UPDATED MAY 2015: Our health and wellness guide to Westchester County, NY, features everything you need to keep you family healthy, including Westchester pediatricians and doctors, dentists, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers and programs, and more.
Located at Palisades Center, 1282 Palisades Center Drive, First Floor, West Nyack
Come jump, run, bounce, slide, and climb your way through our ultimate indoor play park! Featuring 26,000 square feet filled with slides, trampolines, obstacle courses and interactive play zones, kids of all ages will be entertained and stimulated for the whole day! Experience fun, family fitness for a day of play. Let us help you with your child’s next birthday party or enjoy our drop-off program. For more information, please contact us at (845)-535-9277.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. Open jump time, trampoline dodge ball, slam-dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, a fun arcade, private party rooms, Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, and separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 2 to 5. Toddler Times on Tuesdays and special needs events! According to a NASA study, jumping on a trampoline is the most efficient and effective exercise ever devised by man! So jump on in with the whole family!
CARING FOR KIDS
140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle
Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.
CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
One Blachley Road, Stamford
Chelsea Piers Connecticut, a 465,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex, provides world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the area’s most dynamic sports curriculum. Facilities include two ice rinks; Olympic-sized pool and Splash Zone; 65,000 square-foot fitness center, 12 squash and 7 tennis courts; batting cages with infield for baseball and softball training; gymnastics center; indoor track; 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; basketball and volleyball courts; and a child care and preschool center, pro shop, and food service. Memberships are available for families looking for the best access, the best privileges and the best value at Chelsea Piers.
52 Garrigan Ave., Thornwood
Child•cor is a children’s wellness program that combines yoga, dramatic arts, and creative meditative practices to build confidence and promote well-being for children. The program aims to provide child participants with the tools and strategies needed to manage stress and foster an improved sense of self at a young age. Child•cor "journeys" run every four weeks on Saturdays, from 10am-12pm. Join our journey!
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT MONTEFIORE
3415 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has offices in Westchester, including surgical neuro-oncology in Scarsdale, and pediatric cardiology at WestMed in Yonkers. CHAM is consistently recognized among the top hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report, and is a recognized leader in the areas of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, urology, and surgery. CHAM’s transplant program is the second busiest in New York State, and reports one-year patient survival rates approaching 100 percent for heart, liver, and kidney. Visit cham.org/westchester.
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.
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
One Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
GymCats Gymnastics is located within Equalize Fitness Club, giving GymCats so much more to offer its students and parents. While children learn the skills and confidence they need for many of life's challenges, parents get to exercise in a world-class fitness facility. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for children, ages 20 months and older, including Mom and Me classes, Tiny Cat classes, toddler open gym, cheerleading groups, private tumbling lessons, summer camp, holiday camps, and birthday parties. Contact GymCats for more information on how to get started!
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.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 33 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer parent/child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3 to 12 years), preschool alternative, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
KEEP IT CAPTURED
Shooting in natural light captures the most delicate details of a new baby. The average newborn session takes place over the course of a few hours. As the environment around a newborn changes, from welcoming visitors to quiet naps in their mother’s arms, the camera will continuously capture all the natural and precious moments. Scheduling Tips: There is a simple, two-step process for scheduling a Newborn Session. First, please provide the expected date of delivery. Second, simply notify me when the blessed event happens and I will take care of the rest!
THE LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER
Anna Albano Krosche, The Lice Lady of Westchester, is a natural lice and nit removal specialist. Since 1998, she has eradicated lice and nits from thousands of children and their families with her all natural, chemical-free lice removal technique. After experiencing the frustration of head lice with her own children 15 years ago, it became clear to Anna there was a great need for someone to help. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses, and pediatricians throughout Westchester.
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.
MARIA FARERI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
100 Woods Road, Valhalla
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley. It is the hospital that will care for a child you love if he or she is seriously ill or injured. Parents from Saugerties to Scarsdale and beyond bring their kids to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for life-changing and lifesaving care such as open-heart surgery, brain surgery, organ transplants, burn care, cancer treatments, and much, much more. Its clinical expertise is matched only by its supportive, healing environment that gets the whole family feeling better.
MVP HEALTH CARE AND HUDSON HEALTH PLAN
MVP Health Care and Hudson Health Plan are both strongly committed to our customers and to the health of our communities. By working together, we offer health plan options including New York State’s Child Health Plus, Medicaid, on and off exchange, and Medicare products that deliver great value and great customer service. Contact us to find an excellent fit for you!
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-square-foot indoor sports facility, offering recreation, training, and competitive programs in soccer, lacrosse, and baseball to athletes of all ages. Fall and winter programs are now available on our website. Try our indoor boot camp co-sponsored by the Tarrytown YMCA every Wednesday morning. Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages. Voted 2009 Best of Westchester: Indoor Sports Center.
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Our Learn to Skate program is designed for health and fitness, and is available for all skill levels, for ages 3 to 103. A popular choice among parents who understand the importance of exercise and stimulation for their children’s well being, adults, too, will benefit through gains in strength, flexibility, and cardio vascular fitness. The best part is kids and grown ups get in shape while having fun!
THE RIVERDALE Y
5625 Arlington Ave., Bronx
Don’t join a club, join people. Members at The Riverdale Y fitness center enjoy a positive and familiar atmosphere in a newly renovated space. The Y recently installed 27 new cardio machines, and will soon receive all new selectorized weight equipment. Members enjoy good company in an indoor heated pool, racquetball court, basketball courts, sauna and steam-room. The Riverdale Y offers personal training and an innovative personalized trainer-guided program with well qualified trainers. Group fitness offerings at the Y include Zumba, Masala Bhangra, Pilates and Yoga.
SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving sensory processing skills and developmental learning abilities to meet the needs of children through adults. We offer a comprehensive assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
As seen on CNN, Sociable Kidz® offers a six-week summer program providing social skills classes weekdays in July and August for prekindergarten through second grade, including our CIT program for kids in grades 3 to 5. We will be running a 9am-12pm class focusing on teamwork, sharing, teasing, etc. Our Lunch Bunch Class from 12-1pm offers children an opportunity to learn conversational skills. Call for more information.
STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Since 1937, Steffi Nossen is Westchester’s dance destination! Voted “Best Dance Classes” in 2011 and 2012 Westchester magazine. Experience the joy and health benefits of dance with our warm and enthusiastic faculty. Adaptive dance classes encourage children/adults with special needs to experience dance and creative activities to live music in a safe, supportive environment. Improve range of motion, gain strength and focus, make new friends, and have fun. Summer Dance programs for preschool–high school students of all levels and abilities: modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and special needs dance. Visit steffinossen.org for details.
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.