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A Body in Motion...
Have a nagging pain, a pinch you can’t release, an injury that won’t heal, or physical ailment that’s keeping you sidelined? Struggling with insomnia, anxiety, digestion issues, or other internal health problems? Dan Shargorodsky of AcuMotion can help. AcuMotion’s mission is to help patients feel their best, while assisting their bodies in healing naturally and thoroughly. Dan takes a holistic and functional approach, employing a mix of traditional Chinese medicine practices—acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, and tai na massage— with western orthopedic practices, attacking the source of pain or impingement from its source. His focus is to heal your body naturally, increasing flexibility, mobility, and eliminating inflammation. A licensed acupuncturist, Dan’s background includes stretch therapy, body work, pain management, mobility training, nutrition, and personal training. AcuMotion just moved to a pristine 3-room studio at 1126 Beacon Street right below Citizens Bank in the Four Corners section in Newton.
Figurella isn't quite an exercise studio. It's definitely not a spa. And we wouldn't call it a traditional weight loss center, either. More like a woman's body design center, Figurella's clients are toned, healthy, and achieving their personal body goals. With roots in Italy, Figurella's pristine studio, located on Union Street in Newton Centre, uses a science-based approach to eliminate fat, including diet, exercise, and restoration. Interested? There's a starter package for $99 with a private consultation and 3 sessions, with personalized workouts with a trainer, detox baths, and nutrition tips.
Beauty sans Bullsh★t
There’s a new salon in Newton, and it may just become your favorite spot to zip in for hair and nail services they call "smarter self-care." Hustlestop has a refreshing approach - a simple menu provides essential services and side-steps specialized ones. Cuts and Blow-Outs? Yes. Color and highlights? Absolutely. Balayage and Extensions? Not at Hustlestop. As a result, clients get in and out the door quickly, looking polished without spending a day (and a paycheck).
We also ❤️ Hustlestop’s cleaner approach to self-care. For hair care and color, they partner with Kevin Murphy – the brand known as Healthy Hair Care With A Conscience, offering cleaner formulas and an eco-friendly focus. For nails, they offer “natural” services only (so no gels, acrylics, or dips), partnering with Dazzle Dry – a high-performing lacquer that works like a traditional polish.
Located at 400 Homer Street, near the Newton Free Library. Currently open Wed., Thurs., and Sat., with special hours on request (and available for private group bookings). Lots of parking. Book online!
Newton Medical Aesthetics
Professional Med Spa
When making the decision to enhance your appearance at a med spa, you want to be 100% certain you’ve selected the best practitioners to help achieve the aesthetic goals right for you—safely, and comfortably. Newton’s new med spa, Newton Medical Aesthetics, seamlessly blends professionalism, comfort, and safety in a welcoming, patient-first environment. Led by two women dentists with more than 10 years experience in injectables and medical aesthetics, this practice offers a seasoned and talented aesthetics team delivering a full menu of services—from facial peels to skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, botox, micro needling, laser hair removal, body contouring, and IV vitamin therapy. With the option of having multiple treatments performed in one location, it’s no wonder that Newton Medical Aesthetics’ practice is quickly growing. Located in a pristine suite on Needham Street near 128 with ample parking, this practice welcomes potential clients to visit, discuss their personal appearance goals, and meet its medical aesthetics team.
The team of practitioners at Newton Medical Aesthetics include: Dr. Lily Abramovitz; Dr. Alla Agamov; Ida Kalavantis, RN; and Medical Aesthetician Christine Russo.
Full Service Salon & Spa
Blondie Salon & Spa offers a full menu of hair and spa services to help look and feel your best every time of year--especially now, when we could all use a bit of a boost. From microneedling to combat signs of aging; to nano-infusion, targeting skin tone and texture; brow and lash services; waxing, and facials, it's a one-stop shop. Our favorite: a 60 minute "Winter Hug" facial to hydrate, firm, and soothe dry winter skin. Located at 9 Beacon Place, Newton Centre, inside the Pelham St. lot.
