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Aug
11

Riding out the storm … things to do in a Hurricane!

Riding out the storm … things to do in a Hurricane!

If you’re at all like me, your life is somewhat circumscribed into bits of this and bytes of that on a fairly routine schedule.  So what to do when there’s a hurricane on the way, especially when you live in NYC and there’s an unprecedented evacuation of the “A” zones (low-lying areas like lower Manhattan, Red Hook, Coney Island and the Rockaways — not to mention a lot of the coastal parts of Staten Island), subway and bus services running on their last  hours and no Starbucks!  OMG, as my young one likes to say!

Luckily, the stalwart of all stalwarts, Gleason’s Gym is open this morning, so I shall be able to get in my Saturday morning boxing fix … but, but. but … what then if one is stuck in the house for two days or worse yet, in a shelter or on a friend’s living room floor!

Well first off, charge up *all* of your electronics and I mean all ’cause even NYC might lose power for a while (especially if you are living in an A zone and decide to tempt fate when it comes to massive flooding).

There are also a boxing apps to download on your mobile device that’ll allow you to idle the time away.

1.  For the couch potatoes in the bunch (and if you have an account) — get Netflix and have a boxing movie film festival!  Titles available include:

"The Fighter"

The Fighter, the fantastic Micky Ward biopic

Homeboy, a 1998 boxing genre film starring Mickey Rourke & Christopher Walken

 Punch, in the tradition of Girlfight, a female boxer finds redemption in the ring.

Oh, and if you’re feeling like maybe you need to move around between features, here are a few workout suggestions!

10 Minute Solution Kickboxing (in case you always wanted to try!)

Crunch Cardio Salsa (yep, time to get the hips moving)

Crunch Candlelight Yoga (my favorite)

2. Workout Apps!

MyBoxing, this is a great app with how to videos, workout plans, and a fabulous timer!

FitnessClass, on demand fitness video workouts

Yoga, this app has terrific animated classes, two variations of the Sun Salutations, plus a library of poses.  You can self time for 30, 45 or 60 minute workouts.

3. News Junkies!

1. CNN, a no-brainer!

2. Hurricane Watch HD (for true junkies!)

3. Watch ESPN, gives you access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU

Otherwise, stay safe and dry!


4 Responses to “Riding out the storm … things to do in a Hurricane!”


  1. August 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

    We’ve prepared as best we can. Now it’s time to sit and wait. The thing that concerns me most is a tree coming down on my house. Be safe, my friend.

  2. 4 Amy
    August 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I thought about you when I heard the list of evacuation spots in NY. You stayed put? My friend in Chelsea got out of town.


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