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Good Morning Gloryville – Obviously Brooklyn has Breakfast Raves!

Dancing or yoga?

For most Greenpointers, early mornings will find us hitting the snooze button a few too many times. Others are out dancing. A recent trend has sprung up in North Brooklyn (and across New York City) – people hitting the dance floors before their morning cup of coffee.

A group named Morning Gloryville, whose motto is “rave your way into the day” really knows how to wake up by dancing hard to awesome music with great people in a fun setting. Continue reading

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Kiki Morris: Greenpoint’s Best-Loved Trainer Talks Health, Happiness and Longevity

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Kiki Morris: Best Trainer in NYC...probably the world!

If you’ve ever taken a run around McCarren Park track, the chances are you’ll know Kiki. Kiki Morris has been a regular fixture at the northwest corner of the track for almost 18 years and is one of the most well-loved figures in the neighborhood. He trains people in the park every day of the week and is greeted by pretty much everyone who passes by. Mothers with strollers come up and say hi, NYPD cars slow down on Driggs to honk and wave, shirtless muscle-rippling joggers remove their earbuds and stop for a chat, and little kids run over and high-five him. It’s no wonder he’s earned himself the unofficial title of Mayor of McCarren and the official title of Village Voice’s ‘best outdoor personal trainer in NYC’. Continue reading

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Beastanetics Boot Camp: the Muffin Top/ Beer Gut Antidote

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Spring is here (we promise) and since it’s finally going to get warmer, it’s time to maximize outdoor time. Same goes for working out, which is just one of the reasons why Beastanetics is so great. We happen to live next to a pretty sweet track and field and it’s time to take advantage! We’re talking FRESH AIR, people. Remember what that feels like?

Beastanetics is a 6-week, 12-session program run entirely in McCarren Park, and rest assured, it will have you looking positively fierce by Summer. Led by Tim Haft and his knowledgeable, supportive, and welcoming staff, the intro training sesh is a steal at $144 (includes all 12 sessions). That’s cheaper than an indoor gym membership where you’ll wait an hour to run on a treadmill in a sweaty florescent box (can you tell how much I love gyms?).

The next session begins Monday, April 14 and Greenpointers has teamed up with Beastanetics to give first-time students 10% off the registration fee with code FIRSTTIMEBEAST. Virgin Beasts can also try a one-time free trial; drop-in classes (space permitting) are $15.  Register here!  Continue reading

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Will Punk Rope’s Tim Haft – Fit or Flop? Vote!

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You may know Tim Haft from Punk Rope at the Greenpoint YMCA or early morning butt kickings at Beastanetics in McGolrick Park. Now Greenpoint’s favorite fitness guru is a competitor on a web based reality show call Fit or Flop. Will he be “American’s Next Fitness Star”? You decide!

With just one week to go in the voting you can help Tim get to the next
round. (You can actually vote for him once every 24 hours thru 3/31.) Continue reading

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“Life is a Nightmare” + More Brooklyn Music Videos & Show Roundup 3.6

I have cool music videos to share and show recommendations for the remainder of the week, often overlapping from the very same band.

Workout shot the video for “Life is a Nightmare” on India Street, among other locations in Greenpoint and North Brooklyn. The song struts along with crunchy guitar riffs, giving the titular chorus a contradictory feel-good sentiment. You can check the band out tonight at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street). A party bus will pick up at Bia in South Williamsburg. More details here. Continue reading

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INTENSE BEST Spring Training Bootcamp Starts March 30th

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Human@Ease's Next B.E.S.T Program Begins March 30th

Today is Fat Tuesday so get all the eating and drinking out of your system and start a new fitness and wellness plan for Spring.

Looking and feeling great doesn’t just happen; you do have to work for it – but you don’t have to work on it alone. Human@Ease’s B.E.S.T. Plan takes all the guess work out of diet and exercise so that you are informed and ready to take action on your fitness goals. Their next session begins March 30th. Continue reading

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Be A Fitness Test Subject at Human@Ease! Sunday (8/18)

(Sponsored) Greenpoint Fitness & Wellness Center, Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) seeks two test subjects for a holistic weight loss case study.

Human@Ease is looking for two ideal candidates who are highly motivated to participate in a 12-wk case study.

We are looking for one male and one female between the ages of 24-55 who have struggled with long time weight issues (losing or gaining), and are currently experiencing issues with managing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Each participant must be willing to complete the 12 week program in its entirety with full compliance. Participants’ progress will be photographed, documented and displayed for marketing and informational purposes.

This is a new program that will be launching end of summer called the B.E.S.T You! Plan (Balance. Energy. Strength. Tranquility). It’s an all inclusive holistic fitness, detox, & weight-loss (or gain) program that includes personal training, life & nutritional coaching, body assessments, classes, infrared sauna sessions, data tracking & more.

This program is set up and designed to deal with past conditioning and emotional obstacles related to food; proper diet and exercise education; and strengthening and improving not only the muscular and cardiovascular systems– but all systems of the body. The BEST You! Plan is guaranteed to deliver life long results.

This program is perfect for anyone who has ever struggled with weight issues; lack of strength, energy & motivation; confusion surrounding diet and exercise; health & musculoskeletal issues;  or anyone who just finds it difficult to staying committed to a program.

Each participant will receive 12 consecutive weeks of personal training, life & nutritional coaching, detoxification sessions, & classes. Requirements must be met to be selected for the case study.

We will be holding interviews for interested individuals on Sunday August 18th at 5:30pm in the Ohm Room at Human@Ease Fitness & Wellness Center 31 Nassau Ave (btwn Guernsey & Dobbin). Please email any questions to Dy at: bestplan (AT) humanatease.com and write “case study info” in the subject line.

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Summer Sunday Slimdown Challenge in McCarren Park – Every Sunday in July (FREE!)

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Summer is here and its time to lose those pounds! A good cardiovascular workout is an important part of shedding those pounds.  Join intenSati instructor Elina Leclaire and health expert Ekayani Chamberlin for a Summer Sunday Slimdown Challenge!

The two have teamed up to lead fitness and wellness classes in McCarren Park, Brooklyn. Elina will be leading Intensati which is a fusion of cardio, kickboxing, body conditioning, yoga and meditation, coupled with positive affirmations.

You are invited to join this FREE CLASS to get that blood pumping and heart rate up every Sunday in July from 1:30 to 2:30PM.

Rain or Shine We Don’t Mind!

In sunny weather we will be outside connecting with the trees, grass and open skies in McCarren Park. If it’s rainy or too darn hot for comfort we will hold class inside in the lovely OM Room at Human@Ease.

Either way- plan to meet us by 1:15PM at Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

More info here.

Register for this event using Eventbrite: Summer Slim Down Challenge

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GIVEAWAY: 6 WEEKS BEASTANETICS BOOT CAMP (WORTH $180!)

Now is your chance to get your butt into amazing shape! Beastanetics is giving away a slot in an upcoming Boot Camp (begins next week) to one lucky Greenpointers reader. This 12 Session/6 Week Program that meets in McCarren Park will get you into amazing shape! (Retail value: $180!)

To enter: In the comments below, answer the following question:

 

What is your favorite time of the day to work out?

 

Deadline: Thursday 9/6/2012 at 11:59pm.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday 9/7.

Aside from this chance to win, Beastanetics is offering $30 off the registration fee for all Greenpointers readers by entering the code ***Greenpointers*** at check-out. Read more about this deal here. Register for Beastanetics now!

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