The NASM-certified personal trainers at Gifted Bodies strive to improve lives, not just bodies. Driven by the belief that all clients have the potential to become gifted, trainers redefine clients' limitations and push them toward progressive goals with a mixture of firm motivation and compassion. During boot-camp classes and group sessions, which include kickboxing, Zumba, ab work, and yoga, they guide patrons of all backgrounds through invigorating routines.
They also visit homes for one-on-one appointments—as long as they have a 5'x5' space or a permit to punch through drywall, trainers can commence a custom exercise routine. To instill sustainable habits for healthier living, they place emphasis on nutrition as well as gym drills. Troy Samuels, Gifted Bodies' creator and nutritional counselor, likens one's diet to the fuel put into a car: the proper fuel allows the vehicle to hit maximum speed.
The optometrists at Eye Contact Vision Center's two locations examine eyes for prescription changes and diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts during comprehensive exams, treat poor eye health, and permanently correct vision with lasers. Customers can select frames by brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, and Ray-Ban, and if the glasses don't look as good as they did in the store or don't conceal a secret identity well enough, Eye Contact Vision Center will buy them back for up to one year.
The Spine Institute of New Jersey's chief chiropractic neurologist and physician, Dr. David Harris, leads a multidisciplinary team of acupuncturists and massage therapists. With a range of treatments at his disposal, Dr. Harris aims to dispatch mental stress and physical pain through electrically stimulated acupuncture needles and chiropractic adjustments. Alternatively, massages provide gentle pressure that relaxes the tense tissues and caramel centers under the skin.
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Joseph Racanelli forges fresh faces and beautiful bodies with the latest technology. Like resurfacing cracks and crevasses in a majestic marble statue, Botox injections smooth foreheads, eliminate crow's feet, and remove nests of invading pigeons to make faces ready for display. Sessions take around 30–60 minutes and results typically appear after about two weeks. Call for an appointment.
Fittingly located in Newark’s Ironbound section, A Fit Above Fitness Center invites members to pump iron amid top-notch equipment from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness. Members use the boxing center’s heavyweight bags to practice jabs, or join TRX, yoga, and boot-camp classes to hone their physiques. After the workout, members can hit the sauna and grab a smoothie at the juice bar before heading up to the rooftop tanning beds, where they can add a sun-kissed glow to newly bulging muscles.
Dr. Marc L. Epstein locates the lost faces of youth with the aid of modern FDA-approved beauty injections and a skilled, artful touch. Dysport slows down frantic facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses in a targeted attempt to smooth creases found in common wrinkle-squatting spots such as the forehead, between the brows, the space-time continuum, and around the eyes. The entire treatment takes about 15 minutes and results typically appear within a few days. Restylane plumps deflated lips, voids laugh lines, and eliminates under-eye sadness in about 30 minutes with a hyaluronic-acid-infused gel. The time-rewinding serum's handiwork may last six months or more, or about the amount of time it takes to dig a tunnel to Nova Scotia. The elegant medical office treats visitors' vehicles to free parking.