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A licensed chiropractor and experienced martial artist, Dr. John Surie started practicing hot yoga when he met his future wife, Natalie. Charmed by her Australian accent and passion for the practice, he soon became an avid Bikram student himself, and in 2002, the husband-and-wife duo opened their first studio with Natalie helming her own curriculum of Bikram-inspired classes. Today, their hot-yoga empire has expanded to five studios sprinkled across the United States and Australia, each teeming with certified instructors who lead students through 13 different class styles. Designed to make hot yoga accessible to everyone, classes range from the studio’s signature Ignite series, which introduces newcomers to the foundations of hot yoga, to intense Shape classes that see stretchers melding hot-yoga and Pilates moves while solving Pythagorean equations.

Each studio comes equipped with special flooring tailored to the humid environment of hot yoga, as well as air-circulation and advanced heating systems to keep fresh, hot air blowing.

246 Third Avenue
Westwood,
NJ
US

Sunhee Lee, DMD has been caring for smiles in the New York and New Jersey area for more than 17 years, and currently shares her extensive knowledge and compassion at Old Tappan Family Dentistry. She stays ahead of the latest techniques by attending seminars and conferences, and has completed multiple continuing-education courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Lee has trained extensively in oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures and is certified to perform Invisalign treatments. She has volunteered her services during international medical missions to Mexico, Peru, and Cambodia.

The caring dentist prioritizes patient comfort, eliminating the need for shots and drills with the Lares laser system. In the reception area, guests can sip a complimentary cup of coffee and pay the tooth fairy's generosity forward by dropping coins in the illuminated water fountain.

1 Dewolf Rd
Old Tappan,
NJ
US

Dr. Gregory R. Zaccone has seen?and treated?his share of injuries. He got his fair share of that practice as an intern athletic trainer for the New York Giants mini camp, and also worked as an athletic trainer for college basketball and lacrosse teams. But in 2004, the board-certified physical trainer gave up his spot on the sidelines to establish Spectrum Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, where he and his staff now help clients recover through personalized therapy treatments.

Today athletes are just one kind of patients he treats. He also facilitates physical therapy sessions for people suffering from back pain, carpal tunnel, and arthritis. What's more, Dr. Zaccone devised the Zaccone Injury Prevention Program, a sport-specific treatment plan for athletes recovering from all manner of pain. The sport-specific treatments help athletes return to top form, whether their goal is to sprint down the field during a game again or fold themselves into their gym bags after the final whistle. And yet, you don't need to be hurt to get the doc's help: Spectrum's medical fitness regimens also pair clients with personal trainers who create fitness plans designed to improve endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility.

184 Central Ave
Old Tappan,
NJ
US

The player toes the baseline, bounces the tennis ball a few times per ritual, and then tosses it skyward for the first serve. The ball is hit a touch too firmly, and it sails past the service area for a fault. No matter, you get two faults in tennis. The second serve takes some oomph off the stroke while imparting spin, hoping to keep it safely in-bounds. Instead, the ball is lands wide of the sideline for fault number two.

It's common situations like these that certified tennis instructor Peter Ohanyan believes separate an average player from confident players whose skills are refined. Recognizing the need to combat mental obstacles and boost confidence, particularly with beginners, Peter applies all the knowledge learned from playing singles at the NCAA level, coaching a high school team, and earning degrees in psychology and physical education. He takes a positive, reinforcing approach to teaching the game, and employs a wide range of equipment—such as agility ladders, cones, and hurdles—to help his students sharpen technical skills.

701 Ridgewood Road
Township Of Washington,
NJ
US

When sensei Thomas Torpey threw his first kick 20 years ago, it was really the first step to becoming head instructor of Team Bullshark’s two martial arts schools. He began studying shotokan karate, but quickly expanded his repertoire into the realm of mixed martial arts, learning various other forms of striking and grappling. He found particular clarity in the psychological side of martial arts, and now teaches students not just exercise methods and self-defense, but also the ability to hone attitude, behavior, character, and x-ray vision.

Professor Erick Tavares—a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu—and his protégé Sensei Marcus also help students in Sensei Torpey’s classes. With all the classes that the schools offer, students can construct a comprehensive mixed martial arts curriculum that will prepare them to strike, grapple, and blend smoothies with a flurry of punches.

466 Old Hook Rd
Emerson,
NJ
US

Led by Dr. Emil Labib, the staff at Trinity Dental Care straighten teeth with Invisalign, replace teeth with implants, and makeover smiles with veneers and crowns. Trinity Dental Care’s colorful sprays of flowers and impressionist paintings serve as a foil to a range of sleek machinery. ViziLite Plus reveals cancerous cells that would otherwise remain invisible during regular oral examinations. Intraoral cameras snap photos of cavities and gum diseases from inside the mouth, and digital x-rays produce less radiation. The chatter of laptop keys navigating free WiFi fills the waiting area, where guests can nosh on fruit and other refreshments.

99 Kinderkamack Rd
Westwood,
NJ
US