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Back to school / Back to fitness: how to re-motivate
September's Tip's for getting a back to fitness body|
Getting the kids back to school is the pertect time to put away a few hours a week to get yourself back to the gym. If you have fallen off the fitness wagon this summer, you are not alone. Take advantage of this time of year to start fresh with your workout routine.Assess your fitness/health goals and what it would take to reach them, make a plan and go for it!
THIS FALL'S FEATURED EXERCISES
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a 5- or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand.
Lunge forward with your left leg, then straighten your leg. When you lunge, your right knee should come to about an inch above the ground without touching it.
Keep your torso perpendicular to the floor, with your weight evenly distributed between your legs. Align your front knee over your front ankle, keeping the weight in your heels instead of on your toes.
Continue these lunges for 30 seconds before switching sides and doing another 30 seconds on the other leg.
Lie on the floor and lace your fingers behind your head.
Bring the knees in towards the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the floor without pulling on the neck.
Straighten the left leg out while simultaneously turning the upper body to the right, taking the left elbow towards the right knee.
Switch sides, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee.
Continue alternating sides in a 'pedaling' motion for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.
Use a bench or chair. It will need to be sturdy enough to hold your body weight. Stand in front of the bench, with your back to it.
Place your hands on the bench with palms down and your knuckles facing forward. Hands should be slightly closer than shoulder width apart. As you are doing this you will bend atthe knees and your legs should be at a 90-degree angle.
Lower your body by bending at the elbow. Exhale slowly as you bend. Lower for a count of two. Elbows should not point out away from the body as you lower.
Straighten your arms out. This will push your body back up. Inhale slowly through your nose as you straighten your arm.
Complete 10 to 12 repetitions. This is considered one set. Towards the end of the set it should get difficult to perform the exercise. Perform enough repetitions of the tricep dip to work the muscle to fatigue without causing pain
Do two to three sets. Rest your triceps for a minute in between sets. Work your triceps two to three times a week, with at least 24 hours' rest between workouts
Don't forget to visit us atPine Bush'sHarvest Festival, September 18th!!
COME JOIN US AT THE GYM FOR A
HOLISTIC E XPERIENCE
Featuring :Jane Doherty, a famous well known psychic
FREEYoga, Tai Chi, Organic foodtasting,Posture Evaluations, and Body Analysis from our trainers!
We will have Eyebrow Threading,Energy work, Reiki, Detox Foot Baths, a Lululemon trunksale, and our local cafe AllThings Deliciousdoing sampling and sales!
We will be holding this event at the Gym
on Sunday, September 26, 2010
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Horseback Riding is for Everyone
If you haven’t had the experience of riding a horse, you are missing out on something very special. Karen Juckas of Juckas Stables has been bringing this wonderful experience to people for 43 years. And not just the young, brave and strong but many times she has had to brush back the tears watching a life-long dream come true for someone you never would have believed could be on a horse.|
How many times have you driven past the rolling hills of the many horse farms in the Pine Bush area and, in that brief moment as fences and fields race past in a blur, you wonder down deep inside what would it be like to ride a horse? With our busy days ahead of us, we wait too long to come back. One woman who visited the Juckas Stables on Father’s day knows all too well what it means to skip out of the simple pleasures of life. Frail and week, her father slowly and carefully got out of the car, leaning on his cane he made his way to the barn. “I can no longer play golf. I can’t ride my motorcycle. But before I die I want to ride a horse”. The giant gentle animal carried the elderly man through the trails. Nothing could have replaced that moment when this daughter was able to give her Dad such a wonderful gift. There is something special about riding a horse.
When a family was relocated to the Pine Bush area from England, they wanted their son to experience something special. One cold day as the staff was hurrying to close up for the evening as a storm was coming in, a car drove up to the barn. The five year old boy had to be carried to the stable. Crippled from Spina Bifida he was unable to move his legs. But even this small, sick boy could ride a horse. Although the timing was bad, they took the family around the trails. Riding a horse was the young boys dream and that day, it came true. A little boy and his crutches went home that day, his face aglow with excitement, having had the experience of his lifetime.
Karen Juckas was a teacher in the Pine Bush School District for 35 years. “You have to stand on your head to get the students interested in what you are teaching them but at the stables, the joy beams from their faces instantly”. Anybody can ride a horse. Seven years old to seventy years old. Faces of handicapped riders beam with delight as they experience a thrill one would think could never be. Seeing this transformation in her guests is what has kept her going all these years.
Just a short drive outside of Pine Bush on route 302 near Bullville, Juckas Stables has 117 acres of horse riding trails. Due to high insurance rates and taxes, trail riding stables are quickly vanishing. People come from Albany, Manhattan, Long Island and other long distances to spend time riding through the woods and fields of Karen’s horse farm. Pine Bush offers some of the finest bed and breakfasts in the area for horse riding seekers to spend a weekend. Pine Haven Bed and Breakfast on New Prospect Road and the Pine Bush House Bed and Breakfast are a short drive from Juckas Stables. Come and experience a dream come true in Pine Bush.
