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Get Fit With Athletes Club & Save at Fitness Studios, Restaurants and Active Shops

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You could be having this much fun this summer with Athletes Club

It’s almost summer. North Brooklyn bike lanes are busy and the parks are full of folks like you who want to feel great and get into shape.  But getting fit isn’t just hitting the running track. Wellness is also about eating great and staying active with fun fitness routines. There are a variety of ways to get healthy in our neighborhood, meet new people and enjoy irresistible perks.  A great way to get started is through Athletes Club.

Athletes Club is a members-only service suited for everyone that loves to live healthy and active! It’s the best way to discover, experience, and save at top-notch fitness studios, healthy restaurants, and active shops in New York City and North Brooklyn. Members receive unlimited benefits to use at over 100 partnering businesses, including Brooklyn Boulders, Summer’s Juice, JackRabbit Sports, SYNC Studio, and Torque Fitness, Ride Brooklyn, and Awakening NY.

Plus, members can experience free classes, social outings, and other unique experiences, like the all inclusive World Cup Viewing Party. Say goodbye to your boring fitness routine!

Members save $100s each month. Get started today for only $19.

Join now: www.athletesclub.com

Here’s a rundown of what local businesses are offering through Athletes Club: Continue reading

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Go Green Greenpoint! This Saturday 6/7

Go Green Greenpoint was the first Earth Day Festival to stake its ground in North Brooklyn back in 2008. The festival works with schools, community groups, and environmentalists to spread awareness about green space.  This year, the event will also feature recycling for electronics, books, clothes and toys, as well as yoga, wellness/fitness classes, enviro-friendly merchandise, live music and dance performances.

It’s all going down this Saturday 6/7 from noon-5pm in McCarren park. More info here!

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Human@Ease Organic Brunch Class

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Hey Greenpointers, wanna eat breakfast and lunch together?

Of course you do! So if you missed out big time on Joel’s Tasty ‘Cilantro Orange Chicken‘  and Dishan’s delicious ‘Lemon Pound Cake‘ at Human@Ease’s last Organic Brunch on May 17th, then you have to come to the next one and try out some SWEET sweet potato recipes (sweet x 2).

I can’t tell you exactly what healthy organic dishes the team at Human@Ease is preparing (even though I want to), but I can tell you this:

‘It’s healthy and it involves sweet potatoes.’ Isn’t that enough?

So be there on May 31st for a one-hour class of nutritional information about organic foods, practical guidance on how to shop healthy, samples of the easy-to-make-at-home healthy recipes (including an entire meal) and some socializing afterwards. Continue reading

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B.E.S.T. Summer Slimdown (5 Spots Left!)

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The sun is shining brighter, the days are getting hotter, and in just a few short months, we will be baring all in the Rockaways – or McCarren Park for that matter!

Make this summer ‘the summer’ you finally decide to get the body you’ve always wanted.

There are only 5 spaces left in the B.E.S.T. Summer School Slim Down, a 12 Week Fitness Challenge designed to get you ready to rule the pool this summer.

Includes: a 12-wk structured program, Gym Jump Starter Kit, Organic Brunch Classes, Challenge Prizes and more.

STARTING: June 22nd
Learn more and apply here.

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Recipes Gone Wild: Awakening’s Spring Energy Smoothie

 

Feeling like a bit of a sloth this morning? Suffering perhaps from a case of the Mondays? I concur. It’s more than a little tough to feel energized knowing that you’ve got a solid work week ahead of you. Memories of leisurely bicycling, beers with buddies, ice cream in the park, strolling in the sunshine, and other weekend-ish whims linger as you fill up your “world’s best” (fill in title here) mug. No time for daydreaming now. Time now to focus, to work, to make the donuts. How can one muster the energy and positivity in a healthy way? Thanks to Karolina Gumpert of Awakening Café (on Manhattan Avenue), I’ve found a lovely way to get that healthy boost. A bit of background about Awakening if you haven’t popped into this little spa and café yet, they’ve got a wonderful fresh juice and smoothie bar as well as an extensive menu of wellness services such as craniosacral therapy, Reiki, sound therapy, and yoga. I recently ran into Karolina from the café, and she recommended this lovely recipe to me as an energizing way to start the day, so I whipped it up in the blender and gave it a go. Delicious and clean-tasting, this nutty, vegetal, sweet treat was supremely satiating as well. A nice, clean, and simple start to the week! Now, I beseech you. Go forth and blend! Continue reading

