New York is the greatest place for kids. When my daughters were a little younger I would buckle them into the double stroller, pack up a couple of sippy cups, hard boiled eggs and rice crackers for lunch and go see the sights. We would do the playground hop, stopping at every playground on our way across town. My destination was either City Bakery (for a chocolate cookie) or the Cupcake Cafe across the street in Books of Wonder (for a cupcake). It was a dilemma, cookie or cupcake - which one to consume? I never had to worry about it being fattening because pushing the double stroller was such a work out. I always tried to time my expedition to coincide with the farmers market in Union Square so that I could purchase my groceries and tie them onto the stroller. The only thing I had to be careful of were the moments when my daughters would charge towards the swings, leaving my ... [more]
New York with Kids, Victoria Kann
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, ...