World-renowned fighter Tiger Schulmann and his staff of certified instructors motivate jabs from knees, legs, and feet during calorie-blasting kickboxing classes. Schulmann crafted his style with techniques from mixed martial arts and street self-defense, concocting each kick to improve students' strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and the ability to fight back against vigilante soccer teams. The studio's martial-arts mavens also help novice kickers craft a customized diet plan during a nutrition consultation, and more modestly clothe naked fists in a pair of complimentary training gloves. Once students master beginning moves, they can advance to other martial-arts challenges, such as high-kicking their way out of a room made of Jello.
As a teenager, Dr. Stacie Calian worked as an assistant in several dentists’ offices, which inspired her to later work as a dental hygienist and earn two masters degrees from Columbia University. From there, she left the practice to join academia, but she couldn’t resist the siren song of the dentist’s drill; soon after, she received a doctoral degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and amassed more than 18 years of clinical experience. Now, at her office, Dr. Calian and her team of smile stylists use a variety of high-tech instruments—from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening lights and lasers that penetrate teeth without the heat, vibration, and pressure of the typical tiny chainsaws. Within a spa-like atmosphere, the staff performs services including Invisalign, Lumineers, and dental implants—procedures Dr. Calian is always looking to improve by furthering her training through continuing education.
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.
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.
Teeth have many natural enemies: black coffee, red wine, cigarettes, and rocks that happen to be delicious. Fortunately, they also have two allies in Drs. Kaveeta Channamsetty and Sid Tucker of Pearl Dental. Both dentists specialize in cosmetic and implant dentistry, though their regular exams prevent teeth from needing too much of either. Whether they're filling cavities or replacing teeth with dental implants, they draw on more than 25 years of combined experience to get the job done right.
The selection of cosmetic dentistry services at Westchester Dental Care could span the length of a grocery list. Teeth-whitening brands include Zoom!, Sapphire, and KoR. Crooked teeth are straightened out using braces or Invisalign, and less-than-perfect smiles are covered with veneers. The option of sedation dentistry is available to patients with handicaps, a strong gag reflex, or a fear of dentists or daytime talk shows.