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Two Bronxville Teens Walk A Marathon Six Feet Apart PDF Print Email

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By Katharine Outcalt

May 6, 2020: Bored during the coronavirus lockdown? Tired of bingeing the latest Netflix series? Two Bronxville resident teenagers recently challenged themselves to walk a marathon.

On April 11, neighbors and long-time friends, Clarissa Russo (14) and Lily Crystal (15), met outside their homes in Bronxville at 10:13 am and started walking six feet apart to abide by the Governor's social distancing mandate.

Equipped with backpacks filled with water, energy snacks, a portable speaker, sunscreen, Advil, bandaids, and portable phone charges (essential), the two Bronxville High School 9th graders headed north on the Bronx River Parkway bike path toward Scarsdale. Nine and a half hours later, and with only a 30-minute lunch break at the 13.1-mile mark, the girls returned to cheering family members and neighbors.

When asked what they found the toughest part of walking a marathon, both Russo and Crystal agreed that continuing their walk after lunch was really hard. The best part was the "adventure of exploring new places and the feeling of accomplishment."

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Both girls admitted that their parents doubted them and were waiting all day for a call to come to pick them up. That call never came, and the girls completed their marathon one step at a time.

There was a lot of laughter and some phone calls to friends to pass the time. When asked if they would do it again, both girls agreed that they would, just not too soon.



Photos courtesy the marathon walkers and their families

 
Successful NFL 2020 Virtual Draft Was Centered in Bronxville PDF Print Email

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Apr. 29, 2020: If you were on a walk through the neighborhoods in Bronxville late last week, you might have seen a rather large satellite dish on the top of a big truck in the driveway of a local home - - an unusual site in Bronxville.

The reason? The satellite was needed to broadcast the first-ever virtual NFL Draft.

Due to coronavirus COVID-19, the 2020 NFL Draft was moved from a live event in Las Vegas to a virtual event, centered in of all places, Bronxville, New York. Specifically, the Draft picks were broadcast from the basement of the home of Bronxville graduate and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell.

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The NFL Draft began on Thursday, April 23, at 8 pm and finished on April 25. It was broadcast simultaneously on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, and digital channels. There were remote set-ups in the homes of the Commissioner and the 60 players and 32 teams involved in the Draft. 

The broadcast began with Roger Goodell in the basement of his home. Goodell thanked healthcare workers, "Thanks to these heroes, we will get through this together," he said. He also encouraged fans to visit NFL.com/relief to make a contribution to support COVID-19 relief. Finally, he asked everyone to observe a moment of silence to honor "those we have lost." 

Harry Connick Jr. performed the National Anthem, and Dr. Anthony Fauci commended the NFL for doing a virtual draft. 

The Draft then got underway. Each team picked their player. Goodell announced each pick, and the player was told by phone and shown celebrating with his family. Throughout the presentation, ESPN provided extensive background on each player, along with lively footage, graphics, and commentary.

The event was an unqualified success in terms of ratings. According to SI.com, the virtual draft "had a record-setting night on Thursday, when an average audience of 15.6 million viewers watched the first round of the draft." This was up 37% from 2019. Viewership of Day 2 was up 40% from the previous year and viewership of Day 3 was up 32% over 2019.

The event was also a huge success in terms of fund-raising. At the conclusion of the Draft, Goodell announced that "thanks to your generous contributions and those of the NFL family, more than $100 million has been raised for COVID-19 relief." 

The whole event was a little glimmer of hope of an eventual return to "normal" in a world of uncertainty today. 

Congrats to Commissioner Goodell and the NFL for a successful and exciting NFL Draft.

And it was fun to have Bronxville be part, albeit a very small part, of the excitement.

 

Photos by Warner and Murrer

 
Local Gyms and Studios Offer Virtual Workouts PDF Print Email

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By Katharine Outcalt

Apr. 1, 2020: As the coronavirus outbreak has forced the closure of all non-essential businesses to maintain “social distancing,” many are suffering the shuttering of their beloved gyms, fitness studios, personal trainers, and sports clubs.

Understanding the need to maintain daily exercise routines, particularly during times of stress and uncertainty, studio owners and fitness instructors are making the shift to offering their programs online.

Here are some of our local fitness and wellness businesses that are offering virtual workouts during the coronavirus emergency.

Pure Barre of Bronxville has a live streaming account, purebarrenyclive, where clients can use their monthly membership or non-members can purchase $24.99/month unlimited access to the classes. If you are not a current member of Pure Barre, email CLOAKING  with your name and phone number to get started.

Orangetheory Fitness in Tuckahoe is offering its members live classes on Instagram every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12 noon. The user name is @orangetheorytuckahoe. Those that are not members can CLICK HERE for free 30-minute daily workout videos.

Yoga Haven of Tuckahoe and Scarsdale is posting live and pre-recorded classes on their online daily schedule. They are accepting class cards and drop-ins. CLICK HERE for more information.  They have also created two free downloads to share with the community to help address heightened anxiety.  There is a 5 minute centering and 15 minute guided relaxation.  Those are available here:  

5 Minute Centering

15 Minute Guided Relaxation

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary is offering virtual yoga, meditation, and energy clearing classes through their website. CLICK HERE to view their daily schedule and book a class online.

