Celia Balf is a freelance writer and also a professional tweeter or social 'media-er' rather, for Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL.) She also works part-time as a wine clerk. Wine & sports essentially, in that order.
Winter is upon us, and your will to run in the McCarren Park track or over the Pulaski Bridge is probably at an all-time low. And, you might not want to brave the overcrowded G train to hit the latest fitness hotspot. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to keep fit right in our neighborhood.
So, we checked out several of the hottest yoga and pilates studios around the hood and no surprise here, there’s quite a few options to feel the burn sans boredom. If you are looking for a serious sweat session or a low impact workout, we’ve got you covered.
We rounded up some studios that will help you work off an extra slice of Ovenly cake or all of that holiday booze. Continue reading →
Whether you’re jogging down Franklin Street or getting an early morning spin class in at the Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave), or even perhaps flowing through a peaceful sweat at Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave), the best part of any workout, really, is when you’re done.
As you catch your breath and dab away the sweat you get to focus on the next best thing—and no we aren’t talking about an ab sequence to follow or even an extra sprint-mile here—we’re talking post-workout eats! It is time to fuel up, because you deserve it! Lucky for us, Greenpoint has almost as many healthy grab n’ go spots as it does dark-lit bars and Polish bakeries. Whether you are getting your sweat on in the early morning or grinding it out after work in the evening, here are the best spots to fuel back up—and not feel bad about being completely sweaty and out of breath.
If you are an early riser.
Brooklyn Standard – 188 Nassau Ave Don’t get your sports bra in a tangle, the Brooklyn Standard is nothing like The Standard Hotel. This natural foods deli/coffee shop/bakery/enhanced-Bodega is perfect for anyone who needs something healthy at 7 a.m. and on. The neighborhood spot is open from 7-11 p.m. daily and offers breakfast all day along with an impressive selection of fresh squeezed juices and protein-packed smoothies. Enjoying your run around McGolrick park and need a kale, apple, lemon juice before you officially start your day? Brooklyn Standard is your spot. Continue reading →