ImPower Pilates combines traditional Pilates, the endurance- and repetition-based core-building exercise pioneered by Joseph Pilates, with tailored training equipment capable of increasing strength, flexibility, and balance. During tower classes, which are limited to four students with one Pilates-certified instructor, students boldly strap in and stretch out over their powerful resistance-riddled frenemies with the “Wall Unit.” With each spring-loaded strain-seducing repetition, instructors and their followers alike work rarely used muscles, pushing the limits of their perseverance, and upping the chances of nabbing sidewalk change without breaking stride. Those who take the tower class should have Pilates-mat or Pilates-equipment training experience.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lenora Felderman has shared her beauty expertise in national magazines and in clinical-research articles published in industry journals. She has also served on the advisory boards of leading cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, which allows her to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field of dermatology.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Felderman has performed general dermatology services such as mole removal and psoriasis treatments, as well as anti-aging aesthetic procedures including dermal fillers, laser skin tightening, and Zeltiq CoolSculpting. Thanks to her extensive knowledge and experience, she was named one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in the New York metro area from 2006 to 2012, as featured in New York magazine. She even won a 2012 Patients' Choice Award as well as a Compassionate Doctor Award in 2011 from Vitals.com due to her warm bedside manner and encouraging fist bumps.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lila Wolfe, who counts professional athletes and Broadway stars among her clients, tends to spinal maladies within her airy, sunlit office. With a variety of adjustment techniques at her fingertips, she tailors sessions to the needs of individuals, whether they are recovering from sports injuries or prepping for Twister-sponsored presidential debates. A degree in nutrition imbues her care with an integrative approach as she addresses a host of symptoms. When not seeing patients, Dr. Wolfe is lecturing or leading weekly symposiums on wellness and chiropractic care.
With more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and surgery, board-certified physician Dr. Feder has had the pleasure of working next to some of the world’s top cosmetic surgeons and inventors, including Dr. Giorgio Fischer (the brains behind liposuction). Dr. Feder continually updates his expertise with new beauty treatments, such as Aptos thread facial therapy and chemodermabrasion facials, and shares his wealth of industry knowledge as an author and international speaker. The doctor also keeps his keen eye for detail trained on all aspects of his dermatology division, which tends to skin issues including cancer, burnt out goose bumps, and birth marks. Along with a full operating suite and private treatment rooms equipped with advanced IPL technology, the office boasts a line of Dr. Feder's own anti-aging and rejuvenating skincare products.
Family Foot Care NYC's podiatrists diagnose and remedy foot conditions at several offices, all located near hubs of public transportation. Patients undergo treatments for issues ranging from toenail fungus to injuries sustained while playing sports or failing to dance for cattle rustlers. The office's MRI C-scan can assess ailments by surveying one foot rather than the whole body, ensuring a comfortable experience free of claustrophobia. The podiatrists also prescribe custom orthotic shoes to keep feet comfortable and free of strain.
Dr. Ching Chen, licensed D.O. and graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, got into the medical practice for a somewhat surprising reason: she considers herself accident-prone. So, when considering her life’s path, she was naturally drawn to a field that would give her the ability to heal her own injuries and help others while keeping her clear of falling anvils. Through her current practice, Healing Station, she melds osteopathy’s approach to medicine—incorporating not only the physical aspects of a patient’s health but also the psychological and emotional—with such services as acupuncture, yoga, and nutritional analysis. Her specialties are physical medicine and rehabilitation, helping clients overcome maladies that range from headaches and minor sports injuries to obesity and sciatica. Before beginning any treatment, Dr. Chen sits down with the patient for a consultation, in which she openly communicates about the issue at hand and develops a treatment plan.