Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Gym Project

This week I visited the Embora Wellness and Movement studio in Brooklyn. http://www.embora.com/. This cosy studio at 900, Fulton street is smaller than you expect.

Score card

Facilities: 6/10
There is a tiny changing room, two toilets and I am not sure if there is a shower room or lockers. You also need to bring your own towel.

Variety of classes: 7/10
Given the size of the space, there is a number of classes you can attend: Yoga, cardio-kickboxing, capoeira angola, belly dancing, pilates and strengthen & stretch and a few others....

Rate of difficulty: 8/10
I tried the strengthen and stretch class. Although it seemed too easy in the beginning, it turned out to be challenging enough. Some movements and postures reminded of pilates but they were far more difficult to perform. I liked the balance exercises with the ball – too hard even to think about! Overall, a fun but challenging class. You will be sweating in the end. Try it out if you visit Embora!


New York

Abel Duo Munich:Violin & Cello Concert
From classic to folkloreWorks by Händel, Haydn and Mozart as well as Folk melodies from Europe, North America, Latin America and Armenia
Thursday, October 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
German House
New York
871 United Nations Plaza (at 49th Street) New York City
price: free
Anna Petrova - Violin
Yorick-Alexander Abel - Cello
Please RSVP indicating “Abel”and all attending persons’ full names:german-consulate-ku@nyct.net or call 212-610 9759


The Germanic party is back!
To all Germanic- Party - people ... join the crazy German- After-Oktoberfest-Party.
Don't forget to register at http://www.germanic-london.com/
See you all on Saturday 20th October from 20.30 onwards and don't forget it's GBP 10 before 22.00.