If health and wellness is a never-ending journey, then the Vitamin Shoppe is a road map, a guide, and a fuel pump all rolled into one tried-and-true source. Established in 1977, the Vitamin Shoppe has become a reliable asset in the fight to stay healthy and well.
Today, with more than 600 stores peppered across the U.S., Canada, and Panama, the company carries more than 18,000 items from some 400 major brands. It keeps its virtual shelves and actual shelves stocked with everything from vitamins and minerals to nutritional supplements, weight management products, and health and beauty aids. Not to be forgotten, the Vitamin Shoppe's associates—called "health enthusiasts"—are all highly trained in the most important aspects of health and wellness. They recognize that every body is unique, and not every problem can be solved with duct tape.
La Femme Fitness & Dance was created by women as a flirty alternative to monotonous fitness regimes, helping their fellow ladies unleash their inner vixens while whipping them into shape. The studio?s supportive instructor conquers inhibitions and liberate muscles with workouts that unite pole dancing, sensual movement, and fitness techniques to strengthen both minds and bodies. Through classes including pole dancing, butt-shaping booty camp, and exotic-dance classes, they help women hone their self-confidence and sculpt fitter frames in all the right places?upper bodies, waists, and thighs?without losing their curves. The instructor disguises elements of yoga, Pilates, and resistance training within their sultry dance routines, which are inspired by techniques from ballet, belly dancing, and the re-shelving motion of librarians.
In addition to flirty fitness classes, the instructor hosts pole-dancing parties, livening up bachelorette parties and girls night out. They encourage partygoers to don stilettos, costumes, and props as they slink around poles and light fires of desire with exotic dance moves. In addition to flirty fitness classes, the instructor hosts pole-dancing parties, livening up bachelorette parties and girls night out. They encourage partygoers to don stilettos, costumes, and props as they slink around poles and light fires of desire with exotic dance moves.
Most Popular Service: Personal training sessions
Brands Used: Personal training, nutrition, and massage therapy
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Pro Tip: Come ready to make an appointment for more sessions, because one or even three is never enough
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Before we meet with clients, they have to fill out a questionnaire so they can be matched up with the right professional. This makes their experience more personalized and fun.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our certified specialists are usually experts in more than one area of massage. Some of them are also certified nutrition coaches and can help you understand body aches from a nutritional standpoint.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
If you like our therapists, you can take them to your office and share their services with your co-workers. Hello massages for everyone. All you have to do is ask.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We also offer personal training, and nutrition counseling
Licensed acupuncturist Ariele Myers works to help patients achieve a healthier lifestyle through acupuncture and other holistic treatments. Though Ariele's Apothecary specializes in using acupuncture to treat women's fertility issues, the staff members can also target their services to ease arthritis pain, digestive disorders, and depression, alongside a variety of other conditions.
But acupuncture needles can be used for more than just addressing medical issues and destroying balloon animals?they can also treat cosmetic issues. During Dermapen microneedling, therapists use a pen with 11 thin needles in each disposable tip to erase fine lines, reduce under-eye bags, and reveal overall younger-looking skin.
By integrating Greek ingredients into American favorites, Pita Pan distinguishes itself from the dozens of other Greek spots that crowd Astoria. Witness the Mucho Meat pizza, which comes topped with beef, chicken, and pork gyros as well as bacon, ham, and Greek sausage. Or take the Greek burger, a sandwich of USDA prime beef, feta and kasseri cheeses, and tzatziki in a whole-wheat pita. Of course, there are also purely Greek dishes such as souvlaki chicken skewers and falafel plates. After finishing their meals, diners can cool their palates with a fresh fruit smoothie or soothe their sunburnt shoulders with a thick slathering of tiramisu.
It took Joel Russ ten days to travel from Germany to Ellis Island by boat in 1907, and that was the easy part. The 22-year-old Russ had arrived in America to help support his older sister's family, which he began doing by selling strings of Polish mushrooms, carrying them on his shoulders until he had saved up enough money for a pushcart. Next, he upgraded to a horse and wagon, and by 1914, he had enough funds to open a store. Dubbed "Russ's Cut Rate Appetizers", the store specialized in selling the cold appetizers known in Yiddish as "forshpayz": among them salt-cured salmon and herring. In 1920, he moved to East Houston Street, where the shop still stands today. During this period, he also became the father of three daughters who began working in the shop after school and on weekends, and in 1933, the store was renamed Russ & Daughters––widely regarded as the first business to ever use "& Daughters" in its name. Nearly 100 years later, the shop is owned and staffed by fourth-generation Russ family members, and has been recognized by The Smithsonian Institute as "a part of New York's cultural heritage". One of the last traditional appetizing stores on the Lower East Side, the business is considered by most to be much more than a beloved grocery: it's a preserver of the culture of the city's Eastern European Jewish Immigrants. Smoked and cured salmon is still sliced by hand, while bagels are rolled by hand and baked in an old-fashioned revolving oven. When ¬New York Magazine asked world-traveling chef Anthony Bourdain to name the best meal he's ever eaten in New York, the Travel Channel host said simply, "bagel, nova, cream cheese at Russ & Daughters. Not just the best, but 'ours'." Beyond the traditional bagel toppers, today's customers find gourmet delights such as cinnamon or chocolate babka, homemade chopped herring salad with granny smith apples, and handmade macaroons dipped in dark chocolate. Russian-style blini's make the perfect vessel for any of Russ & Daughter's high grade, hand-packed caviars, which are still sourced the old-fashioned way: by waiting patiently next to the fish's nests.