SoulCycle has an Off the Bike section on their Instagram page @soulcycle that lists daily workouts.

Fitwalk_Fitness is live-streaming a variety of classes for all levels. All you need is a set of weights and a mat for most classes. To try a free class, CLICK HERE.

Adam Feldman, a local CrossFit Level 1 trainer is offering workouts via Zoom. Contact  Adam at (845) 304-4719 or email  CLOAKING  to get started. 

Enjoy your workouts from the comfort of your home and remember that our local fitness studios are small businesses that need our support as their doors are closed. Consider purchasing gift cards or their merchandise online or suggest a donation class via Venmo to your studio owner.

Photo by J. Murrer



 
HBO Sports Documentary "Student Athlete" Showing at Concordia College February 13, 2020 PDF Print Email

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By Rebecca Portnoy, Associate Director of Communications, Concordia College

Feb. 12, 2020: Concordia College’s Sluberski Film Series will present the HBO Sports documentary Student Athlete on Thursday, February 13th, at 7 pm in Sommer Center.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Robert Romano, Professor of Sports Management at St. John’s University, current Concordia student-athletes Joseph Impeduglia and Sara Calvert, and Jason Francis, Associate Director of Student Success at Concordia and former Concordia student-athlete.

The film examines the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how these rules effect the unpaid college athletes who generate billions of dollars for their institutions every year.

A production of LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Steve Stoute’s United Masters, the feature-length presentation is directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (director of HBO’s Oscar winners Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness) and Trish Dalton (Bordering on Treason).

Concordia College’s Sluberski Film Series events are free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Photo courtesy Concordia College


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Bronxville Life & Style 2020: Achieve Your Wellness & Fitness Goals PDF Print Email

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By Karen Talbot

Feb 5, 2020:  It's that time of year when many of us are focused on our health and wellness goals. 

Below are some great local companies that will help!  There are also some great ideas for Valentine's here!

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary

For Valentine's, give the gift of sanctuary for Body, Mind and Spirit.

Massage * Facials * Meditation & Wellness Coaching

Click here to purchase Gift Certificates

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary

14 Studio Arcade in Bronxville

914-337-9356


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I Train With Juan

This "personalized fitness center," owned by Juan Gonzalez, has been in its present location for six years and in business 10 years. It prides itself on Personalized and Special Attention to its clients and offers Personal Training, seven days of Zumba classes, and Group Fitness classes.  

The goal is to show clients that they can get fit, they will get fit, and they gotta "Juan It."

They offer Low Impact Zumba classes, plus Zumba Toning classes, which use 1½ to 2½ lb. weights. Zumba classes are very popular with a different instructor teaching every day. In total, Juan employs twelve different instructors to teach classes and personal train. 

This gym offers a variety of classes to get you started, keep you going, or take you to the next level. Classes include Core Conditioning, Bootcamp, Boxing, and Kick Boxing.  Juan helped his top female client lose 119 pounds, and his top male client lost 117 pounds over a two-year span. The top male client actually teaches bootcamp classes for the gym now.

All sessions are geared to their clients' availability, and they understand every member has a different formula to achieve their goals. For beginner and intermediate clients, they offer Zumba Dance/Toning, Core Conditioning, and personal training. For those who are intermediate to advance, they offer classes like Kick Boxing, Bootcamp, and Boxing. Group classes are smaller in size to ensure each member gets the attention they need to achieve their goals without injury or over-training.

For the month of February, there is a special that is being offered for 50% off current prices. Also, your first training session is free for February.

Click on this to link to go to our websitwww.itrainwithjuan.com/specials 

This family-oriented business has a personal touch environment. For example, there is a raffle once a month to win a free month. The more classes you attend, the better your chances of winning.

Hours of Operations: Open 7 days from as early as 5 am to 9 pm. Flexible with personal training hours. Complimentary towels and water are provided.

I Train With Juan

76 Main Street in Tuckahoe

914- 473-3026

itrainwithjuan.com

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POSH

Posh is offering some wonderful Valentine's Day Specials available during the month of February!
 
Unwind and let us pamper you at POSH
 
Great gifts for your special someone!
 
Sweet Strawberry Facial $160
Indulge in a customized Eminence facial with Diamond Microdermabrasion to smooth, cool marble stones applied to the eye area to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Finished with a Strawberry Rhubarb Mask to hydrate and plump the skin. 
 
Best of Westchester Hydrafacial $250 
Fall in love with your skin with our most sought after facial treatment. The Hydrafacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. Paired with a complimentary Arctic Berry Peel to create an instantly gratifying glow. 
 
Mimosa Sugar Scrub $80
Reveal your smoothest, softest skin with this refreshing full-body exfoliation. Experience rain-like streams of water while relaxing on our Hydrotherapy bed.
 
Red Rose Massage $130/$175
Take time to relax and smell the roses. Enjoy a 60 or 90 minute aromatherapy massage with a sweet red rose infused oil. Melt away tension with customized light to medium pressure, and the gentle application of warm towels. 
 
118 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-361-1277


PURE BARRE
 
TRY YOUR FIRST FOUNDATIONS CLASS FREE!
 
Taught by our highly-trained teachers, Pure Barre features four group class formats that deliver an effective total body workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Try your first Foundations class free!

2 Cedar Street in Bronxville
914-337-2978
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