Nili’s Workouts…meet her trainer!

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Nili’s (Our amazing preschool teacher) workouts have been led by our equally amazing Personal trainer Glenna. As the preschool year is coming to a close, I asked Glenna what 3 exercises she recommends that everyone can incorperate into their workouts. Here below are Glenna’s top 3!

1. Some sort of “pull up type/like” exercise. This could be an assisted pull up using the super band or a body weight row using the TRX or Maxrack bar or, yes, an actual pull up.

2. Some kind of squat or lunge exercise-there are too many examples to name here but to name a few: goblet squats, sit down stand up, back squats and walking lunges.

3. Finally, most everyone could benefit from doing a “stick up” or “T-stand” against a wall as follows: lean with your back to the wall raise the arms to shoulder height and bend the elbow up at 90 degrees with palms facing out. Like a stick up. Press every part of the arm and hand against the wall, wrists, fingers, everything and hold for 30 seconds check for parts that are coming off the wall. Lifting the hips off the wall will make this more moderate.

Today is the last day of preschool! We will miss all of our wonderful teachers and students, and look forward to fall 2014! Have a great summer everyone!

FAMILY FIT DAY This Sunday October 21st!

Why?  Because Families are busy, but still want to spend time together, build great habits, and model a healthy lifestyle for their kids. 

We’re celebrating our Family Fitness Initaitives with FAMILY FIT DAY  at the 14th Street Y.  Climb a rock wall, play silly sports, run fun relays (gunny sack races, anyone?) and play super soccer stars TOGETHER.  Sponsored by Beyond Sushi (YUM!), East Village Body Works (chair massage for adults!) Tu-Lu’s Bakery (also, YUM!) Gym Source, Web MD (thanks!) and our friends at the wonderful Ciao for Now.

11:00AM-2:00PM.  Hope to see you there!