The Danbury Review would like you to introduce you to our good friend, Dr. Javier R. Gonzales, DO. Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in the Tampa, Florida area. Dr. Gonzalez is a family medicine doctor, and he received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gonzales has been in practice for over 25 years as a primary care physician. His mission is to provide tailor-made care for his patients with a holistic whole-body approach. Dr. Gonzales has the experience needed to meet the diverse needs of children and adults alike.
What's the difference between an MD and a DO? A DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine like Dr. Gonzalez use a holistic approach to partner with their patients and help them live healthier lives. From the start of Medical School, Doctor Javier Gonzalez has been trained to look beyond symptoms. Instead, Dr. Gonzalez examines your lifestyle, environmental factors, health history, and more to evaluate what exactly is impacting your health and well-being.
Dr. Javier Gonzalez has special training in the musculoskeletal system- he has in-depth knowledge of your body's complex network of bones, muscles, and nerves that most doctors don't have. Dr. Gonzalez's holistic approach also takes into account your mental health and the serious impact it can have on your physical health, and vice-versa. Dr. Gonzalez takes advantage of your body's ability to heal itself, giving him an edge when he treats his patients.
A key part of Osteopathic Medicine is called "OMT" or osteopathic manipulative treatment. With OMT, Dr. Gonzalez uses gentle physical manipulation to examine your body to find joints, muscles, tendons, etc. that can cause pain or signal danger of injury. But don't get it mistaken, Dr. Gonzalez is NOT a chiropractor. The way Dr. Gonzalez uses physical manipulation is completely different from a chiropractor.
The holistic approach of Dr. Gonzalez is the first line of defense for his patients' physical well-being. Instead of simply diagnosing an illness and sending a patient away with a prescription, Dr. Gonzalez takes the whole-body approach, getting to the root of your issues. If you live in the Tampa area, consider paying him a visit!
If you've been a homeowner in Danbury, Connecticut for quite a while now, renovating or putting on a fresh coat of paint on your house has probably crossed your mind multiple times, but you don't know where to start. We don't blame you, we've experienced that problem ourselves. The painting and home renovation industry can be extremely confusing and frustrating, but luckily for you, we're here to help!
We understand that painting or renovating your home is a big decision, and we want to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable with any renovation and painting company before making any decisions. That's why it was important for us to find a company that offers free consultations so that you can get to know their team and process better.
Recently, we were looking for renovation companies, and we came across a renovation and painting service in Danbury, CT called Ridgefield Painters & Restoration. They are a painting and home renovation company that has been servicing the Danbury area for years. They have a team of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about painting and renovating homes. We also found out that they prioritize creating a lasting relationship with their clients which was a plus for us! Overall, here are the five reasons why we decided to hire Ridgefield Painters & Restoration for our next renovation project.
They have years of experience
After our initial meeting, we were extremely impressed with the team's wealth of knowledge and experience. They have worked on a variety of painting and renovation projects, so they know exactly what needs to be done in order to achieve the perfect results.
They use high-quality materials
Another reason why we decided to hire Ridgefield Painters & Restoration is because they only use high-quality painting materials. This is important to us because we want our home to look its best for years to come.
They're extremely professional
We also appreciate that the team at Ridgefield Painters & Restoration is extremely professional. They always arrived on time and they are very respectful of our home. On top of that, whenever we had questions or concerns, they were always happy to answer them.
They offer free consultations
As we mentioned before, one of the reasons why we decided to hire Ridgefield Painters & Restoration is because they offer free consultations. This was extremely important to us because we wanted to make sure that we were making the best decision for our home.
They offer very competitive rates
Last but not least, we decided to hire Ridgefield Painters & Restoration because they offer very competitive rates. We didn't want to spend a fortune on our renovation project, and we were happy to find a company that could provide us with high-quality services at a fraction of the cost.
We're happy that we hired Ridgefield Painters & Restoration
If you're considering painting or renovating your home, we highly recommend that you reach out to Ridgefield Painters & Restoration. They are a top-notch company in Danbury, Connecticut that always puts their clients first. If you want to inquire for a project, you can either visit their website or call them at (203) 948-7540.
Wildlife problem? Time to Call To American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services!
When it comes to wildlife control, Wildlife Biologist Robert Boone and his team at American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services are the experts. They have been serving Danbury and All of Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties for decades. American Bio-Tech have been providing responsible solutions to homeowners and businesses for over 45 years. Their experience with indigenous wildlife, including bats, skunks, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, woodchucks, and more makes them the perfect choice for anyone looking for help with a wildlife issue.
They specialize in Bat Removal CT, so if you have a bat problem in Danbury CT or nearly anywhere else in CT, call their office today to schedule an appointment. at American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services, when you get help with a bat inspection, and you will also receive a free estimate to solve any bat or wildlife problem you may be experiencing. And on top of that, American Bio-Tech is the only company that offers a 20-year warranty on their bat exclusion services! So if you're looking for the best in wildlife control, look no further than American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services
Did you know that bats only need 1/4-3/8" in order to get into your home? That means that nearly every home is susceptible to having a bat enter the structure. And once bats enter a structure, that means they are going to start building a nice little bat family... And that's the last thing you want. That's where American Bio-Tech Wildlife Removal comes in. With their decades of bat removal experience, they do about bat removal a different way. American Bio-Tech Wildlife Removal will outfit the ingress/egress point with a device that will allow bats to exit, but not to re-enter. This is the most humane method there is, and these guys have decades of experience using this system. It's also sanitary, since nobody is trying to catch any bats- they simple leave to eat as usual and are unable to re-enter your home. After a short period of time you'll be able to install a permanent solution and seal up your home against bats for good.
Bats are American Bio-Tech's specialty, but they also deal with other creatures that might invade your living space, like opossums. They don't just damage your gardens and yards, they can carry nasty diseases. Call American Bio-Tech Wildlife Removal for to deal with any opossum issues you might have?
