Photographic Evidence Suggests Otherwise

Lisa Fernandez Wins the Total Fitness Challenge, Under Protest

Updated 1 year ago David Stone
Challenge accepted. Lisa and I get started.
Challenge accepted. Lisa and I get started.
© Yulisa Santana / Roosevelt Island Daily

Accepting CBN/RI Senior Center Director Lisa Fernandez's challenge to workout, side by side, in Linda Nguyen's Total Fitness class, I showed up Monday morning, ready to rock. Consensus is that Lisa beat me out, but I'm not conceding. The reason she won...? Her "claim" that she had to run the Senior Center and exercise at the same time and did both without a hiccup. Big deal.

First, Linda Nguyen explains why Total Fitness may be just right for you.

Look, I first thought, "This is great!" I'm surrounded by fit women. I'm one of only two men at the start. Nothing bad about that...

Except, as we all know, women stick together. I was actually outnumbered.

Lisa takes a swing at our instructor. Intimidation? You decide.
Lisa takes a swing at our instructor. Intimidation? You decide.
© Yulisa Santana / Roosevelt Island Daily

Nguyen's class was 45 minutes of fun as she cheerfully led us through warmup aerobics, stretching, weight work and combination exercises.

Her routine gets you worked out from your feet to the base of your neck. In truth, the music and rhythmic footwork probably gave our brains a pretty good challenge too. Discovering that I may have two left feet probably counted against me.

Arranged with intervals of less intense effort, the workout was not exhausting, and 24 hours later, I can tell you it left me without any pains either, a real bonus.

Who's doing the exercise correctly here? You decide.
Who's doing the exercise correctly here? You decide.
© Yulisa Santana / Roosevelt Island Daily

Although I heartily recommend that any senior try Total Fitness with Linda Nguyen, held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the CBN/RI Senior Center, 546 Main Street, from 10:00 to 11:00, the final 15 minutes being cool down and social time. Lack of physical fitness increases age-related risks. Loss of muscle and/or stamina sets off a chain of potential hazards.

Don't let it happen to you. Total Fitness with Linda Nguyen will yield benefits far beyond the time spent exercising. 

P.S.: I'm joking about Lisa Fernandez cheating. She won fair and square. She really did handle management demands while hardly missing a step in the workout. I concede.

Maiella, Italian dining on the water, five minutes from Main Street...
Maiella, Italian dining on the water, five minutes from Main Street...
Click4Ad
Comments powered by Disqus

#CommissionsEarned

#CommissionsEarned

data-full-width-responsive="true"

Assorted Ideas

Roosevelt Island Water Tunnel #3

Roosevelt Island’s critical role in New York City Water Tunnel #3 is not well-known. It’s the largest capital construction project in City history, and we’re in the middle. We reported in 2017 that two temporary roads were being built to support the project. But that’s only the surface. “New York’sContinue Reading

The post Roosevelt Island Water Tunnel #3 appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap Success

Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saturday, November 8th, was a hit. Sponsor GrowNYC packed the Manhattan Park Theatre Club with eager recyclers. GrowNYC organizes Swap ‘N’ Shop events to encourage reuse of gently used clothing and other goods. Roosevelt Islanders proved eager swappers. Keep up with local happenings: Roosevelt IslandContinue Reading

The post Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap Success appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th Birthday

Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th birthday passed, last month. Did you miss it? Our reader Sylvan Klein didn’t. While I served on a grand jury, Sylvan caught the Transit Museum‘s reminder on Twitter and sent me the link. The first time I set foot on Roosevelt Island, eager to learn theContinue Reading

The post Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th Birthday appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting 2019

The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting for 2019 headlines a holiday event on Friday December 6th, RIOC said on Thursday. Treats and music kickoff at 7:00 on the Rivercross Lawn. In 2017, RIOC moved the seasonal celebration across the street from its longtime home at Blackwell House. Since then, it grewContinue Reading

The post Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting 2019 appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

MST&DA Wins NYSCA Award

MST&DA wins NYSCA Award, the theatre arts nonprofit announced on Wednesday. Roosevelt Island’s Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is a first time recipient of the State’s Council on the Arts grant. “Our state’s creative industries generate a total of $120 billion to the state economy, account for 466,000 jobs,Continue Reading

The post MST&DA Wins NYSCA Award appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

#CommissionsEarned