BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott greeting students filing into school.
The shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and six adults on December 14, 2012 shook the nation.
Other gun-realted horrors have been revisited on campuses and other sites since then. One affect of the shootings has been the need to re-examine and shore up security measures. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Nico Seddio demonstrated his ability to lift 225-pound barbells while doing squats at the FIT Center. Spotting him are teacher Ian Kanarvogel (left) and student Stephen Cummings.
They’re young athletes, many playing on Shelter Island School teams. But others aren’t playing organized team sports but recognize the importance of stretching their bodies after a day spent stretching their minds. (more…)
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Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.
Two years ago a town resident declared the FIT Center as “dying a slow death.”
Less than 20 months later, the town’s gym is thriving. The renewal is due to new equipment, but more importantly, improved sanitary conditions, attracting a large number of Shelter Island residents who exercise there regularly, according to its director, Garth Griffin. (more…)
Maggie Davis in action in a spin class.
A question that usually arises when I am speaking with people who exercise on a regular basis is: “Can an older person safely begin an exercise program and reap benefits?”
I decided to speak with fitness instructor Maggie Davis. She started working out to keep herself in shape and has been a certified trainer for the past 25 years. (more…)
Running, walking, or exercise in general enhances everything else in your life.
Physically you eat, sleep and feel in ways that make everyday life more enjoyable. On the cerebral front, good ideas and creative solutions bubble up out of nowhere as you jog along. The time you devote to exercise is akin to making a disciplined investment in your savings accounts. It will pay off. (more…)