Raccoons are nasty little climbers who can get into your home through basement windows and even attic vents. In fact, raccoons love to take up residence in your attic. It's nice and warm over the winter for them. But it's not so nice for you and your family! American Bio-Tech Wildlife removal can not only safely, quickly, and CLEANLY remove raccoons from your property, but they can help identify and seal up the ways furry invaders can get into your home.
Skunks can seriously stink up your home, even your entire neighborhood! Squirrels can sneak into warm spots in your home and make winter nests. Woodchucks can eat your vegetable garden in a single day, and can destroy your beautiful yard with their burrows. In the summertime, snakes can be either an annoyance or a serious danger depending on where you live in Connecticut. Luckily, American Bio-Tech Wildlife Removal have decades of experience and are the best around when it comes to everything related to wildlife removal and bat removal. Get in touch with them today if you need bat removal or wildlife removal. They are the most human and professional around.
The Danbury Review Interviews Luke Huizinga, Owner of Mechanical Detail in Southbury, Connecticut.
I sat down with Luke Huizinga of Mechanical Detail Plumbing in Southbury, CT for our interview. Luke is a straight forward, warm, friendly individual who is loved by many. He's a competent business owner, and Luke Huizinga won the Commit To Be Fit Challenge over at Prime Time Fitness which is actually how we got into contact.
Luke is a local plumber, father and often takes time to work in the community. His small plumbing company has just grown to 3 employees as he does the right work for the right people. He can be found fixing ac units, repairing heaters, troubleshooting boilers or simply turning on the water for someone who thought their washing machine was broken. Although Luke will shy away from Appliance Repair he certainly will help anyone that needs anything repaired in their home.
He's a member of PCNG, a local networking group and the other members swear by his handyman skills. He's a millennial, but a hard working smart one at that. Hopefully we'll see a new breed of hard working millennial in the upcoming years.. Hopefully.
Need help with Plumbing? Contact www.eliteplumbersct.com/danbury-plumbing today.
Time well spent interviewing Wayne Leiss Essential Oils & Massage Therapy
Getting to know Wayne, of Wayne Leiss Essential Oils & Massage Therapy was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and caring. He has been all over the world. Starting at just 6 weeks old, when his father, who was a pilot took him on his first flight right out of Danbury airport. And that was just the beginning of his many adventures.
“Travel has been a love of mine ever since.” “An adventure began at Westchester Airport flying west to JFK. Some stops included Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, India and Amsterdam. I landed back at JFK 45 days later.”
The Adventure Continues
Wayne has taken many courses to get to where he is today. One of them being one he took at Easton Mountain, which included a course called “Authentic Eros”. It focused on really being authentic in all things in our lives. Wayne is also a CT Licensed Massage Therapist, a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and a member of the CT Chapter AMTA.
What are some benefits of Massage Therapy?
Aside from feeling totally amazing, refreshed and ready to take on the day, there are many other benefits to massage therapy.
The two words no one likes to hear at the end of the massage. An hour massage always feels like it only lasted 10 minutes. Who doesn’t want to get a massage regularly? Not only because it feels amazing, but because of all the benefits listed above. Don’t wait any longer, call Wayne Leiss Essential Oils & Massage Therapy to schedule your appointment today!
“Life happens…outside of comfort zones!”
Wayne Leiss Essential Oils & Massage Therapy is proud to serve the greater Danbury area along with surrounding towns like Brookfield and Bethel. You'll be glad you called!
Wayne Leiss Essential Oils & Massage Therapy
20 5th Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Architectural Fence & Gate Fabricators LLC sits down for an interview with The Danbury Review
When we sat down with Phillip, the owner of Architectural Fence & Gate Fabricators LLC we could see how much he enjoys his work. Architectural Fence & Gate Fabricators LLC (AFG) is the company to call when you need any type of fencing done. Whether you need a fence to keep the neighbor’s dog out of your yard, or you want to keep your loved ones safe from the pool, AFG will always present the best options.
What types of fences do you offer?
Most people dream of having the perfect house with the white picket fence. Nowadays there are so many additional options to the traditional white picket fence.
“We do many different fences for many different reasons. Private and semi-private fences don’t just keep the dogs inside the yard (or outside if it lives next door), it also adds to the look and feel of your home.”
Different types of materials for fencing
The little white picket fence has sure come a long way. Now there are so many choices to chose from. AFG will help you make the right decision. Whether you need a 6ft privacy fence, PVC fencing, or glass, that’s right you read correctly, a glass fence around that pool of yours. WE are ready to help!
All interviews must come to an end
It was such a pleasure to sit down with Philip of Architectural Fence & Gate Fabricators LLC. He truly loves what he does and makes sure his customers are always satisfied.
Architectural Fence & Gate Fabricators LLC is located in Brookfield CT. They also service Westchester Country, and Putnam County.
994 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
Our Interview with The Tree Company LLC
I had the opportunity to sit down with The Tree Company and we had a great chat. With the help of all the social media at our fingertips, lots of homeowners try to DIY many home projects. Taking down a tree shouldn’t be one of them. That should be left to the professionals at The Tree Company, LLC. Trust us, that hospital bill you get will be a lot more than what The Tree Company would charge to take down the tree.
What are some of the services you offer?
Everyone likes to play in the dirt! However, planting a tree (one of the many services The Tree Company offers) takes a little more than just getting your hands dirty playing in the dirt. There is a lot that goes into planting a tree. There is planting timing recommendations, delicate treatment of the root ball, digging the correct size hole and depth size, and location, location, location! That doesn’t just apply to real-estate, it is very important to place a tree at the proper depth relative to the trunk flare.
“We offer many services including plant healthcare, pruning, and of course tree removal. No job is too difficult for The Tree Company.”
What “toys” do you like to play with?
