Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Are you looking to get in shape this summer? The Town of North Hempstead offers boot camp and personal training at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
The classes at Gerry Pond Park take place outside and the classes at Michael J. Tully will be held inside the fitness center.
Boot camp classes will feature a total body workout including calisthenics, battling ropes, TRX suspension training, and agility drills. Participants should bring a towel and water with them to workouts.
Single session classes are $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Ten sessions are $200 for residents and $240 for non-residents.
Personal training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. The 50-minute training session is $80, and 10 training sessions are $750. A 30-minute session is $50, and 10 sessions is $450.
Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel their appointment to avoid being charged. For more information, call 516-869-6311.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.