Personal trainer AJ Mihrzad once struggled with his own weight-loss challenges and severe back pain. After catching a glimpse of himself in the window of a fast-food restaurant, he decided it was time to make a change. Mihrzad pursued an undergraduate degree in exercise science and nutrition and a master's degree in psychology, striving to learn about all the factors that contribute to fitness success. He tried working at a corporately owned gym, but felt compelled to follow the road less traveled or treadmill less frequented. Mihrzad created LifeFuel Fit, where his focus on three major aspects of health— exercise, nutrition, and mindset—helps others achieve the same confidence, energy, and fitness level that he himself has obtained.
Mihrzad hired a team of trainers and nutritionists to assist him in this mission. The nutritionists provide dietary guidance, the trainers lead highly varied workouts designed to efficiently tone muscles and burn fat, and they all hold clients accountable for their results. Patrons lose a monthly average of 10–12 pounds of fat, or the amount of butter needed to sculpt a soulmate for the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Knowing that everyone takes a different path to fitness, Mihrzad also established LeanBuddy, an app that leads customers through their weight-loss journeys from the convenience of their smartphones. For a full month, users receive a daily email filled with the challenges and dietary recommendations they should take on for that day. Once they complete the instructions, they report back on the smartphone app, then receive personalized feedback from a team of fitness coaches. By letting participants complete challenges on their own time, the program can often produce more dramatic results than other more demanding regimens.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
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.
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A variety of tension-targeting treatments are available at 3 Elements Healing Arts Center. Choose from four options and feel the soothing services of the center’s skilled staff. A one-hour massage ($85), available in styles such as Swedish or deep tissue, melts muscles under the heat lamps of healing hands; for more eclectic massage styles, opt for an internal-focused amma therapeutic massage or an athlete-aiding sports massage. Micro-thin needles turn ramped-up patients into relaxed pincushions during a one-hour acupuncture session ($85), which is said to help with indigestion and lung-dirtying nicotine habits. Free clogged pores during a 3 Elements 60-minute facial (an $85 value) or deep-cleansing facial (a $100 value) that clears oily and acne-prone skin. A 35-minute weight-loss session ($85) combines Chinese medicine and Asian bodywork, massaging the abdomen to increase energy levels, improve digestive function, and reduce food cravings caused by lemon-drop rainstorms and chocolate-bar parade balloons. Inside 3 Elements' soothing spa atmosphere, holiday anxiety and stress disappear. Use today's Groupon to unclog turkey-filled pores and iron out lower-back kinks caused by haunted hayrides.
Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Russo of Care Chiropractic believe that prevention is the best medicine. But in order to help patients maintain their health, they must first alleviate any existing pains. They work to erase aches and restore mobility through noninvasive methods, drawing on therapies including massage, chiropractic adjustments, and electric stimulation to help backs bend easily and necks swivel like well-oiled office chairs. The doctors specialize in spinal decompression, a non-surgical technique that addresses issues such as herniated discs and post-surgical conditions. By customizing treatment plans to each client's concerns, the specialists can decrease discomfort and focus on preventing injuries in the future.