“The Tree Company is extremely excited to introduce to everyone our newest “toy”. The Kraken! It is a knuckle boom crane that has a remote operated grapple saw. It allows us to provide a safer, quicker, low impact option for tree removal.”
A picture really is worth 1,000 words!!
Summing up The Tree Company
All trees are beautiful and are a very important part of the ecosystem. And that is why you should call the experts at The Tree Company to take care of your tree needs. With 15+ years of experience, they will get the job done to your satisfaction.
The Tree Company is proud to serve Middlesex and surrounding areas in Connecticut like Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Essex, Westbrook, Deep River, East Haven, New Haven and many others.
The Tree Company LLC
95 Plains Rd
Haddam, CT 06438
Our Interview with Dr. Tara Tranguch | Naturopathic Medicine
When we sat down with Dr. Tranguch, it didn't feel like an interview, it felt like catching up with a friend at lunch. Are you looking for a new approach for your personal health? Then you are in the right place. It was great being able to sit down with Dr. Tranguch to get to know her, and now you can too.
What is the value to working with a Naturopathic Doctor?
Everyone wants to live a long and happy life. Dr. Tranguch Naturopathic Medicine, was raised in Woodbury CT and she has lived in some places people only dream of visiting. She spent nine years living in China working in telecommunications and after that she spent five years years in Paris, France. After Paris, it was back to Connecticut to learn all she can about organic farming.
"Working with me you get a health coach. I provide you with the space, motivation and accountability to make the changes to your lifestyle. Not only that, you also get a scientific investigator. I go in deep into your pathways and physiology to determine the root cause of your symptoms."
What makes you different than other Naturopathic Doctors?
"I provide naturopathic medicine for men, women and children. Working with me has great opportunities, like the extensive functional lab testing I offer, and many natural treatments that are effective for your personalized plan."
We were extremely impressed to learn that Dr. Tranguch is trained in general medicine for acute and chronic conditions addressing imbalances from 'A'llergies to 'Z'ollingers-Ellison syndrome.
A glance at the mission
Dr. Tranguch was awarded one of the 10 Best Naturopathic Doctors Natural Nutmeg 2021 Reader’s Choice Award. She was also Recognized for Academic Excellence and Excellence in Naturopathic Philosophy, May 2020.
“My mission is to make naturopathic medicine a household name.”
Finishing things up with Dr. Tara Tranguch
Dr. Tranguch is located in Woodbury and serves Greater Woodbury residents including surrounding towns like Southbury, Middlebury, and Watertown.
Dr. Tara Tranguch | Naturopathic Medicine
20 Sherman Hill Road
Woodbury, Connecticut 06798
Prepper Base is THE Resource for Prepping Info
Hey there, this is Kevin, the founder of Prepper Base, a prepping website based right here in CT.I built Prepper Base out of a need I saw while doing my own research on Prepping. There is a ton of valuable information out there, but the problem is that really good information is scattered all over the place. Now I love to research, but not all of us want to go through page after page of bad or irrelevant information. Wading through page after page of garbage only to reach some great nuggets of information inspired be to make a prepping knowledge base out of Prepper Base.
First I assembled a team of like-minded friends to help me out with this project. So although I’m talking directly to you now, and I do most of the writing and reviewing, Prepper Base is a team effort and WE are here to help get you the information you need to survive a very uncertain future.
We research every subject, test every piece of equipment (and food!), and give you our honest opinion on some of the most popular prepping gear. Prepper Base only wants to give you relevant, insightful, and honest information, prepping reviews and prepping articles. Check out the guides and other insights on the blog too!
The mission at Prepper Base is to make the most comprehensive prepping knowledge base on the internet. Whatever your reason is for prepping, Prepper Base is a place where you can go to find anything and everything you need prepping-related. We are always learning, and we’re ready to learn from you to, so feel free to drop me a line on social media or here. We hope you pay a visit to our site soon and get prepping!
Our Interview with Evolution Chiropractic
We sat down for an interview with Dr. Carlin, of Evolution Chiropractic located in Danbury, Connecticut. Evolution Chiropractic of Danbury has been helping the City of Danbury and it's residents for years. Our interview quickly changed from our normal Q&A style to an interesting and intriguing conversation, because Dr. Carlin's approach to chiropractic is much different than most chiropractors we've interviewed in the past.
Why start a Chiropractic Clinic?
Dr. Carlin explained that he actually started as an art major in undergraduate. But he quickly realized that in order to achieve the success he wanted in the art space, he would need to move into art management rather than doing what he loved - working with his hands. Nowadays, Dr. Carlin is in the art of creating healthy change in people's lives through chiropractic care.
His speciality is working with patients that are seeking the health benefits of working with a chiropractor, but are fearful of the cracks, pops and twists that are synonymous with a visit to the chiropractor.
What makes Evolution Chiropractic Unique?
"I offer the potential of a full instrumental chiropractic adjustment so there will be no twisting, popping or cracking of the spine and this allows people that are fearful of seeing a chiropractor an open door to the numerous health benefits of regular treatment"
We were very impressed because this form of chiropractic treatment is relatively unknown in the industry (at least to our knowledge).
"90% of my patient base opts for full instrumental adjustments"
If a person was to choose between Evolution Chiropractic and 3 other Chiropractic Offices in Danbury - why choose you?
This question is possibly our favorite question at The Danbury Review because it truly separates the professionals from the pseudo-professionals. Over the years we've asked many so-called professionals this question and they fell into the trap of bad mouthing their competition. Dr. Carlin did not fall for our trap!
"Every chiropractor is great, but when you come to this office - you're part of the family. There's no pressure, no upsell, and instead there's frank conversation, easy communication and there's always an explanation. We also do our best to work with most insurance carriers."
Wrapping things up with Evolution Chiropractic
Evolution Chiropractic is located in Danbury and serves Greater Danbury residents including the neighboring towns of Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield and Newtown.
