Personal Touch Pools & Ponds’ technicians care for backyard bodies of water in every season. In the summer, they open pools and fire up filtration systems. In the fall, they infuse pools with special winterizing chemicals and cover them until spring. And year-round they provide regular maintenance—cleaning the pool and adjusting water chemistry—and perform repairs, renovations, and new construction of custom ponds and in-ground pools. Personal Touch specializes in seamlessly replacing worn vinyl pool liners to prevent leaks; it also converts traditional swimming holes into eco-friendly saltwater pools so you can expand your hermit-crab breeding operation.
As the wellness consultant for Hyatt Hotels, Aetna, and US Geological Survey, Doctor of Chiropractic Margaret Schweigert helped members of corporations and government agencies better understand matters affecting their health. She brings this focus to her private practice, where she performs gentle chiropractic adjustments to ease back and neck pain and to prevent future problems from occurring. Dr. Schweigert also holds a certification in fitness training from the International Sports Sciences Association and has since studied nutrition—two skills that allow her to gain entrance into secret wellness societies as well as guide clients toward healthier lifestyles.
Renata Walicka Zeh, the director of Bikram Yoga Of Setauket, believes Bikram yoga does more than strengthen and detoxify yogis' bodies. The series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises also helps students gain confidence and peacefulness, and teaches them to listen to and honor their bodies. Because these 90-minute hot-yoga classes offer so many benefits, they challenge everyone from newbies to seasoned athletes.
At Complete Chiropractic Rehabilitation, the chiropractors believe that prevention is the best medicine. With that in mind, they stave off pain and illness with natural healing services. With a focus on chiropractic methods, they also foray into exercise and massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle coaching.
Stony Brook native Michael Gallagher, DC, gives back to the community that nurtured him since childhood with soothing and therapeutic physical treatments. Gallagher's only sustained absence was in the mid 1990s, when he pursued his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Empowered by a career he chose as an expression of public service, the new doctor immediately returned to Long Island to share his expertise in physical rehabilitation and chiropractic care. Dr. Gallagher opened North Country Health Spa in 2007, deepening his community ties via friendship bracelets lashed to the bedrock while branching out into other holistic therapies and pampering treatments for skin and muscles.
Today, the doctor betters himself with continuing education and has earned a certification in biomechanical injury treatment that complements the treatment and training he does for athletes at Stony Brook University and several other colleges. Dr. Gallagher's two kids keep him invested in the Three Village school district, and his telltale ticker reminds him to give generously to the American Heart Association
At CrossFit Stony Book, trainers lead groups through daily sessions of CrossFit, a fitness method that incorporates an assortment of functional movements into one high-intensity workout. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, each session focuses on a workout of the day, which may include a varied selection of pull-ups, squats, pushups, and other challenging exercises. With its ever-changing routine, CrossFit aims to increase strength, flexibility, and coordination while improving cardiovascular endurance.