Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness first opened its 35,000-square-foot fitness centers in 1979, and the specialists have since maintained a commitment to helping their members lead healthier lifestyles. They work in partnership with hospitals and medical professionals to stay keen on current research, turning this information into personal-training programs and professional advice for members of all fitness levels. In addition to programs in fitness and recreation, health education, and nutrition, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness offers more than 60 group fitness classes. Members can shake up their routines with group cycling, yoga, and Pilates sessions, or tune out the surrounding world while burning calories on TV-equipped cardio machines. Member amenities also include basketball courts and an aquatics center in addition to outlets for kids including a youth activities center and babysitting services for kids that are tired of pretending to be their mom's fanny pack as she works out.
At LaserMedica, a team of aestheticians and laser technicians works under the direction of physician Fausto Petruzziello, who is a board-certified internist, an international general surgeon, and an assistant professor at Yale. Under Dr. Petruzziello?s supervision, LaserMedica's doctors, physician assistants, and aestheticians combat wrinkles, sun damage, and other signs of aging through Botox, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. They also harness intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and lasers to destroy pigmented cells causing sun spots and to fade spider veins. The team enhances laser results with SkinMedica products and LaserMedica's own line of posttreatment skincare products, which is blended from ingredients such as rose hips, olive-oil extracts, and fairy tears.
Dr. Fausto Petruzziello and Nikit Shah, PAC, couldn?t ignore their patients? expanding waistlines any longer. While practicing medicine at CareMedica, they realized that optimal health relied heavily on whether or not a person weighed in at a healthy number. So, together they founded WeightMedica in 2007, a branch of their original practice. They oversee weight-loss programs that begin with a physical to ensure a patient?s candidacy, checking their blood, charting an EKG, and handing out carnival prizes to those whose weight was guessed incorrectly. Then, patients meet regularly with the staff to record their progress, receive nutritional tips, and?in some cases?receive Lipofast injections, which expedite fat loss.
Head Chef Jason Ruocco puts an eclectic spin on modern American cuisine, tickling palates with the tastes of fresh, seasonal ingredients and global flair. The lunch menu boasts veggie and protein-centric salads, as well as hearty sandwiches perfect for accompanying noontime stomach arias. The dinner hour reveals a host of Asian-inspired starters, such as pork potstickers ($7), pan-seared and served with ponzu dipping sauce, while beef short rib ($22) and mac n cheese ($16) entrees expose Taste’s classic American slant. Tipplers can pair their meal with happy grape tears from Taste’s extensive wine menu. Elegantly unassuming, the restaurant’s interior offers comfort and style with minimal distraction from the delicious flavor combinations awaiting intrepid tongue buds.
The cordial clothes caretakers at the family-owned Best Cleaners have expunged and primped area vestments for 56 years. Drop off grimy plain pants ($8.50), plain skirts ($8.50), jumpsuits ($21.30), or capes ($17.85), and they’ll treat each guest garment to an efficient pampering and de-schmutzing, clearing away stains and leaving collars crisp for popping. Their natural GreenEarth cleaning process is free of harsh chemicals and residual odors, earning appreciative smiles from the sun and keeping your native habitat from smelling like melted plastic Army men. Entrust your garb by 11 a.m. and it’ll be ready for pickup by 4 p.m.