Led by eighth-degree black belt Grandmaster Kyung W. Kim, a former US National Team Head Coach, U.S. Taekwondo Center expertly instructs students of all ages and abilities in the martial art of tae kwon do. Classes teach fundamentals as they improve fitness and build confidence.
Housed within Da Vinci Salon, Rebecca Stone Aesthetics aims to defy the skin-ravaging effects of time by restoring its clients' naturally youthful radiance. The facial treatments can incorporate specialized products from two separate lines—Ling and GlyMed—depending on the patron's skin type. In addition to cleansing and exfoliating the skin, these appointments can help minimize the appearance of blemishes, such as acne scars and rosacea. For a more advanced approach, the aestheticians use the center's diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, wrinkle-reducing ultrasound system, or toning LED technology to generate dramatic, age-defying results.
Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu counts famed fighters such as UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga among its students. But you don't have to be a marquee draw to attend the school's classes. The schools, which line the East Coast and extend as far west as Utah, as far south as Brazil, and as far up as Mars—host classes for kids as young as 3. Although Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is their main area of focus, the staff also schedules kickboxing, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts classes.
A warm, crackling fireplace greets guests in The Radical Roaster's homey interior, and an alluring menu inspires them to snuggle up for an extended stay. Breakfast bites are served all day, such as savory morning sandwiches that invite you to shelter the group of orphaned egg, cheese, and meat of your choice in a doughy bagel, English muffin, toast, or wrap domicile ($3.95). Spoil your belly guests with a sugary pinwheel cinnamon roll ($1.95) or teach them to play mahjongg with a Belgian waffle ($4.75–$4.95). Free WiFi allows all device-equipped patrons to freely cruise the information autobahn one-handed while sipping hot candied apple cider ($3.25–$3.75) or an iced americano ($2.25–$2.75). Come lunchtime, customers can nosh grabbable grub such as the signature 'Berry the Rooster sandwich, a chicken salad sandwich infused with cranberries and walnuts ($6.25). Friendly servers accentuate the comfortable environment, where families are welcome to check out the night's entertainment, bust out a game of chess at will, or catch reruns of Who Wants To Marry a Chess Robot? on the plasma screen.
Interskate 91 provides impeccably clean indoor skating facilities. Choose roller skates or rollerblades and whisk yourself away on a self-powered chariot of vulcanized rubber, achieving an unbridled joy equivalent to selling a script about former NBA basketball players living together in a studio apartment. The amply sized and well-maintained rink accommodates the harmonious cohabitation of gentle joy riders who tool around slowly and fancy freewheelers who show off fleet-footed maneuvers. A live DJ and arsenal of technicolor lights create a party atmosphere similar to the vast majority of Broadway musicals.
Velocity Bootcamp's clients torch calories, whittle waists, and tone muscles during 30-minute boot-camp workouts. Consisting of bodyweight exercises such as suspension training and plyometrics, the small group workouts take place in a supportive, non-intimidating atmosphere. For convenience, the staff schedules up to 20 classes per week, including 6 a.m. classes for early birds who want to get the worm and then sling it several hundred yards. The personal trainers also help clients outside the gym by offering them easy-to-follow nutrition guidelines.