Bridget Yanni has gained an intimate knowledge of the body?s complex structural systems and physical potential during her dedicated yoga practice and 16 years as a massage therapist. She puts it to the test as she leads a group of certified instructors at Amma Yanni Yoga at Amma Center, where they cultivate a welcoming atmosphere for students at any point on their journey to physical and mental wellness. During group and private hatha classes, they emphasize alignment while lengthening muscles and conditioning tendons, which reduces stress on ligaments already burdened by Macarena marathons. This specialized combination of breath linked with movement boosts flexibility, stamina, and strength, as they lead students through a dynamic flow of postures entwined with meditation exercises, offering individual corrections along the way. When they?re not leading sun salutations, the dedicated instructors help others travel along the yogi?s path with teacher-training programs. The studio also hosts workshops that include guest teachers and chanting exercises.
Throughout her career in therapeutic massage, Bridget developed her own form of neuromuscular integration and structural reeducation, and further helps her clients heal with this restorative system. She also helps to ease her clients? pain with therapeutic massage, polarity therapy, and reiki massage.
In 1933, the founders of Keswick Cycle opened their doors with a common goal in mind: to make each visitor feel like a part of the family. Almost 80 years later, a staff of avid cyclists and triathletes maintains the same friendly vibe at all three locations, meanwhile stocking an assortment of bikes and accessories. Bicycles from Cannondale, Specialized, Electra, and other big brands conquer myriad terrains, from roads and triathlon courses to mountain trails mucky with discarded cooking oil. Tires, apparel, and other accessories round out the inventory, situated around the shop's central hub, the services department. Here, factory-trained mechanics tune up or overhaul any type of bike or shopping carts masquerading as bikes. These same experts fit athletes for competition at the triathlon studio and, in their spare time, lend a hand to local charities.
Lauded live on Dr. Oz for reducing inflammation and helping patients manage pain, Cryotek's Cryosauna envelopes clients in an open-top standup booth that surrounds the body with temperatures up -250 degrees Fahrenheit. Cryotek's researchers believe this exposure to cold—known as cryotherapy—during two- to three-minute sessions delivers many positive effects, including aiding clients with weight loss, cellulite reduction, and injury recovery. They also claim the Cryosauna supports other areas of physiological and even psychological health including reducing inflammation from arthritis, soothing irritation from psoriasis, reducing stress, and restoring libido. An FAQ page addresses queries ranging from what the treatment feels like to how it differs from kissing a snowman.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
At Northeast Dental, Dr. Kinga Kostolowska and her staff go to great lengths to ensure their patients are met with comfort and convenience. It all starts with the homey office–complete with coffee, Wi-Fi, and provided laptops in the reception area–and a properly spaced appointment schedule that keeps the waiting room emptier than Mr. Rogers' swear jar. Once patients reach the dental chair, they can choose to slip on a pair of video glasses and surf 150 TV channels, remaining blissfully tuned-out as Dr. Kinga and her team go to work performing routine check-ups, cosmetic treatments, and restorative procedures. And, when necessary, the dental professionals will also call on the industry's most advanced technology, from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening equipment, to make certain smiles receive the best care possible.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.