Fall 2010 Art Tour
The Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce & ARCS Fall 2010 Art Tour is rapidly approaching. If you are a Pine Bush Business and would like to participate, please contact Ellen Quimby! Also, we need ARTISTS! Any Artists that would like to participate, please fill out the Application and mail it along with your check to:|
Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1628
Pine Bush, NY 12566
For more information regarding this event visit the ARCS website
As always, if you should have any questions or concerns regarding the Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce or the event, please feel free to contact us!
Light The Night
The Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk because cancer waits for nothing. The disease doesn’t know holidays, birthdays or hard economic times. More than 957,000 Americans are living with, or are in remission from blood cancer.|
As you may know, Timmy Corcoran of Pine Bush is the Light The Night 2011 Orange Honored Patient. Please see the attached flier for more information!
Please join us on October 15th for a short, but unforgettable, walk at the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY. Visit Light The Night where you can scroll to the bottom and click “Join” to become a member of my Team. Once you are registered, you will receive a link to your own personal online fundraising page. I encourage you to forward your link to everyone you know and ask them to donate. Your participation and support will make a difference. Please also consider making a commitment to become a Champion For Cures by raising $100 or more. As a Champion For Cures, you will receive a Light The Night t-shirt, an illuminated balloon, and access to food at the Walk.
This year, Pine Bush Chamber has accepted the challenge to raise $500.00.
If you can’t join our team for the Walk, please donate by visiting Light The Night to make a secure online donation. Every dollar counts and your support will save lives.
Preview Light The Night by watching this video: Light The Night
If you’d like to learn more about Light The Night, please visit: Light The Night
or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you will join me this year for Light The Night. Thanks for your support!
Every dollar raised counts and truly improves the quality of life of patients and their families. See all the different ways the money you raise directly benefits cancer patients and their families!
Reduce Stress, Live Longer
Getting a professional massage in Pine Bush is as easy as walking down Main Street. Just a short walk from the Pine Bush house bread and breakfast you will find Reflections. A little further out of town on Burlingham Road is All we knead is You Bodyworks. Here you will find one of the best ways to relax the mind, body and spirit. Although many of us may decide against such luxury expenditures in today’s economy, you may want to take a second look once you realize the benefits. Not only does it make you feel wonderful from head to toe, it also has many health benefits that most people are probably unaware of.|
Pine Bush is home to many small businesses like Reflections, ready to meet the needs of our residents and visitors, many whom are carrying the stresses of every day life around with them. One key benefit to massages is that they help lower your blood pressure, heart rate and release muscle tension. Massage therapy relaxes the body, as well as the mind and stimulates the brain’s production of both endorphins (natural pain killers) and mood-enhancing serotonin.
Massage therapy is part of the toolkit for many physical therapists, who understand how important good blood flow is to healing muscles, organs, bones and, ultimately, every cell in the body. The oxygen that the blood takes to the cells is what keeps the various cogs and gears of the human engine running. Massage therapy can help deliver the fuel and sustenance that the body needs by facilitating blood flow and oxygenation.
One cannot overlook some of the more obvious benefits of a good massage: relaxing the muscles after a hard day’s play. After a vigorous hike at Sam’s point or a day of golf at Winding Hills one might want to head down Main Street to Reflections Studio where professional massage therapist Angelo Amiano can help end your perfect day with a relaxing massage.
Town of Crawford - A Brief History
The Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1823. However, its development had its beginnings well before that year. It has made significant progress since its early days. What started as an inland, wooded and rocky area grew slowly at first. Many old maps have various names for the area we know today as Crawford. Crawford was originally part of the Town of Montgomery, as the Montgomery town records from approximately 1768 through 1777 show.|
The first settlers of the area were of German, Dutch, Scottish and Irish decent. These early settlers migrated north from the Wallkill River area. The descendants of Hugenot and Dutch ancestry migrated south from Ulster County, near the New Paltz and Shawangunk areas to what is now Crawford. These early immigrants were the second generation of these nations’ settlers. The main reason for the migration was for farming areas for the families to cultivate and make a living from. Many of the old families still have descendants in Crawford. The names of Bruyn, Bull, Crawford, Youngblood, Sinsbaugh, and others are still families that live in the Crawford town limits. Many of these families also came to the Crawford area from Newburgh, Montgomery, New Windsor, or Shawangunk areas.
