We all have paths that take us through our commutes and daily lives, and Iím particularly fond of the path that took me home from my retail store in Chelsea Market every evening for a year. Leaving the store, I would walk down Ninth Avenue which becomes Hudson and turn left on Bleecker Street, following it until I turned right on Mercer. It cuts through the south of Chelsea, through the Meatpacking District and down to the West Village into Soho. I became enamored with the variety these neighborhoods offer.
As I leave the Eleniís store and Chelsea Market, the first visible business is a lumberyard, which begins the walk that is charmingly full of so many different sides of New York. Looking west, you can see the High Line running for several blocks, the defunct and beautifully rusted elevated train tracks. There is evidence of the recent transition of the Meatpacking ... [more]
Eleni Gianopulos, Eleni's.
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, ...