Registered dietitian Dr. Julie Conner's first brush with dietetics came in 1983, as an intern at Westchester Medical Center. It turns out the experience was a sign of things to come. She has since earned a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and a doctorate in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health—and cofounded Healthy Weighs Wellness Center with her husband, Will.
At Healthy Weighs, the couple and their staff—which includes their son, Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Conner—provide wellness services such as nutrition counseling, spinal adjustments, and massage therapy. To help prevent future injuries without forcing clients to buy an expensive time machine, the team also schedules yoga and reiki classes.
Vibrosaun Healing & Wellness Center's technicians have taken to calling their signature treatment the "Miracle Machine," and it's not hard to see why. Without depending on drugs or surgery, the machine promotes healthy body functions and may help treat conditions as diverse as back pain, arthritis, and weight loss. Its secret lies in pairing the heat of a dry sauna with the rhythmic motions of a padded vibrating bed. Together, these work to stimulate circulation—a crucial process that allows the body to heal more quickly and effectively. It doesn't hurt that the Vibrosaun experience is so relaxing. Treatments can be enjoyed in a private spa room complete with music, candlelight, and the warm glow of Himalayan salt lamps.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($21.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Since its humble beginnings in 1935 as a small health-food store that specialized in yogurt, GNC has evolved into the world's largest specialty retailer of nutritional products. The chain's more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the country stock numerous vitamins and supplements, all of which meet the company's strict standards for truthful labeling, ingredient safety, and product potency. They carry supplements that aid in sports nutrition, protein intake, diet, digestion, and beauty. Equally as dedicated to customers' shopping experiences as it is to product quality, the company created GNC University, an online learning platform, to help staff members bone up on nutrition and fitness knowledge. The knowledgeable sales associates field questions about everything from weight-management plans to stacking supplements for optimum earlobe strength.
Yankee Trails World Travel's cozy coaches transport fans to Yankee Stadium for an evening of early-season American League competition against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees took six games of eight from the Twins in the 2011 season and look to improve upon last year's division-clinching 97-win campaign. Alongside veteran shortstop and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter, the Yankees 2012 roster brims with breakout talents that include Robinson Canó, the 2011 Home Run Derby champion whose out-of-the-park hits have dramatically increased reports of UFOs hovering above the Bronx.
The Chiro Health Spa of Ramsey’s husband-and-wife physician duo offers an array of bodily reduction and relaxation services. Martha Syga’s licensed healing hands deliver customized massages that can take aim to reduce tension, ease muscle soreness, or improve circulation. The Swedish massage uses gliding strokes to bring dorsal musculature into a trance-like calm, and sports massage prepares athletes to climb to the rocky peak of performance with hasty muscle recovery.