Evolution Chiropractic of Danbury
19 Padanaram Rd. Suite 202
Danbury, CT 06811
Phone: (203) 830-3003
Hiring the right company to do landscaping for your lawn or backyard could be challenging. Of
course, anybody can pick up a pruner or a lawn mower to start trimming down grass, plants, or trees on your property, but it is best to find the right landscaper with the experience, the creativity, and the right vision to make your backyard or lawn look like a paradise. Paradise Lawn & Landscape is one of the best landscaping companies located in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Although it is a small local landscaping company, the branding “paradise” stands for quality lawn maintenance, quick quotes, and fair and honest pricing. Paradise Lawn & Landscape also makes sure that our customers get the best value for every dollar spent on getting their dream lawn or backyard created. Not only does the company get you the best quote for any landscaping project, but they can also deliver one of the most detail oriented landscape projects in which they can complete in a timely manner.
List of landscaping services which Paradise Lawn & Landscape provide
Paradise Lawn & Landscaping specializes in delivering two of the most important services when it comes to home maintenance which includes property maintenance and landscaping services. With their many years of landscaping experience in both commercial and residential landscaping projects, they have proven themselves to be one of the best landscaping companies in Connecticut.
Property Maintenance - Residential and Commercial
At Paradise Lawn & Landscaping, they have a seasoned team of property managers to assist you in all elements related to your home or property. Not only do they help make your property look well maintained, but they have also successfully helped lots of property owners and commercial property businesses preserve their buildings longer. The property maintenance services include yard mowing, leaf blowing & leaf raking, storm clean up, fertilization and aeration, seasonal yard work, lawn installation: seed and sod, shrub pruning, mulching and edging, garden maintenance, hydro-seeding, brush cleaning, and weekly mowing and cutting. The residential and commercial property maintenance team will help keep homes and businesses look good and maybe even better all year round.
Paradise Lawn & Landscaping has a complete variety of services when it comes to landscaping any customer’s home or property. You can expect them to handle any landscaping project that you might want while keeping prices very affordable, and at the same time finishing their work with the best quality possible and completing them in a timely manner. The goal of the company is to make sure that your lawn looks beautifully well-maintained and possibly even make it even look better aesthetically. Backed with years of experience, our creative landscapers can definitely help you make your property look even better. Our landscaping services include bed maintenance, pruning, mulching, lawn maintenance, weeding, planting, landscape lighting installation, and hardscaping & patio installation.
Headshots Hero Provides Professional Quality Headshots throughout Connecticut
Headshots Hero has Portrait Studios in Connecticut. Their first photography studio is located in New Milford, CT. Their second studio is just about to be finished in Westport and they have a 3rd one that's actually outside of CT, located in White Plains, NY.
Headshots Hero does a lot more than just professional headshots for your corporation, business, employees, staff bios or social media presence! They offer professional portrait services for actors, models, small businesses and more.
Visit their website at HeadshotsHero.com or give Peter a call for more information!
Meet Family Foods Wholesale, a Connecticut Food Wholesaler
Family Foods Wholesale isn't new to the Wholesale Food Distribution Industry, in fact they've been a large part of it for the last few decades. They've earned their name through developing trust with local restaurants, non-profits, retailers, gift shops as well as small, medium and large businesses.
Family Foods Wholesale's new warehouse is located in New Milford, CT and has an on-site butcher so you can order wholesale poultry. As a Connecticut-based Wholesale Food Distribution service they have a large service area which includes:
and more areas to come. Have questions on which foods they supply? Visit Family Wholesale Food's Website for more product information.
Do you own a Connecticut Based Business? Contact The Danbury Review to see if you qualify for an interview.
KD Painting is giving CT a fresh look, one coat at a time...
Painting your office, room, or even your whole house could be a daunting task especially if you're doing it all alone. It can take you days and even months depending on the size of your project. Fortunately, you can hire a carpenter or painter to do this for you.
KD Painting is based in West Hartford, but they do cater to the whole of Connecticut. They offer various kinds of services such as interior painting, exterior painting, cabinet refinishing, wallpaper removal, commercial painting, kitchen renovation, and bathroom renovation. Not only does KD Painting focus on keeping their prices competitive, they also deliver quality service, while finishing their projects within the given time period. Backed with 15 years of experience and a 2 year warranty, you can't go wrong with KD Painting to deliver and finish any painting or renovation projects with quality.
Ready to get started with your project? You can click here to get a free estimate from KD Painting's Website.
Bells Pilates is The Best Private Pilates Classes in Fairfield, Connecticut
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We recently interviewed Janelle Biggs of Bells Pilates in Fairfield, Connecticut, click here for their website. They are one of, if not the only private pilates training studio's in Fairfield, CT. She was a pleasure to talk to and has a unique approach when dealing with clientele
"My goal is to help reduce or eliminate pain in your body so you feel more comfortable and enjoy living. I work in conjunction with your other practitioners such as your physical therapist or doctor to come up with a plan together to help you get to a better place."
Pilates Classes in Fairfield, CT
Finding a Pilates Class in Fairfield, CT is easy. Finding the right Pilates Instructor in Fairfield is hard. Every Pilates instructor is different. You might have found a decent Pilates Class near by, but they are doing advanced reformer moves while you’re looking for Pilates for beginners. At Bells Pilates we work in and around your injuries or limitations.
Is your spinal stenosis acting up? We’ll select pilates exercises that don’t aggravate your pain and instead help to alleviate it.
Strongtown Fitness is Southbury's #1 Gym!
I sat down with Dan at his gym in Southbury, Connecticut last week to understand the bold claim that "Strongtown Fitness is Southbury's #1 Gym!" Apparently if you're looking for a gym near Southbury, CT this is the place to go.
Apparently I was right. As I sat down with Dan at Strongtown Fitness located on 1432 Old Waterbury Rd in Southbury, CT I noticed something different than any other gym I've been to in the past. I heard talking...
