Lisa Lee is a mother, a dancer, and a graduate of a child psychology master's program, a trio of credentials that serve her well in leading dance classes for children. At Lisa's Dance and Exercise, toddlers learn the basics of creative movement though exercises, obstacle courses, and freeze dances that once helped kids stay amused during the ice age. Kids then advance into classes that cover the basics of tap dance and ballet, helping form the foundations of a lifelong love of dance and fitness.
Eloise Zeeman, ERYT-500, fought her way back to good health from two car accidents and found herself counting her blessings. The injuries she sustained from each were serious, but not as serious as they would have been had Eloise not already been a dedicated yoga practitioner. Instead of waiting for healing to begin, she enacted it herself by meditating, visualizing, and stretching in her hospital bed. She began her studies in 1993 in Siddha Yoga, under Swami Ganapati Ganesh and attended Sri Dharma Mittra's 200 and 500 hour programs. At Karuna Yoga Center, Eloise shares the same healing practices with those seeking physical or spiritual relief through Restorative and Vinyasa yoga classes.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
At Massage Kneads, licensed massage therapist Florence Lewis relieves tension with treatments that vary in intensity. She delivers smooth, continuous Swedish strokes by lubricating hand motions with essential oils extracted from plants or robot joints. Alternatively, she breaks up knots with firm deep-tissue kneads. She also practices reflexology, a technique that normalizes the body's functions through specific manipulations of the feet.
After studying at Integrated Medicine College in Taiwan, Nancy Chiu went on to deepen her knowledge of Chinese medicine by studying under Dr. Shiu–a leading infertility doctor at TaiPei Chinese Medical Association for Gynecology and Infertility. Today, she shares her skills at Coastal Chiropractic. Though Chiu specializes in women's health services, she also expertly uses slim, sterile acupuncture needles to treat issues such as headaches, depression, and chronic pain in men and women. Those who desire needle-free treatment may benefit from auricular therapy, cupping, and Chinese Tui Na technique.
Multiple studios—some with tiled floor, some with hardwood floor, and all with expansive mirrors—serve as the workout spaces for NY Studio Fitness. Inside each room, instructors guide students through Zumba dance moves while high-energy international tunes pump through the sound system. Instructors also combine yoga and Pilates techniques during blended Yogalates classes.