July 11, 2016 |
Danielle Williams has the eye of a tigress. A regular at a CKO Kickboxing studio in North Brunswick, N.J., and one that opened just over a year ago in Yardley, Pa., she's lost 40 pounds punching a bag. "I come here after work to de-stress," said the 32-year-old college financial-aid adviser from Florence, N.J. Williams has lots of muscle-flexing company. Mini-fitness centers, such as CKO (Club Knock Out), SoulCycle, and Orange Theory, among others, are popping up throughout the suburbs and often at your local shopping center.
June 22, 2016
EACH WEEK I look forward to reading the Clout column in the Daily News. Imagine my disappointment, but not surprise, at a recent mention in that column regarding City Councilwoman Helen Gym's racially insulting and culturally insensitive Trump-like tweet regarding white male privilege directed at SRC committee member Bill Green, and I assume other white males in this city, as well. If this reporting is true, all I can say is what an incredibly petty, racially devisive remark from someone well-known for publicly shaming anyone and anything that dares to disagree with her and her cause du jour . The hypocricy of this person is embarassing on so many levels.
June 10, 2016 |
When the bell marked the ended of the round, Vernon J. Linder yanked off his boxing gloves, wiped sweat from his neck, and wedged a hearing aid back into his ear. Linder, 86, sat down on a folding chair in the Washington Avenue gym and wondered whether his sparring partner, a hulking, 29-year-old mixed martial arts instructor, had been taking it easy on him out there for the last couple of minutes. "If I go to a gym and they've never seen me work out, they don't want to spar with me, because they're afraid they're going to hurt me," Linder said.
May 9, 2016 |
Doug Black Jr. clambered up a 14-foot wall, vaulted over hurdles, and leaped off an 11-foot ledge, somersaulting into a pit filled with foam cubes. The gym session, part of his preparation to qualify for the TV show American Ninja Warrior , was hard, sweaty work. Not so long ago, it would have been impossible. The Port Richmond resident suffered from a rare condition that robbed him of his sense of balance, caused severe nausea, and gave him a painfully amped-up sense of hearing, to the point that he could hear his own heartbeat.
March 16, 2016 |
In its rehearsal spaces and on its main stage, the venerated Walnut Street Theatre currently resembles a jungle gymlike maze of elevated catwalks and open portals - all for Peter and the Starcatcher , which opens Thursday. Peter is such a massive, madly active production that, for the cast to rehearse adequately, a replica of the huge, multilevel, Rube Goldbergian set on the main stage, all ladders, paths, and openings, had to be built in the fourth-floor rehearsal space, for which, in the words of director Bill Van Horn, "rail heights and step lengths were cut in half, to get used to the real estate.
February 25, 2016 |
City Councilwoman Helen Gym said Tuesday that a New York-based charter chain lacks the qualifications to turn around Cooke Elementary School and that its proposed administrative costs are so high that the school would have 50 percent less to spend on classroom instruction. Gym, who analyzed the proposal of Great Oaks Foundation Inc., said that its budget at Cooke calls for spending four times the amount on administration as the Logan school pays now, and includes a $550,000 management fee to the foundation.
January 17, 2016 |
Throughout the day on Friday, Holy Cross players were texting each other pictures of themselves drinking water. The goal was to hydrate as much as possible before stepping foot into the sauna that is the Delran High School gym. "Delran is used to this gym," said Lancers senior Morgan Morocco, "so we knew we had to be ready. " The gym lived up to its reputation. It was scorching. But the preparation paid off. The Lancers looked perfectly cool when Delran made a run in the fourth quarter.
December 31, 2015 |
Maggie Lucas leaped to her feet as the tenor of the game changed. She said "Let's go," clenched her fists, and followed with three forceful claps. The Germantown Academy girls' basketball team was within three points. It was the type of enthusiasm and intensity one has come to expect from Lucas, in her first year as an assistant for the Patriots. It's the type of demeanor people first became familiar with when Lucas was herself playing for GA, netting 2,197 points from 2006 to 2010.
December 21, 2015 |
They had every reason to give up. They weren't tall enough. They weren't skilled enough. They weren't good enough. Charlie Lane, Alex Calvello, and Mark Tuzi tried out for the Clearview High School boys' basketball team as sophomores. They all were cut. "At that point, how many kids today keep trying to find a way to do everything they can to get better?" Clearview coach Tom Gross wondered. "These kids, they wouldn't quit. " Clearview opened its season Friday night against Schalick.