Vo2max CEO Matthew Dupee began his flirtation with fitness on his high-school crew team, where he first developed a deep respect for physical discipline. Since then, he’s spent years in education and healthcare vocations, earning his fitness-trainer certification and starting up Vo2max with his wife and co-president, Jessica. Matthew and Jessica now teach others to master the mysteries of gym workouts and equipment with calculated, tailor-made exercise and diet plans.
The Dupees’ striking, battleship-gray studio fuses the martial vigor of the ancient Trojans with the interior-decorating aesthetics of the ancient Spartans, fine-tuning bodies with no-frills resistance-training apparatuses, monkey bars, and punching bags. Students of any stature or ability enhance their health with intense, effective fitness exercises pulled from fight training, such as flipping a 250-pound tractor tire, swinging hammers, or high-fiving a steelworker. Trainees put their endurance and agility to the test with regular workouts, while a team of trainers puts their impressive resumés to work with hands-on instruction in nutrition, exercise, and boxing techniques.
The certified trainers at CATZ Sports Performance Training Centers are focused on motivation, not intimidation. The centers' classes are designed to increase the fitness of attendees of any skill level, including adults with sedentary jobs and children who avoid sports in school and extracurricular environments. While the strength- and conditioning-trained coaches regularly work with professional-level athletes, they motivate attendees through the ever-changing workouts with encouragement and individual attention, instead of barking orders and forcing students to push themselves too far.
All the centers' workouts are clinically designed by these certified trainers to build muscle, trim fat, and boost overall fitness regardless of the attendee's starting point. All sessions keep the student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure the professionals keep students on their toes and injury free. Students work through a dynamic routine of exercises that focus on both cardiovascular conditioning and strength training, including body-weight-based moves, running, and flexibility-boosting techniques such as systematically replacing limbs with rubber bands.
Since graduating from New York Chiropractic College in the mid 1980s, doctor of chiropractic Peter G. Hill developed an itch for understanding and treating automotive- and sports-related injuries. To scratch it, he attends conferences and forums on concussions, which are typically less conspicuous than other injuries such as a whiplashed neck or deflated ego. Alongside injury recovery, Dr. Hill addresses all kinds of aches and pains with adjustments, muscle work, physical therapies, and nutritional counseling.
People looking to transform their bodies often go to a gym to work out and a med spa for aesthetic treatments. But at Morphit Body Sculpting, clients can do both within welcoming, sun-soaked confines. Here, personal trainers lead guests toward toned limbs, torsos, and tentacles during private sessions anchored by customized workout plans. Certified medical aestheticians augment the work of these fitness regimens by helping clients rid themselves of unwanted fat through noninvasive body-contouring treatments, such as VelaShape II and i-lipo.
Amazing Skin Care & Spa's aestheticians favor high-end products in each of their services, relying on brands on such as Rhonda Allison and Clinical Care Skin Solutions. Staffers welcome guests into Amazing's relaxing studio for facials, body treatments, waxing, and mani-pedis. Alternatively, they can come to clients with mobile spa parties for special occasions such as birthdays, bridal showers, or Tuesdays.
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
Dr. Brian Davison is something of a magician. As his practice’s name suggests, the vascular specialist excels in making unwanted veins disappear with advanced sclerotherapy or laser treatments. But the skills of Dr. Davison and his staff also extend into the realm of the cosmetic, from rejuvenating facials to noninvasive body-contouring procedures. Injections—including Botox and Juvéderm—smooth away unwanted lines, while lasers rid limbs or self-conscious peaches of unwanted fuzz. No matter what the service, the clinic focuses on minimally invasive methods and client satisfaction to help guests move toward their aesthetic goals with confidence.