People were actually talking to one another. It wasn't the awkward gym setting with people with everyone having their headphone in and scarcely even making eye contact. I realized then, that this gym was something special. It was less of a gym, fitness center or health club and more of a community.
More than a Health Club, Fitness Center and Exercise Classes!
I figured that maybe the people in here were just friends and joined together. Then I noticed a new person "dropping in" for an exercise class come into the gym. Immediately, everyone wanted to know who he was and where he was from! Dan told me that the community aspect of CrossFit Strongtown is why people stay with their newly adopted healthy habits.
If a customer was to choose between your gym and 3 other gyms in Southbury, Oxford or Middlebury - Why Choose You?
Dan, the owner of Strongtown Fitness explains:
We have a lot of competition nearby. Our biggest competition is actually the big box gyms like Planet Fitness, Fitness Edge and since there's a Planet Fitness right on Main St South - it's hard to get people to try a free class here.
Once people try a free class, they realize what they've been missing!
We just need to get people in the door. Sometimes people see our photos of "ripped" women or buff guys lifting heavy weight and get intimidated. They think that they'll get hurt... Which they won't.
I asked why not? Isn't it more dangerous to lift heavy weight?
It's only dangerous to lift heavy weight with bad form. Heck, it's dangerous to do anything with bad form, but at our gym - no matter what fitness class you take - a coach is watching you. Our coaches are keeping you in line, working out with the right form. They check to make sure your back is in proper alignment during exercises like the squat, deadlight and power clean. We also check to make your knees are in the correct position during workouts.
It sounded like Dan could talk about correct workout form for an eternity!
How does your Free Fitness Class Work?
I've taken free exercise classes before so I explained to Dan that there's always a catch when you sign up for a free yoga class, free personal training session, free gym pass or something along those lines.
Dan let me know that they offer a 100% Free, No Obligation, Class to either their CrossFit Classes or Academy Classes by simply going to their gym website and scheduling a time to attend.
He also explained that trying a gym class isn't like sitting down a personal trainer. "We're not going to be selling you a expensive membership! You're going to figure out after one class if this is the right place for you to get in shape or not".
Where your Gym Located Located?
1432 Old Waterbury Rd
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (475) 559-2286
Who is CrossFit Strongtown For?
Dan explained that many people assume that they need to get in shape before going to a CrossFit gym, but in fact it's much the opposite. When people get in shape by themselves they often establish very poor movement patterns which can actually lead to injury.
CrossFit Strongtown has something for everyone:
It's for people who want to...
Strongtown Fitness is Southbury's #1 Gym because it's not just a place to lose weight, get healthy or get in shape - instead it's the place to all that and more while making friends along the way!
Prolifogy Software Development and Consulting
We recently interviewed Cory P, a code review expert and President of Prolifogy Software & Consulting located in Danbury, CT. Prolifogy is located in Danbury, but works with clients throughout the country.
Prolifogy Software & Consulting is a team of industry leading experts that provide software consulting services including:
Prolifogy is a software consulting firm who also helps with application development. Their team is comprised of industry-leading software experts who have decades of eduction and real world experience. These experts put their decades of knowledge to work by providing custom-designed software that's uniquely fitted for your needs.
Prolifogy Software Development Consulting Services works with businesses of all sizes and shapes. They've worked with small to large businesses in over a dozen industries including:
The Prolifogy Office is located at:
Prolifogy Software & Consulting
100 Mill Plain Rd #3fl
Danbury, CT 06811
CrossFit 203 of Danbury is your friendly neighborhood gym
I recently interviewed Melissa and Kirk Reed, the owners of CrossFit 203 of Danbury to find out why their gym in Danbury is so popular. I might have to take them up on their Free Trial Class too!
There's a big difference between most gyms in Danbury, CT and CrossFit 203 of Danbury. For example the Fitness Edge of Danbury is where most people to go not to work out! They pay their $20 membership and head to the gym when they feel motivated. At CrossFit 203 of Danbury it's not just a gym to belong to so you can say you "I belong to a gym". CrossFit 203 of Danbury is a community of people who have made their fitness a priority in their lives.
They have many different kinds of classes including Bootcamp Style Fitness Classes that involve no barbell work and are an excellent way to get in shape without lifting the heavy weights that CrossFit is known for. CrossFit 203 of Danbury also has endurance classes that involve a ton of different endurance based exercises without the heavy weight lifting.
If you're into the heavy weight lifting they have an Olympic barbell class that meets weekly! The most popular classes at the gym are their CrossFit Classes. They have a healthy schedule of class times that is convenient for the working families.
CrossFit 203 is located in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut at 16 Beaver Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810. You can find their gym on the map below.
The Best of Danbury, CT - Featured CrossFit 203 of Danbury
We were recently featured in The Danbury Review's Best of Danbury in 2020! Best of Danbury, would you believe that? It's awesome to be able to update this article to include that. There's been many great articles, such as this Tree Service Article, or a cute article about our friend's gym in Southbury.
Mel Schwartz - Marriage Counselor and Therapist in Westport CT is interviewed by our Westport Review Team!
We recently expanded outside of of the Danbury area into Fairfield, Westport and Norwalk. This week we interviewed Mel Schwartz, a Marriage Counselor out of Westport, Connecticut. He really impressed us with his professional accomplishments and the fact that he was featured on a Ted Talk!
Mel talked to us about many different things, but most importantly we interviewed him about his therapeutic services. Mel Schwartz offers a variety of different therapies including:
You can contact Mel Schwartz Marriage Counselor directly at 203-227-5010 or look at his website.
Mel Schwartz and his Therapeutic Approach:
I find that being wed to a single therapeutic approach—psychoanalytic, Jungian, or cognitive behavioral therapy, for example—would be limiting. I tailor my therapeutic engagement in a more customized, bespoke way by integrating multiple disciplines, which provide me many tools in my toolbox. I trust that we’ll find the most effective method for you early in our work together. My perspectives have been very greatly influenced by innovative thinkers from outside of my field. My orientation is toward systems thinking, philosophy, and the emerging sciences, which allow me to facilitate cutting edge methods into my practice.
