News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City
Fronnie Lewis - Editor

Tag Archives | exercise

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Three seniors performed tai chi in the mini park at the Joslyn Adult Center 1301 West Olive Ave Burbank November 28. 2014

Photo Gallery: Tai chi in motion at the Joslyn Adult Center

The newly designed mini park at the Joslyn Adult Center is consider an oasis and for good reason. It’s a tranquil green space that invites guests to sit, linger, and for some seniors today — to workout with the slow flowing mediation motions of tai chi. The mini park, completed last May, is a collaboration between Leadership Burbank class of 2014 and the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. Around$77,000 in donations and a $15,000 grant from Burbank Water and Power paid for the project. Definitely, money well spent.... Read More →

Tags: , , , , ,

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Exercise guru Michelle Wilson in Pilates class Verdugo Recreation Center Burbank August 6, 2014

Burbank Scene: Working out with Michelle Wilson

In a city dotted with movie studios, film, television, and media production companies, getting into and staying in shape is big business. The Media City has an ample supply of various gyms, workout studios, and exercise venues. Over the years, I have taken exercise classes at a variety of places, from professional studios to the YMCA.  By far one of the best workout classes in Burbank is at the Verdugo Park Recreation Center 3201 West Verdugo Avenue. It’s a Pilates class taught by veteran fitness instructor Michelle Wilson. Fitness has been... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

vintage TV set free clipart

Watching television most popular leisure activity for Americans

Despite all the options Americans have they still spend most of their leisure time watching television.  If you’re 15 years or older, you were eyeballing the small tube 2.8 hours per day in 2013. That’s what the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  discovered. The data appears in the latest  American Time Use Survey. The second most popular leisure time activity — socializing with friends or attending social events. That accounted for 43 minutes of the average American’s day. The fitness... Read More →

Tags: , , , , ,

new year's resolution eat healthy clipart

New year, get inspired: Actor Tom Arnold drops 89 pounds!

  A lot of folks are making New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives. Not a bad idea. Yet, the statistics show most drop kick those resolutions to the curb by spring. If you made a get healthy resolution — right on. Here’s some inspiration. Last April, actor ,Tom Arnold, made the life-changing decision to get in shape. Several months later, he’s in People Magazine talking about his incredible weight loss of 89 pounds. To do it, he had to give up some favorite foods, cake and... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

female walking clip art

Jean Youn: Why breathing is the best exercise

What kind of exercise do you do? Rather, what kind of exercise do you enjoy doing? It may be different depending on your age and inclination. For some, just to stroll about through the neighborhood is regarded as an exercise. Some people offer “breathing exercise” for an answer jokingly. As a matter of a fact, the most important one among the exercises is really breathing exercise. If we stop breathing exercise, simply we cannot do any other exercise. The reason why... Read More →

Tags: , ,

Clip art of blazing sun

A scorcher in November

A blazing hot day on tap for the Media city today. At 10 a.m., it’s already 80 degrees in Burbank. The weather forecast is for a high in the mid-to-upper 90s!  Yes, we’re deep off into fall, but we’re getting another reminder of what a gorgeous summer day feels like in the Southland. I was out before nine this morning and saw a lot of folks pounding the pavement in the Burbank hillside area, getting their exercise before the temperature rises into the scorching... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House --First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let's Move" event in New Orleans, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Photo Gallery: First Lady Michelle Obama shows some speed

First Lady Michelle Obama really got involved in the launch of a “Let’s Move” event with current and former members of the National Football League in New Orleans yesterday. During an exercise, Mrs. Obama surprised some by taking the pigskin and running with it! Among those showing their support, Ex-NFL Coach Tony Dungy and Former Tennessee Titans Running Back, Eddie George (27).

Tags: , , , ,

Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Barack Obama gives a pep talk to some aspiring tennis stars at the White House, August 3, 2010

Photo Gallery: President Obama & some aspiring tennis stars

Catching up on a photo of interest.  The South Lawn of the White House was the scene of a “Let’s Move” tennis clinic on August 3, 2010. President Barack Obama delivered some encouraging words to some possible tennis stars of tomorrow.   Developing a good backhand swing is a bonus  —  getting  kids to exercise and eat healthy are the main goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.

Tags: , , ,