April 2021

Considering getting back to the gym but still unsure if it’s safe?  Our writer Khaleel shares his experience at nearby LA Fitness Eastchester Road location here in the Bronx….

By: Khaleel Williams

During this pandemic, it is understandable if you want to wait before you start going back to the gym. We should still do everything in our power to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. However, we should take notice of those who are operating effectively despite hindrance from the pandemic. LA Fitness located at 1776 Eastchester Road in the Bronx is a perfect example of how possible it is to run a business, let alone a gym despite the challenging times we are living in.

Personally speaking, having space is something I value normally and even more so during the pandemic. LA Fitness has maximized their space and has created the perfect environment for its members during the pandemic. The weight machines follow the six feet social distancing rule to a tee and the cardio machines are placed in a way to ensure that no one works out close to each other. This is achieved by placing not in service signs on every other machine. Using the gym’s space to their advantage certainly succeeded in making their members more comfortable.

In addition to the ideal spacing situation, they follow procedures similar to many medical institutions, which include doing a temperature check before letting you go any further and mandating mask wearing at all times. This prevents the possibility of a member having the virus and spreading it the other members. To prevent the spread of germs, they have several cleaning stations to spray and wipe down the machines before and after you use it. They have hand sanitizing machines at every corner. LA Fitness has done an admirable job of creating comfort for each and everyone of their visitors.

LA Fitness in the Bronx has provided people a safe escape during these difficult times. They have successfully created a clean and spacious gym environment during the pandemic and for that they deserve serious praise.

For more information and to sign up for membership, visit www.lafitness.com.


Noggin Launches "Big Heart World" Initiative Promoting Social and Emotional Development for Kids

  Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, has launched its brand-new initiative “Big Heart World,” a multiplatform campaign rolling out throughout the year which aims to promote children’s healthy social and emotional development. Available now, Noggin’s “Big Heart World” includes an array of content and resources featuring Nickelodeon’s fan-favorite preschool characters, as well as all-new animated characters, designed to help kids build confidence, develop an appreciation for others, navigate relationships

Arthur Avenue Brings Back “Piazza di Belmont” to Bronx Little Italy for Weekend Evening Al Fresco Dining

  As warmer weather approaches, “Piazza di Belmont” returns to Arthur Avenue, the piazza-style al fresco dining plan which originally launched during the summer of 2020. Starting Friday night, April 30, 2021 throughout the spring to the fall, Piazza di Belmont will welcome visitors back to their outdoor dining weekend plan on Arthur Avenue which will be closed to vehicular traffic from East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue from 6 pm

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature Opens at the New York Botanical Garden + Ticket Giveaway!

The time has finally come! After a delay due to the pandemic, KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature is on view at the New York Botanical Garden from Saturday April 10th to Sunday, October 31st. To celebrate, we are giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Bronxmama reader. See more below… About KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world,

Bronx River Alliance Releases Hundreds of Herring into the Bronx River

In their annual fish release, the Bronx River Alliance released hundreds of Alewife Herring into the Bronx River this afternoon. Along with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Department of Environmental Conservation, the Bronx River Alliance went live on Facebook so that folks could still witness the event due to the pandemic. See the video below or watch over on Facebook.     Alewife herring are commonly referred to as river