I don’t diagnose my clients other than for insurance requirements. Diagnosing tends to turn people into objects, We all struggle at times and I resist the practice of labeling and pathologizing people. My intention is to connect with empathy yet offer insight, and guidance when helpful. I invite you into a co-participatory yet compassionate process and help clarify and facilitate your path forward. I use all of the skills, experience, and knowledge available to me to ensure that you’ll achieve your goals.
I believe in everyone’s potential and devote myself to helping people manifest their possibilities. My work isn’t truly work—it’s my most passionate calling. I am proactive and share any part of my own journey that may be helpful in assisting others.
Unlike many therapists, I don’t simply focus on your childhood and past. Although we need to appreciate and frame your life experiences, I focus more on providing you with the tools to become the master of your life. Freeing yourself from the experiences and imprint of your past is altogether achievable.
If you have a goal you wish to achieve and have the willful intention to do so, there’s no reason we shouldn’t succeed.
Westport's Premier Marriage Counselor - Mel Schwartz
Mel Schwartz - Marriage Counselor and Therapist in Westport CT
246 Post Rd E Suite 275
Westport, CT 06880
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Wrapping the Interview up with Mel Schwartz
Our Westport Interviewing team was super excited when they got back to the office after sitting down with Mel Schwartz for an hour on that Thursday afternoon. One thing that they learned more than anything else was how to put things into perspective. Interviewing Mel Schwartz Marriage Counselor was like interviewing a professional athlete, but of the mind. He had so many tips, tools and tricks that he shared with our team that we are forever thankful for his time and energy!
Contact Mel Directly at 203-227-5010.
Newtown Landscaping Pro is interviewed by The Danbury Review!
This week we interviewed Newtown Landscaping Pro located in Newtown, Connecticut. They have been in business for the last 3 years and work with over 30 homeowners across Sandy Hook and Newtown. Newtown is the biggest town in Connecticut in terms of acreage! Chris the owner of Newtown Landscaping Pro tells me that they haven't scratched the surface when it comes to how many clientele they provide property maintenance for.
What kinds of Lawn Services do you offer in Sandy Hook?
In both Newtown and Sandy Hook we offer a complete variety of lawn services for your every need including:
Do you Offer a Free Estimate on your Lawn Care Services in Newtown, Connecticut?
We absolutely do! Free Estimates is the name of the game for growing our Lawn Care Company. We offer a 100% free and non-obligatory estimate on any lawn related service that you need. One of our crew will come to your home to look at the lawn work that needs to be done. You'll get an estimate on the spot for said lawn work and if you'd like to think about it - just give us a call.
We never employ high-pressure sales tactics to get you to buy. That's the wrong way to do business. We're in the business of creating relationships, not trying to make a quick buck. So get a few estimates and get to meet other landscaping companies to see which one you'd like over your home.
You can visit Newtown Landscaping Pro's website at www.newtownlandscapingpro.com or give them a call directly to get your free estimate at:
We Interview Kent Lawn & Landscaping from Kent, Connecticut.
Today I met with David from Kent Lawn & Landscaping in Kent, Connecticut to learn about his new lawn care business. David is a younger guy who's been working his tail off for a larger company for years. David's father works for the landscaping company as well. His whole family depends on having enough work to put food on the table.
The problem is - sometimes there isn't enough work.
David decided to start Kent Lawn & Landscaping that focuses on providing quality lawn services to the homeowners in Kent, Connecticut. The lawn services he offers includes:
What's the difference between your Lawn Care Company and other Landscapers in Kent?
The biggest different between Kent Lawn & Landscaping and other lawn care companies is our attention to detail. We're a newer company and looking to make a name for ourselves. Every single blade of grass is perfectly cut to make sure your lawn looks amazing. The next time that you have your friends over your house we expect that they'll be asking you who does your lawn care.
That's how our business will grow! Quality work breeds quality referrals - that's how I look at it.
You can visit Kent Lawn & Landscaping's website at www.kentlawnlandscaping.com or call David directly for a free quote on your next job at 860-265-4742.
MR. Tree Service of Fairfield, CT 06825 offers Affordable Tree Removal!
I met with Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield which is located in Fairfield Connecticut in the Fairfield County area and talked about his new tree service. He recently moved up Fairfield Connecticut after running a successful tree company in Naples, FL for 25 years. One thing that separates his Tree Service Company from the other companies around the Fairfield area is that he's 100% lisenced and insured.
Many homeowners don't realize that after Hurricane Sandry ripped through Connecticut that everyone had a get rich quick scheme of becoming a tree service. Many regular contractors with little to no experience felling trees became "tree services" and got into tree work.
You can visit his website at www.treeservicefairfield.com or give him a call directly at 203-242-7510.
Do you do Tree Removal in Fairfield, Connecticut?
Removing Trees is one of our specialties. We have a highly trained and experienced tree cutting crew that handles tricky removals from many homeowners throughout Fairfield Connecticut. Doing a tree removal yourself is one of the most dangerous things we see people do.
Take tree removal seriously and hire a professional!
Does your Tree Company do Tree Stump Grinding?
Tree Stump Grinding is one of our core services at Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield because after you cut down a tree you'll still have the stump sticking out of the ground. I like the call the stump, the second half of the tree because it's like doing another job.
We bring this big machine in, the stump grinder and hover it over the stump as it slowly chips away at the stump. You'll certainly get a lot of wood chips as we remove the stump.
Mr Tree Service of Fairfield
1 Post Rd #1125
Fairfield, CT 06824
WiltonDentist.com is new to Wilton, Connecticut and Already Making an Impact!
