work one-on-one with a certified professional during customized personal training sessions—an ideal setting for progressing toward fitness goals such as bench-pressing their personal trainer.