UPDATED MAY 2015: Our health and wellness guide to Manhattan features everything you need to keep your family healthy, including doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more!
All-City Junior Tennis 281 Main St., Roosevelt Island
All-City Sports & Arts
281 Main St.
Kids at Manhattan Plaza
450 West 43rd St.
NYTC Summer Jr Program
3081 Harding Avenue
Advantage loves campers and we prove it 4 ways – with 4 Advantage camps! Get your child fit and healthy this summer with one of our sports camps! For kids who love tennis, there’s All-City Junior Tennis. The NEW NYTC Summer Junior Program gives kids lots of tennis, plus optional arts, crafts, and movies. NEW All-City Sports & Arts delivers lots of sports, art, and tennis. NEW Kids at Manhattan Plaza provides action and adventure: tennis, swimming and rock wall climbing! Advantage Camps, for a great summer of fun and healthy exercise for every camper.
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St,
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
From swim to gym, Asphalt Green has something for everyone in the family. With first-class campuses on the Upper East Side and Battery Park City, Asphalt Green is the home to world-class swim, sports, and fitness programs. Children ages 4 months and older can take swim classes progressing from a warm-water, moveable-bottom, teaching pool to a deep-water indoor lap pool. From toddlers to elite athletes on competitive teams, players of all levels and abilities can achieve their best in soccer, basketball, flag football, gymnastics, and more. Family and Passport memberships are available.
BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS COMMUNITY CENTER
Parent & Baby Yoga 8 Mondays: May 4 - June 29, 2015 Classes offered at 1pm and 2:30pm $180 Fee Location: 6 River Terrace in Battery Park City Practice yoga in supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies (newborns through crawling). Instructor Mary Barnes combines Anusara Yoga, breathwork, alignment, and strength training to improve the health and well-being of parent and baby. For all levels. To register, email email@example.com or call (212) 267-9700 x366.
FIDELIS CARE NEW YORK
Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 1.2 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 888-FIDELIS (888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
GOTHAM TENNIS ACADEMY
725 Gateway Center Blvd., Manhattan
Get Fit this Summer with Gotham Tennis Academy at Stadium Tennis Center. Gotham Tennis offers a rain or shine tennis program designed for tennis players of all fitness and skill levels to experience. We have assembled some of the most talented and engaging tennis pros in New York City. Our pros share a passion to work closely with players of all levels and ages to help them develop their fullest potential. Convenient door-to-door transportation available and a healthy lunch for an additional fee.
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York
46 Miller St. Fairfield, CT
Hair Fairies™ is the only full service clinical salon nationwide dedicated to removing and screening head lice safely, effectively and in a kid-friendly environment. Our combination of highly trained Hair Fairies™ Technicians and patented combs, non-toxic shampoos and rinses (available for in-home use) leads to the fast and safe removal of nits and lice. In business since 1999, we have rid thousands of children and families from these persistent parasites. Hair Fairies™ screens camps for head lice to help start the summer right! Visit hairfairies.com.
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 33 years! Its step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. It offers parent-child gym and music classes, gymnastics (3 to 12 years), preschool alternative, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.
MELISSA HELLER CERTIFIED SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, M.S., C.C.C., S.L.P.
Is your child a successful communicator? As a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, with over 25 years experience remediating children with various challenges, I've developed a unique and successful approach to ensure optimal development and carryover of developmental skills. Learn about the parent/home/school connection program today! Call for information and a free consultation!
771 West End Ave., #3E, New York
Mission Be is a non-profit implementing mindfulness within schools bringing children self-regulation and stress-reduction techniques designed to enhance learning. We offer children mindfulness practices to increase academic performance, build children’s inner-resilience to trauma and stress, improve focus and learning abilities, and reduce violence through the cultivation of empathy and compassion. Mindfulness gives children the skill set to manage decision-making and develop healthy coping mechanisms. 92% of teachers reported an increase in empathy among students, 82% reported a reduction in high-risk behavior, 85% reported an improvement in student decision-making, and 100% of teachers reported that Mission Be is an effective character education program. For more information: Osy Harrison, Osy@missionbe.org, 646-416-4341.
OPEN BRIGHT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
1845 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd Suite #1, New York
Be prepared for Back-to School by ensuring your child’s oral health needs have been met. Our practice is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive and quality oral health care. The dental team is experienced in treating children from birth to 18 years old and those with special needs. Dental treatment is provided when necessary based on your child’s individual needs with various options available. Please call 347-292-1757 for an appointment in our beautiful new office just North of Central Park or visit our website openbrightnyc.com for more information.
RUTGERS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
236 W. 73rd St. and Broadway, New York
Ready, Set, Go gets your child moving, and nurtures their innate curiosity and joy in learning. We offer a healthy, balanced, whole-child approach in which children learn through play, including gross motor activities and exercise in our colorful, spacious gym. Children explore topics in depth through multiple lenses: movement, dramatic play, storytelling, science, and more. Bring your child to our open house on Saturday, May 9, 9:30-11:30am to learn more. We have space in September 2015 for children who will be 3- 4 ? years old as of September 1. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILVER STARS FITNESS
Junior Stars Fitness, 850 Seventh Ave., Suite 305, New York
Junior Stars Fitness Studio offers children ages 9 to 17 the highest quality instruction based on the most up-to-date research available in the fitness industry. Our Junior Stars studio allows kids an opportunity to receive personalized instruction and have fun in a comfortable studio setting as opposed to a large crowded gym. Junior Stars programs include small group classes, private training for fat loss, sports specific, general fitness, in addition to yoga, stretching, and pilates. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
STEEP ROCK BOULDERING
1506 Lexington Ave., New York
Unlike traditional summer camps, Steep Rock Bouldering introduces children to rock climbing- a mentally and physically stimulating activity! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will introduce your children (ages 5 to 12) to the sport and help them develop a variety of technical climbing skills in a fun environment. Included in our camp package are 2 Steep Rock t-shirts, daily snacks, and weekly flexibility with scheduling. Email Events@srbnyc.com to book today!
TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
Tiger Schulmann’s offers a comprehensive kickboxing program where you rapidly slim down and build strength, endurance and increase flexibility. In addition to the health and fitness benefits, you learn an instinctual ability for street-smart self-defense. Training with authentic kickboxing melts fat at 800-calorie-per-hour. The full-body workout is always different and exciting because you are learning new skills while honing existing ones. Each lesson is designed to get you into peak condition and is led by an expert martial artist with at least 10 years of experience.
VELOCITY SPORTS PERFORMANCE - NYC
133 E 58th St., 6th Floor, New York
VSP is Manhattan’s only speed, power, and agility training center that offers programs for everyone regardless of age, gender, skill level and goals. Whether you’re a student, elite athlete, or adult looking to get in better shape, we have the program for you. Velocity is the national leader in performance training and we support each athlete's quest for excellence. Our proven training, elite curriculum, and professional equipment allow children 8 to 18, and active adults, the opportunity to train like pros. We believe that competence breeds confidence and that athletic performance improvement can be taught and mastered like any other skill.
WEST SIDE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
155 W. 68th St. Suite 226, Manhattan
At West Side Pediatric Dentistry our goal is simply to provide the best dental care for infants, children, and adolescents in a "child friendly" environment. As a pediatric dentist office, we focus on preventive care to help each child have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. We serve infants, children, and special needs patients on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, and all surrounding areas of New York City.