I sat down with Dr. Glenn MacFarlane of WiltonDentist.com on Friday to learn about the new dental office located in Wilton, Connecticut. There are many different kinds of Dentists in Wilton from Cosmetic Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Orthodontists, but never had I heard before about Sedation Dentists.
Apparently, this new form of dentistry - sedation dentistry has been around for a long time. They simply give you a little pill and do the procedure then you wake up when the work is done. No laughing gas, no needles (I can't stand needles) and no stress.
Dr. Mac who's originally from New Jersey has been performing cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry for a number of years. He's got an extensive background in the field and a wealth of experience fixing smiles for pageant winners.
You can reach their dental office at 203-567-4866 or visit them online at WiltonDentist.com
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane, What's your Dental Background?
For the past 20 years, Glenn MacFarlane has been the official Cosmetic Dentist to the Miss New Jersey and Mrs. New Jersey America pageants
Glenn MacFarlane, D.M.D., referred to as “Doc Smile” by his pageant winners for his award winning cosmetic dental work, is an aesthetic focused dentist. He has dedicated over 32 years to brightening smiles across the country.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Dr. MacFarlane was born in Newark and grew up in Belleville and North Arlington. He attended the Seton Hall Prep School in South Orange and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Fairleigh Dickson University in Madison. His Doctor of Dental Medicine degree was obtained from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1985.
Dr. MacFarlane now performs expert cosmetic dentistry in Wilton, CT and his other office in NJ. Using the latest technology available combined with cutting edge restorative dentistry materials, he is able to offer complete smile restoration.
Dr. Glenn “Doc Smile” MacFarlane is part of several prestigious dental organizations including:
American Dental Association
Besides working on aspiring pageant contenders, Dr. MacFarlane is proud to say that working class people who simply want to impress their friends and family constitute the majority of his clients. Little known fact - Dr. MacFarlane has lectured in over 16 countries for a prominent dental laser company while authoring smile enhancement articles in National Dental and Leisure Publications.
Dr. Glenn "Doc Smile" MacFarlane has been featured in many publications including:
Outside of recreating wonderful smiles, meticulously placing dental implants or treating sleep apnea, Dr. MacFarlane spends time with his two daughters, Perri and Christina, who have all grown up in the blink of an eye.
Looking for Martial Arts Classes in Brookfield, Connecticut?
Today I met with Rick from Family Martial Arts Center, a local Martial Arts School in Brookfield, CT 06804. Their studio offers kids classes for a variety of disciplines including Taekwondo, Karate and much more. I'm not an expert in throwing punches or kicking, but after sitting down with Rick for an hour I learned that FMAC is much more than that.
Family Martial Arts Center or FMAC has been a part of the local Brookfield Community for years. They regular have Karate Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults.
How many Karate Classes in Brookfield are offered weekly?
Karate Classes, Martial Arts Classes, Taekwondo Classes, the list goes on and on. I learned during our conversation that many times the words karate, martial arts and taekwondo mean the same thing to many parents, but those different arts are much different in the world of martial arts.
I thought that Karate and Martial Arts was simply the same thing, but that Taekwondo was something completely different, similar to Muay Thai. Rick, the owner of FMAC corrected The Danbury Review many times during our conversations about this martial arts dojo (as I called it) that there's a big difference between the different kinds of techniques.
I asked him repeatedly what term is used the most frequently for this martial arts school, because like the terms taekwondo or karate, the words school, dojo and studio often mean the same thing. He explained that many people are looking for "Martial Arts Schools in Brookfield" but often the same people search for "Taekwondo Academies in Brookfield" or "Karate Dojos in Brookfield".
Our conversation was long and confusing, but what I learned is that Rick really knows his stuff. He's been working with kids at FMAC for a number of years and has a great group that he works with on a regular basis.
Often times kids will enroll in their very first martial arts class and work with FMAC until their teen years. He says it's a wonderful thing seeing kids he's worked with as toddlers grow up with the help of martial arts discipline.
Where in Brookfield is Family Martial Arts Center Located?
Family Martial Arts Center is conveniently located on 14 Del Mar Dr in Brookfield, CT. It's in the same plaza as John's Pizza, Computer Trouble Shooters and Massage Mend Me. Del Mar Drive is off of Federal Road in Brookfield.
Rick explains that many of the kids from New Milford, Bethel and sometimes Danbury attend his classes as well. It seems that parents will drive a little ways for a good instructor like Rick.
You can learn more about FMAC's Class offerings, Class Schedule or Try a FREE Martial Arts Class by visiting his website at www.family-mac.com or calling 203-441-0808.
Dr. Kostrzewski, also known as “Dr. K”, he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. In 1993, he completed a general practice residency at University Hospital in Stony Brook, which placed an emphasis on medically compromised patients, dental trauma, sedation and treating the fearful patients.
Dr. Kostrzewski ’s love for dentistry extends beyond just practicing it. Dr. K has a passion for dentistry and helping patients. Dr. Kostrzewski also serves as a consultant to major dental manufacturers and dental laboratories, due to his extensive knowledge of the dental industry. That knowledge comes from decades of giving outstanding results for patients just like you.
Through his training in dental trauma and treating fearful patients, Dr. Kostrzewski has developed a very useful ability to help his patients feel as comfortable as possible during dental work and dental operations. Dr. K is well aware that nearly everyone goes into a dental procedure with a little bit of fear and anxiety. And for Dr. K, his priority is getting the job done and making sure that his patients are comfortable the whole way through. It’s a tough thing to keep people calm while drilling into their teeth! But through experience and learning that different patients have different needs, Dr. K helps keep his patients calm, even through some of the most difficult parts of dental work. It’s hard to find a dentist who can truly empathize with his patients- and Dr. Kostrzewski is one of those rare dentists. Dr. K truly cares about his patients. His training and experience in treating fearful patients means that Dr. K knows tried-and-true techniques to help patients calm down before and during procedures. If you or you know someone who is fearful of the Dentist, consider having them get in touch with Dr. Kostrzewski.