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B.E.S.T. Summer Slim Down

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The sun is shining brighter, the days are getting hotter, and in just a few short months, we will be baring all in the Rockaways – or McCarren Park for that matter!

Want to learn how to get those surfboard abs, beach beauty biceps and bikini butt lift?

This Summer get schooled on your beach/park body basics with Human@Ease’s B.E.S.T. SUMMER SCHOOL SLIM DOWN, a 12-Week Fitness Challenge designed to get you fit and ready to rule the pool.

Includes: Gym Jump Starter Kit, Organic Brunch Classes, and Challenge Prizes

STARTING: June 1st

Learn more and apply here.

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Mad Deals For Your Mom // Greenpoint Mother’s Day Guide

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Mother's Day is this Sunday!

She put up with you your entire life (not to mention MADE you alive) so you clearly owe her more than a phone call and a mass produced greeting card.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don’t worry, you still have plenty of time. We’ve put together this Greenpoint Mother’s Day Guide so you can keep the shopping local and still shower her with awesomeness. We are making this REALLY easy so don’t phone it in this year. Your welcome. Happy Mother’s Day! Continue reading

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McGolrick Park Farmers Market is Moving Outside – AND INTO THE PARK!

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Strawberries will soon make their debut at McGolrick Park Farmers Market!

On Sunday, May 11, McGolrick Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is moving outside to the center of McGolrick Park. That’s right: We’re going to stretch out into the big, open space, in front of the crescent-shaped colonnade. It will be a beautiful setting for a market that is flourishing because of your support. Thank you!! Continue reading

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Beauty Liberation Party at BK Groove on Saturday! (3/29)

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Saturday at Brooklyn Groove!

Free yourself from the toxic chemicals you put on your skin everyday at a Beauty Liberation Party this Saturday from noon-8pm at Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave). Spring cleaning beings with your body, so throw away those harmful synthetic cosmetics and come to this non-toxic skin care party with lots of freebies!

Try natural beauty products, score a complimentary (that means FREE!) makeup consultation and check out a presentation of flawless long lasting airbrush makeup at 7pm. All brides-to-be (and your entourages) are welcome! Wait, there is more…

Enjoy a free mini facial and take your chance in a raffle to win prizes like cosmetics sets or brunch for two at Raizes, Greenpoint’s new Portuguese restaurant.

Not to mention there will be complimentary wine carefully selected by Vine Box and get grooved away with music by DJ DLP! Healthy make-up was NEVER this fun before.

Cheers to your skin, Greenpoint!

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It’s Time To Get Healthy: Food For Life Cooking Class Begins Thursday (DEAL!)

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Did you know that reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research show that as much as 40% of cancer risk may be related to diet?

The contemporary Brooklynite’s diet (I’m looking at you!) which consists of going out and enjoying overly indulgent bacon infused everything (even cocktails) can leave us all feeling sluggish, unwell and not ourselves. Sound familiar? Not to mention it may put us at risk for disease down the line.

For the price it costs to go out to a fancy (heavy) and expensive dinner once, why not take a course (which includes 4 informative & hands-on classes) and learn to cook for your health!

Earth and Wellness Café (397 Graham Ave) is offering a Food for Life Cooking Course, which includes 4 classes on the following Thursdays (3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10)

 from 7–9pm and costs on $135.

Plus they are offering a DEAL! 10% OFF discount to Greenpointers readers! 
Enter “Gpointer2014″ when you sign-up. Continue reading

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