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Keep fit at home to stay healthy

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Arts Editor

May 14, 2020

Remaining inside for an extensive time period can pose a significant threat to maintaining one’s physical and mental health. Despite the obvious challenges like gym and health club closings, staying at home provides opportunities to the resourceful for staying active.  Some Staples students ...

How Westporters are exercising during quarantine

A makeshift hot yoga studio with a portable heater. Classes are done on zoom and Westporters can still get their yoga classes done from home.

Ethan Frank '20 and Jake Navarro '20

April 22, 2020

Variety of gyms in Westport allows students to prioritize fitness

Staples students use multiple different gyms to work out before and after school, but one showed it is more popular than the rest.

Ethan Frank '20 and Grady Narang '20

March 11, 2020

Mindfulness curriculum garners positive response from students, teachers

P.E. class records their stress level in mindfulness activity tracker.

Allison Gillman '23 and Maya Hruskar '23

March 10, 2020

Close your eyes. Relax your muscles. Soften your mind. Focus on your breath, noticing how it enters and leaves your body. Envision yourself in a calm, peaceful, quiet place, such as a beach or the countryside, and allow any stress to melt from your body and soak into the ground beneath you.  This i...

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Staples sophomores (from left) Layla Bloomingdale, Karina Murray and Chloe Murray warm-up for their volleyball practice that is over two hours every day. After their workout, they must go home to do hours of homework.

Abbie Goldstein '22

October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them, cutting into their crucial time to sleep. To solve this issue, student-athletes should not be obligated...

Solidcore workout class combines Pilates with boot camp

Solidcore workout class combines Pilates with boot camp

Chelsea Strober '21 and Remi Levitt '21

April 2, 2019

New Peloton store opens downtown

New Peloton store opens downtown

Emma Dantas ’21 and Lys Goldman ’21

November 26, 2018

Exercising our way to better brain functioning

Brain Rules, a New York Times bestseller written by John Medina

Olivia Foster, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016

A hushed audience filled the auditorium this past Wednesday night, as John Medina, molecular biologist, research consultant, and father of two boys, began to speak about the importance of one thing we have been told to do since we were young: aerobic exercise. Why? Medina, who was introduced b...

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

We’ve all heard it. Exercise is the key to longevity. But now it seems doctors are starting to think it’s the key to helping many more pressing issues, and they are going as far as prescribing it. For patients wrestling with everything from obesity to depression, this could be life changing. Does this mean that patients who have chronic health problems may s...

Soulcycle re-invents spinning in Westport

Courtesy of Soulcycle.
At Soulcycle they “[don’t] just change bodies, [they] change lives.” Their goal is to transform the way you look and feel.

Becca Rawiszer, Staff writer

October 20, 2014

While most fitness enthusiasts love the autumn season, they know they are one step closer to winter. For cyclists, navigating slush filled Connecticut roads can be especially daunting. Fortunately, Westport is about to be home to one of the fastest growing fitness centers in the United States today. O...

Turkey Trot at Wakeman Field

Turkey Trot at Wakeman Field

November 29, 2010

The sixth grade students of Bedford Middle School participated in a diversionary walk around Wakeman Field at 10:00 a.m. This started off their Thanksgiving vacation with a fun exercise. They celebrated Thanksgiving afterwards with a feast of traditional meals in the cafeteria....

Staples Gymnastics Defeated by Greenwich

January 18, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer In the midst of midterm week, the Staples gymnastics team cut out some of their quality studying time to get some exercise in. The group of talented girls competed at Weston High School on Thursday, Jan. 14 against Greenwich High. “I think it will be a tough da...

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