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Back to PRACTICE

Eric Von Frohlich's PRACTICE just doesn't seem to ever get easier.  Great workout last night especially because he was away for two weeks.  Love a good workout.

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Mon, 01/11/2010 (All day)

Gymfrequent

The Foursquare Battle for the Mayorship of Equinox

People can get quite attached to their gyms. Some background — if you don't know foursquare, here's the deal: You download it to your phone, and every time you physically enter a location, you check in on your phone, which means both that your friends can see that you're there and that you get credit. If you're the person who visits a particular establishment the most, you get dubbed "Mayor." Which is kind of fun, and might result in free drinks. The only problem is people get a little crazy about being mayor. Apparently a mega showdown for the mayorship of the Equinox on 19th Street erupted a few weeks ago. Our intel tells us people were hitting the gym like four times a day to maintain their reign. Even if they're not working out on every visit, that's a lot of gym time... Amusingly, the current mayor, Jess Steyers, is also the current mayor of a Le Pain Quotidien, so apparently she fuels her workouts with croissants. Oh, and the current mayor of David Barton Astor place is a woman

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Charity D. said "

FYI, The Mayor of Equinox informs us via tweet that: "I have never ..." More comments...

Fitness Moolah

The Real Deal on New Year's Gym Deals

Tis the season for gym deals. The New York Times reports that Crunch has 50% off their initiation fee, and New York Sports Club has $0 initiation and no monthly payments till February. But sadly, the Times doesn't report much more than that. Probably because most gyms purposefully make it difficult to comparison shop. Most don't publish membership prices on their websites, and they're even cagey over the phone. You have to set up appointments with "membership coordinators," go on club tours, and only then will they show you little pieces of paper with fees printed on them, which they then slash through, whispering that they have a special deal if you sign up right now. 

But that's just silly and intentionally opaque in a way that denies the power of the internet. You should know the deal, and collectively, we have all the information. Here's everything SW currently knows about New Year's gym prices...

Deals (via <a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/26/health/26patient-ca02-ready/popup.jpg">Chester Higgins</a>)
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Lucinda H. said "

Equinox and Crunch both partner with a lot of companies so ask about ..." More comments...

Workout

Morning Tuffie

7:30 AM for body sculpting, and it was the first time in a while I had been listening to Lady Gaga that early, and in pain. But worth it. I'm not sure if we had Wayne or a sub, but he was British, and reminded me vaguely of gym teachers of long ago. British accent. In much better shape than me.

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Mon, 12/28/2009 (All day)
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sassletics82 said "

early morn gaga....yup...that's where it's at.

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Workout 12/3/09

Popped down to the club for a quick 35 minute elliptical run along with my sun salutations (my planks are really starting to improve) and my advent push ups. 

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Thu, 12/03/2009 (All day)

Workout

Back at Equinox 12/2/09

It has been crazy hectic coming back from Thanksgiving so ironically I got in more workouts when at home. But it felt great to get back in the club even if (TMI alert) I forgot my sports bra and thus had to keep it a little low impact.

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Wed, 12/02/2009 (All day)
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Crime Blotter

Kiehl's Heist at Ft. 'Nox

Busted at Equinox in the women's locker room: Late 20-something female, carrying a brand new set of small sample bottles, of the sort you might use to transfer shampoo during modern air travel. FYI: Equinox has recently done some form of deal with Kiehl's. Further FYI: This is not an ad. Our spy tells us that she caught the women in question in the act of transfering Kiehl's products from big bottles to her travel bottles. "I've never stolen anything in my life except a water bottle from Trader Joes and a pink eraser in kindergarden," blurted out the thief. "Am I the only one?" Our spy was sympathetic. Looming in every shower are industrial size bottles of Kiehl's branded grapefruit bodywash, amino acid shampoo, and high end "grooming" conditioner. And it's a recession. But the thief stopped before filling her bottles to the top. "I got scared," she told the spy. "I was worried there would be security cameras in the shower."

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erikka said "

Wow, that's really tacky!

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