Category: Fitness & Wellness

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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Daily Fitness: East End Row

(This article first appeared in the May 17, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Stationary bikes are yesterday’s news as a new wave of rowing machines are occupying the East End. Making its debut in May 2016 with a location at 33 Hill Street in Southampton, East End Row conducts low impact training on

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Daily Fitness: Skudin Surf

(This article first appeared in the June 28, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Long Island is known for many things, including beautiful beaches, but big wave surfers hasn’t been one of them – until now. Long Beach native Will Skudin is the first person ever from the Northeast area to make the Big

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Daily Fitness: Aerial Silks

(This article first appeared in the June 14, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Aerial silks have captivated millions in the form of productions like Cirque du Soleil. Watching performers climb to the sky with such agility, flexibility, and strength is awe-inspiring; so inspiring, in fact, that I decided to go from spectator to

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Daily Fitness: Cool Zone Cryo

(This article first appeared in the June 7, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   The coolest way to burn calories and speed up your metabolism has arrived in Water Mill. Cool Zone Cryo, located on 760 Montauk Highway, is a whole-body and facial rejuvenation cryotherapy facility. With a grand opening over Memorial Day weekend,

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Daily Fitness: Ruschmeyer’s Waves and Wellness

(This article first appeared in the May 31, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   While many in Montauk likely awoke Saturday morning with a hangover, Ruschmeyer’s kicked off the first official day of Memorial Day Weekend with their #CampRusch #WavesandWellness program. Located outside on their Great Lawn, the commencement class was a Manhattan based

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Daily Fitness: A Practice For Everyone

(This article first appeared in the April 12, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   My typical response to participating in a yoga class is “Namaste out of it.” However, it’s hard to argue yoga’s multitude of benefits, such as increased flexibility, muscle strength, circulatory health, and injury protection (among many others) that come with

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Daily Fitness: Take a Hike

(This article first appeared in the March 22, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) With no winter storms in sight, it’s safe to say spring is in the air. As the weather outside slowly transitions from chilly temperatures to brisk breezes, hiking is an ideal way to get outdoors and acclimate to changing conditions. More

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