Wow, what a week last week was!
Fortunately, most of lower Manhattan has returned to normal. I say most because right in my neighborhood there are still several without power and heat, but at least they have a roof over their heads. I know that in many places, you can’t flick a switch and have life resume.
I think I was in a slightly different position than most because I was so occupied with work last week that I couldn’t barely think about not having power, phone service internet and often even plumbing. I rarely talk about work, but I have to say, I am pretty proud of my division at NYU for being able to provide so many services, resources and options for tens of thousands of students and for the community, especially since we were working with such a reduced staff. While it was tough to be in crisis mode for a week that never seemed to end, the gratitude we are getting back from our students makes it all worth it.
By far the weirdest and maybe hardest part of it all was having nothing, I mean nothing, open. It was like living in an movie. I don’t think I could have ever imagined that all of LoMa could just shut down completely. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the University, I have no idea how I would have eaten. I definitely didn’t stock up properly beforehand. Lesson learned. A lot of lessons were learned last week. Frank was able to take some good pictures of a powerless city…
People using wifi outside of the closed starbucks
Using generators outside to charge phones (with no service)
Get your free ice cream before it melts!
Just for fun, the line to get into Trader Joe’s BEFORE the storm
On another note, I was sad to learn that Refine Union Square will not be returning to normal.
While I know there are far more serious concerns out there than a workout studio, I was so sad when I heard that it is closed until further notice! I had just got back into it! The UES and UWS locations are great, but they take at least 45 minutes for me to get to.
I’m happy I bought some Core Fusion classes on Gilt a while back, I took advantage of a late Sunday afternoon Core Fusion Bootcamp this week.
I don’t think I have every tried the class version of Core Fusion Bootcamp; I ‘ve done the video version a few times and it’s very similar to the actual class. Core Fusion Bootcamp is like a montage of every core fusion class–you get a snippet of each.
The structure is:
5 Minute Warm Up:
10 Minutes: Intense Yoga
20 Minutes of Core Fusion Sport: The focus being sets of burpees with a weighted medicine ball.
15 Minutes of Core Fusion Cardio: Mountain climbers and sun salutations with weights!
10 Minutes Core: In the curl position with lots of V-sits.
5 Minutes Stretch
It was a workout. I really liked all the variety. However, I don’t know if I got as deep into each of the sets as I would in a full length cardio or sport class. But overall, I’d definitely do it again. It was a good mix of cardio and strength, it was challenging and I never got bored. That’s the sign of a good class in my book