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
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
I have 13% body fat and I can’t really see my abs. Every picture I look at online with the same Body fat percentage have defined abs. Why is this?
(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 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.
Register for this event using Eventbrite: Summer Slim Down Challenge
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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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Tonight and every Wednesday at 8pm, a very fun and talented friend of mine is teaching a new class called IntenSati at Human@Ease. Elina is passionate about IntenSati, a this new workout method that combines “high-energy aerobics, martial arts, yoga and strength conditioning,” along with “spoken affirmations.”
Elina has been raving about Intensati for the past two years and said that one of her goals was to teach it. So I did what I do best, plantonic and professional matchmaking (I don’t touch the romantic stuff).
I introduced Elina to Dishan, owner and trainer/life coach at Human@Ease, where I work out weekly. I knew that if I put these two ladies together, their boat would sail off into fitness/self-improvement heaven.
I am so proud and happy that Elina is in Greenpoint, doing what she does best, which in her professional life is enabling people to discover and pursue their dreams through a company called Dream Careers, Inc. Now time it’s for Elina’s dream to come true and share the benefits of fitness and wellness with you.
Join IntenSati with Elina tonight at 8pm, which promises “you will leave class feeling stronger, uplifted and inspired.” For $10, that is a steal!
31 Nassau Ave
Classes Begin on Monday June 11 - Register now!
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With a 5-star rating on Yelp and rave reviews in local press and from our students, Beastanetics is your ticket to getting in the best shape of your life. Even the honey badger will cower at the sight of you after you’ve completed the 6-week, 12-session program, which, by the way, culminates in a celebration at a local watering hole.
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I ran into Liz, a fellow Greenpointer yesterday while working out at Human@Ease. She said, “you’re the reason why I came here!” That makes me feel all sweet and mushy inside. You know how I feel about Human@Ease. The place rocks, my workout routine rocks, and I feel great working out for only one half hour per week. Plus I am able to give my boyfriend a piggyback ride, now! Human@Ease has a sweet deal going on now. Like one in which you can save over $100!
Choose from Three Options:
$25 for two 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $130 value)
$45 for four 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $260 value)
$65 for six 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $390 value)
Personal trainers acquaint guests with strength-training machines and guide muscles through fluid conditioning exercises during 30-minute sessions.
31 Nassau Ave.
One of the not-so-hidden treasures of Greenpoint is the YMCA, which provides a slew of workout options in addition to community services for a fraction of the cost of most commercial gyms or private centers. The true strength – and occasional weakness, depending on the skill of the instructor and the mix of participants – of the facility are the classes. We’ve recently covered Punk Rope, and today I’m going to let you know what’s going on in the gym with the odd music every Sunday at 1:15: Tai Chi.
The instructor, “Joan” Zhou Xiaoying (周晓瑛） is a soft-spoken woman with an incredibly calm presence who comes to us from Ningbo, a city located in China’s Zhejiang province near Shanghai. Although she would never brag about it herself and would probably maim me with a crutch (she can do that)for saying so, she is a master of the art with over 30 years experience and numerous competition wins, including six gold medals from the American International Martial Arts Competition. In class at the YMCA, she is incredibly welcoming and patient with new students, and while her skills often surpass her English, her thorough knowledge of the forms she teaches allows her to work through any confusion. She teaches two sessions: the first, at 1:15 on Sundays, begins with opening light exercises that are very meditative, transitions into walking exercises, and then primarily focuses on teaching and practicing the 24-form chuan-style Tai Chi sequence. This form has a fascinating history in that it was designed by the Chinese government in 1956 to simplify the more complex styles to retain the positive health benefits while being easier to perform, allowing it to be practiced more widely in the country. In the second session, which begins directly following the first at 2:15, meditation, more complex forms, and the partner exercise called pushing hands are taught.
The class is comprised of an interesting mix of mostly local participants. One, Lorraine Salles, grew up in Greenpoint and has been practicing Tai Chi at the YMCA since 2003. Another, Jean Baptiste Boclé, has been at it for five years and has competed in several competitions. Both report benefits that I, at five months of practice, can echo: a pervasive sense of calm following the classes, increased strength and improved muscle condition overall, and a greatly enhanced sense of balance and of one’s own body. I’ll note that I mean balance in the purely physical sense: I can stand on one leg or hold myself upright on a shifting subway much better than I could a few months ago, and I’ve noticed that this has greatly improved other aspects of my workout, most notably the weight lifting.
The class is incredibly welcoming, and I have only one piece of advice for the interested newcomer: plan on leaving your first class totally bewildered. It will take at least 3-5 sessions before the motions begin to make sense to you on a physical level, and it’s imperative to work through it the first couple times until you start to understand the whole. I promise it is worth the time once you do, and you’ll be hard pressed to ever find another chance to work with a master like Zhou Xiaoying in such a direct and inexpensive setting.