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Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

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A Positive Test Before Opening NightIt was a half-hour before curtain on the night of Sept. 2, and the company of “Waitress,” led by Sara Bareilles, had gathered onstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theater for one of those kooky theater rituals — an opening night ceremony at which the chorus member with the most Broadway credits runs three circular laps in a quilted robe, inviting other actors to touch it before visiting each dressing room to bestow a blessing.The “Waitress” legacy robe ceremony was even odder than usual. The robe recipient, Anastacia McCleskey, was not present: she had tested positive for the coronavirus, though vaccinated, and was isolating at home.What to do? Theater artists are nothing if not resourceful, so another cast member placed a FaceTime call to McCleskey, and then,...
Here’s Why Everybody’s Wearing Exercise Dresses

Here’s Why Everybody’s Wearing Exercise Dresses

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“Just being outside is a workout today,” Arianna Gaujean, 18, said while browsing the sale rack at Awoke Vintage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was a scorching July evening and Ms. Gaujean, a student at St. Francis College, was wearing a short black racer-back dress — the ideal garment, she said, for doing just about anything in the heat.In 35-and-under parlance, this was an “exercise dress,” an all-in-one outfit that, depending on your browsing habits, may be haunting your social feeds, with ads touting its comfort (stretchy nylon and spandex!), versatility (built-in shorts!) and universally flattering silhouette (who doesn’t feel good in an A-line dress?).One of the most popular versions was released by Outdoor Voices, an athleisure brand, in 2018 and updated this year with pockets, elastic...
Golf Carts Are Parked, Walking Is In and, Yes, It’s Exercise

Golf Carts Are Parked, Walking Is In and, Yes, It’s Exercise

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There is a new movement afoot in recreational golf: walking.In swelling numbers nationwide, golfers are spurning the motorized golf cart — a standard-bearer of American golf rounds for more than 50 years — and instead choosing to stride or stroll from shot to shot.It has contributed to a substantial rise in rounds played and spawned another novel phenomenon: The verifiable notion that golf, when a round is walked, is exercise that can supplement a fitness regimen since golfers routinely burn 700 calories or more in an outing that can traverse up to six miles.Moreover, the walking boom, propelled by the advent of lightweight, trendy carry bags and technologically sophisticated pushcarts for golf bags, is being advanced by a legion of young and older players — with an increasing percentage o...
Are Fitness Buffs Going Back to the Gym?

Are Fitness Buffs Going Back to the Gym?

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The 5:30 a.m. alarm to hit the spin class. The interminable waits for the ab-crunch machine. The masses of sweating bodies huffing and puffing just feet away, followed by the hurried shower and the wet-haired hustle to the office before the boss arrives.America’s gym habit always involved its share of hassle and expense. And then came the pandemic.So what now? As the world reopens — or at least, we hope it does — a wounded health club industry is banking on pent-up demand to drive a gym renaissance. Will this happen? Or will workout warriors, after a year exploring virtual and outdoor alternatives, come to see their old gyms as fitness anachronisms, like a Richard Simmons “Disco Sweat” workout VHS from the Clinton years?Consider Henry Lihn, 40, a tech entrepreneur in Manhattan. Before the ...
Turn Your Phone Into a Fitness Coach

Turn Your Phone Into a Fitness Coach

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Ready to get outside this summer and get fit? Your smartphone’s hardware, its software and an app store full of programs can help lead the way. Here’s a guide on how to get the most out of your device.Just remember, medical data is sensitive information, so read the privacy policy of any app that’s collecting it or tracking you. Consult your doctor before making major changes to your dietary or workout routine.Here’s to Your HealthIn 2014, Apple and Google both announced dashboard apps to track personal health and wellness, and the companies have been enhancing those apps ever since.The Google Fit app works on the Android and iOS operating systems. (It can also import health data from Wear OS, Apple Watches and third-party apps.) In collaboration with the American Heart Association, the Go...
¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

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Los osos pardos transitan por los paisajes de una manera muy parecida a la de la mayoría de las personas, pues prefieren los caminos llanos a las pendientes y las velocidades cadenciosas antes que correr a gran velocidad, según un nuevo y extraordinario estudio que compara la vida de los osos pardos al aire libre con la nuestra.La investigación, que incluyó osos salvajes y en cautiverio, una caminadora adaptada, rodajas de manzana y rastreadores GPS, amplía nuestra comprensión de cómo el impulso natural por ahorrar energía determina el comportamiento de los animales, y el nuestro, y podría tener consecuencias para la salud y el control del peso. Los hallazgos también ayudan a explicar por qué, en la vasta naturaleza, los caminos de los osos y de las personas se cruzan con tanta frecuencia,...
How to Start Liking Running

How to Start Liking Running

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“I let people lean on me as the coach,” said Becs Gentry, one of Peloton’s running instructors. Since she records classes while running herself, Ms. Gentry uses her own internal battles as motivators. If she feels exhausted she’ll say: “I know this sucks, guys, but we are gonna do this together. Don’t let me down.” Or: “You can do this for three minutes. Think of all the things that take longer than three minutes.”For a less chatty virtual trainer, you can use the Couch to 5K app, a beginner-friendly program that lets you choose characters like Johnny Dead, a brain-chasing zombie, or Runicorn, the running unicorn, to tell you when to run or walk.Re-wear your dirty clothes.Experts will advise sleeping in your running gear — compression tights and all — so there is nothing between you and st...
Action Bronson, Eater by Trade, Finds a New Craving: Fitness

Action Bronson, Eater by Trade, Finds a New Craving: Fitness

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One Saturday morning last month, Action Bronson was on the water at 7, staring down one burly wave after the next. Paddling around on a bodyboard, he was at Skudin Surf at American Dream, a 1.5 million-gallon wave pool in the middle of a three-million-square-foot mall and entertainment complex — a little touch of Dubai in East Rutherford, N.J.The walls at the pool’s deep end are gridded with letters and numbers, and Will Skudin, Bronson’s friend and one of the top big-wave surfers on the planet, barked over the loudspeaker, “The energy is at 6A!”Action Bronson — rapper, chef, TV host and, for the last year, a fervent convert to fitness — quickly paddled his way to the appointed spot. A siren rang out to indicate that the wave was coming, and 10 seconds later the water behind him bulked up ...