September 12th, 2014

New Fall Classes

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Our NEW Fall Class Schedule begins Monday, September 15th. From challenging swim and yoga classes to motivating running and dance, we have designed our newcomers specifically to inspire goals and approach fitness on its deepest level. This fall, build strength from within and #extendyourself.

SWIM
SALTWATER CHALLENGE Fridays: 5:30pm/Whitehall.
This heart pumping, easy-on-the-joints, boot camp class includes core training, cardio endurance, balance and flexibility. Instructors Jenni Lynn Patterson and Chris LaCour will challenge you with intervals and endurance exercises.

CONDITIONING
RUN4IT
Mondays: 7:00am/Whitehall.
Wednesday: 7:00am/56th Street.
This running and sports conditioning class, led by Olympic coach and IAAF Level 5 and USA TF Level 3 coach, Jerome Robinson, will push you to achieve a higher level of endurance, a stronger body and a deeper understanding of your athletic potential.

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September 9th, 2014

Squash Instruction

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Improve your skills! Join us for small group instruction and drills on all aspects of the game. 

Cost: NYHRC Members $295, Guests of Members $495

Where: 39 Whitehall St. Squash Courts

When: Program runs for 4 weeks, 9/13-10/12 Beginners on Sundays, Intermediate on Sundays, Advanced on Saturdays

You will be paired with players at your level.

Please see manager for more details, or contact your squash pros: Cory and Asghar 

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September 3rd, 2014

Nutrition Seminar Schedule

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Master Your Diet With Us! To RSVP to any of our exciting FREE Nutrition Seminars email: rsvp@nyhrc.com 

To contact with questions or to sign up for your 20-minute nutrition assessment (free for all members) email: nutrition@nyhrc.com 

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August 20th, 2014

Meat: I’ve Got A Bone To Pick With You

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(A burger with lettuce, tomato, mayo, pickle, onion and a bun has 942 calories and 59 grams of fat!)

We need to address the elephant in the room… meat. A staple of the American diet, meat is a big topic for my clients. On average, Americans consume 8 oz of meat per day, including beef, pork and poultry—45% more than the USDA recommends and three times the global average. That is roughly 200 pounds of meat per person per year! But as much as we believe we can’t live without meat in our diets, with the Paleo Diet, South Beach and Atkins Diet ringing in our ears, research tells a different story. 

Let’s Take a Look at the Numbers

The popular calorie counting app, My Fitness Pal, reports that a generic burger with lettuce, tomato, mayo, pickle, onion and a bun comes to a whopping 942 calories, 59 grams of fat (37% of which is saturated fat!), 1,000 mg sodium and 57 grams of carbohydrates (refined, of course). The ugly truth is that this good old-fashioned burger provides half your recommended daily intake of calories and sodium, and far exceeds the recommended daily intake of fat and saturated fat. To make matters worse, most people wolf it down in ten minutes or less. Try our Master Your Diet Vegetarian Meatball Recipe below on for size. It is from the famous Meatball Shop here in NYC and I have a feeling you will love it.

Veggie Power & The Chronic Connection

In order to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2010, the USDA conducted extensive research defining what the “ideal nutrition intake” should be. This process revealed exciting health benefits, "Vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes, including lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and lower total mortality.” This should come as no surprise when we think about what vegetarian style food sources contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy unsaturated fats, phytochemicals and low glycemic carbohydrates. Most vegetarian foods are naturally low in saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and toxins like nitroso compounds, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and glycation—end products formed in cooking, curing and processing meats. Not only do these toxins increase risk of cancer but they also speed up the aging process. I’ve got your attention now; I bet!

What To Do? 

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August 8th, 2014

Get the Scoop: Vegan, Vegetarian and Locavore Lifestyle

August 3rd, 2014

RUN4IT

Try our RUN4IT Program FREE this Wednesday, August 6th at 7am/56th St! Train for your next distance event or your first with our elite USA Track & Field Level 3 Coach, Jerome Robinson. 

Whatever your Running Goals may be, Robinson will help push you to the next level. From running your first 5K to improving your pace, you will love the relaxed group setting, exciting workouts and great outdoors. 

