Health and Fitness


Be The Ball In A Soccer Game!

Astoria Sports Complex (34-38 38th Street, Suite 1) is now offering Be The Ball, also known as Bubble Soccer—a unique variation on soccer that allows you to “become a ball” by encasing your body in a soft, blow-up hamster ball type outfit. Imagine yourself resembling a giant ball with legs! You will be well-padded, so if you get knocked over, it will feel good! 

Super Chunky, Cozy Hand-Knit Scarves

Local artist and crafter Alison Trimer moved to Astoria over a year ago. She is the creator of Along the Way, creations made for everyday life inspired by everyday people you meet “along the way.”

Definitive Workouts Coming To Astoria

Orangetheory Fitness is coming to Astoria this fall! They will be located off 31st Street and Broadway, right under the N/W subway line. Orangetheory Fitness is a one-hour full-body workout that focuses on strength, power, and endurance. You can burn up to 500 calories during your workout and even more calories for up to 36 hours post-workout. 

Women’s Empowerment Group Launched

Ladies First Astoria is a new, real-world social network of women supporting women in their community. The group was co-founded by two Astoria residents, Renee Heitmann and Nicole Panettieri. Heitmann is a singer and private voice teacher who also runs Single Girl Cookies, a baking business with a mission to spread kindness throughout the community.

Pilates in the Park

June’s fitness spotlight is Pilates in the Park. If you want a workout that is outdoors this summer, look no further than Pilates in the Park, led by Lynette Pettinicchi, a mat Pilates-certified instructor. The series takes place in Astoria Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. 

Once Up On The Roof

We don’t lack for rooftop restaurants (see list at end), but there are other things to do when you want to live your life above it all.

Nature’s Air Filters Exchange Toxins For Pure Oxygen

Poor air control and ventilation is unavoidable, even with the most advanced filtration equipment. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.  

Lagree NY: Innovative Full Body Workouts

April’s fitness spotlight is on Lagree NY located at 27-11 23rd Avenue in Astoria.  At Lagree NY, all of the instructors are Lagree-certified. Lagree NY offers The Lagree Fitness Training Method which is taught on the exclusive Megaformer developed by fitness visionary, Sebastien Lagree. 

Iron Lion’s Precision Physical Training

March is here, which means spring is right around the corner. Whether you hibernated all winter, like a lot of us do, and put on some extra pounds or are just looking to tone up, you should check out Iron Lion located at 22-77 38th Street. 

Have A Sweet Vegan Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone will be buying chocolate boxes that are not vegan, and the ingredients list is not attractive at all. Try something different and bake something for that special person. You will have the peace of mind that it is vegan and natural. Here are three great vegan desserts for your Valentine.