For the past 15 years, Oviedo and Port St. John Eye Care's knowledgeable staff—led by board-certified optometrists Dr. Robert S. Webster and Dr. Stephen J. Thomas—has been striving to treat each patient that walks through their doors like family. They do so by taking the time to learn each patient's history, which helps them better assess ocular conditions during preliminary tests, visual-acuity and refraction measurements, and eye-health evaluations. Once prescriptions are known, the staff helps patients sort through over 1,000 frames, including high-end brands such as Gucci and Vera Wang, to find their ideal match. The staff shows equal love for the environment by taking on green initiatives, such as switching to all-natural cleaners, using recyclable polyethylene bags, and declaring fern the new pink.
Extreme Fitness Boot Camp guides clients toward trimmer frames with a medley of ACE-certified programming and nutritional guidance. The fitness gurus' personalized approach to all-around health begins with assessments, which isolate muscular imbalances and help trainees plot weight-loss goals. Boot-camp and personal-training sessions then lead trainees through plyometrics, core, and bodyweight exercises, plus special guest appearances by hip-hop- and Zumba-inspired steps. At home, clients further fitness excellence by leveraging recorded measurements, supplemental routines, and dietary tips on how to eat well instead of eating tire irons.
Helmed by a spa savant with 12 years of experience, Re|You MedSpa cossets clients with a wide range of services, from holistic wellness treatments to advanced medical procedures. Facials pamper skin with all-natural salves and pharmaceutical-grade treatments including injectables, peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts. Body panels gleam after massages and contouring treatments, and acupuncture redirects energy through the body's pathways as efficiently as an electron traffic guard.
Instructors at Yellow Rose Yoga lead a variety of classes ranging from gentle and meditative to challenging. During the gentle yoga classes, instructors slowly work to increase students' range of motion and their strength with modified poses and postures. The vinyasa yoga class, however, challenges students with flowing poses and the upper bodywork strengthening sun salutations.
Nick Parker, a certified celebrity personal trainer who has appeared on FOX, Good Morning America, and a range of other media outlets, partners with a team of able coaches to propel exercisers of all levels toward slimmer, healthier bodies. Five days a week, the crew leads boot camps designed to promote weight loss and tone muscles throughout the body. Most sessions incorporate cardio, which burns calories, and strength training, which increases lean muscle mass and the possibility of making a bull run from you. The staff encourages camaraderie and a mutually supportive environment during especially tough drills, which can forge bonds that may lead to friendships. Coaches also provide inspiration by varying the workouts, cultivating a welcoming atmosphere, and praising participants as they chase down their fitness goals.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location. Check the class schedule for the Danbury location here, or for the North Branford location here.
[Doctors of Chiropractic Eric Janowitz and Bethany Schneider and their team bolster clients’ health with massages, chiropractic adjustments, and diagnoses of imbalances in spinal alignment. Both Dr. Janowitz and Dr. Schneider employ high-tech and traditional hands-on tactics in their practice, from nonsurgical spinal-decompression therapy to cold-laser therapy, which uses a heat-free light beam. The center’s DTS Triton system generates computerized traction, which can help clients with chronic pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, and other ailments. To give back to the community, the chiropractors organize stress-relief breaks in schools and adjust the posture of storefront mannequins.