Don’t Be a Resolution Wrecking Ball! Make this Year Your BEST Year! (Sponsored)


Ok, let’s be real Greenpoint, we all ate and drank ourselves into oblivion during the holidays and now that 2016 is here, it’s New Year Resolutions time! But as usual, there are going to be challenges. Hey, we all like to indulge as much as the next guy, but it wouldn’t hurt to start this year off on the right track and actually finish what we start. Easier said than done, right? Continue reading

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Don’t Hibernate this Winter, Become a Beast Instead

Beastanetics, the high-intensity interval training program, which has
become the darling of McCarren Park during the warmer months, will
return to [email protected] (31 Nassau Avenue bet Guernsey & Dobbin) this
winter with classes taking place on Wed & Fri at 6:45am and 8am.
Beastanetics can help you improve your stamina, strength, power,
balance, and overall conditioning, while boosting metabolism and fat
loss. On Yelp, Beastanetics has a perfect average rating of 5 stars.

Session 1 runs from 12/3-1/23 and Session II from 1/28 to 3/20. Space
is very limited so don’t delay. The fee for the 8-week session (16
classes) is $160. A limited number of drop-in slots will be available
at $17 per class. [email protected] is a beautifully appointed fitness studio
in Greenpoint.

For more information visit or email [email protected].

To register:

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To Tone or Not to Tone? Ask a Trainer!

Dear Trainers,

I am about 10 kg far from my ideal weight (21 years old, 158 cm tall,
63 kg). my body is not toned and I have a lot of cellulite. My
question is: Should I reach my ideal weight before I start toning
exercises or if I started toning exercises now they will make my body
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Pull-Ups, Ass Burn & Hero Running with Tim Haft from Beastanetics

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Tim Doing Modified Pull-Ups Like a Beast!

Tim Haft, owner/trainer of Beastanetics and Punk Rope gave me a personal training consultation at McCarren Park and now I have some new pull-up techniques, serious ass burn (in a good way) and a new attitude toward running!

Before we met, Tim asked me to tell him my fitness goals:

“My fitness goal are:

1. lose 10lb, because I gained 10lb.
2. Not eat like a fat freak, because I do that.
3. Tone up my butt and thighs.

I am happy with everything else!

I run a few times a week, weight train and ride my bike like 15-20 miles per week. And somehow I still managed to gain 10lb!” Continue reading

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Time to get NAKED…at BOOTCAMP!

Time to get NAKED … at BOOTCAMP!

SIGN UP NOW and you will not only want to get into that teeny bikini (or speed-OH no) this summer … you’ll also want to get OUT of it … and into NAKED!

This June, QUICK FITNESS is taking bootcamp to the track! TRACY Helsing (“We Go Hard Bootcamp”, Food Network’s “FAT CHEF”) is joining forces with FAITH Pilger and DORIAN Cervantes to take her weekly indoor bootcamps to another level!


AND they will be wearing NAKED SPORTS GEAR: an awesome new TAN THROUGH sports wear for the outdoor athlete …that’s YOU! ~ NO MORE UGLY WORKOUT TAN LINES!!!
(clink – I’ll drink to that)

So, get your butts over to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park EVERY SATURDAY IN JUNE at 9am, rain or shine!
It’s just one subway stop from the city (L train to Bedford or G to Nassau). We’ll meet at the purple workout/stretch bars on the Driggs Avenue side of the track.

SIGN UP NOW on Facebook…just click YES, even if you can’t make all of the dates.
This bootcamp is an hour long and the five week series is priced at $125 for the month. Drop-ins are welcome for $30 per class and if you can only make 3 or 4, we can prorate.

Commit to the package if you want to see real results!
Bootcampers will receive special NAKED benefits 🙂

EMAIL Tracy at [email protected] with any other questions. AND SERIOUSLY, the more the merrier, so please pass the word on and bring your friends as there will be plenty of tag team, cooperative and group exercises.

See you there!!!

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Beastanetics: Twice The Results; Half The Time

These days, there’s no shortage of articles extolling the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT for short), an exercise approach that alternates short periods of intense work with brief periods of rest. Its purported aim: to maximize fitness benefits in a minimal amount of time. Turns out the evidence seems to back this up: a recent NY Times feature highlights just one of many studies affirming that massive fitness gains are possible with short bouts of strenuous exercise. There goes that “I don’t have enough time to exercise” excuse.

Squat Jumps!
The Beasts circle up for that ancient ritual: the Squat Jump Circle

A group of folks who meet in Williamsburg twice a week don’t need any scientific studies to convince them that interval training works. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8 o’clock sharp, a group of “Beasts” gather in McCarren Park to willingly undergo a form of grueling exercise torment known as Beastanetics Boot Camp. Based on the Tabata protocol (a famous 1996 study and one of the first to definitively prove the benefits of High-intensity interval training), Beastanetics is led by Tim Haft, a fitness instructor who developed the regimen in 2010 after months of testing and experimenting. Not your typical boot camp drill sergeant, Tim is genial, supportive, and encouraging, and has a way of pushing his students to work hard without being intimidating in the least. Twenty second “work” intervals are divided by ever-decreasing “recovery” intervals, so the workouts never get easy.

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