Joseph D'Antona, The Balance Health & Wellness Center's managing director, heads a practice that won Long Island Press's Best Acupuncturist and Best Massage awards for 2013. He uses his advanced certifications in NAET allergy elimination to naturally ride allergies through acupuncture. Collaborating with this expert team of therapists, D'Antona offers services to reduce pain, eliminate stress, and remove toxins. Sessions in the far-infrared sauna and water-fueled colon-hydrotherapy sessions promote wellness and are just two of the center's 25 salutary treatments. Spa procedures, such as cleansing, exfoliating facials, soothing hot-stone massages, and acoustic-wave cellulite-reduction therapy beautify bodies and promote a sense of deep relaxation. D'Antona takes a holistic approach to improving the health of clients, and he and the staff make communication a priority throughout each guest's treatment experience.
Sportime's facilities boast multisport courts, full fitness centers, group exercise studios, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts to provide exercisers with an array of brow-perspiring and skill-acquiring opportunities. Work stomach muscles into a fleshy washboard in the Ab-solution class, or tone legs in time for varsity leapfrog tryouts in the Below the Belt class. BodySculpt and Ball Core help to carve physiques into chiseled masterpieces, while kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes keep bodies healthy, fit, and centered. Whether you opt for one kind of workout or mix it up with several, each pulse-pounding session will help to burn calories, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and release your inner Charles Atlas.
On the indoor or outdoor tennis courts, leagues, camps, and classes for adults and juniors help them perfect serves and backhands, while the other facilities host swimming lessons and bouts of volleyball and dodge ball.
Coastal-blue and deep-purple hues encapsulate the space at The Concierge Spa, complementing soft lighting and a relaxing aromatic scent. Aestheticians and massage therapists helm this oasis, where they offer skin and body treatments for both men and women inside two separate suites. In the women’s spa, clients can enjoy the warmth of a heated massage bed as skin specialists rejuvenate faces and bodies with facials, peels, and body scrubs. Brow and lash services ensure smoldering glances, and waxing treatments make skin smoother than a buttered neck stuck in a staircase. Men can enjoy specialized facials tailored to their rugged lifestyles, and teenage boys can get ready for a fake I.D. photo with a youngster’s facial. Massage therapists stretch and soothe aching muscles of both genders with therapeutic massages, such as the pressure-point-specific thai technique or the four hands massage conducted by two therapists.
The images and mementos decorating the walls of Professors Diner embody a host of rich memories for owner Kevin "The Professor" Denis. “The walls are the community,” Denis told the Kings Park Patch. Nearly every inch of space is crammed with personal history that takes the form of Denis’s own family photos as well as school pennants donated by local regulars. Vintage Coca-Cola mugs, signs, and clocks mingle with American-flag-clad cows and pictures of the New York Yankees. The food is as eclectic as the decor, running the gamut from old-fashioned french toast to honey-dipped southern fried chicken to greek spinach pies. Diners fill teal booths and sit at the counter in back for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all eight days of the week.
A featured instructor for ESPN Radio and Long Island Golfing Magazine, teaching professional Peter Stern assists students with game improvement through lessons held at Indian Head Golf Park. Peter instills the fundamentals of a proper golf swing, which hold up from tee to green with a focus on helping pupils replicate perfected mechanics long after the lesson ends. While the body learns to become one with the club, a video camera records the session so that students can see weak points for themselves rather than trading bodies with a misunderstood sibling. All lessons evade the elements either in Peter's indoor studio or outdoor covered teaching booth.
Practice is the foundation of golf. Without it, the game can be frustrating, eventually sending golfers' into a fragile state of agitation. Knowing how important practice is, Indian Head Golf Park's instructors and staff focus their efforts on helping golfers improve their game. At the park's well-lit driving range, staff members keep golfers well stocked with buckets of range balls to blow off steam as they aim for the ball-retriever cart. Instructor Bob Greenstein works with students during private lessons to fine-tune their swings, and he hosts junior golf camps during summer to introduce youngsters to the game.