Early settlements have recorded documentation in the Town of Montgomery records. Many of the early names for the area included Dwaars Kill, Shawangunk Kill, Snyder’s Mill, Big and Little Pokanisink, Snyder’s Meeting House and Robert Milligan’s Saw Mill. Johannes Snyder was one of the earliest settlers in the town, which later became known as Crawford. He began a small settlement of both sides of the Dwaar Kill near the present hamlet of Searsville at about 1740. He operated a mill at this location in 1768, and had a major role in establishing a meetinghouse in the same hamlet. Robert Milliken operated a saw mill on the opposite side of the town on the Shawangunk Kill at around the same period. Below Millikin’s saw mill, there was a flour mill operated by Pat Boyce, as did Abraham Bruyn in the same location. In addition to these mills along the Shawangunk Kill, there also existed a combined saw, grist, and carding mill run by the Slotts family.
The Big and Little Pakanasink Creeks powered several mills, as did the Dickersons, which were located in the Grahams Church settlement between the towns of Crawford and Montgomery. Records show that these mills provided services to the local farm families and the necessary products needed by those farmers to run their farms and provide for their livelihood.
The growth of Crawford was a thoughtful and deliberate plan. It did not follow the happenstance method of settlement that many early areas experienced. The mills provided the rural industry needed for towns to develop within the Crawford boundaries. The present hamlet of Searsville was built up and centered around the mill in that hamlet. This early industry allowed Searsville to become a busy crossroads during the early 1800’s through the 1840’s. During this period, Searsville supported two inns, a post office, store, Grange Hall, a blacksmith shop, and a grist mill. It became the dominant community in the area, with a second mill, a saw mill, adding to the hamlet’s growth potential. Physicians located their homes in Searsville, and a school was also established for the residents. Searsville became the center for the Town of Crawford government in 1824. The downfall of Searsville was brought about by the re-routing of the new railroad line. In bypassing this hamlet, the local industries lost visibility and connections to larger towns and cities, thus falling into rapid decline.
The railroad played a major part in the rise and fall of many hamlets in the Crawford area. It also played an important part in the growth of some areas, which prior to the rail connection, was not prosperous, or as prosperous as some of their earlier counterparts.
In regards to the community of Hopewell, it had its beginnings through millwork as well. Milliken’s Mill was the starting place for this area of Crawford. In 1779, the residents of the area expressed the desire for a local church. Hopewell Church was established by these residents and the area’s name evolved from this association. Hopewell provided the surrounding farmers with all the needed services, plus a place of worship.
The settlement of Bullville dates back to the same approximate time as Hopewell (1789). It did not have mills, since there existed no nearby waterpower sources. However, Bullville contained stores, a post office, a smith shop, inn and a distillery. The area of Bullville was originally names Cadiz until the 1820’s, when the present name was adopted. Many of the structures that exist in Bullville today are the original structures from the 1820 time period. The post office and a small group of shops along Route 17K are still visible and provide contemporary services to the community.
The community of Pine Bush has had many name changes and references over the past two hundred years. The various names this particular hamlet has been known as are Shawangunk, Crawford, Bloomfield, Crawford again, to its present name of Pine Bush. Pine Bush had the largest concentration of mills, which provided it with the opportunity to become the largest center in the area.
The town of Crawford, by 1813, claimed numerous and good roads and farms. The farms within Crawford grew wheat, rye, beef, pork, hemp, butter and cheese. Crawford farmers provided all of these products to the adjacent towns. By 1813 Crawford was referred to as “The Butter Capital of the World!” In 1819, Alexander Thompson’s farm was judged as the best improved farm consisting of less than one hundred acres in the county by the Orange County Society for the Promotion of Agriculture and Domestic Manufacture. Other farmers in the Crawford area were also successful in winning prizes at county competitions.
By 1845 there existed four major population areas within the present day Crawford boundaries. Pine Bush was referred to as Crawford, had two stores and approximately ten dwellings. Searsburg, which is today the hamlet of Searsville, had a grist mill, saw mill, store, tavern, schoolhouse and ten residential homes. Bullville was comprised of a tavern, store, distillery, smith shop, and about six homes. Hopewell consisted of a tavern, store, a few mechanics shops, and at least a dozen families. The township had a population of approximately two thousand seventy two persons, over two hundred farms, six merchants, over fifty mechanics of various trades, two clergymen and two doctors. Added to this census were eleven mills (two grist mills, eight saw mills and a fulling mill), a tannery, two distilleries and a half dozen inns and retail stores.
Our community of Crawford may seem laid back and rural by today’s busy technological standards, but it has been a community, that has throughout its history, made a major contribution to the development of Orange County. It is today, one of the most sought after areas within the Southern Tier of New York State for development, industry and home building.
I teach in the city of Middletown, and I am the first to admit that I enjoy going to work and stating that it’s going to rain because the cows are down, or that the winter is over because the skunks have come out of hibernation! How many city dwellers can say that.
Taken from The Town of Crawford Historical Society
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