Like fingerprints, all golf swings and pitching styles are unique. But unlike fingerprints, some golf swings and pitching mechanics are undeniably better than others. At PAR 5 Fitness, certified Titleist Performance golf instructor and baseball physical therapist Dr. Alexander Rosado and a team of experts analyze, break down, and improve golfing and throwing mechanics. They rely on a three-part diagnostic process to reveal faults, whether they stem from an athlete's motion or part of something bigger, such as a poor fitness regimen or a caddy that insists on beat boxing at the start of every hole. Technology plays a major role in the team’s examination, too—using 3-D motion analysis, they can monitor what a golfer’s body does throughout an entire swing. After completion of the diagnostic process, Dr. Rosado sets clients up with personalized treatment programs complete with exercises, drills, and equipment education.
When Teresa Colon walked into her first pole-dancing class, she was nervous, anxious, and a little heartbroken?a painful breakup had left her miserable and insecure. Seeking something to take her mind off her ex-fianc? and restore her confidence, Teresa discovered pole dancing. Though she found the workouts challenging, she continued to take classes and practice in her spare time and came to love the sense of empowerment it instilled in her, as well as the newfound physical strength.
Now a certified pole-fitness instructor, Teresa conducts classes at her own studio, Tease Time Pole Fitness. Amid funky, colorful walls and towering chrome poles, the skilled dancer leads groups of no more than eight women through spins, techniques, and move combinations, striving to simultaneously strengthen students' physical well-being and confidence levels. The new, freshly renovated studio booms with lively music and glimmers with disco lights, much like a nightclub or the inside of any refrigerator once the door is closed.
The scalpel doesn't fall far from the tree in the Korngold family. Dr. Louis Korngold, director of Plastic Surgery Associates of New City, was joined in his practice by his son, Dr. Jay M. Korngold, in 2001. The father-son team lifts, tucks, and reconstructs problematic areas of the anatomy in their fully accredited, onsite operating room, and smoothes out wrinkles with nonsurgical injectables in the comfort of their office.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Botox
The registered nurses and board-certified doctors that comprise the staff at The Rockland Vein Center put their impressive educational and professional backgrounds to work in treating a variety of skin issues. One of the center's main focuses is in minimizing the appearance of varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy and Venefit procedures. But these clinical aesthetic specialists also tackle wrinkles and fine lines with facial injectables. Whichever treatment clients opt for, the team keeps the setting relaxing with the help of warm blankets, ambient music, and consultations that go over all the treatment and high-five options.
A pioneer of brain education and president of the Korean Institute of Brain Sciences, Ilchi Lee folded his studies into the design of his own Dahn Yoga, equal parts traditional asana and neuroscience research. A typical session begins with a simple tapping of the lower abdomen to gather chi energy that would otherwise get absorbed by Bagel Bites swallowed whole. Sessions launch into an exercise routine that combines aspects of yoga and tai chi to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Next, yogis cool down and focus energy during an active form of meditation called Brain Wave Vibration, the studio's specialty, that harnesses flowing movements in an attempt to align minds and bodies. After the physical segment, workouts shift into a meditative portion that infuses cardiovascular systems with a stream of purifying oxygen through deep breathing.
With more than 15 years of experience and thousands of successful vision-correction procedures under his belt, Dr. Gordon boosts visual acuity with computer-guided LASIK and PRK procedures. Dr. Gordon’s encyclopedic knowledge of ophthalmology and refractive procedures manifests itself in his numerous articles published in medical journals and during his classroom work as Associate Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Gordon and his team understand that many patients feel apprehensive about undergoing vision-correction procedures. Many of the staff have undergone vision correction procedures themselves and they empathize with nervous patients. To help assuage anxieties, the staff can thoroughly explain each step in the treatment, which helps eliminate the fear of the unknown, such as wondering if there is a Jolly Rancher stuck to the back of your head.