Ultimate Gym's trainers first kicked open its doors in 1986, and their no-nonsense attitude toward hard work and smart training have endured since then. Trainers challenge students through cardio and muscle-toning drills in boot camps, yoga, and Zumba sessions, and a staff, led by coach Billy Reuter, uploads self-defense maneuvers into feet and fists in their Ultimate Fighting Solutions classes for kids and adults. Layered on a foundation of Krav Maga, which was developed and battlefield tested by the Israeli Defense Forces, the system blends moves from across the martial-arts spectrum to train people to defend against real-world scenarios. After churning out new muscles, guests can visit the onsite chiropractor to manage pain, recover from an injury, and turn their heads back toward the front after a boxing match.
In the past decade, Doctor of Chiropractic Adam Locke has treated nearly 4,000 patients for ailments including headaches, neck pain, back pain, wrist and hand pain, and hip and leg pain. Dr. Locke relies on a non-needle surface EMG scan to detect hidden problems in the muscles and joints of spines, then uses Active Release and Graston techniques to release knots in muscles and joints. He aims to loosen joints and relieve clients of pain quickly, safely, and comfortably.
In The Zone Personal Fitness’s owner and fitness director, Dr. Marisa R. Silver, approaches fitness from a medical perspective. She calls upon her training as a licensed chiropractor and nutritionist—along with certifications in personal training, Zumba, and spinning, just to name a few—to customize strength-training, weight-loss, and fitness programs for each client. Together with her staff of fellow personal trainers and acupuncturists, she aims to boost her clients’ health from all angles.
The licensed practitioners of North Nassau Acupuncture LLC treat and ward off conditions such as pain, stress, and neurological disorders through their natural healing services. They safely and effectively help patients overcome migraines or indigestion through acupuncture, relieve stress through massage therapy, or find alternatives to traditional prescriptions through herbal medicine. Though modernized to reflect contemporary medicinal understanding, each service adheres to the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, which aims to treat the whole body rather than treating its different parts or sending it back for a refund.
For more than 11 years, Healthy Living Therapeutic Spa's staff has employed a mixture of gentle techniques – largely founded in Eastern medicine – to help patients manage pain and lead healthier lives. When a patient first arrives, a therapist takes time to explain how each primary treatment method – acupuncture, cranioscral therapy, and massage – helps the body in different ways. This encourages patients in the treatment, as they are able to prescribe themselves treatments once they understand the goals.
Jodee Grandwilliams draws upon her expertise as a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist as she doles out holistic treatments and health education. Before ever reaching for a needle or root, she first goes over patients’ medical history to learn their overall state of health, then examines their tongues, and notes their pulse. With this information, she can draft a treatment protocol that might include acupuncture, a form of soft-tissue massage called tui na, cupping, or carefully selected herbs. Her dietary advice helps patients continue their treatment on their own, eating foods that keep energy levels in check, digestive woes at bay, and deep thoughts from escaping through ears.