Connect

Gifting big league foul balls sweet way to connect with fans

title=

San Diego Padres fan Vinicio López holds up a foul ball, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Alameda, Calif.

AP

It began when lifelong baseball fan Kimberlee MacVicar intimated that in her 52 years, she had never corralled a foul ball.

“I’ve waited half a century, so I’m not in a rush,” she texted me on July 24 — opening night in Oakland.

With nobody else to scavenge for baseballs during this strange COVID-19 season devoid of fans, I had a clear advantage as a regular covering Bay Area baseball and one of the few people allowed inside the stadium. So I saw to it that the next day, MacVicar received a ball hit foul by slugger Mark Canha as her Athletics defeated the Angels.

This sparked an idea: Why not share the souvenirs, spreading some joy to those who can’t go to the ballpark?

A’s management

Read More

Want to Connect With People In Your Fitness Class? This App Is Here to Help



graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message: The FitGrid Class App was created to help people—and studios—create a community.


© Courtesy Max Borges Agency
The FitGrid Class App was created to help people—and studios—create a community.

  • The FitGrid Class App is available today, September 28, in the App Store and Google Play.
  • The FitGrid Class App is connected to studios that use MindBody for booking.
  • You can sign up for classes all over the world, and connect with others taking the class through the app.

Did you ever find yourself (pre-pandemic) in a fitness class with the same people, giving each other a nod of recognition but making no other connection? And maybe now, are you seeing the same people in your Zoom workout class, but you find it’s not really set up for you to interact?

Loading...

Load Error

A new fitness and community platform called the FitGrid Class App—launching Monday, September 28hopes to help you change that.

FitGrid, available for both iOS and Android, curates live-stream

Read More

This App Is Here to Help You Connect With People In Your Fitness Class

Photo credit: courtesy Max Borges Agency
Photo credit: courtesy Max Borges Agency

From Bicycling

  • The FitGrid Class App is available today, September 28, in the App Store and Google Play.

  • The FitGrid Class App is connected to studios that use MindBody for booking.

  • You can sign up for classes all over the world, and connect with others taking the class through the app.

Did you ever find yourself (pre-pandemic) in a fitness class with the same people, giving each other a nod of recognition but making no other connection? And maybe now, are you seeing the same people in your Zoom workout class, but you find it’s not really set up for you to interact?

A new fitness and community platform called the FitGrid Class App—launching Monday, September 28hopes to help you change that.

FitGrid, available for both iOS and Android, curates live-stream and in-person classes from real fitness studios around the world and

Read More

Teaching Doctors In Training To Connect Climate Change And Health Care

It was low tide on the North Shore of Boston when Steve Kearns felt the mosquito bite that would land him in a hospital with West Nile Virus disease for a week.

“For at least six months after that, I felt like every five minutes I was being run over by a truck,” Kearns says.  “I couldn’t work, I couldn’t walk very well, and I couldn’t focus. I wondered for a bit if I’d ever get better.”

Kearns recounts the experience during a check-up with his physician, Dr. Gaurab Basu and Dr. Charlotte Rastas, a third year resident in primary care at a Cambridge Health Alliance clinic in Somerville. Kearns, who is 71, has made a lot of progress in the nearly two years since he was bitten. He can manage about five hours at his job, building custom windows and doors, and he’s back to a beloved pastime: reading.

Read More

How the Spine and the Chakras Connect

The spine is part of the physical body and the chakras are part of the energetic body but these bodies are not separate from each other. They connect like a hologram, overlapping and intertwining together as the chakras align along the length of the spine. There are  minor chakras or energy centres that link with the vertebrae which make up the boney structure of the spine. They also link with the tendons, ligaments and muscles that support and move the spine. Each vertebrae and surrounding connective tissue has its very own corresponding energy centre.

Each section of the spine also corresponds with the seven major chakras. 

The major chakras that align with the Cervical Spine (neck) are the throat, brow and crown chakras. Through the Thoracic Spine (mid & upper back)  are the heart and solar plexus chakras. Finally at the Lumbar Spine (lower back)  are the sacral and base … Read More

Natural Harmony – Connect with Nature to Increase Your Personal Wellbeing

When I visit large city parks, I am amused and heartened by the

seeming unconscious human need to connect with Mother Nature. In

the very heart of urban civilization, city parks draw in thousands of

people every day. I personally live in a magnificent rural setting,

constantly surrounded by nature’s glory and challenges. I smile

inwardly, listening to the array of foreign languages spoken around me

in the park. I watch worldwide visitors to a great metropolis seeking

sanctuary in a patch of domesticated wilderness. Humans need to

connect with nature, even if just a bit of it. Research now supports what

our instincts ‘know’: contact with the natural world is important to our

health.

Though most of us value nature, few of us actually enjoy a deep

connection with it. This is unfortunate, as it is through this connection

that we both receive and release. We receive a limitless … Read More