Tightan Gym empowers clients to reach fitness goals with two stories of cardio and resistance equipment, group fitness classes, and a 2,500-square-foot studio dedicated to MMA training, all of which aided the studio in earning the U.S. Commerce Association's Best of Queens 2011 and 2012 awards in fitness. With an emphasis on personal training, the gym guides clients past fitness stagnation and kick-starts new routines with trainers who pride themselves on remembering first names, stage names, and superhero aliases. Cardio equipment such as treadmills and ellipticals occupy an entire floor alongside weight machines and walls lined with dumbbells. Meanwhile, fighters square off in a full boxing ring and half cage to build the skills necessary for competing in MMA matches or dominating boardroom arguments, then unwind battered muscles at the onsite massage center.
The gears of the Lex 1000 lens edger begin to churn inside M J Optical’s in-house lab. Using specifications from eye exams and rounds of Would You Rather?, the shop’s staff can use the machine to shape everything from standard lenses to custom-tinted progressive rounds in about 40 minutes. These freshly minted lenses find fashionable homes in frames from designers such as Armani Exchange, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Ray-Ban.
Welcoming all the weary, achy, and waterlogged with an equally warm, professional presence, licensed acupuncturist Samina Quraishi takes a gentle approach to her treatments. During a quick but thorough consultation, she'll ask you about all your maladies, imbalances, and Pokemon allergies; listen carefully to your desires and needs; and provide a treatment that best suits your corpus and overall emotional well-being. Then, in a one-hour session at the clean and comfortable facility, she'll begin her healing process, putting horizontal soul sacks at ease with her calm, conversational manner.
The practiced benevolent benders and breathers at Mimi for Me Yoga open aspiring muscle warpers to a variety of classes, including yoga, Pilates, and dance. Explore the inner-workings of your bone box through the multifarious flowing movements and techniques of Vinyasa yoga, which stretches and balances the being, or feel free to tote along a tot for the Baby-Love Yoga class, wherein little ones can rest or crawl among their pliable parents. The Mat Pilates class conditions the core muscles without adding bulk to enact improved posture and balance. If more expressive movement summons your limbs, Mimi for Me's variety of dance classes holds the key to unlocking your hips for unfettered gyration. Focus is placed on fitness rather than perfect technique, and styles range from Bhangra, flamenco, and tango to the empowering and entrancing art of belly dancing. Amid the welcoming vibe of the clean, spacious studio, Mimi for Me's experienced instructors dole out personal attention and close-fisted high-fives of support to students and pokey puppy passersby.
Helmed by Dr. Michael Ahdoot, a team of countenance curators smooths and tightens faces with Botox and Juvéderm injections. Noninvasive Botox injections battle a bevy of facial blemishes, including hyperhidrosis, crow’s feet, and chronic winking emoticons. Most patients enjoy their results for up to six months.
Western medicine has long remained unable to explain why pincushions never get sick. With the growing popularity of acupuncture, the answer has become self-evident. The technique draws on the ancient concept of qi, the life force that flows through the body, and remains a vital part of health care in Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea, and other countries. It works by applying small, virtually painless needles to areas of the body where qi likes to hang out, stimulating proper energy flow and relieving impediments to good health.