Most children revel in playing video games, but it's often characterized as the antithesis of getting fit, what with all the endless hours of sitting idly and guzzling soft drinks. However, Fit Fusion Interactive's innovative instructors have managed to seamlessly integrate the two into their high-intensity martial-arts training program. To add an element of excitement and fun into getting fit and learning self-defense techniques, they utilize video-gaming fitness equipment. The stationary game bikes challenge cyclers with simulated on-screen hills, and the video game Dance Dance Revolution motivates dancers to work up a sweat to thumping tunes as they face off against imaginary opponents, who hail from the rival dance crew that served you at the soda-pop fountain last April.
To help their adult clients reach their fitness goals, these instructors also lead fitness classes such as karate classes and Fusion, which blends techniques from kickboxing, Pilates, and boot-camp classes. During Fitness Arcade sessions, students can take a break from all the fit-getting and compete against players from all over the world in the latest video games.
When players achieve a new level of fitness, they earn a colored bracelet to signify that they're moving up in Fit Fusion Interactive's ranking system. It is similar to the belt system in traditional martial-arts classes but made up of 15 levels, and students advance by acing physical challenges, passing tests of health knowledge, and slaying hydras with well-timed kickboxing moves. In addition to the classes and signature training program, kids and adults flock to the center for services such as personal training, parties, and special events.
Located in Woodbury (Woodbury - Plainview), Executive Inn at Woodbury is convenient to Oyster Bay Golf Course and Oheka Castle. This hotel is within close proximity of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 108 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi.
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Executive Inn at Woodbury. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary manager's reception, held at evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
To earn a black belt in Krav Maga?the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF?Dr. Michael Blitz studied under the style's foremost experts, including Grandmaster Haim Zut and U.S. Chief Instructor Darren Levine. After more than 16 years of practice and 500 hours of instructor training, he was eager and willing to pass on the techniques to others. He has trained military security personnel in the U.S. and New Zealand as well U.S. Air Marshals, police officers, and civilians and taught New York City corrections officers at multiple correctional facilities. Under his supervision, only nationally and internationally certified instructors helm Krav Maga classes at KMLI (Kombat Masters of Long Island).
Dr. Blitz's impressive resum? underscores the real-life relevancy of his class curriculum. Grouped by skill level, the Krav Maga lessons condition physiques as they impart self-defense strategies, emphasizing explosive and decisive maneuvers. The techniques are meant to guard against single, multiple, armed, and unarmed assailants, a goal that rallies Blitz and his team to raise the empowering cry, "Refuse to be a victim." Some of these techniques have been displayed when KMLI's Blitz Krav Maga was featured on News 12 Long Island.
There's chocolate in Lee Perrotta's blood. It's easy to see how it got there; in 1928, her great uncle was the chief formulator for Rockwood Chocolate in Brooklyn, and her great aunt Lena was a prolific candy maker who left behind a trove of candy-making supplies stored in hatboxes. Following suit, Lee has made her own footprint in the confectionary world by approaching chocolate making as an art?literally. In 2007, the Walt Whitman Museum displayed 36 edible sculptures and portraits that she crafted from chocolate. In 2008, the New York Food Festival named her the overall best chocolatier of the year, also awarding her prizes for fudge, truffles, and chocolate sculpting.
Several of Perrotta's chocolate sculptures serve as decor inside The Chocolate Lady in Oyster Bay. Visitors can peruse more than 180 types of seasonal confections made with freshly ground cocoa, fresh-fruit purees, and fresh butter from a cow whose udders squirt chocolate milk. Organic rose-cream cordials, citrus-tinged blood-orange bites, and dark-chocolate espresso truffles are just a few of the treats available in her store.
Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, aka Dr. Jacquie, enjoys being ahead of the curve. She was the first female director of Boston University Dental School?s Orthodontic Department for 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year students, and later held the title of national spokesperson for Invisalign?s hygiene campaign. Dr. Jacquie remains one of the top 10 Invisalign doctors worldwide, and has performed the procedure on more than 2,000 patients, including teens and self-conscious pugilists.
Dr. Jacquie and her team of dentists prioritize patient comfort inside their spa-like office. During whitening treatments or Invisalign procedures, patients sit back and watch personal TVs, surf the web, or stay occupied by playing video games. Neck rolls and blankets are also available upon request or two lines of a barbershop quartet. The staff further eases discomfort with their technology: they replace bulky x-rays and physical impressions with no-fuss digital systems.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge?they earned the Long Island Press's designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2011 and 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen separate spa and salon locations.
Although hair is still the focus?stylists craft 'dos that reflect everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking?the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services and products by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.