Fitness Finds: City biking

Fitness Finds: City biking

October 7, 2013
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One of the best ways to enjoy the cool autumn weather is to cruise through it on two wheels. Now, you don’t need to own a bike, or rent one from one of those sign-toting guys around downtown Central Park. CitiBike, New York City’s public bicycle sharing program, offers residents a convenient commuti... Read more »

Fitness Finds: National Yoga Month

Fitness Finds: National Yoga Month

September 23, 2013
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With the fall semester in full swing and midterm exams steadily approaching, stress and anxiety may be killing what’s left of your summer buzz. Luckily, there are cheap and easy ways to challenge your body and restore your mind this week. This is the final week of National Yoga Month, and opportunities t... Read more »

Fitness Finds: Hit the Water

Fitness Finds: Hit the Water

May 7, 2013
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May has beautiful weather, but it’s still a little too chilly to dive straight into the Hudson River. However, New York City offers several fun ways to enjoy the aquatic scenery and simultaneously get a great weekend workout. Manhattan offers city residents a variety of local kayaking and canoeing options that keep the... Read more »

Fitness Finds: dancing for healthier lifestyle

Fitness Finds: dancing for healthier lifestyle

April 28, 2013
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With the end of the spring semester comes the stress of impending final exams. Mental crunches behind library walls can replace outdoor fitness and fun. However, this weekend provides an acceptable excuse for any student with cultural interests to abandon their textbooks on Sunday afternoon. On May... Read more »

Fitness Finds: From park to fitness playground

Fitness Finds: From park to fitness playground

April 21, 2013
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With daily New York temperatures now hovering near 60 degrees and park landscapes blossoming with green grass, spring fever has finally set in. Washington Square Park offers 10 acres of space to engage in a fun fitness routine that challenges the body, provides unlimited breaths of fresh air and ... Read more »

Fitness Finds: Trapeze training

Fitness Finds: Trapeze training

April 15, 2013
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For many, April is a month of overwhelming work schedules and daydreams of summer vacation. Exercise routines often take a backseat, but squeezing in a little “me time” can go a long way toward rebooting the mind, relieving stress and renewing inspiration. Take a couple of hours this week to consider... Read more »

Fitness Finds: Take it to the Trails

Fitness Finds: Take it to the Trails

April 7, 2013
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It's easy to fall victim to a workout rut in the city that never sleeps. We perform the same old exercise routine as our schedules allow, crossing it of the "to-do" list and moving on without a second thought. WSN's new fitness column, Fitness Finds, challenges you to push past the confines of your... Read more »

Student tennis star creates skin protection supplement

Student tennis star creates skin protection supplement

March 4, 2013
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From the moment Gallatin junior James Scarmozzino picked up a tennis racket in his hometown of Woodbury, N.Y., at the age of 10, he knew he wanted to play professionally. However, after spending years in the sweltering sun, he began to develop a small, brown mole on his right hand. Once the precancerous ski... Read more »

NYU alumna promotes fitness through digital community

NYU alumna promotes fitness through digital community

February 4, 2013
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It was 2009 when New York-based personal trainer Kenneth Yim remembered refusing to remove his shirt because he was embarrassed by his overweight, unshapely physique. Yim’s friend, Dana Zilber, a 2004 graduate of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, felt motivated to help her friend achieve... Read more »

How to stay on track in race to finals

How to stay on track in race to finals

December 3, 2012
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It’s that time of year again. As many recover from the annual Thanksgiving turkey overdose and midtown Manhattan illuminates its new holiday décor display, tourists flock to the city to wander the windy streets, shop the Fifth Avenue window displays and glide along the ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza. However,... Read more »

Museum exhibit invites visitors to find meaning by sniffing walls

Museum exhibit invites visitors to find meaning by sniffing walls

November 26, 2012
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At first glance, the exhibit on the fourth floor of the Museum of Arts and Design is simple. Hidden projectors display artwork descriptions onto empty white walls, and there is no tangible artwork in sight. At this one-of-a-kind exhibit, “The Art of Scent,” visitors must lean into the walls to take... Read more »