Category: Fitness & Wellness

Daily Fitness: Jet Skiing

(This article first appeared in the August 30, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) If the ocean is the Earth’s biggest playground, then as Long Islanders, we’ve inherited a decent-sized yard. With so much to do on the water, Joe Flotteron, owner and founder of Peconic Water Sports, decided to open up his own business

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Daily Fitness: Juicing at The Giving Room

(This article originally appeared in the August 23, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Black Dragon. Sunburst. Lotus. These are just some of the countless juices offered at The Giving Room, an organic grocery and juice bar located in Southold. In 2010, the Giving Room opened its doors on the North Fork. At the

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Daily Fitness: Wine & Yoga

(This article first appeared in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   For the fitness inclined, few things beat the feel of a refreshing workout to start the day. But exercising in the middle of a beautiful, outdoor setting on a crisp morning or during sunset? Well, that’s motivation for anyone. Here

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Daily Fitness: Spar Boxing

(This article first appeared in the August 9, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Juan Carlos Mancilla is an East Hampton native who has been competing in the boxing ring for 11 years. In 2016, the 27-year-old won by TKO at the Paramount in Huntington, officially turning pro and inspiring his latest business venture.

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Daily Fitness: Flyboarding, Horizon is the Limit

(This article first appeared in the August 2, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) Flyboarding. Like something out of an aquatic sci-fi film. Boosters on your feet as you soar toward to the sky with nothing but water beneath you. Marty McFly couldn’t have even imagined this, but the Riva brothers did. Brothers Dane Riva

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Daily Fitness: Eight Tips For Your Next Vaca

(This article was originally published in the July 26, 2017 edition of The Independent Newspaper)   Pack your bags, you’re ready to go. That “ahh” feeling sets in as the vacation is about to commence. You’ve got your itinerary or, if you’re anything like me, an activity bucket list and your appropriate fitness gear. But

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Revive Your Life

(This article was originally published in the July 19, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Instagram is quickly becoming my Match.com for industry connections. I can look up a location or hashtag, and I’m instantly viewing countless options of potential suitors for my next IndyFit story. An image saying a thousand words equates Instagram

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Daily Fitness: Paddle Like a Diva

(This article first appeared in the July 12, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   It’s noon on a windy, sunless Saturday as I arrive at Shagwong Marina in Springs to meet the Paddle Diva team. After receiving an email that morning that read “We never cancel,” I should have been tipped off that I’d

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Daily Fitness: Who is Christie Hoyt?

(This article first appeared in the July 5, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Babylon native and East Hampton resident Christie Hoyt is a woman of many capabilities. Not only does this 32-year-old inspire others on a daily basis through her VIA Barre + Wellness classes but she is a certified sommelier. We sense

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