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.
Though he’s a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Vincent Saraceno doesn’t stop at the spine. The lead of Newark Pain and Rehab Center takes what he calls the “whole person approach” to medicine, covering any and all underlying causes of pain and prescribing treatments apt for an overall better quality of life. Clients can stop into his office—where staffers speak Spanish, Portuguese, and English—for an initial consultation, exam, and myriad treatments, including adjustments, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
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.
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.
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Joseph Racanelli smoothens wrinkled faces with nonsurgical Botox treatments. Delivered by injection, the FDA-approved medicine curbs the nerve impulses responsible for the creation of frown lines and crow’s feet upon the face. Twenty units can be used to treat one area of choice to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines and compulsive smirks in clients aged 18–65. Treatment takes approximately 30–60 minutes, and results can last up to four months or until the Greek goddess Hebe stops playing video games and gets back to business.
Doctor of Osteopathy Annette Da Silva relies on nonsurgical therapies to help her patients not only find relief from pain, but also regain the lifestyle their ailments may have cost them. At The Center for Medical Healing, she first performs an in-depth exam to find the underlying cause of clients’ problems, then makes use of exercises, ultrasound, and acupuncture to correct the afflictions. She has experience treating everything from back pain and arthritis to helping clients lose weight and quit smoking.