Miami Lakes woman sets fitness goal and wins

Sports By Erika Pesantes, Reporter Friday, January 7, 2022

   During the past two years, Estefania Figueiredo wasn’t feeling well, so she turned to fitness to get strong.      “I really was not in an optimal shape,” said Figueiredo, 31, a human resources consultant for a health care company who lives in Miami Lakes. “I was at a point in my life where I was just not happy.       “On the inside I wasn’t feeling...

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

Sports By Ricky Ali, Personal Trainer, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Farmer’s Carry is a full-body movement with weights. 1.  You will use just about every muscle to perform this exercise. 2.  Grasp a pair of dumbbells or Kettlebells or any heavy object that you can carry. Hold one in each hand. 3.  Stand tall with good “military posture,” in other words keep your entire body rigid and tight.  4.  Begin by bringing one knee up to where the leg forms a...

Dade Christian School revives soccer program

Sports By David L. Snelling, Reporter Monday, December 20, 2021

 To jumpstart its future, Dade Christian School’s soccer program looked to the past.      On hiatus since 2016, Dade Christian restarted the program this season and hired alumnus Marino Torrens, Jr. as its new head coach.      Torrens, 31, helped the Crusaders to a district championship during his senior season in 2008.        He was hired to help oversee the programs at...

Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2020

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, December 20, 2021

   The Town of Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame inducted its latest class on Dec. 4 in an outdoor ceremony in Optimist Park.      The five new members include former professionals in the National Football League and Major League Baseball; a college volleyball star and coach and two people who have dedicated years to coaching youth sports.      Howard Schnellenberger, a college and NFL coach who...

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

Sports By Ricky Ali, Personal Trainer, Shula's Athletic Club Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Scaption exercise will help correct your posture and strengthen the muscles around your shoulders. 1.  Sit upright on an exercise ball or a bench. You can use a bench with a backrest. 2.  Hold a pair of light dumbbells in each hand. For this exercise I recommend any weight up to 10 pounds.  3.  While holding the dum bbells, lift both arms forward and up to a position where the shoulder, elbow and wrist form a...
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