NEW Therapeutic Yoga at Health Club, FREE in April 2014

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In the month of April 2014, the Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club offers their new Therapeutic Yoga class FREE for members and non-members. Therapeutic yoga focuses on stress reduction and balance for the mind and body with supported poses, hands-on-healing, and guided meditation. It’s especially recommended for those recovering from illnesses and injuries.

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Health Club on their website and their Facebook page.

10 Awesome Features You Didn't Know About On the Health Club's NEW Cardio Machines

State-of-the-art Life Fitness Discover series cardio console

State-of-the-art Life Fitness Discover series cardio console

They don’t call it “the future of fitness” for nothing.

Say goodbye to feeling like a hamster on a wheel; the revolutionary Life Fitness Discover cardio machines at the Health Club let you live your life while you work out. Here are 10 awesome features you didn’t know about on the Health Club’s NEW cardio machines.

1. Hook Up Your SmartPhone

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Plug in your smartphone (iPhone/Android) and access your own library of videos, music, and apps. Forgot your adapter? You can borrow one at the Health Club front desk.

2. Get Social

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What’s the point of working out if you can’t brag about it? Tweet/pin/post your workout progress and connect with your friends, fitness coaches, and trainers to get motivated.

3. Create Your Own Workouts

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Sign up for LFConnect to create your own personalized workouts that you can access from your machine. (You can also choose from a selection of preset workouts.)

4. Track Your Progress

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Through the LFConnect app, you can set fitness goals and track your progress any time. You can even track outdoor and strength training workouts through the app.

4. Work Out Around the World

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Feel like a bike ride through the French countryside? Go for it. Work out in varied terrains around the world through Lifescape’s interactive outdoor courses.

5. Surf the Web

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Stay connected to the world while you work out using Discover’s internet capabilities. You can visit any website, play games, stream videos.

6. Listen to Streaming Radio

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Tired of your playlists? You can tune into any genre of music on your machine’s console and stream music as well as watch the music videos. (Bluetooth headset capable.)

7. Watch TV in Real-Time

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No need to miss your favorite show because you’re working out. You can tune into any local TV station through the console.

9. Catch Up On Your Shows On-Demand

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Nothing on TV? You can catch up on TV shows on-demand. Tune into your favorite show and forget you’re even working out.

10. Personalized Workout Experience

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Work out your way. Log in to your machine with your LFConnect account and have your favorite shows, music, workouts, websites, and display settings at your fingertips.

 

 

Macy's Spring 2014 Flower Show: The Secret Garden

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Macy’s Spring 2014 Flower Show: The Secret Garden. Source: http://nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com

It still feels like winter outside but spring is abloom inside Macy’s Herald Square. Macy’s Spring 2014 Flower Show: The Secret Garden offers its usual bouquet of floral installations and themed events, including Floral Seminars and Beauty Scene Blowouts with chances to score free samples. The exhibition runs March 23 – April 6, and is free and open to the public.

 

"This Land is Your Land" at Madison Square Park

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“This Land is Your Land” by Ivan Navarro at Madison Square Park. Source: nycgovparks.org

Currently on view at one of our favorite neighborhood parks, Madison Square Park, the winter 2014 Md. Sq. Art. site-specific art installation, Ivan Navarro’s “This Land is Your Land” takes one of ubiquitous symbols of the New York City skyline, the water tower, and uses it to explore the experience of immigration in America. As home to one of the most diverse communities in Manhattan, we feel especially compelled to highlight this playful and poignant work.

View of the three water towers that comprise Ivan Navarro's installation. Source: madisonsquarepark.org

View of the three water towers that comprise Ivan Navarro’s installation. Source: madisonsquarepark.org

The three water towers that comprise the installation are lit from within by neon reflections featuring words such as “me”/”we”, which seem to repeat infinitely due to the structure of the towers. Ivan Navarro, a Chilean artist based in Brooklyn, takes the title of the exhibition from the beloved Woody Guthrie folk song that speaks to the pull America has for immigrant populations; a truth never more so evident as it is in NYC. The exhibition is open Feb. 20-Apr. 13, 2014.

Xia Spa March 2014 Specials

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It’s almost time for flip flop weather and Xia Spa has got you covered. FREE flip flops and paraffin with any pedicure, manicure for only $9, mani/pedi for $27, and FREE oxygenating with any facial. Oxygenating facial treatments apply pure oxygen and an anti-aging serum to your face through an airbrush, leaving you with smoother skin that is easier to apply makeup to. Unlike with other facials, makeup can be applied right away!

Visit the Xia Spa website and contact the spa at (212) 689 0691 or xialeder@gmail.com for appointments and details.

Free Trampoline Cardio Classes at the Waterside Health Club

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Why run when you can bounce? Especially since bouncing is “68% more efficient than running or jogging.” Trampoline workouts, otherwise known as urban rebounding, has quickly become one of the most popular fitness trends for a very good reason. In addition to being an incredibly effective low-impact cardio workout, it’s the kind of fun that usually only kids get to have! For the month of March, the Waterside Swim & Health Club offers their NEW Trampoline Cardio class (Tuesdays at 7:30PM) for FREE. Non-members are welcome!

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Heatlh Club on their website and their Facebook page.

The 2014 New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

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The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

Most of us in New York City feel like we’ve been in the grips of an endless winter. Even now as we’re drawing towards the middle of March, spring feels far away. Escape the cold, gray days to a tropical paradise at the New York Botanical Garden with The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. The 2014 annual NYBG flower show at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is inspired by “a modernist Key West estate garden.” The exhibition runs March 1 – April 21 and features a full calendar of events, including musical performances and “The Key West Poetry Walk” highlighting the work of renowned Key poets, as well as the ever-popular, romantic “Orchid Evenings.”

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary 2014 at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit: Ivo Vermeulen Source: marthastewart.com

 

 

 

 

 

Open House To Launch New Cardio Equipment!

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Join the Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club tomorrow, March 10, 7AM-9PM, as the Club introduces new state-of-the-art cardio equipment from LifeFitness, the global leader of the fitness industry! The brand new Life Fitness machines offer:

  • Individual TVs
  • equipment with trails you can hike/ride/climb virtually all over the world
  • the smoothest workout yet possible on machines
  • workout progress tracking from home with reporting on your calories burned, total work out time, level of workout etc. graphed for you
  • your own downloadable videos for your viewing pleasure as you workout

You can RSVP to attend the Open House at (212) 340-4225 or sknepp@americanleisure.com. Members and non-members are welcome!

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Heatlh Club on their website and their Facebook page.

Mardi Gras Festivities at the Gramercy Park Player's Club

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In honor of Mardi Gras, “the Big Easy comes to the Big Apple” today, March 4th, courtesy of the popular retro nouveau outfit, The Salon. Hosted at the glamorous The Players Club in Gramercy Park, this New Orleans-style bash features “a spectacular lineup of more than 30 performers, including 4 bands, for your lounging ‘n dancing pleasure…plus Mardi Gras beads for every dame & dapper gent.” Advance tickets are sold out but tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 6pm with a Cajun Dinner Buffet from 6:30 to 8:30 and live music from 6:15pm to 11:45am. (Guests must be 21+). Learn more about the NOLA-style bash lineup and ticketing here.