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.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
A woman’s relationship ends, and she finds herself on the couch with a pint of ice cream; a college student is nervous for his upcoming midterm, so he stuffs his face with chips and candy. Lauren, owner and founder of The Hungry Heart, relates to these all too common scenarios, as she knows firsthand what binge eating feels like. But more importantly, she knows what it feels like to put an end to bad habits. At the Hungry Heart, she and her staff lead one-on-one hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling sessions designed to break compulsive gorging and yo-yo dieting so clients can lose weight and fall into normal eating patterns.
If you want to be motivated by the trainers at APOGEE Fitness & Wellness, you have two choices. You can either sign up for a one-on-one personal training session or attend a group class such as Pilates, yoga, Zumba, or TRX suspension training. In addition to those fitness services, the center schedules spa treatments such as massages and reflexology, which feel extra nice after a tough workout where you sweat to cardio movements or hit the Pilates mat.
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.
A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Stern aligns spines and alleviates ailments with dexterous expertise. During an initial consultation, Dr. Stern will inquire into the past and present sources of each patient's tension, examine woeful backbones with a thermal scanner, and observe patients in a battery of range-of-motion tests and motorcycle stunts to determine the best treatment plan (a $60 value). Then, utilizing a half-hour series of spinal manipulations, he will adjust the detected misalignments and mollify stubborn vertebrae (an $80 value). Each session concludes with an expert massage to unravel muscular knots and unwind tangled anxieties (a $50 value). Posttreatment physiques might feel somewhat sore for a few days, much like they would after an exercise session or a heated argument with a sycamore tree.