For more than 25 years, the martial-arts masters at USA Martial Arts New York have worked toward one goal: to improve their students’ mental and physical strength. They achieve this goal through an assortment of martial-arts and cardio classes designed to help students of virtually any age and skill level to master control of their bodies while gaining self-confidence and discipline. Students looking to shed calories without the monotony of the gym can heave blows into heavy bags during cardio kickboxing classes.
Retro Fitness makes it easy to escape from the burn of your workout. In the movie theater, blockbusters are broadcast on a big screen in front of cardio machines; individual machines in the main space have their own 17-inch high-definition TVs with more than 30 channels. But hardcore exercisers might want to focus all their attention on the heart-pumping and strength-building equipment, which bears top-notch brand names including Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, and Intek. Either way, Retro Fitness makes gym visits a breeze with a number of amenities, including a smoothie bar, a pro shop, onsite childcare, tanning, and locker rooms with showers.
Strongman competitor William Harris opened his gym to help exercisers achieve ultimate physical conditioning with an innovative approach to fitness that eschews the mirrored walls, isolated machine workouts, and pie-eating competitions of standard gyms. His cadre of personal trainers—most of whom are certified Level 1 CrossFit coaches—draws on real world athleticism: trainer Phaidra Knight was named the women's' rugby player of the decade 2000–2009, and Rob Gutierrez works as a physical trainer for the NYPD. For CrossFit sessions, certified trainers design intense, ever-changing workouts that safely push members while providing motivation and support. Classes rotate through various challenges such as calisthenics, weight lifting, kettlebells, and sprinting, relying on both intensity and variety of motion to improve comprehensive fitness. To bolster long-term health, coaches dispense nutrition tips that keep bodies fueled and give clients the tools to spur fat loss and muscle gain. The results build bodies that function in real-world tasks, such as running to catch a bus, lifting a sack of dog food, or throwing a discus and riding it to work.
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Rising Stars Performing Arts Company founder and artistic director Laura A. Rizzo knows firsthand the benefits of a fine-arts education. Wielding a master’s degree in educational theater and dance from New York University as well as experience on and off Broadway, she has helmed more than 130 children’s shows in which she's helped youngsters develop social skills, increase their community awareness, and spice up dinner conversation with iambic pentameter. Rizzo and her staff of instructors from diverse performance backgrounds lead students toward their artistic goals, whether they dream of dancing competitively or joining the cast of a Broadway musical.
Dr. Jerrold I. Wasserman, who has more than 40 years of experience, and his son, Dr. Peter T. Wasserman provide state-of-the-art services for mouth-bones in need. Chompers will be thoroughly examined ($45) before they are chased down by the bicuspid paparazzi for four digital x-rays ($55). Each molar and incisor is then painstakingly cleaned, polished, and patted dry ($125). You'll also receive a cosmetic consultation ($60) to discuss whitening, straightening, and the latest fang fashions.
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