New York Sports Clubs, part of Towns Sports International's network of fitness loci, welcomes exercisers to a number of equipment-stocked facilities to help attain perspiration-soaked fitness goals at a convenient location. Strength-training gear such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls filled with black holes mold muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Calories simmer and move to cooler climates after sessions on cardio machines ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draw from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, to keep members from jazzercising without a spotter. Each location thanks exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features, such as babysitting, though Passport memberships do not include pool access.
At Glamorous Smile Dental Spa, Dr. Sally Alkamary and her staff strive to keep teeth white and gums pink. Most of the time that means scheduling general dentistry services such as exams and cleanings. For more serious issues, like patients with an all-sugar diet, they'll also snap x-rays of patients' mouths.
Dr. Robert White, a skilled chiropractor and the backbone of Advanced Integrated Health, synthesizes the latest research to create salutary programs that help patients combat back pain, muscle aches, fibromyalgia, carpel tunnel syndrome, and more. The doctor thoughtfully designs each course of treatment available at the center, which include spinal adjustments and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Patients embark on their path toward health with the full support of a skilled medical staff that takes care to attend to its patients' needs with the friendliness and approachability that can be missing from traditional medical environments.
Chiropractic care at The Wellness Group of America has three phases: treatment for relief, treatment to correct the underlying problem, and treatment to prevent further injury. Dr. Uchenna Onyeani handles each of these steps in line with his years of experience in chiropractic care, treating each client with a holistic approach. He leads a team of experienced wellness practitioners, including massage therapists and chiropractors, a psychologist, an acupuncturist, a yoga instructor, and a nutritional counselor. Together, these alternative health experts get to the root of their clients' pain—whether resulting from muscle ailments, spinal issues, or a favorite childhood cartoon being cancelled—and treat them with a range of drugless approaches and holistic services. Many of these therapies can be tailored especially to men, women, or children.
The free-weight section of the local gym has commonly been a place to hear the thunderous sounds of Hercules-like lifters grunting their way through reps and clinking dumbbells falling to the floor. This scene could easily scare away beginners and guests with non-heroic physiques. Known for constantly straying from the norm, trainer Ashleigh Kast forged a routine that works equally well at initiating beginners and helping experienced lifters push themselves over a strength plateau, combining drills from the Functional Movement System with the Russian Kettlebell Challenge. The purpose of each kettlebell-bolstered movement is to stimulate as many muscle groups as possible, forcing them to work together towards the common goal of tone and calorie burn. Kast introduces a new kettlebell skill into the program each week to prevent muscles from becoming bored and defacing the bones with obscene doodles. When the weather cooperates, classes move outdoors, and one Sunday morning a month, she invites students to attend a specialized workshop.
Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
Fueled by a certified staff and positive attitude, Can Do Fitness propels guests toward fitness goals with three high-end workout facilities and more than 25 types of exercise classes. Each location touts a cardio deck where exercisers jog and pedal, and an arsenal of weight machines that build brawn, ending fruitless searches for Paul Bunyan’s personal trainer. By pairing calorie-torching cardio with muscle-toning moves, fitness classes sculpt physiques from head to toe. Body Pump students lift barbells as motivating music fills the classroom, and yoga practitioners wield their own bodyweight during a flowing series of poses and stretches. Packed with resistance training and plyometric jumping drills, boot camps challenge muscles with dumbbells, BOSU balls, and tough long-division problems. Consult the Edgewater, Princeton, and Short Hills schedules for class times.
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