Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Recession-Proof Career? Train to Be a Trainer

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

SS6_0082x By Laura Shin Ten years ago, Debra Duby found herself wandering the streets of Manhattan, knocking on countless doors, shaking hands with strangers and posting flyers. At 27 years old, she was a newly certified personal trainer attempting to jumpstart a new career. “Like in any successful business, you need to put forth the appropriate [&hellip
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City Yoga Studios Escape ‘Gym Tax,’ Fitness Centers Not as Lucky

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons Local yogis can continue to embrace their spiritual, physical and mental wellness for a—relatively—lower rate. Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal applauded the recent decision of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to exempt independent yoga studios from paying the “gym tax,” city and sales tax that is imposed on other gyms and [&hellip
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How Well Can a Treadmill Count?

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Figuring out how many calories you burn remains harder than it appears. By Patrick Egan You want to lose weight. You understand the basic principle: burn more energy, measured in calories, than you take in. It’s math, pure and simple. The consumption numbers are easy to find—on food packaging, in nutrition books, even on some [&hellip
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Fifty is My New Sixty

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

I recently turned 50. In other words, I am FIFTY; the BIG FIVE-0; the age when there are MORE YESTERDAYS THAN TOMORROWS! To mark this milestone of my dance with mortality, I went for a physical. Since I lap-swim and watch my diet, I was sure to ace it. After taking my blood pressure, administering [&hellip
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