CrossFit was the most difficult fitness class I've ever attended -- no joke. The program incorporates gymnastics techniques, strength training and conditioning, to provide a complete workout that shapes and strengthens the entire body; and its equally effective for men and women.
The idea is that people taking CrossFit classes should head to "the box," as it's known among regulars,... » more
If you've noticed fewer people coughing in the streets, you're not alone.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's health department revealed Thursday that the Big Apple's air quality is at its cleanest levels in more than 50 years. Levels of sulfur dioxide, which can cause asthma, have dropped by 69% since 2007, and soot pollution has dropped by 23% during the same time, according to the mayor.... » more
The city's Department of Investigation made two busts this week in cases involving health department letter grades.
On Wednesday, the department arrested Anastasios Kountis, 32, the owner of Rapid Consulting Inc., which represented restaurants during Health Department appeals. The Staten Island man, who was arraigned on several charges including forgery, allegedly sold fake restaurant grade... » more
It looks like New Yorkers can drink to their health.
Big Apple residents are taking better care of themselves by cutting down on smoking, junk food and drinking, while exercising more, according to a report released Wednesday by the city's health department.
Not only is life expectancy at a record high, with the average New Yorker living to 80.9 years, it's a three-year increase from... » more
At Krav New York, Krav Maga students spend their class time punching, kicking, fighting and screaming. Then practitioners of this martial arts method of combat used by Israeli Defense Forces do something atypical of fighters: yoga. They relax.
Krav New York is one of the first high-impact sports studios to incorporate low-impact yoga routines into its normal class repertoire. After every class,... » more
Jill Miller was already practicing massage when she realized it was her own body that really needed to be worked on.
"I got into bad habits with yoga and I had to figure out what I was doing wrong," she said.
And so Miller launched her method Yoga Tune Up and began on her quest to figure out how to understand the body "from the inside out."
Yoga Tune Up teaches... » more