Intellectual Benefits to Running (Part 2)

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By: Christina Ramirez  PT, DPT, CKTP As a runner, I like to think that running is one of the most enjoyable and healthy ways to exercise; but the reality is there are many ways to exercise and gain many benefits from physical fitness, to positive emotional health, to intellectual growth. A recent article in the New York Times, written by Gretchen … Read More

NYC Marathon Training (Part 1)

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It is Marathon training season; at least here in New York City. Over 50,000 people are training for the New York City marathon that will take place on November 6 this year, and I am one of them! My name is Christina Ramirez, and I have been a recreational runner for about 3 years now, completing my first half marathon … Read More

Easing Body Pain Can Be Simple With These Products

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Too often we find ourselves sore, tight and in pain from sitting in the same position for too long or from simply not moving our muscles often enough. A quick fix is not the ultimate problem solver, but it can be a great temporary solution until you can see a professional. Below, we listed multiple relatively cheap and simple products … Read More

Importance of Core: Part 5

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1. U/L Arm Raise on Rockerboard Stand on a rockerboard with your feet hip width apart and toes facing forward. Engage your core by drawing your belly button to your spine, and find your balance on the board. Stand straight and draw your shoulder blades down your back. Raise one arm up over your head while maintaining your core support. … Read More

A Runner’s Guide to New York City

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After 6pm on summer weekdays, walking down the street also means jumping out of the way for the multitude of runners taking advantage of the cool evenings. For many, running is a lifestyle. You know your local running shop, the best trails, and the various running groups. It is a way to clear your head and get the exercise your … Read More

8 Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a therapeutic practice used by people for centuries. It has restorative powers that can cure body aches and pains, as well as clear the mind. There have been many studies that show it can help with depression and anxiety. To say the least, yoga has many benefits and we’ve put together a list of these benefits below. 1. … Read More

5 Reminders the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team Reminded Us About Competing

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While Olympic athletes are far from average, they still undergo body pain and injury. Each Olympic team is allowed a certain number of medical staff and said medical staff were hired to help maintain the wellbeing of the athlete. So we’ve put together a list of tips for your own recovery and success during competition based off the strategies of … Read More

4 Ways Foam Rolling Will Save Your Muscles

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Whether you are an assiduous gym-goer, a once-a-month runner or recovering from an injury, you are going to have sore muscles at some point. You stretch post workout, and do your exercises but sometimes it doesn’t ease the pain. A foam roller is an inexpensive and small miracle worker that helps loosen tight muscles that stretching alone just doesn’t seem … Read More

11 Free Fitness Classes in New York City

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Free Fitness Classes in NYC

Updated June 2018! Did you know that there are hundreds of free fitness classes all over New York? Catering to every intensity these free fitness classes are scattered throughout the day, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule. Below is a cross section of the various free classes available, featuring a little something for everyone. So whether you … Read More

Tips for Creating Nutritious Post-Workout Meals

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Sometime this week, you probably went for a run. Maybe it was this morning; maybe it was 3 days ago. However, you might still be feeling the effects. For those of us who do not work out on a regular basis, you’re feeling it even more this morning. There is a chance you even had the unfortunate event of twisting … Read More