Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Paula Liu, Yoga Instructor, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Thursday, March 17, 2022

     Plank, aka Phalakasana in Sanskrit, is a very popular pose in all forms of exercise.  It is a great core exercise that builds strength and stability.  By holding your body in the plank position, you are working a wide range of muscles.  A strong and solid core not only looks and feels good it also balances and stabilizes the body during all of our daily activities.       Plank is one...

Community Calendar

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, March 2, 2022

      Events may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the town’s social media pages for last minute updates.  -- Alexandra Herrera  March 1 - 31 Town of Miami Lakes/Loving Soles Shoe Drive Donate new/gently worn footwear at Miami Lakes Town Hall lobby, 6601 Main St., Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 3 Medical Forum-Healthy Aging presented by Florida International University. Miami Lakes...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Ricky Ali, Personal Trainer, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Let's do the Romanian Dead Lift.  1. While standing, grasp a pair of kettlebells or dumbbells and hold them at your sides (beginners can use just their body weight). Keep your knees  slightly bent as shown above. 2. Contract your abdominal muscles and clench your buttocks tight while pushing the buttocks backward, what we call hinging from the hip. Your upper body and arms should stay motionless. Reach a position where...

Calling young writers!

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, February 18, 2022

    The Junior Orange Bowl is calling for submissions by young writers for its 34th Annual Creative Writing Contest.      Students may win prizes and cash awards of up to $750.      This year’s theme is “How can art and music change our lives?”      The deadline to submit an essay online is March 18.      The contest is open to 8th grade...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Paula Liu, Yoga Instructor, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Friday, February 18, 2022

The Child Pose, aka Balasana      The Child pose, aka Balasana, is a resting pose.       It is usually performed between sequences of yoga poses to rest the body and calm the mind, as well as reduce anxiety and fatigue. It also relieves tension in the lower back, chest, hamstring muscles and shoulders. 1.  While on all fours on a mat, bring your toes together and open your knees...
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