Green Lady Dispensary
There’s a new cannabis dispensary opening in Newton, and this one is a family affair. The Green Lady Dispensary, which also has a location on Nantucket, is located at 740 Beacon Street in Newton Centre —next door to Jake’s Falafel. The Campbell family has completely renovated the former location of Roche Brother’s Collision, transforming it into a light, airy, welcoming home for Green Lady Dispensary. As the newest cannabis business to open in Newton, product quality, community, and education are paramount to Green Lady. The Campbells purchase high quality products from small businesses, including family-owned, veteran-owned, and minority-owned suppliers. Their knowledgable team directs customers to the most suitable products—whether for insomnia, stress, pain, or recreation.
Welcoming Pilates Studio
New local reformer Pilates studio, Kink Pilates, has become so popular that it just expanded its luxury studio space, adding vertical tower Pilates classes to its list of class offerings.
While not technically in Newton, Kink is right down the road in next-door Waltham, and is such a welcoming environment and soul-cleansing experience that it’s worth crossing town lines. Kink is a reformer Pilates studio, using traditional machines, providing targeted workouts. With only six machines in the main room, classes are small and personalized. Classes in the new Pilates Tower annex are kept small, too, also with just six vertical reformers. Whether (like us) you’re brand new to Pilates or a seasoned pro, Kink’s no judgment studio helps you set and reach your fitness goals. And for those who prefer a private experience, there are individual reformer rooms for one-on-one lessons. Unlike other local Pilates studios, Kink’s Architectural Digest-worthy surroundings are awash with light, greenery, and lofty views, taking workouts to the next level. It has two promotions for new clients: 3 group classes for $79 or an $85 intro private session.
5 Classes for $40
Cardio High, an exercise studio located in Auburndale, specializes in low impact, High Intensity Interval Training. Classes are designed for all levels of fitness, and are held in-studio, outdoors, or on Zoom. Get and stay in shape in a non-competitive environment where the workouts are always friendly, supportive, and never boring. Cardio High also offers private and semi-private sessions, providing the option to train with friends and family.
Hair By Hanna
Uptown Hair; Neighborhood Prices
How has Hair by Hanna maintained a robust business for 25+ years? By delivering upscale hair services at neighborhood prices. The result? A steady stream of new and returning clients who walk out of the salon with high-end hair, and their wallets intact. For owner Hanna BenShabbat it all starts with healthy hair. She won’t push products or processes that are unnecessary or damage hair. Instead, Hanna helps clients reach their hair goals. Whether it’s going grey “naturally;” obtaining frizz-free, shiny hair using a protein smoothing system; getting an on-trend hair cut; or quickly covering grey roots before an event, Hanna does it all. She’s also a perm expert—offering clients curly, loose, or wavy beach hair. Even better? Hanna takes walk-ins, last minute appointments, and she works expertly and quickly. Hair by Hannah also carries in-demand products which you can’t find locally, including Controlled Chaos’ curl crème, of Shark Tank fame. Oh, and as a licensed beautician, Hanna provides skincare and will soon offer microblading. For July Hanna has a $120 color and cut special. Open 10-5 Mon-Thurs; 10-2 on Fri; and Sun by appointment.
Personalized Barre Studio
We only know of one small, independent Barre studio in the Newton area, and that’s Motion Study in Newton Highlands. Launched last year by two seasoned Barre instructors, there’s nothing cookie-cutter about this exercise studio. The owners, Denise Crowe, a former Senior Teacher at the Lotte Berk Method, and Julie Chrzan, whose resume includes Exhale Spa, Equinox, and Pure Barre®—offer personalized Barre classes for students of all levels—that yield results. Drawing on their depth of experience, Denise and Julie create classes that are challenging, yet manageable, and never, ever, boring. Designed for students of all levels, Motion Study teachers offer each student hands-on adjustment, integrating personal training into every session
Motion Study’s personal approach has caught on—not only have Denise and Julie developed a devoted Barre community, they’ve also added cardio and vinyasa classes to Motion Study’s schedule. Compared to other exercise studios in Newton classes here are very reasonably priced, taking place in a pristine studio on Lincoln Street, with a live-stream option as well. Perfect for newbies as well as more advanced Barre devotees, Motion Study is Newton’s new ground zero for Barre.