Category Archives: Your Health
OK not really. What we MEANT is that Curves of Lighthouse Point collected A LOT of food during the month of March 2013; Curves presented this bounty to the Blessings Food Pantry in Pompano.
Here’s the official info:
Curves of Lighthouse Point donated over 1200 pounds of food to the Blessings Food Pantry during Curves “Feed the Need” Food Drive. All of the food was donated by the members.
The food collection efforts took place during the entire month of March. Members brought in food when they came in for their workouts and new members joining in the month of March had the one time service fee waived with their donation of a bag of groceries.
“While we work to improve the lives of women in the northeast Broward County area through Curves, we also feel it is important to reach out to others in our community,” said Gail Bamman, owner of Curves of Lighthouse Point. “It’s apparent to us that the Blessings Food Pantry cares about the lives and the health of the people in our community. We are proud to be able to partner with them to help the north Broward county area.”
“This year’s theme, ‘Feed the Need’, really represents both what we want to accomplish with this year’s food drive and what we do as a business,” said Bamman. “We want to help feed local families and we also want to “feed the need” of local women for a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.”
Total contributions to local food banks from the annual Curves Food Drive top 75,000,000 pounds of food, according to Curves Vice President of Marketing Mike Raymond. “Each year we encourage our clubs and members to donate even more than the year before. Our annual Food Drive is a great way for members and their communities to fill a real need by restocking the shelves in local food pantries across the U.S. and Canada during a time when they are usually low.”
For more information about Curves of Lighthouse Point, located at 1847 NE 25th Street, Lighthouse Point and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Lighthouse staff member at 954-783-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Curves, please visit www.curves.com.
On Friday March 22, we met the incomparable Thomas Steinbacher, CEO of Stradalli Cycle.
This is a man who does not waste one second of life. In 24 hours, we had our exclusive interview with champion cyclist Grant Potter. Grant is fresh off today’s win at the Delray Beach Twilight Festival.
Read on for more, and enjoy these great photos of Grant, another Pompano Today exclusive!
PT: How do you evaluate your own performance?
GP: I judge myself off of other athletes I race against. I also use timed workouts to track my progress. I am always trying to beat my personal best.
PT: What proportion of success in this sport is mental and how much is physical?
GP: If you are a cyclist, you must be mentally and physically tough. High pain tolerance is a must. Pushing yourself in workouts is key also: I train two times a day. If I had to break it down, I would say success in cycling is 60% physical and 40% mental.
PT: When did you know you were meant to do this?
GP: Growing up as a kid in Scotland I loved to cycle. My friends and I used to take regular road bikes and reconfigure them, turn them into mountain bikes before mountain bikes really existed. I remember riding them in the coal mines and up and down the hills near my home.
PT: Do you dream about cycling?
GP: I have always been a dreamer. I definitely dream about cycling, mostly just about the feeling of freedom – riding along the ocean or in the hills. Cycling is the first thing I want to do when I wake up!
PT: If you could start over, what is one thing you would do differently?
GP: Is it a cliché to say nothing? My life has been a wild ride, pun intended, but I would change none of it.
PT: What’s the one thing you want people to know about Stradalli?
GP: The one thing I want people to know about the Stradalli brand is how it has held up over time. I have raced these bikes in the worst conditions and they are always reliable. That plus the style. Stradalli bikes are way ahead of most in style and definitely above what you can get elsewhere for the same price. Also Stradalli does a lot for the cycling community and for junior cyclists.
PT: What the biggest risk you’ve taken in life?
GP: When I was living on an island of Spain my boss used to take all the employees to a 90-ft cliff jump once a year to see if anyone would do it. No one did until me! I had to hike 45 minutes up and then jump out to clear the rocks. All of the guys were yelling for me to do it and my girlfriend was yelling for me to stop being an idiot! I bruised my tailbone and the soles of my feet but it was the most exhilarating experience. I am glad I did it.
PT: What’s the biggest hurdle you have overcome?
GP: Leaving Scotland at the age of 15, ending up in Florida at 17 with only $40 in my pocket. Life was an adventure.
PT: What’s the one thing you always do before you compete?
GP: Definitely get a good warm-up, and do a “leg-opener” as they call it in cycling to really get my muscles loose and ready.
PT: What kind of car do you drive?
GP: A Porsche [ed. note: of course!]