wellness

Get Fit or Get Fined? Is this Even Legal? B.E.S.T. Plan Starts 10/26!

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What would your community be like if it had ‘fitness patrols’ roaming your neighborhood streets? McDonald’s would probably be an underground junk food dealer (4 chicken nuggets in a dime bag, please) and Starbucks would most likely sell wheat grass macchiatos and have stair masters in their lounges instead of free wi-fi.

Well Human@Ease actually did the unthinkable and the Fitness Protection Police patrolled the Greenpoint streets to promote a healthier lifestyle to the community! Continue reading

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Vote for Tim! Local Fitness Celebrity!

Punk Rope's Tim Haft

Earlier this year – you voted for local fitness celebrity Tim Haft – in the internet’s fitness trainer popularity contest called Fit or Flop.

And because of all those votes – Tim is in it to win it!

He updated us on where he stands in the contest:

After 8 rounds of competitions there were 16 competitors left. I was one of them. Then the judges “voted off” another 6. So now we’re down to 10 and I’m still alive…I think that what I (and Punk Rope) represent – good health, fitness, play, and most important of all, community – are traits worth getting behind.

There are only 9 days left, so go ahead and vote for Tim Haft so he can get into the internet fitness star online hall of fame!

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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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