Sleep Inn JFK Airport Rockaway Blvd
153-75 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 341-4300
Fax: (718) 341-4320
Beauty & Spas
Offering the chance to keep in shape or just paddle around seven days a week throughout the year, the Echo Park Indoor Pool Complex is a valuable resource for locals, and visitors may purchase a day-pass to get their swimming in. The diving tank, saunas and weight rooms for men and women, lockers, and snack bar are the backdrop to regularly scheduled swimming (or other exercise) classes. Other cultural activities are also hosted here; see website for details.
Specializing in alternative healing methods, Qi Wellness Center offers acupuncture treatments, Tai Chi and meditation classes and deep tissue Tui-na massages. Founded by Vicki Skinner, a licensed acupuncturist and graduate of the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of New York, the center focuses on treating patients without the use of chemicals or prescribed drugs. The center also offers assistance in quitting smoking with specialized sessions.
One of the many SHOPS at the Loom, Tomahawk is a small, yet hugely popular, salon. This unisex salon is where people from the area come for affordable cuts and colors that look great, too. Clipper cuts from junior stylists start at USD27, while those by senior stylists cost USD35. Many nail services, including nail art are on offer. The salon does not accept credit cards, and appointments are recommended, though not mandatory.
Five stories of indulgence await you at Spa Castle, New York's version of paradise. This is a spa that has taken the very best aspects of Asian and European methods of relaxation and put them all together in one mammoth 100,000 square foot (9290.304 square meter) facility. No two floors are the same, except for the fact that they all present you with the opportunity for total and complete relaxation. The lobby is the only floor that has different spaces for women and men and boasts of four mineral pools. The first floor has seven unique sauna rooms, while the mezzanine level is a relaxation lounge where you can sit back and watch TV while you get arm and foot massages. At the Bade pools on the second floor, the benefits of hot water are combined with those of acupressure, giving you a wonderfully relaxing experience. The third and final floor features a state of the art fitness center where you can spend a few hours getting into perfect shape. The food court and bar and grill round off this refreshing getaway, which with its kid-friendly facilities, is perfect for the family too.
Combining the spiritual and health benefits of yoga with the fun of dancing, the Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center is a refreshing change of pace. The intimate studio in Brooklyn primarily offers a host of programs in Vinyasa yoga ranging from the absolute basics to advanced. There are even a few courses for kids. As far as dance is concerned, there are classes ranging from African dance and Cuban salsa to belly dancing. While the health benefits of dance are undeniable, what makes it a popular workout choice is the innate fun factor that is rarely possible is some of the traditional health regimes. Apart from these, the center also offer programs in meditation, massages, Reiki and much more for all-round wellness.
This sports complex offers a variety of facilities for both entertainment and practice. They offer a gym with an abundance of weight and cardio machines, treadmills, and some fitness classes as well. You can get all this for a low membership fee, though the maintenance and quality come accordingly with the cheap price. The star here, however, is the batting cages. Call to reserve a one-hour session at a great price that you can split between yourself and a couple friends. Take a dive in the pool for a cool workout. There's also a party room and snack bar. Call +1 800 368 0951 for more details.
A holistic, inclusive approach to healing is what you will find at the Greenhouse Holistic Spa. Best known for fabulous massages, this spa customizes these treatments to meet every individual's requirements. The signature massage is an amalgamation of hot stone and deep tissue, a truly invigorating experience. Expectant and new mothers find relief with the pre-and-post natal massages, which are designed to alleviate lower back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as tiredness and sciatica. The sports massage is the perfect remedy for those who push their bodies too hard. Reflexology is offered on request. Greenhouse is also well known for its yoga classes.
Located in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood which is replete with internationally reputed art centers and galleries, Tattoo Culture holds its own and attracts a swish set of celebrity clientele. The parlor has a welcoming ambiance where artists Gene Coffey and Gus will bring to life anything you choose to sketch upon your skin. They also provide some useful tips on the after-care involved which is crucial to avoid infections and bring out the intensity of the tattoo. Tattoo Culture sometimes offers its space for artists to showcase their works.
Maybe the fact that it is housed in a refurbished chocolate factory is what inspired the popular chocolate massage. But whether or not that was the case, the fact remains that Body by Brooklyn offers some truly delectable treatments, guaranteed to rejuvenate even the most stressed-out of people. You can luxuriate in one of their ten rooms, enjoying various massages and body treatments. You can also enjoy the invigorating experience of lazing around in the Wet Lounge, with its Swedish and Russian saunas, Hammam, cold plunge pool and hot tub. If you want to do all this in the utmost privacy, you can opt for the VIP suite, which you can book at a starting price of USD250. Complete the day with a signature cocktail from the lounge.
Offering an all-round program of health classes and programs, this studio in Park Slope has been a mainstay in the area for its no-nonsense approach to yoga. Among the many courses offered at the center are traditional Hatha and Vinayasa styles, pre-natal yoga as well as sessions for parents and babies. While yoga remains the central activity here, the studio also offers and excellent program of pilates and zumba. There is a regular roster of events ranging from workshops to educational sessions on health at the center. With expert instructors to ensure an enjoyable session, Park Slope Yoga is an excellent avenue for the health-conscious to work out in Brooklyn.
Built in 1928 by Paramount Studios, this movie theater seated 4,124 but was closed in 1962. Now it serves as a gymnasium for the Long Island University. The building has lost some of the original look but still contains the original Wurlitzer organ. Several concerts are held here every year and feature prominent organists brought together by the Theater Organ Society of New York, which maintains the Wurlitzer. Originally called the Brooklyn Paramount Theater, it was owes its present name to the benefactors who funded its refurbishment. It serves largely as the home for the basketball teams of the University.
Aviator Sports & Recreation is one place that will cause a sport personnel's heart to leap with joy. This huge 25 acre indoor and out door complex is located within the Floyd Bennett Field on 5 Hangar. The facility houses 2 large ice-rinks, hardwood basketball courts, gymnasium, outdoor turf fields for soccer and football. The center also conducts classes to train serious athletes, but it's also perfect for kids. The Aviator Sports & Recreation is also available for various sports events and otherwise.