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.
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.
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.
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.
At FITnaholics Unanimous, the instructor’s preference for high-intensity interval training may leave exercisers panting and sweating, but it also leaves them packing fewer calories than they had when they first arrived. These fat-burning sessions take the shape of group classes that range from quick-moving kettlebell and boot camp courses to the rhythm-infused workouts of Zumba and Piloxing, which combines Pilates, boxing, and dance. In addition to their signature sweatfests, staffers also help youngsters exceed playground expectations with kids’ fitness classes and give clients undivided attention during one-on-one personal training sessions.
PGA Teaching Professional Tom McGuinness hones in swings and sharpens short games in his campaign to help students better enjoy the game of golf. Tom's private and group lessons at the award-winning Emerson Golf Club welcomes every kind of golfer, whether he or she happens to be a junior or an adult, a beginning golfer or Jack Nicklaus's even-better-at-golf cousin. Lessons use video so that the student can easily see what the instructor sees, and range balls are provided throughout the session.