"As soon as I was old enough (1964), I got myself to New York. I learned the subway, went to (now long gone) little movie theaters, sketched in the Bleecker St. Café, and saw everything at the Museum of Modern Art. I was going to college in Brooklyn and found the best free thing to do in New York was to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and it still is, although now I usually do it from Manhattan and then stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The two best movie theaters in NY are now the Film Forum on West Houston St. and the Paris on 58th St. just west of 5th Ave. (You'll understand why when you go.) If you're walking around Midtown, you'll appreciate the bathrooms at the fabulous Japanese department store, Takashimaya, on 5th Ave. between 54th & 55th. The best place for breakfast is the Dining Room at the Neue Gallery, 5th Ave. & 86th, home to the world's most ... [more]
Lloyd Ziff, Photographer
Sixty well-spent minutes
Behind his sunglasses, he quickly appraises your fitness. Running alongside you, he compliments you on your form, while noting a small unevenness in stride, and a tendency to lean forward. Leading you through simple but exhausting drills, he finds your strengths and weaknesses in an instant. He is your personal trainer. If you are lucky, his name is Christof Prus.
With a master's degree in coaching and conditioning from Jagiellonian University in Poland, Christof is well-schooled in sports. As a successful triathlete and a personal trainer for twelve years, Christof is well-sported himself. He still takes individual clients while also maintaining a business helping clients set up personal gyms. For the casual and more serious athlete alike, Christof recommends training along the lines of his "3-D" training regimen: an alternation of strength and endurance training, ...