Fitness has been Strata Health Club owner Michael Wohltmann’s passion since he was a teenager. As a high-school football player, Goju USA karate student, and protégé to renowned Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin, Wohltmann has gradually blossomed into a well-rounded, extensively certified instructor for others pursuing strength and fitness goals.
At Strata Health Club, he and his team of internationally certified trainers help clients build better bodies through one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes. When they're not teaching MMA-conditioning or spin classes, the personal trainers are helping teenage and adult fitness seekers tone up, stretch, and sweat with Strata's state-of-the-art Black Iron Strength dumbbells, satellite-TV-equipped Woodway treadmills, and TRX Suspension Trainers.
Strata's trainers further help clients overhaul unhealthy habits through nutrition consulting, the BioSignature body-fat-testing method, and an onsite inventory of nutritional supplements. A massage therapist is also on hand to knead away postworkout soreness and recurring dreams of being pursued by rolling barbells.
The trainers at Harrison Strength & Fitness don?t care if their students are dead-lifting with 500 pounds or with a broomstick. That?s because the CrossFit workout scales to all fitness levels and requires only that participants perform at their personal max. To help them do this, owner William Harris designed his no-frills gym without the distractions and hourly tea parties offered at fancy fitness clubs, reminding exercisers that their primary objective is to get healthy.
Harris, a North American Strongman competitor, certified personal trainer, and certified CrossFit coach, helms an equally credentialed staff. They lead classes designed to maximize the body?s proficiency in 10 foundations of fitness: strength, stamina, speed, flexibility, agility, accuracy, endurance, power, coordination, and balance. Though workouts vary each day, exercisers can expect to perform moves such as squats, lunges, jumps, throws, and pull-ups. Harrison Strength & Fitness also offers personal training as well as nutrition training that teaches patrons how to balance their meals with lean proteins, grains, and greens and design a dietary plan according to their individual goals.
The medical staff at Dr. Tatt2BGone deploys intense beams to remove tattoos, permanent makeup, and unwanted hair. Tattoo treatments break up ink beneath the surface of the skin, eventually fading it from view. Antibacterial ointment and gauze, applied after each treatment, help to stave off infection. The bilingual staff is also able to target unwanted tattoos that say “Mama” in either English or Spanish.
The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
Soothing music and soft lights reveal The Yoga Sanctuary as just that—a safe and peaceful place where guests can cast stress aside. The studio's nationally registered instructors weave their global teaching experience into each asana as they strive for—and teach the importance of—inner peace and tranquility. They work individually with guests of all ages and fitness levels, unlike the NFL and most quilting circles. With this inclusive approach, the instructors help clients unite mind, body, and spirit in a wide selection of classes, strengthen cores with Pilates exercises, and also teach postures for beginner, intermediate, and experienced students. To further the restorative effects of yoga, the studio also hosts yoga therapy sessions to help alleviate such health issues as back pain and insomnia.
The Yoga Sanctuary's onsite massage therapist intuitively customizes her kneads and strokes to reduce stress and fatigue. This can also improve joint flexibility so that guests may easily slip into complex postures or cast-iron wetsuits.
The dental facility that is home to Dr. Robert Howard and Dr. Renee Levine can defeat nearly any problem that dares to cross the gumline. Practicing in Mamaroneck, OKU graduate Howard and Tufts graduate Levine head a staff that regards patients as family and tooth decay as a sworn enemy. Howard is a 30-year veteran clinician who has won a reputation as a conscientious cavity crusader who was named Westchester Magazine's Top Dentist four years in a row. Dr. Howard compliments his own wide-ranging treatments—including Invisalign and teeth whitening—by enlisting the talents of Dr. Renee Levine, who practices general dentistry and excels in the area of cosmetic dental transformations. A strong proponent of ongoing edudation, Levine is the founder of Western Massachusetts Young Professional Dental Study Group which promotes interdisciplinary case studies.