For CrossFit-certified trainers Bobby and Megan Vizzari, a good day can mean the difference between one and two seconds on a client's workout time. That's because, rather than focusing on gym or world records, they encourage students to do their personal best during that day's workout. Their routines adjust to suit any fitness level, incorporating weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio drills that challenge the entire body. However, even as they stress the importance of pushing your limits, they prioritize camaraderie and community support—no class ends before the final person completes his or her set amid cheers and applause.
Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
Ever since he earned a medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1990, board-certified foot surgeon and podiatrist Dr. Charles Morelli, DPM has been helping clients walk through the world with comfort and ease since 1990. He and his staff perform numerous treatments both surgical and conservative to relieve issues such as arthritis, bunions, and heel pain in adults and children. They also specialize in cosmetic treatments such as FDA-approved Noveon laser treatments, which wipe out unsightly toenail fungus, restoring nails to their natural beauty.
Ayurveda is a holistic medical system designed to balance the body and promote physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Sound Shore Ayurveda & Wellness center’s practitioner, Manjula Paul, comes from a family of vaidyas, or doctors, for the royal family of South India, and she began studying the family trade at the age of 17. Her ayurvedic treatments include chakra balancing and nasya, a natural reliever for congestion, allergies, and sore sinuses. To complement her traditional practice, Paul also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and massage therapy.
After earning her degree in dentistry at New York University and completing her residency, Dr. Michele Leone-Renne spent a year using her skills to treat underprivileged children in the South Bronx. These days, she continues to care for patients' teeth at her practice. Dr. Leone-Renne also helps patients to look their best with treatments such as porcelain veneers or injections of Botox.