Northeast Mountain Guiding's adventures take place everywhere from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the canyons of Arizona and the waters of upstate New York. Guided by outdoors experts that are trained by organizations such as the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, students and expedition groups tackle rocky inclines, mountainous trails, and swiftly flowing waters. Whether Northeast Mountain Guiding is organizing an overnight jaunt through the Adirondacks or a daylong introduction to ice climbing, the company ensures that every detail is considered, drawing on the local familiarity that each of its regional offices possesses to prepare for any possibility. In keeping with this meticulous approach, the professionals either provide any necessary gear for the journey or remind adventurers what they should bring, such as sunscreen or a pint-sized sleeping bag for their teddy bear.
Thin Zone Weight Loss Centers doesn’t succumb to fads; the company’s core weight-loss plan, the Healthy Management Plan, has been the basis of its coaching since 1995. That’s not to say that the plan is overly rigid, as the center’s multi-disciplinary team adapts the system to each client and typically involves three set stages: an initial phase focused on quick results, and two more phases that emphasize developing healthy habits that will keep weight off at least until the next major shift in earth’s gravity. Methods include weekly weigh-ins, meal plans, and even nutritional-education sessions called “lifestyle lesson plans.”
Since 1988, Specs For Less has been sharpening visual acuity in Staten Island and its surrounding areas. At each of its five locations, customers' eyes are coddled by a staff of optometrists, who examine eyes aided by up-to-date equipment as well as ongoing education. Meanwhile, eyewear consultants concern themselves with keeping newly minted prescriptions stylishly adhered to faces, occupying the vanguard of frame style trends with an inventory of designs from Coach, Fendi, and Dior.
Helmed by women who share a passion for encouraging others to improve their daily lives, Gaia Fit draws its strength from personal training, nutrition counseling, and fitness classes. Through these efforts, the owners emphasize the importance of building a sense of support and camaraderie that they call Sisters in Sweat?bonding through pushing your own body to its limits while motivating others to work harder. Classes cater to myriad needs and abilities, and nutrition counseling spurs patrons toward weight loss and energy gain with plans tailored to their lifestyles, working to eliminate detrimental habits.
With decades of martial-arts experience between them, sensei Mike Mackintosh and master John Ralph Shihan have mastered combat techniques from all over the world. In their own classes, they teach a form that makes use of a variety of styles. Known as Kojukai, the eclectic technique borrows from a variety of training styles: judo, muay thai, karate, and the Israeli system of Haganah. The instructors introduce children and adults to techniques from each of these disciplines, leading pupils through striking, throwing, and defensive maneuvers while practicing real-world scenarios.
Magic Stars Yoga's staff includes instructors like Gina DeRogatis, a 15-year veteran of yoga and a certified yoga and group fitness instructor. Gina and company welcome students of all skill levels to their studio, where they'll guide them through poses and help them learn to breathe without calculating the calories in every mouthful of air. The class schedule promises multiple classes six days a week, and includes beginner's yoga, power yoga with weights, and warm yoga.