The expert trainers at Comprehensive Body Conditioning Studio draw on many methods to get their clients in shape. They combine tae kwon do and exercise science, yoga and body weight exercises, interval training, and mind relaxation techniques. The trainers understand that every person is different and no one routine can target the nuanced needs of each person, so they create their own routines catered to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual trainees.
The practice dummy at Budokai Fitness & Self-Defense has a scowl on his face. Maybe he was molded that way to look menacing, or maybe it’s because he’s being subjected to a barrage of students’ punches and kicks during Budokai’s adult and kids’ martial-arts classes and personal-training sessions. Helmed by Sensei Fritz Michel, Jr., the classes take an MMA approach and combine effective techniques from disciplines such as karate, judo, and other martial-arts styles. Sessions cover techniques such as striking, take-downs, throws, and submissions, and also incorporate stretches and calisthenics during warm-ups.
Berle compares his fitness philosophy to his thoughts on food, in that excess of either can be dangerous. Instead, he teaches his clients how to incorporate strength training as part of a balanced lifestyle, only requiring them to devote two 30-minute sessions per week. Since 1986 he has fostered one-on-one gym experiences with clients, who can range from ages 12 to 90, using the SuperSlow method on Nautilus machines for an effective workout that minimizes the chance of injury.
Inside Diva Couture Salon and Spa, hardwood floors underscore well-lit styling stations where hairdressers cut and colour manes to accentuate clients' best features. The space also includes a pedicure area, as well as private treatment rooms where certified aestheticians, clinicians, and massage therapists enhance body and mind with spa services and med-spa treatments. Herbal tea and espresso keep palates warm and relaxed for drawn-out thank you speeches.
The team of experts at Diva Couture Salon and Spa are educators in their respective fields of hair design, skincare, and makeup artistry. Dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, they also offer discounted and complimentary services to those going through treatment and celebrates survivors by offering specials three times a year.
Some people work out in the morning, some people work out in the evening, and some people work out in the middle of the night. To accommodate the fitness schedules of all types, Bell Plaza Sports Club offers 24-hour access 7 days a week to its four-story facility that boasts a private sun deck. With all the time in the world at their disposal, exercisers can boost their endurance in the cardio training center, build muscle in the strength and toning areas, and partake in a variety of fitness classes—there are more than 35 available each week. They can also work one-on-one with a certified professional during customized personal training sessions—an ideal setting for progressing toward fitness goals such as bench-pressing their personal trainer.
Fabulous Fitness NYC mixes up exercise with fun, dance-oriented classes, including three types of Zumba in addition to the traditional method. Zumba Toning adds a muscle-sculpting element, Zumba Sentao peppers in chair moves, and Zumbatonic tweaks the workout for kids. In addition, Fabulous? other classes, which include cardio dance, belly dancing, yoga, and Pilates, also integrate rhythm and grace as essential components of fitness.