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Bobbi Stokes faces her students when she leads classes at Riverview Fitness, a position that comes with a distinct disadvantage. “I tell them all the time, ‘You guys are really pretty, but I barely looked at the water today.’ ” The gym includes circuit training, cardio and group fitness rooms – and arguably the best view onto its nearby surroundings in all of Buffalo…

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The Gronkowski family has always been fiercely devoted to working out, and now that all five brothers are out of football, building the Gronk Fitness brand has become priority No. 1. Fresh off his own NFL retirement, Rob Gronkowski and his four brothers - Dan, Chris, Gordie and Glenn - were approached by a Texas company called Complex SE to partner on a touring obstacle…

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The state director of AARP visited Buffalo on Wednesday to open the fifth outdoor fitness park in the nation sponsored by the advocacy group for older Americans. AARP plans to sponsor a fitness park in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to commemorate the association’s 60th anniversary. Horace “Billy” Johnson Park – at Hage…

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Olin “Buddy” Campbell Jr. got introduced to the YMCA six decades ago, in a way still common today. He learned to swim there as a child. His introduction to work life at the Y was another matter. “When I turned 16, my parents gave me a month to get a job,” he said. He missed the deadline, so his mom found him work as busboy, a gig he hated so much that he turned…

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Brittney Gigante used to eat a bagel or breakfast sandwich in the morning and grab takeout most days for lunch and dinner. “I didn’t know how to order healthy options, nor did I want to; I was totally out of shape,” said Gigante, 25, who weighed 155 pounds after graduating from Daemen College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Gigante began …

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Looking for a gym to start the new year? Take time to choose the best gym for you and your family, and take a copy of the following list of questions as you visit potential options. Match your answers with what you see in various gyms in your goal to find the best fitness fit: WHAT ARE MY GOALS? Do I want to: _ Lose weight?  _ Build muscle?  _ Eat healthier?  _…

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Spend $27 on a Monday night yoga class at the Buffalo Bills practice facility and Pegula Sports & Entertainment will throw in a free ticket to a Bills home game. Impact Yoga will present Namastadium: Yoga in the Fieldhouse from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park. Like Impact’s classes at HarborCenter on the Buffalo waterfront, the …

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Kirsten Moysich has become a leading advocate in Western New York for cancer patients. She's also a very good role model when it comes to healthy living. Moysich, professor of oncology and member of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, focuses most of her research on the impact of exercise in cancer treatment. …

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Barre Centric will open its third dance fitness studio in the region this month – and start things off with a week of free classes. The 1,500-square-foot location, at 572 Main St., in East Aurora, will open with its first class at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 9. For more information and class schedules, visit barrecentric.com. Co-owners Rachael Jarosz and Giavana de Zitter …

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A young widow who had to pick up the pieces of her life after her husband died from cancer. A lawyer who has successfully addressed depression. A couple with a son who has autism who opened two gyms so all children could embrace their playful sides together. These are among the hundreds of real stories, about real people in Western New York, that have been contain…

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The fastest-growing class at Glistening Sky Fitness & Wellness in Delevan used to be called Burlesque. "Some of my oldest son's friends' moms thought we were stripping," owner Tami George-Stevenson said. "You don't want your teenage son thinking that you're stripping, so we rebranded." George-Stevenson, the former health and wellness director at the Wyoming Count…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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Amy Bueme tends to hear lots of explanations during the holidays about why people have decided to shelve their fitness routines. There are too many family meals to prepare. There is not enough time, what with parties to attend, gifts to buy and kids to manage when they have days off from school. The stress of the holidays makes it too tiring to work out. These …

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Workouts aren’t just for weekends and times of year when you have time to hit the gym or log some miles. Workouts – even mini-ones – are something you should do throughout the week. “A ‘daily defender’ is someone who engages in physical activity every day in order to defend against chronic health conditions and musculoskeletal injuries,” said Dr. Bruce Naughton, Univ…