Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Roller skating is really hard.


I’ve wanted to buy a pair of skates since my roller skating birthday party, over two Rockaway summers ago. I would go down the “rabbit hole” of online shopping, trying to find the best quality, and style (style being top priority) for the best price. I’d save searches but in the end, never purchased a pair. This year, I went online and just bought whatever! I had the vision of my maiden voyage. I’d gracefully glide along the boardwalk passing all my favorite spots – La Fruteria were my friends […]

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Previously published in The Wave. I used to be a star athlete. Think Al Bundy’s high school  football “legacy” except mine was lacrosse and field hockey. It was my senior year and our team made it all the way to the NY State Championships in lacrosse. We traveled to Albany for the final game. Our opponents were steam-rolling mammoths.Their coach sent a revolving door of relievers in every 6 minutes. Our team was built on stamina. We were conditioned to run faster and sprint to no end. Four of us […]

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makeover for lucille roberts – the new ridgewood location is open!


I just came back from a JUMPIN Zumba class at the NEW Lucille Roberts location (55-05 Myrtle Ave. btw St. Nicholas and Madison St.) The upgraded facility is a huge incentive to accomplish my 2014 get buff and fit into my cute jean skirt again… challenge!   First impressions… The space looks modern and clean and the layout is great. You walk up one flight of stairs to the second level for entry and check-in. The treadmills, bikes and elliptical machines are the first thing you see. You can get your cardio workout […]

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yoga on the rocks, anyone?

Yoga on the Rocks

I tagged along with Rockaway Rises for a private yoga session at Yoga on The Rocks  (198 B 92nd St. Rockaway Beach). If you read this blog, it’s very likely that you love to eat, and at times, (especially before the summer) exercise is in order.  I was a bit nervous,  as I haven’t taken a yoga class in a while. But after meeting the owner/instructor, Lena Roca, right away I felt relaxed. Her no frills, light-hearted attitude set the tone for a fantastic, calming class. Lena is a massage theropist, surfer […]

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