Fitness Together isn't your usual gym. The locally owned franchise doesn't boast ultra-chic titles, avant-garde workout rooms, or elitist trainers. What it does do is help each exerciser achieve sustainable results via its goal-oriented philosophy and proprietary triple threat of resistance training, cardiovascular exercises, and nutritional knowledge. The Aspire 8 resistance program sculpts clients' physiques over the course of eight progressive phases through a one-year period dotted with individual goals. Cardio Together presents personalized programs designed and tracked by a certified trainer, and Nutrition Together crafts a plan for healthy living that doesn't involve water imported from Canada’s fountain of youth and includes the help of one-on-one meetings with a nutritionist.
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.
Dr. Jennifer Jose is a Board Certified Physician and Clinical Nutritionist who specializes in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. Well-renowned for her innovative Smart-Lipo procedure, her highly successful HCG weight loss program, and various Laser treatments. She continues to innovate the med spa field with procedures like her newest facial rejuvenations including Derma-pen, Vampire Facials, and Vampire Facelifts. As the owner of Ultimate Solutions Medical Spa, Dr. Jennifer Jose treats her patients from inside and out. The serene setting is inviting and helps relax the mind and body, enticing patients to forget daily stresses. This combination of appearance enhancement and relaxation allows patients to leave revitalized and back in balance.
At her holistic health clinic, White Oak Center, board-certified naturopathic physician Dr. Victoria Shikhman and her team take care of clients with services that focus not only on health, but also overall wellness. That’s why the wellness-care program includes anti-aging and facial-rejuvenation treatments such as microcurrent facials, which send gentle electric currents under the skin to tone muscles and boost collagen production. Dr. Shikhman believes that taking care of your appearance leads to better self-esteem and an improved outlook on life, which can have positive effects on your health.
The center’s more traditional health treatments include acupuncture for both the body and the face, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, clinical nutrition, and other techniques. Its blend of Western and alternative therapies can treat a vast array of ailments, such as asthma, migraines, or the dreaded combination of the two, which makes your brain wheeze.
At Sportsplex, lines of gleaming strength and conditioning machines stand ready to help exercisers transform their bodies. When clients aren't lifting dumbbells and bars or swimming in a pool that uses the chlorine-free SaltPure system, they can work out with personal trainers or in small-group Group Jamz sessions, or play squash on the on-site courts.
Tom Bacha’s fist and feet are like a force field made of whip-quick cobras. The martial artist holds a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, an Expert Series instructor certification from Krav Maga Worldwide, and a Brazilian jujitsu teaching certification from Best Way Jiu-Jitsu. At Connecticut Krav Maga, he and five other certified instructors draw on their kick-punching prowess to pass on Imi Lichtenfeld’s legendary martial art, krav maga, used by the Israeli Defense Force and the US Marines. Designed around the instinctual ways people defend themselves, the method gets quick-learned into students’ muscle memory, teaching students to fend off surprise attacks or disarm opponents carrying knives, guns, or prosthetic limbs.