Jeff tomko

Punch your ticket to Brooklyn’s hottest cycling and boxing studio

The first piece of evidence that Punch Pedal House isn’t your typical techno-trendy cycling studio is quickly dropped when Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” hijacks the soundsystem to kick-start your punishing 45-minute pedalfest.    When the final beat wraps and your legs...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:29 PM

After Run-DMC, hip-hop icon DMC still King of Rock

More than three decades have passed since a teenage trio of hip-hop artists from Hollis, Queens, helped break MTV’s color barrier. It’s hard to envision today that the video network could hardly find airtime for top funk artists like The Gap Band and Rick James ’80s. Then along came Run-DMC, in...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 5:01 AM

Why restaurateur and fitness influencer Brian Mazza is building a fitness empire

Years of experience in the erratic food and beverage industry taught Brian Mazza an important lesson: You don’t necessarily need a large contingency to pull off a grand-scale event. The restaurant titan is keeping his newest fitness venture, High-Performance Lifestyle Training (HPLT), at a minimum...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:01 AM

Philly native Kevin Hart helps city resident Dew his thing

Many Philadelphia Sports Club members were left doing a double-take recently after realizing who “the new guy” was handing out towels at the front desk. It was a brief stint — one morning shift — but there was comic A-lister Kevin Hart greeting and checking in PSC gymgoers, all part of a new...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:16 PM

For 50-somethings, it’s time to ‘Switch’ your routine with this HIIT workout

Steve Uria calls his 60-minute, 20-circuit Switch Playground HIIT workout classes “choreographed chaos.” You’ll just call it hell. Think kettlebells and kickboxing — 30 seconds of one before you “switch” to the other, then back for another round — as one circuit of 20 completed. Switch’s...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:49 PM

Is it time to 'outsource' your meal prep?

Danielle is like most New Yorkers trying to maintain a consistent health and fitness lifestyle in spite of consistently increasing hours spent at her office. A 4:30 a.m. alarm kick-starts her day, where it’s to the gym by 5:15 to squeeze in a mix of weights and spin which precedes her anything-...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9:21 PM

Bellator 216 will feature the greatest bout in British MMA history — in Connecticut

Bellator 216 main event between British welterweights Michael “Venom” Page and Paul Daley on Saturday, February 16th at 10pm ET is billed as the biggest matchup in British mixed martial arts history. So, naturally, Uncasville, Connecticut, would host Bellator’s latest matchup in its Welterweight...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:41 PM

Seven must-hit boxing clubs in New York City

Whether you have the fists of GGG or the jaw of Glass Joe, there’s no denying the tempting lure boxing provides as you vision yourself lacing up the gloves just once and landing that knockout hook to a heavy bag or to the chin of that annoying emailer filling your inbox with blathering...

Friday, February 8, 2019, 1:17 PM

Joey Fatone has his own Super Bowl memories

Joey Fatone can always say he played in a Super Bowl with a Boston icon — whose name wasn't Tom Brady. Nineteen years ago, Fatone and his N Sync bandmates,  rulers of the '90s pop charts, sprinted across Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium to kick off Super Bowl XXXIV’s halftime show, an event that...

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:29 PM

EverybodyFights and George Foreman III are about to get you fight fit

George Foreman III can’t promise he can transform you from video game tomato can Glass Joe to Philly boxing icon Smokin’ Joe Frazier; however, the son of the legendary heavyweight champion and creator of Philly’s newest pugilism playground EverybodyFights vows to create a boxing...

Friday, January 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

NEO U living up to its Netflix of fitness billing

When CrossFit Fifth Ave. owner Nathan Forster boldly proclaimed over the summer that he and his business partner’s newest fitness project — NEO U — would become the “Netflix of fitness,” the entrepreneur raised the bar higher than any of his grueling WODs. Forster,...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:07 PM

The perfect frittata recipe from Iron (pumping) Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

To his frittata loving, foodie fanbase, Geoffrey Zakarian is the mild-mannered Food Network personality and regular morning talk-show expert chef. However, if you aren't one of Zakarian's near-million social media followers, you may do a double take when the 59-year-old ditches his...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:51 PM

One man keeps a Benghazi hero’s legacy alive on Veterans Day and every day

Sean Lake remembers his best friend Glen Doherty not just as the American hero who was killed in Benghazi, but as his Gen-X training partner-in-crime who shared X-Games-level ambitions. As teenagers growing up near Boston, their plans for world dominance didn’t require guns or military...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:15 AM

Too early to think about Thanksgiving dinner? It's never too early to think about Thanksgiving dinner

Have you decided where you, your family and friends are going to sit down and enjoy your turkey this Thanksgiving?  No need to, says Meal kit mavens HelloFresh, who tried to make your decision a bit easier when it announced on Tuesday it'll be launching for the first time its...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:57 PM

How do you use a row machine? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

The row machine is considered the ultimate total-body, strength and conditioning tool. But knowing the proper rowing technique can oftentimes be complicated. To maximize performance and reduce the risk of injury, Paralympic silver medalist and Hydrow Dani Hansen suggests improving your...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:02 AM

Hydrow seeks to change how we look at rowing and (row machines)

It’s right around Minute 18 of a 20-minute rowing session — in workout terms, it’s that final all-out heart rate-elevating push to the end. Rowers Dani Hansen and Adam Randall are the instructors for this workout — a workout that isn’t actually being held in any gym...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 AM

A sports massage essential or cellulite crusher? The FasciaBlaster can be both

Fitness guru Ashley Black's signature tool may be currently best known as a woman’s answer for eliminating cellulite, but as she explains, she created the FasicaBlaster to work on the oversized thighs of hulking NFL lineman during her days as a manual therapist. Black's...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:35 PM

McDonald's helps Americans with their frappe fix as McCafe goes retail

McDonald's is giving America another way to drink up as they recently announced its popular McCafé can be purchased in retail stores.  And McDonald's recent announcement apparently couldn't come at a better time for morning-caffeine-addicted Americans, according to a recent coffee...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:34 AM

'Breakfast Club’ co-host helping turn ‘hustlers’ into entrepreneurs

From Wu Tang to wheatgrass, a lifetime of hustle and hard lessons have paid off for "Breakfast Club" co-host Angela Yee. And now the popular syndicated morning-show celebrity and juice entrepreneur is lending her expertise to helping others turn their “side hustles”...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 4:44 PM

What does your fart say about you?

A good fart can clear a room, or as in the case of Florida internet gas master “Paul Flart” it could force you to clear your desk.  The security guard named “Doug” blew up on social media after blowing out farts for six months while on duty at a Florida...

Friday, August 24, 2018, 4:41 PM