Elite Fitness turns an industrial-size fan on the fog of boredom and uncertainty that dumbfounders people in their pursuit of healthy living. The gym floor packs in all manners of Cybex equipment and separate studios teaching a rotating schedule of group classes, from spinning and cardio kickboxing, to belly dancing and bandercize. The front desk even loans iPods, preloaded with songs and the sweetly whispered affirmations of your high-school gym teacher, to keep patrons moving. Post-workout, guests hit the showers, and get themselves work-ready with the help of complimentary toiletries and towels before retrieving their gear from one of the free lockers.
Elite’s team of personal trainers personalizes fitness regimens with one-on-one private instruction. A Crossfit-certified trainer leads extended workshops, including programs such as cardio boot camps and P90X. To keep patrons on the nutritional straight and narrow, Elite takes part in the 5 Squares program, which eliminates the chore of counting calories by delivering healthy, gourmet meals that are rich in protein and low in carbs.
This celebrated practice has kept patients free of periodontal troubles for more than 25 years. Its dental team includes Dr. Margolis, who graduated dental school with honors and served as deputy chief forensic dental consultant to NYC's chief medical examiner; Dr. Abbatiello, who graduated first in his Harvard and Columbia classes, and Dr. Toscano, who received Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medals for the life-saving medical work he did with them.
All three blend their educational and diverse career experiences to address dental disease, with the philosophy that dental and periodontal well being influences the body from head to brake lights. Though this perspective imbues their practice with a sense of immediacy and a high level of care, they are conservative with the treatments they recommend and suggest alternatives when possible. Laser dentistry, implants, cancer screenings, and tissue grafting are but a few of the techniques they employ to keep mouths smiling.
St. James 1st Tee Fitness & Performance guides golfers through a complete golf fitness and performance program that focuses on injury prevention and swing consistency. Titleist Performance Institute-certified fitness instructors teach the principles of mobility and stability, ideals that help a player generate swing speed while correcting bad posture or a tendency to sneeze out lunch during a backswing. The instructors begin by assessing a golfer's physical health and limitations as well as their swing style, then design a fitness program to address these issues. Golf-specific stretches and exercises focus on improving balance, endurance, and pre-tap-in ribbon dances, ultimately increasing the consistency of the swing plane and improving the ability to hit the sweet spot. Rehabilitated golfers can practice their new swings on the in-house golf simulator, which provides a respite from bad weather and the expensive greens fees associated with the real versions of famous courses, such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, and Bethpage Black.
Lorraine Aguilar, founder of Yoga Flow Studio, believes that a holistic approach to the mind and body can bring about happiness and health. With 20 years of yoga experience, she leads a staff with backgrounds in physical therapy, massage, martial arts, and other disciplines as they focus on every aspect of well-being.
Inside their sanctuary, instructors lead yoga-themed movie nights and meditation sessions, and more than 20 styles of yoga rotate into a schedule that typically offers classes every day of the week. The team is especially dedicated to the study and practice of Anusara and Ashtanga yoga techniques, which draw upon the same principles as Hatha yoga and the same moves as Gumby trying to get something off his back. Frustration gives way to relaxation in introductory sessions, and prenatal yoga helps moms-in-the-making relax. Guest speakers visit the center to discuss Buddhism, philosophy, and emerging yoga techniques.
Gathering active cyclists and dancers into the same space sounds like a recipe for collision, but the trainers at Core Fitness Studios have never witnessed an accident. That's because their bikes are stationary, though their Power Spin classes do capture the rigors of riding over hills, sprinting through straightaways, and jumping over canyons through varying resistance and pacing. The instructors also host TRX Fusion sessions, which pit students against their own body weight. During these courses, guests grip or dangle from suspension straps as they segue through resistance exercises at their chosen pace.
Certified instructors lead all of these classes in a supportive environment. Their studio seeks to preserve the small, personalized vibe of a boutique gym, and private training complements the group curriculum. Loucas Lianos, who has lent his expertise to the third-season winner of the Biggest Loser, oversees the staff alongside co-owner Audra, ensuring that exercisers receive custom lessons to suit their age and experience level.
Licensed holistic practitioners at Inner Healing, Inc. employ natural and organic products in colonic procedures that aim to cleanse, hydrate, and balance bodily systems. In 35-minute sessions, a temperature-controlled stream of water cleanses colon walls of toxins, parasites, and graffiti so intestines can better imbibe vital vitamins and minerals. After sessions, knowledgeable staff members advise guests on lifestyle and eating habits to further lead them on wellness crusades and counsel them through the loss of any parasitic friends.
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