Bergen Experts To Help You Turn Over a New Leaf

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Cheers to those champagne-induced lofty goals and resolutions of yours (the whole de-tox, de-clutter, de-stress trifecta, “this year will be different” yada yada). Now, fast forward one month later: All you’ve dropped is your resolve—and those resolutions are dissipating faster than you can say “tailgate party.” Our solution to keeping you honest?  Experts in each field to turn your resolutions into reality. Happy new you!

Look Younger: Dead of winter got your skin looking a little lack-luster?  We can’t get enough of the good clean advice and products being doled out by C&CD’s Dermatologist Dr. Michele Grodberg. Her MGMD Retinol Pads left our skin brighter, tighter and wanting more ($49); and complete regimens can be found in Grodberg’s MGMD Skin Rejuvination Kit ($137) which makes it super easy for time-strapped mamas to get their glow on. (Contemporary and Cosmetic Dermatology, 106 Grand Avenue, Suite 330, Englewood, 201-567-8884)

Get Your Body Back:  For a bare bones-make-you-want-to-hurl-sweat-inducing workout all tied up in a neat little 30 minute package visit John Wardell at Norwood’s Body Chemistry.  Wardell takes his NY Giants training experience and kicks your body into sculpted arms and washboard abs-start his program now and you’ll be lighter and tighter by summertime.  Bonus: trainees can count on motivational check-ins via text between sessions to keep them on track. ($450 for a package of 10 sessions, Bodychemistry, 55 Walnut Street, Norwood, 201-819-0752)

Look Pretty (without invasive procedures):  The eyes are the windows to the soul, so they deserve the perfect frame (and unibrows are scary). Well, you don’t have to run to the city to get that perfect arch.  Mercedes Fernandez normally operates out of Manhattan’s John Barrett salon catering to upper crust Manhattanites, but moonlights once a month at Englewood’s Kink Salon.  Call early to pluck a tweezing session, next up Saturday, January 19th. ($40 a session, Kink Salon, 25 Nordhoff Place, Englewood, 201-894-5465)

Improve Your Game: Ready to take your tennis to the next level?  Nationally ranked players know to visit tennis coach and Dominican tennis champ Arturo Richiez, who will breakdown your swing and build it back up again with perfect form- in his very easy, patient manner.  Call early to squeeze into his jam-packed schedule. ($110/hour, Matchpoint Tennis, 39 Ramland Rd South, Orangeburg, NY, 845-359-0031)

Start Fresh:  You won’t find any patchouli-scented burning sticks in Energy Healer and Reiki Master Elizabeth Donohue’s Ho-ho-kus Center, but this local mama’s got a gift for clearing out chakras and tapping into energy sources (including clairvoyant talents that have left clients aghast). Call her to rid yourself of unwanted toxins (relationships or otherwise). (prices available upon request, Liz Donohue, The Energy Medicine Center, 110 Warren Ave, Ho-ho-kus, 201-652-5880)

Overall Tune Up:  Cores will be strengthened and spines aligned post-workout with Catherine Byron of CB Performance Pilates.  With over 20 years of experience and her “Pilates on Fifth” pedigree, the owner of the boutique studio uses her extensive knowledge of muscle groups plus her Stott certification to fix weaknesses and strengthen and tone.  Multi-taskers capitalize on CB’s Superdome location by hitting her intimate bands class while junior trains on the field. ($75 for a private session, $45 for a small group, Catherine Byron, CB Performance Pilates, 136 Hopper Ave, 2nd Floor, Waldwick, The Super Dome,


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