We are all a little bit fearful of dental procedures. But with Dr. Kostrzewski, decades of experience and training give him an edge in helping fearful patients calm down. So if you’re one of those people who is quite literally scared to go to the dentist, check out Dr. Kostrzewski . He’s one of the rare Dentists who is trained on keeping nervous and fearful patients calm. And that’s a skill that comes with years and years of experience, dealing with many different typed of patients. Don’t forget, since he’s a fantastic dentist in his own right, you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you’re with Dr. K.
Dr. Kostrzewski has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and also earned a BS degree from Villanova University. His eye for creating passionate teams earned him the moniker “Coach K”. And that includes his team of Dentists, Oral Hygenists, and office staff. In 2000, he founded “The Winning Dentist,” a team of consultants who help assemble passionate teams, functional work systems, and also to provide motivation and help implement effective marketing for Dentists.
Along with his numerous published academic articles, Dr. Kostrzewski authored a resource manual named “Creating Passionate Aesthetic Dental Teams.” This books is designed to help dentists, office managers and employees from top-to-bottom become a cohesive team. Through his coaching experience, Dr. Kostrzewski realized the parallels between running a great sports team and running a great business. We think that's pretty genius! Dr. K's vision was something like this: From top to bottom, everyone needs to be a team player and have the same goal: to help the Dental practice thrive. So to help other Dental practitioners and Dental office managers, Dr. Kostrzewski took on his "Coach K." role decided to publish a resource manual to spread his knowledge to other Dental practices. Dr. Kostrzewski’s manual is all about building a successful “team” in a Dental practice, and it has worked in many Dental practices after the teachings in Dr. Kostrzewski’s manual were put into practice. Making an efficient workplace allows Dr. K to concentrate on more important things, like his patients. We think spreading his ideas was a great call, and Dr. K has helped numerous Dental practices.
Dr. Kostrzewski was also a Clinical Instructor at the Hornbrook Group in Chicago, where he trained other dentists in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. Those are two fields that require some serious expertise to become proficient. To teach others in such complex and delicate Dentistry shows how skillful Dr. Kostrzewski is. You don't get to teach others without being really, really good, and an example of cool-headedness under pressure. Dr. K has published numerous articles that were featured in dental journals such as Dental Town, The Crown Council, and the Dental Leader. Despite being such a busy man, Dr. Kostrzewski is always writing and keeping up with the latest developments in the Dentistry industry. And also, since he is such an expert in the the dental industry, Dr. K also serves as a consultant to major dental manufacturers and dental laboratories lending his experience to them to help develop better projects and techniques.
In addition, Dr. Kostrzewski has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to keep current with the latest developments in his field. Dental technology is moving fast, and Dr. Kostrzewski always makes sure he knows about cutting-edge technology and techniques. And Dr. K isn’t going to jump on the newest trend, either- he believes in research and development, so you can rest assured that every tool and method that Dr. Kostrzewski uses is going to be one that helps minimize your discomfort and help Dr. K get his job done as quickly, efficiently, and precisely as possible.
That's one of the big reasons that people keep coming back to Dr. Kostrzewski - he is personable, comforts his patients, and is incredibly precise and diligent in his work. Dr. Kostrzewski helps patients feel at home while they are getting their dental work- no easy task. Many people have gone to the dentist and had their mouth looked like similar to the way a mechanic looks at a car: "you've gotta fix this, this sucker looks pretty bad too..." you know what we mean. But not so with Dr. K. He tells his patients exactly what's going on- in plain English- so that his patients can rest assured that specific problems are being addressed. It's no lie that bedside manner makes a big difference, and Dr. Kostrzewski knows how how make his patients feel comfortable. In our opinion, that makes a huge difference when choosing what Dentist to visit. That's why we are big fans of Dr. Kostrzewski.
Dr. Kostrzewski’s office is a state-of-the-art facility as well. Since Dr. Kostrzewski loves keeping up with the latest technology in the industry, he invests in technology that helps his patients. Dr. Kostrzewski slo offers a wide range of dental services. Dr. K handles nearly all dental issues. Everything from root canals to cosmetic dentistry, with his comprehensive experience practicing Dental medicine, Dr. Kostrzewski has developed an unrivaled skillset. From treating fearful patients and patients with serious dental trauma, Dr. Kostrzewski is equipped to handle any dental challenge that’s thrown at him. You should give Dr. K a call today and see if he can help you out with any dental issues that you might be experiencing. He might be able to help you out and change your life!
Let's also not forget that Dr. Kostrzewski promotes a big focus on teamwork in the workplace, so you can be sure that he has built a fantastic team of Dentists and staff to help him serve his patients as well as possible. This helps Dr. K. give more attention to patients, and that's a win-win for himself and his patients. Dr. K is proud to be part of a team that loves what they do and take pride in providing top-notch dental care for their patients. It's taken him a long time to build such a great team, and it's certainly something to be proud of. His office works like a well-oiled machine! Personally a visit to Dr. K is something we look forward to.
Dr. K’s commitment to his patients and profession show that Dr. K is a dentist who loves what he does and takes pride in providing top-notch dental care for his patients. If you are looking for a dentist who will give you the best possible care, then look no further than Dr. Walter Kostrzewski at Stony Hill Dental Care. Dr. Kostrzewski will take care of you and make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your visit. Get in touch with Dr. Kostrzewski today and you won’t dread going to the Dentist anymore!
If you’re looking for someone with experience, knowledge, and a personal touch, Dr. Walter Kostrzewski is the dentist to visit! It doesn't matter what your dental issue might be, Dr. K will be able to help you out. Even if you're afraid of the Dentist, Dr. K makes the experience as easy as possible. There's no reason not to get in touch today if you've been putting off anything to do with your teeth!
Here's where you can reach Dr. Kostrzewski
Stony Hill Dental Care
76 Stony Hill Rd
Bethel, CT 06801
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