Decision Nutrition president Karen Gilbert treats every client who walks in her door with reverence, as she believes each one to be a warrior who has made the decision to overcome his or her own physical obstacles through the transformative power of nutritional health. Karen's accomplishments include a masters degree in nutrition from NYU and a dietetic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, a resumé that has prompted media mainstays such as Fox News and Oxygen magazine to enlist her expertise during their coverage of important health-related topics. The center's staff of registered dietitians and certified dietitian nutritionists shares Karen's philosophy of healthier living through healthier habits, and they share nutritional advice tailored to each individual client, forging a bond of trust and collaboration. The team works together to help clients with a broad range of health and lifestyle goals including losing weight, alleviating symptoms of medical conditions, and refraining from eating through their noses.
Garden Grove pairs an eclectic board of all-you-can-eat dishes, from Southern barbecue to seafood, with kid-friendly company in a park-inspired setting. The dinner buffet furnishes refillable plates for adults ($35.99) and kids ($14.99 for ages 3–9); children of less than three years or centimeters eat for free. After an afternoon of teacup-whirling, diners can recharge during Seafood Sensation night, with jumbo scallops and snow-crab legs, or during Mediterranean night, with entrees such as citrus-centric lemon chicken. Southern-barbecue nights sling south of the Mason-Dixon favorites such as pulled pork and barbecue ribs. Kids can always indulge in stacks of self-replenishing chicken nuggets and platefuls of mac 'n’ cheese.
An innovative, child-focused program pioneered in Korea, E.nopi's educational classes have enriched and enlightened curious kids for 30 years with individualized approaches that strive to understand the child’s point of view. Each class begins with a skills assessment to tailor instruction to children's strengths before launching into a fun and approachable lesson that may use learning aides such as colorful workbooks, whimsical wooden shapes, and entertaining audio CDs. New concepts are continually revisited in a variety of creative contexts to reinforce learned skills and keep ideas from taking their summer escapes to libraries in the Caribbean, and light, consistent take-home work is encouraged to keep intellectual elements flowing. Math classes stress critical thinking and problem solving to engage brainy bambinos in independent thought as they glean a better understanding of arithmetic, patterns, geometry, and more. Meanwhile, English classes streamline skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, resulting in the ability to lull parents to sleep with softly read news articles. Geared toward ages 3–14, each class is aligned to U.S. educational standards and can serve as educational enrichment, a supplement to regular schooling, or preparation for being a contestant on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
Healthy habits are forged during childhood. That's the central philosophy behind Better Kids Bootcamp, whose trainers take a three-prong approach to helping kids lose weight and stay in shape for years to come. Head trainer —a graduate of the physical education program at Queens College—and his fellow fitness experts lead one-hour workouts that incorporate fat-burning heart rates, an emphasis on coordination and motor skills, and a building of healthy habits, including making better eating choices. Just like in a science lab, there's also a not-so-secret fourth element: fun. The trainers want kids to enjoy their workout sessions, so that they look forward to each and every visit.
Better Body Bootcamp's private studio welcomes trainees of all abilities to participate in intervals of high-intensity full-body boot-camp workouts. Its staff of seasoned, enthusiastic, always-friendly trainers tailors varied intervals of cardio and weight training to each client's physical abilities, eschewing repetitive cardio machinery and dangerous human-size hamster wheels. Participants are treated to complimentary towels during each visit. The boot camp's diverse student body includes soccer moms, active law enforcement personnel, and, obviously, librarian-astronauts who fight bulls in space.
Baby Chic NY gives local and visiting parents access to quality rental gear, such as Bugaboo and Bob Revolution strollers, car seats, and scooters, offer parents short-term modes of transportation while their regular strollers are in the shop for a transmission overhaul. The store also offers a concierge service, which provides necessities such as diapers, wipes, and bottles.