Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Dr. Sheri B. Glazer, DDS understands that the most important aspect of dentistry is the safety, comfort, and convenience of the patient. Her up-to-date dental office manifests this commitment at each stage of the appointment. A handicap-accessible entrance welcomes clients of all mobility levels into an office where patients will find no trace of latex—a common allergen often used during pretreatment water balloon fights. Once in the treatment chair, patients submit sore backs to massage rollers and occupy eyes with broadcasts from a chairside television. Dr. Glazer also tends to the needs of busy calendars, welcoming patients during morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday hours.
As a former architect, Amba Yoga director Lesa Kingsbury has a deep appreciation for form and function, elements that she incorporates into her yoga practice. Registered through the Yoga Alliance, Lesa draws on 14 years of experience to helm a team of seasoned instructors that promotes freedom of movement, mind, and spirit. Within temperate rooms kept at around 70 degrees, instructors lead Hatha yoga classes centered on alignment, form, and fluid motion as well as Vinyasa classes. The studio?s restorative offerings include yoga therapy, massage, and meditation techniques
Dr. Marc Fenster shares a welcoming and comfortable Smithtown office with Dr. Howard Burger, where they team up to turn average maw stones into sparkly smile gems. A basic cleaning first removes plaque, tartar, and obsolete currency from teeth, and then a final polish helps to dislodge any lingering stains. X-rays work to illuminate deeper depths of head caves so that the dentists are sure to discover any abscesses, cysts, tumors, abnormalities, or fossilized candy from the '80s. The exam features an oral cancer screening, an evaluation of gum disease, and an examination of tooth decay. The practice emphasizes patient education, offering tooth-care advice and PhDs in smiling.
Wielding more than 40 years of experience and an arsenal of high-tech equipment, North Shore Eye Care helps alleviate the burden of near- and farsightedness with noninvasive laser procedures. As official eye care provider of the New York Islanders and the official LASIK provider of the New York Mets, the clinic’s board of certified surgeons can zap unwieldy glasses and irksome contacts out of necessity with this outpatient procedure by utilizing laser technology and a 1956 subway map. Patients’ corneal topography is first analyzed to determine the areas to be adjusted, and then a computerized laser is used to shuffle the corneal deck to correct vision impairments. Squinters take a mild oral sedative before the procedure but stay awake for the entire process. The procedure is completed in roughly 15 minutes, leaving patients to swiftly recover while the laser machine steps out for a celebratory round of golf.