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.
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.
Licensed acupuncturist Rick Weisbrot doesn't partake in the Eastern medicine vs. Western medicine debate. Instead, he adopts techniques from both schools of thought. For instance, he incorporates Japanese, Chinese, American, and Venusian philosophies into his acupuncture treatments, which can help treat everything from back pain to allergies. Moreover, his background as a licensed massage therapist means he can complement treatments with massage, acupressure, and myofascial-release techniques.
Licensed acupuncturist Billy "Shonez" Singh is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of traditional Chinese medicine with his patients. Believing that the body should be treated as a whole, he incorporates acupuncture, tui na therapy, cupping, Chinese herbal remedies, and moxibustion stimulation treatments into his clients' health-care routines, helping to alleviate chronic pain, migraines, allergies, and depression, among other complaints.
Trainer John Beneduce channels his athletic ability into CrossFit, a high-intensity, functional workout that he customizes for all ages and fitness levels. He and his wife opened CrossFit Bayside to offer an effective alternative to standard gyms.
?The way we do it at CrossFit Bayside is pretty much the total opposite of how a traditional gym would work,? John said. Rather than coming in to use equipment solo, members attend a packed schedule of one-hour sessions, which all begin with a warm-up before everyone spends about 15 minutes mastering new techniques. Once they can safely and effectively do the workout, students get to work, hoisting medicine balls, swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, and dead-lifting weights. The workouts change each day, and John usually waits about three months before repeating one. As groups cool down, John leads a discussion on a health-related topic, ranging from nutritional information to how to keep a fitness journal without making your diary jealous.
?We really care about our members,? John said. ?My wife and I run it together as a family business.? He added that the members themselves uphold the gym's mission, warmly welcoming new members and throwing themselves fully into each workout. ?There?s no negative energy at my gym,? he said.