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April 14, 1993 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Eric Rothmiller, sweat trickling down his face and along the contours of his thick, muscular chest, had just gone a few rounds with a 25-pound heavy bag. Pity the bag. In jail three weeks, Rothmiller packed a lot of frustration in each punch yesterday in the gym at the Gloucester County Jail. His blows were as solid as his 5-foot-8-inch, 190-pound frame. Now, Rothmiller was cooling down, waiting for his turn at the ping-pong table, where, the inmate boasted, he is the best in the jail.
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November 17, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / BONNIE WELLER
About 300 people demonstrated Monday night outside the Northeast City Hall to protest cuts in the number of hours public school gyms are open to youth groups. The cuts were ordered last month by the Department of Recreation and the Board of Education to save money. Weekday times were cut by one hour, Saturdays by four hours.
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November 26, 1989 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ground has been broken for a $5 million gymnasium that is expected to spur growth at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia branch in Lower Merion. About 100 people attended ground-breaking ceremonies last Sunday at the Kevy K. and Hortense M. Kaiserman Branch, City Avenue and Haverford Road in Penn Wynne, spokesman David C. Friedman said Monday. The gym will rise where the branch's tennis courts are now, and it will connect the center's swimming pool and classroom buildings.
SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | By STAN HOCHMAN and For the Daily News
JOE FRAZIER got into a fight, growing up in Beaufort, S.C. Beat the bejabbers out of a guy of the white persuasion. Had ‘til sundown to get out of that hardscrabble town. Headed north. By car? Bus? Train? "He rode the dog," Martha Frazier-Rhodan said yesterday, confirming the story with a wistful smile and a head nod. The dog? "Greyhound bus," she said. "That's what Joe always called it. The dog. " Rode the dog to New York, where his brother Tommy lived. New York was too loud, too crowded, too cold.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Mayor Goode and City Council debate the constraints that accompany bare- bone budgets and discuss the merits of cuts in services vs. reductions in manpower, the Somerton Youth Organization is about to be given a long-term lease on its athletic fields and, a few months hence, a new gymnasium. In times of fiscal austerity, such matters tend to raise eyebrows. But not in this instance. The long-term lease, providing for a nominal annual payment for the site, and the gym to be built upon it are the result of a campaign promise made some years ago by Councilman Brian O'Neill.
NEWS
January 8, 1999 | By Shannon O'Boye, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police are still investigating the brouhaha that erupted at the high school gymnasium after a close wrestling match between Audubon and West Deptford ended in a disqualification Wednesday night. Tempers flared when West Deptford's Eric D'Ippolito, who moments earlier was declared the winner at 135 pounds, was disqualified after Audubon's John Meccierello said he was bitten during the match. Two unidentified male fans in adjacent cheering sections then stood up and began hollering and gesturing at each other, according to Audubon principal Bill Westphal.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
Dorothy Kaufmann moved effortlessly from slant board to dumbbell rack to weight machine. Kaufmann, on this day clad in a black leotard, tights and a sky-blue sweatshirt, has been coming to Al Berger's gym in Haverford long enough to sleepwalk through her hour-long exercise and weight-training routine. In her 70s, Kaufmann is part of a clientele that is, for the most part, over 55. "They limp in," said Berger philosophically, "and they leap out. " Berger, has been in the fitness business for 53 years.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
The Grier Street playground is history. The large wooden play gym was removed last week after Warminster Heights residents complained about rowdy teenagers who gathered at the park - and about the drug syringes and broken beer bottles they left behind. "Thank the Lord," said Deborah Evanson, a resident who had requested that the play area be torn down. While she and other residents said the playground's removal might not solve the problem, they said it would be safer for neighborhood children, who at times took the dirty needles home.
SPORTS
June 4, 1989 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia gym is a good place for a man bent on homicide. "I remember the day Sonny Liston tried to kill me," Georgie Benton said. It was 1960, and the two men were preparing to spar at a gym in North Philadelphia. Liston was the top heavyweight contender, about three prone bodies away from the world title. He aimed to turn his sparring partner - poor Georgie Benton - into one of those prone bodies. Liston weighed 220 pounds, Benton 160. It looked like a colossal mismatch.
NEWS
September 10, 1989 | By Diana Cercone Harris, Special to The Inquirer
The Falls Township Board of Supervisors gave its blessing Thursday to the Faith Baptist Church's plan to build a 9,900-square-foot gymnasium on church property. But the supervisors insisted that the church sign a good faith agreement pledging to make certain engineering improvements if the township deems them necessary. The church sits on a 14-acre lot at 1515 Wistar Rd. in Fairless Hills. The supervisors voted 4-0 to approve final plans for the proposed building, which would be about 60 feet from the church and separated from it by a driveway.
