BY AMANDA MOSES
The Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) has hosted several spectacular events this month to continue its outreach to new members as well as embrace family fun with a wide range of activities. The staff coordinated a Comic Con themed Open House, Kids Day extravaganza, and the Power of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
While the beginning of October launches us into a spooktacular fall season, it is also the time when New York Comic Con hosts a four day entertainment event. On October 2nd, the Brooklyn Sports Club’s staff decided to embrace comic culture by hosting their very own Comic Con themed Open House, which was held from 10 am to 7 pm, and all were welcomed to dress as their favorite comic stars.
In addition, anyone over 18 was issued a complimentary pass that day to use the entire fitness facility. Some costumes were strong with the Force as they donned Jedi clothes from Star Wars, while others were more inclined to sport a DC Comics t-shirt with the Dark Knight (Batman) and Catwoman. Even BSC’s Executive Director, Arnie Gonzalez dressed for the occasion as Iron Man (Tony Stark) holding onto the infinity stones. Whether you were a caped crusader or just someone who enjoys comic books, all attendees were invited to pose in their cosplay attire at the BSC photo booth, which was complete with cardboard cutout images.
On October 14th, the BSC held Kids Day, an event inviting guests to bring their children to the facility for an afternoon of healthy activities. From 12 pm to 5 pm, the children learned about staying active with fun sports, such as swimming and tennis, and those who participated received special giveaways.
The BSC Aquatics Team showed attendees how to swim with foam pool noodles and play various games to help keep their bodies moving while in water. The Highland Park Tennis Association used the BSC’s gymnasium to host a tennis demonstration for Kids Day. The children learned how to hold a tennis racket, hit a tennis ball, and were introduced to the overall rules of the game. The BSC also invited a cooking instructor from Food for Life to host a demonstration on healthy eating. Instructor Besa from Food for Life taught the guests how to make veggie wraps. The kids donned chef hats and used plastic knives to make this vegetable enriched meal.
The American Cancer Society has deemed October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. As advocates for healthier living, the BSC held “The Power of Pink,” a two day event (October 19 and 20th) from 10 am to 3 pm offering special classes to members. There was a master Yoga and Zumba session with a $10 suggested donation for participants. During this time, the staff also sold black and pink BSC memorabilia to help raise funds for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Foundation. The entire facility was covered in pink, and there were several vendors present during the two days to help disseminate wellness information (Mary Kay, Fluid Cold Brew coffee, Combined Insurance, The SaladMaster, Food for Life, and Judy Blades).
In the Spring Creek Sun’s November 15th issue, we will feature photos from the Brooklyn Sports Club’s Halloween costume workout celebration.
Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Sports Club