Join Team NYHRC and hit the road! 

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July 25th, 2014

#GameOnWater FUN IN THE SUN Schedule

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Join us for some FUN IN THE SUN at our Whitehall Pop-Up Beach! 

All classes listed below are free to the public and are held at NOON on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Beach Belly Dancing: Monday 7/21

Belly Dancing is a great way to burn calories and sculpt your abs for that beach fit body.

Surfin’ Yoga: Thursday 7/24

A Vinyasa Style yoga class with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, balance  and breathing. Get your body and mind in surf mode.

Round The Sand Barre: Monday 7/28

Round the Sand Barre uses a Hula Hoop for resistance to challenge your core & lower body.

Masala Bhangra presents Bollywood Beachside: Thursday 7/31

Burn calories and dance the day away with Bhangra dance steps and Bollywood moves.

Beach Boot Camp: Monday 8/4

An Outdoor HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Boot Camp that will challenge, sculpt and strengthen your body.

Bikini Ready Workout: Thursday 8/7 

A total body workout that will chisel and tone and get you beach ready. 

INSANITY at the Beach: Monday 8/11

Take the INSANITY Beach Body Challenge! Get results with MAX Interval Training.

Bikini Ready Workout: Thursday 8/14

A total body workout that will chisel and tone and get you beach ready. 

Surfin’ Yoga: Monday 8/18

A Vinyasa Style yoga class with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, balance  and breathing. Get your body and mind in surf mode.

Beach Box: Thursday 8/21

Beach Box is an interval training class that alternates cardio and strength to keep your beach body strong this summer.

Zumba on The Sand: Monday 8/25

Dance with us to all your favorite Latin & Caribbean rhythms.

Beach Boot Camp 8/26

Added by POPULAR DEMAND: An Outdoor HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Boot Camp that will challenge, sculpt and strengthen your body.

BareFIT in the Sand: Thursday 8/28

A barefoot workout that utilizes a 6ft Dyna-Band that will help create a lean and toned body.

SEE YOU THERE!

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July 23rd, 2014

Apricots: My Precious…Golden Apple

image(Photo: Goat Cheese Stuffed Apricots with Honey and Pecans via Domestic Fits)

Referred to as the “golden apple” in Greek mythology and meaning “precious” in Latin, it seems we need to take a closer look at apricots! Often overshadowed by their fuzzy cousin, the peach, a fresh apricot deserves attention with only 17 calories, 3 grams of sugar and almost 1 gram of fiber. What a find! They are also high in potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C, making this “precious” fruit an ideal low-calorie summer snack! 

Just wait until you see the Goat Cheese Stuffed Apricots with Honey and Pecans recipe we found. But first, a little bit about this delicious treasure. We know dried apricots are readily available, but NYHRC RDNs encourage fresh fruit whenever possible because fresh contains significantly less sugar per serving. Did you know that dried fruit can be coated in a preservative, sulfite or sulfur dioxide to maintain a bright color? Many people have an intolerance to this preservative, experiencing head fog or headaches, wheezing, hives and in some cases, anaphylaxis.

How to Pick

Apricots are easy to choose! They are show-offs when it comes to ripeness. Fresh apricots are a beautiful bright orange-gold color and slightly soft. And get your nose into it, they let off a strong, sweet smell when they’re ready to eat. Avoid pale yellow or tinted green as they’re not quite ripe, and wrinkly apricots have gone bad.

How to Store

Keep apricots in the refrigerator to avoid over-ripening. You can also preserve apricots in the freezer. If you purchase unripe apricots that are still hard, try this trick, place them in a paper bag and leave them on the kitchen counter to speed up the ripening process. Just remember to check on them daily to evaluate whether or not they are ready to eat; they should take about two or three days.

You’re going to love this Healthy Summer Treat!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Apricots with Honey and Pecans

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July 18th, 2014

Killer Kettlebell Series: THE DEADLY FIVE

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Challenge yourself this weekend with a Killer Workout by one of our toughest Kettlebell Instructors, Victor Preuninger, CPT, KBC. 

Be sure to concentrate on form and do as many as possible within the time limit! Then…

DEFY DEATH: DO IT AGAIN!

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