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August 6, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
I grew up female in the 1950s. Cultural translation: I was groomed to be cautious. Adventure? Not for the likes of me. Physical prowess? Leave that to the boys. We girls had hideous gym suits with bloomer bottoms, and only a few of us ever gained mastery of the ropes hanging from the gym rafters that we were "encouraged" (wink and nod) to climb. In some ways, that caution spilled over into a general habit of not taking chances. But later, as a mother of daughters, I made a conscious effort for their sake to be more spontaneous and less guarded in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have been with my husband for 10 years. We were married six months ago. Before the wedding, we had some breakups. During one of them, he dated another woman briefly. The encounter led to her becoming pregnant, and she gave birth to a boy who is now a year old. I learned about her and her pregnancy five months before our wedding, but we have been able to work through it with intense counseling. Last week, I received a Facebook message from a woman who advised me that my husband had approached her at the gym and said he was single, so they went on a date.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF IT'S JULY and there is a gym with basketballs being bounced by very athletic teenagers, college coaches will be taking up most of the seats. Games may be won or lost on scoreboards from November to April, but, in reality, they are won or lost during the manic July recruiting period when coaches have ambitious itineraries that require detailed planning, on-time airplanes, rental cars, late nights and very early mornings. Sleep and food are options. The coaches are in the gyms to a)
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Marshall Roy, For The Inquirer
To get the highest return on your investment of time and effort in the gym, you have to master the basics. The squat is one of the most productive strength exercises, as it takes the hips and knees through a greater range of motion than other exercises, and is directly transferable to running and jumping. In other words, it is absolutely indispensable for athletes. But even nonathletes should devote time to learning to squat properly. Few exercises stimulate and preserve as much muscle tissue as squats, making them particularly valuable for older folks.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Marshall Roy, For The Inquirer
We've been told variety is the most important factor in a workout ("muscle confusion," anyone?) and many gyms nowadays seduce members with fancy, complex machines and daunting "Workout of the Day" programs. But the difference between an amateur and an expert remains that an expert has mastered the basics. For me, the most fundamental exercise of all time is the deat lift. What makes the deat lift a superstar? Picking something heavy up off the ground safely is a necessary human skill with endless transferability to other daily activities, from tying your shoes to shoveling your driveway.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trina Lisko has always taken to athletics. Growing up, she tagged along with her two older brothers to play soccer until the sun set, and made sure to try everything from street hockey to water sports. But the former Bishop Eustace Prep field hockey star and alumna of Duke University, where she captained the hockey team in her senior year, did not want her athletic career to end with school. Now 37, the mother of two young children, and a physician specializing in sports medicine, the Collingswood resident recently gravitated to Parkour, an obstacle-course training regime.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
  If you haven't decided how you're getting to the polls Nov. 3 - and chances are you haven't - consider this option: a ride from Mayor Nutter. That's one prize up for grabs in a video contest and voter-turnout campaign launching Friday. The others aren't too bad, either, including a cooking class with Jose Garces and a gym workout alongside former Gov. Ed Rendell. To enter, voters can create a video 15 seconds or shorter describing why they vote, and share it on social media using the hashtag #ivotephilly.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q:I've always allowed my kids' friends to stay over. That's just the way I was raised. My parents let me and my sisters have sleepovers for our birthdays. My middle daughter, who is 17, came out to us late last year. We are close, but I wasn't expecting this. Her dad and I told her we still loved her and accepted her. But here's why I'm writing. She wants her girlfriend, who's a college freshman, to stay over after her prom because they plan on going to the beach the next day. It will save her a trip.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerami Grant's season wasn't what people might expect from a second-round pick who missed the first part of the season. And that's just fine. In fact, the 76ers rookie exceeded expectations as a combination forward en route to being his team's biggest surprise of this season. The 39th pick of the 2014 draft, Grant was supposed to be an athletic, yet undersized, power forward masquerading as a small forward, who would make plenty of mistakes, miss an abundance of three-point shots, and still play solid defense.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Age was creeping up, and Linda Garrett, 67, decided to do something radical. She went into the kitchen, propped the iPhone on a soup bowl, and recorded a plea to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be part of his Fit Nation triathlon challenge. She wanted to be chosen as one of six Americans - among 200 applicants - who will be trained and equipped to compete for the first time in the grueling sport. Garrett, a retired school nurse, had never swum a lap, never clipped into a bike pedal.
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