There's a ritual to the boot-camp sessions that nationally certified personal trainer Mike Salvietti leads online six days a week. After spending about 10 minutes running through warm-ups to increase joint mobility, participants plow through up to 30 minutes of metabolic resistance training. Each 45- to 55-minute session wraps up with thorough stretching to minimize soreness and recovery time. The exercises work quickly, reducing body fat, toning muscles, and speeding up metabolism in as little as six sessions spread over two weeks. They're easy to jump into, too; boot-campers only need to bring running shoes, water, and a towel they can twist around their head and spin like a helicopter.
Doweon Park, a licensed acupuncturist who honed his skills in Korea, combines aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to treat patients at his practices in Huntington and Great Neck. He and his staff gently manipulate predetermined points across the body with slender stainless-steel needles to relieve both physical and emotional issues. Among their specialties are headaches, cigarette addictions, and select digestive or respiratory disorders. Additionally, Park practices herbal medicine, prescribing customized herbal blends in the form of a liquid, powder, or question.
Inside Vivo Health Fitness at ProHealth, an array of treadmills, bikes, and Precor ellipticals seem to urge pedals onward to the sun and greenery just outside floor-to-ceiling windows. Also basking in the natural brightness is a staff of nationally certified personal trainers whose expertise—along with computerized planning from the Fitlinxx online system—governs routines aboard strength and cardio machines. The spacious gym accommodates a wide range of workout plans, scheduling more than 50 group classes per week in specialized studios for Zumba, yoga, and cycling. A family-friendly atmosphere allows members to indulge in acupuncture at the onsite wellness spa while their youngsters emulate their parents by poking each other's backs with toys or checkbooks in the free children's nursery.
Dr. Gary B Feldman corrects an array of podiatry ailments with everything from custom orthotics and shoe inserts to hypnosis for pain management. He obliterates foot fungus with the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser system and eradicates painful and bothersome bunions, hammertoes, corns, and calluses. Although he has two offices—one in Flushing and another in Valley Stream—the doctor also makes house calls for particularly serious problems, such as that time you got your foot stuck in the cookie jar.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Acupuncture, chiropractic, [and] nutrition management
Brands Used: Acu-Graph, Metagenics, Xymogen, Designs for Health
Pro Tip: [We offer] stress-free treatments and services, all to alleviate pain and remove stress stored in the body.
ou don't have to be an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter to train like one at UFC Gym. That's because instructors at the fitness haven teach the training techniques and mixed martial arts of the UFC during a wealth of classes and personal training sessions. Members can learn kicks, punches, and jabs during cardio box and combat challenge classes, and build formidable abs in Killer Core. In doing so, they'll develop the strength, muscle tone, and endurance to finally outrun the neighborhood bull.