Health and good nutrition are their own rewards. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a little cash prize thrown in as well. That's the idea behind HealthyWage, a nationwide competition where teams vie for prizes of up to $10,000. Even if your team doesn't land in the top three spots, every participant is eligible to have their entry fees refunded if they lose 10% over the course of nine months. The whole process is facilitated with HealthyWage's unique blend of social support, high-tech tracking mechanisms, and fun weight loss activities.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Queens Center Mall in New York.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Queens Center Mall's free wifi hotspot.
Endless parking options are readily available close to Queens Center Mall.
Don't feel like driving to Queens Center Mall? Catch a nearby bus or train at Grand Ave. - Newtown (E, M, R) and Elmhurst Ave. (E, M, R).
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Queens Center Mall.
Bryan “The Brooklyn Bad Ass” Ortiz of Brooklyn Bad Ass Fitness dons many hats—the headband of a certified personal trainer, the cushioned headgear of a boxing instructor, and the top hat of a fitness-book author. Dedicated to a no-nonsense approach to fitness, Bryan conducts morning and evening weekday boot camps that whip up to 20 students into shape with intense interval training, eschewing monotonous fitness routines such as treadmill running or elephant lifting. To complete lifestyle changes, Bryan outfits guests with meal plans, customizing diets to match energy requirements. Bryan’s Wedding Body boot camp, personal-training sessions, and weight-loss challenges can all be customized to suit guests’ specific fitness goals.
The Upper West Side location of thrift store chain Housing Works offers second hand furniture, clothing, media pieces and trinkets to anyone willing to do a bit of digging. Clothing is found on racks throughout the store, arranged according to color in a rainbow of colors. Red tops sit next to orange tops and on down the line, making shopping at Housing Works always an adventure. Colder weather items include coats and furs, while a large basket of discount t-shirts attract the summertime cool kid crowd, seeking something seriously vintage. Since this is a non-profit, the money from every book, CD or piece of artwork you buy goes to help homelessness and AIDS in New York City, so you can feel free to shop without a twinge of guilt.
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982, and this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across New York City’s five boroughs. City Harvest also takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative.
The Parents League is a New York City-based non-profit membership organization of parents and independent day and boarding schools, providing assistance to parents and schools since 1913:
*Advice to families selecting preschools and ongoing K-12 day schools, boarding schools, special needs programs and summer camps.
*Parenting and education lectures and workshops by experts in their fields, and panel presentations by admissions and financial aid directors.
*Publications including The Parents League Review and The Guide to Preschools, Let's Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers and distribution of the New York Independent Schools Directory on behalf of ISAAGNY.
*Searchable online guides, including The Guide to New York and Summer in New York City.