Keep in shape while you’re kept at home

first_img(WBNG) — Tuesday was the first day gyms have been closed in New York as statewide precautions take effect to protect people from coronavirus, but experts say no gym is no excuse not to get a good workout in. “Jumping is really good to get your heart rate up, so plyometrics are like jump squats, burpees. Everyone’s favorite is a burpee, I’m sure a lot of people are going to be doing those at home,” said Taylor Austin, owner of Taylor Lee Fit. “They burn calories fast, so anything that you can do fast and very effective at burns calories without much weight, cause you’re limited,” she says. One owner said the type of activities for your workout may vary. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a ton of gym equipment at home, don’t worry. Experts say what’s most important is how you workout, not what you workout with.center_img This is because gyms were some of the businesses closed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. While not ideal, gym owners said this isn’t going to be a problem for them, as plans are in place to get them through this time. 12 News spoke to two different local gyms, KW Fitness and Taylor Lee Fit, both of whom said they are exploring options to offer fitness classes online. Austin said for her clients, she will be putting a daily workout on Facebook and Instagram so they can stay up to date and stay in shape.last_img read more

Main Street Mason City survey asks people to help plan on what businesses to recruit downtown

first_imgMASON CITY — Main Street Mason City has launched a survey as part of a proactive approach to planning for the future prosperity of the community’s traditional downtown district.Main Street Mason City executive director Emily Ginneberge says the survey is going to be used to identify and profile the top candidates for expansion and recruitment based on local community and consumer preferences and insight.   “It will help provide direction for specific product lines and menus, services, amenities and special features, and other distinguishing traits. We really need the community’s help here to tell us what it is they want to see in our community. They ultimately by participating in the survey are going to be able to help dictate the types of businesses that we recruit to our downtown district.”Ginneberge says any new business in the downtown district also helps current downtown businesses.   “New business in our downtown district generates foot traffic to the current businesses that are in our district. Having those new businesses recruited to our district will make for even better business for our businesses that are already in the district.”Ginneberge says the more people that participate in the survey, the more good work that can be done with the results.  “We are so excited to have them determine who we work to recruit to our downtown district, but also we are looking forward to sharing these results, because I think it will be really interesting to see what everybody determines it is that they want or they think is missing. Sometimes what people think is missing is something that we already have, so that gives us another opportunity to share with them ‘hey did you already know we have this incredible business in the downtown district.”Take the survey by clicking herelast_img read more

No. 24 Virginia Tech sacks Savage, Pitt 19-9

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Logan Thomas threw an early touchdown pass, Cody Journell kicked four field goals and No. 24 Virginia Tech sacked Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage eight times in a 19-9 victory on Saturday.The Hokies (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their sixth straight game and ended a four-game losing streak against the Panthers, avenging a 35-17 loss a year ago that sent Virginia Tech into a long skid.This time, they proved just as inhospitable hosts to the ACC newcomer Panthers (3-2, 2-2).Savage, who tied an ACC record with six touchdown passes three weeks ago in a 58-55 victory against Duke, never had much of a chance to get wide receivers Devin Street and Tyler Boyd into the game.Savage’s sacks totaled minus-49 yards, and he has now been sacked 15 times in his past two appearances. Virginia Tech safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) delivers a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Virginia Tech won 19-9. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)last_img read more