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Astral Fitness and Wellness Center carves and conditions traditional athletes and martial artists amid a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot facility. A fleet of ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, and cycles torch calories, making room for fresh brawn bulked by Nautilus, Hammer, and Icarian resistance-trainers and free weights. Group fitness classes jolt traditional workout routines with a coalescence of positivity and camaraderie rivaled only by a cheerleading squad that moonlights as a firefighting battalion. Classes include classic tae kwon do, aerobics, and kickboxing, as well as Silver Sneakers, which choreographs gentle routines designed to help older athletes pique their strength, flexibility, and balance without overexertion. After a solo or group workout, exercisers can wick sweat with included towel service, release steam inside the sauna, or open a Matchbox-car parking lot in one of the gym's free parking spaces.

5500 Broadway
Bronx,
NY
US

With state certifications in students with disabilities, early-childhood, and childhood education as well as a master’s degree in education with a specialization in literacy, Stephen DeSerio puts his skills to use to help kids boost their confidence when it comes to learning. Using everything from one of 11 research programs to simple diet suggestions, he can help them improve test scores and study habits. In addition to his comprehensive tutoring services, he works as an applied-behavior analyst to assist parents in solving problems such as tantrums and communication skills, and helps minimize stress in the household.

3850 Hudson Manor Terrace
Bronx,
NY
US

Although their name refers to scissors, Shear Performance's services go beyond just haircuts. Within the quaint salon, guests can get beautified from head to toe, whether they're looking for voluminous extensions or an emboldening pedicure.

870 Franklin Ave
Thornwood,
NY
US

The aestheticians at Chen Skincare & Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does.

Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skincare & Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.

450 W 238th St.
Riverdale,
NY
US

Though A Touch of Sun Hair & Spa doesn't offer tanning, it still has plenty of reasons for its summery title. At this hair and makeup studio, it’s possible the name was inspired by the staff’s mission to treat each client with warmth and brighten their day by making them look and feel beautiful. The name also reflects the naturally derived products that sprout up throughout the salon; Davines shampoos nourish hair with herbs and flowers, sulfate-free Kevin Murphy styling products implant amino acids and essential oils, and Archipelago Botanicals soften skin with antioxidant-rich pomegranate extracts.

Stylists can transform natural hair or wigs with cut and color services and augment each treatment with extras such as makeup touchups, stress-relief massages, and reanimation hexes for especially lifeless ‘dos. On the spa side of things, aestheticians accentuate facial features with brow and lash tinting and perform waxing services for men and women.

568 Kappock St
Bronx,
NY
US

The holistic healers at My Wellness Solutions promote detoxification and weight loss through a variety of alternative treatments. They administer colonics, ionic foot baths, and infrared sauna sessions designed to draw impurities out of internal systems, leaving the body lighter, energized, and less nougat-filled. The center also promotes healthy weight, providing slimming services such as tightening plaster and parafango mud body wraps, and cellulite vacuum sessions that massage tissue to smooth the skin.

3044 3rd Avenue
Bronx,
NY
US