Who's Who in Miami Lakes: Paula Liu

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 17, 2022

      Paula Liu, 71, is an independent Medicare specialist who sells medical insurance.       At sunrise, Liu also puts her yoga students through their poses at Miami Lakes Athletic Club, a teaching job she’s held since 2004.       And on many nights when the Miami Heat play, this former competitive ballroom dancer performs hip-hop moves before thousands of people with the NBA...

Town Topics: The Winter Olympics opened in China on Feb. 4. What are your favorite events?

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Monday, February 7, 2022

Edward Tittmann, Kendall, Window Washer “I mainly watch the Summer Olympics,” Edward Tittmann said. “The only thing I may watch [in the Winter Games] is ice skating, couples [skating]. I like it.  “As far the skiing or the snowboarding, I more like the skating,” he said. Carlos Arrastia, Miami Lakes, Business owner       “Ice skating is usually my...

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

Featured By Ricky Ali, Personal Trainer, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Standing Core Rotation with exercise bands     A cable machine or exercise tubing with handles can be used for this movement. If you don’t have that equipment you can improvise with a medicine ball that is 8 percent of your body weight. 1.  Stand in the middle of the cable machine while holding a cable handle. The cord should be taut, the cable machine arms should be set parallel to the floor. 2. ...

Giving Gators’ ‘Slugging for Toys’ charity softball tournament may become annual event

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 20, 2022

     Giving Gators hosted its first charity softball tournament, “Slugging for Toys” at Miami Lakes Optimist Park on Dec. 18. The purpose was to raise money and collect new toys for 180 students who attend area schools.       It was such a fun event for such a good cause that it may become an annual tournament, said Giving Gators Founder Daylin Garcia.      Team Hialeah won...

Town and Miami Lakes Athletic Club offer boxing therapy

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, January 20, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes has partnered with Miami Lakes Athletic Club to offer Rock Steady Boxing classes.       The program is designed to improve the symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s Disease through a boxing-inspired fitness regimen, town spokeswoman Clarisell De Cardenas said.      The disease can affect a person’s nervous system, movement and balance. Assessments of...
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