Realm health and fitness tips with Kyle

Realm fitness tips with kyleIf you haven’t used a rowing machine before you are missing out on a challenging and fun way to lose weight. Try these cardio programs on the rower and push yourself to get better.

Tabata rowing- Row 100 meters in under 20 seconds, rest for 30 seconds and repeat. 10 sprints should be doable with out throwing up, so give yourself more time to get to 100m or lengthen the rest if you are having trouble.  If you really like this type of work out check out my previous post about Tabata here.

Endurance training-5000 meter rows are not easy.

Count down- Start with a 500m row, check how long it took you to complete 500m and rest for half of that time. Repeat with 400m all the way to 100m.

Add one of these to your routine and watch the results happen.

Kyle at Realm FitnessKyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.

Boston Harbor Hotel presents West Side Story

west-side-storyThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel has been showing  movies for free all summer on a large outdoor screen set up to the side of the large gazebo by the waterfront.  This Friday – the last movie of the summer – they will be showing, West Side Story. 

West Side Story
Starring:  Natalie Wood, Richard Beymar & Rita Moreno
Movie time: Sunset at 7:23PM

Provincetown Carnival 2014 video

Provincetown CarnivalThis year’s Provincetown Carnival theme may go down as an all-time favorite. The crowds came out in an array of colorful costumes with a large number of Batman, Superman, Spidey and (of course) Wonder Woman but some got fairly creative.  Enjoy this video of all the fun in Provincetown this past week.

Note: If you click on the YouTube icon in the lower right of the video below it will open in a larger window for better viewing.


Ptown carnival preview part 3

Provincetown CarnivalFinally back from Provincetown, Sergio and I are meticulously going through our many photographs to cut and crop.

Tomorrow I’ll be able to share our 2014 Provincetown Carnival video.  Much thanks to all of you with a special shout out to WGB for the link on the blog today. You can see my previous teaser posts here and herePtown Carnival ParadePtown CarnivalPtown CarnivalPtown Carnival

Watch the 2014 Ptown Carnival video here.

dbar Tea dance from 4-8PM

Summer Tea Dance at dBar

dbar is going to put the fun in you Fun Day, Sunday hosting their annual summer tea dance.  Definitely stop by and check out this perennial social gathering that raises money for Victory Programs and helps to kick off the fall LGBT sports season.

Scruffy Sunday

man in bed aloneHard to believe someone this handsome would be in bed alone.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

ALS ice bucket challenge surpasses $41 million

Perhaps you are tired of watching people dump buckets of ice cold water over their heads in an attempt to raise awareness / money for ALS.  However, this video from Kermit the Frog may go down as my favorite video of all.

Let’s make ALS History – Donate Here Today

I’d like to commend Pete Frates, a patient advocate in the ALS community who lives in the area and is widely credited for starting the campaign.  The viral nature of this challenge has been a god send for the ALS community.  My only regret is my former colleague and friend who passed from ALS last year didn’t live to see this outpouring of support. I know this would have meant the world to her. It certainly has made me emotional (both of the laughing and teary eyed variety) watching this social media challenge go viral.

Earlier this week the NYT reported that as of August 21 – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $41 million.  The foundation received less than $20 million in 2013 but thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS reports they have nearly 740,000 new donors (and counting) and doubled their donations in just one month.  If that isn’t the feel good story of the summer I don’t know what is.