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Hamptons: Studio 89 celebrates 6 years

I was sitting in Golden Pear having a cup of coffee and Rich Decker walks in dressed in workout attire to have breakfast. I started talking to him and asked what was new at Studio 89, he told me that he was celebrating his 6th year anniversary in April. It seems like it was just yesterday that he opened Studio 89, I was happy to hear this. I have a friend who lost over 100 pounds with Rich and his team, and has kept it off for nearly 3 years. Studio 89 is not just about loosing weight but developing a way of life.

Studio 89 is a boutique Private fitness facility, it is not a gym, you will not find machine-based workouts- the emphasis at Studio 89 is that you are the Machine. The focus is on Core, Agility, Flexibility, Strength Suspension and Gravity Training to give you The Ultimate One-on-One Training Experience. Your workouts are personalized to match your goals, and those who have worked out with Rich love his approach to training.

By using suspension, gravity, resistance and strength training without machines, your body actually becomes the machine. Rich Decker says.. “With all of our training techniques your core is engaged for every movement while you target every muscle in your body. You’ll work more efficiently yielding better results, faster.”

April 2015 will be Studio 89, 6th year anniversary and to CELEBRATE they are offering unlimited classes for just a dollar a day $365/annually.

Classes include: JustAbs, TRX, Spin, Power Pump, Power Sculpt, Stretch Core, Gentle Yoga, Les Milles Body Pump, Body Combat and Body Flow.studio89-4387

The spin classes are not for the masses, it is just you and 15 other cyclist moving and jamming to some great music. No need to bring shoes, they provide shoes & weights. The instructor has an opportunity to give you personal attention. This is how many of their classes are, small groups and individual instruction. If you are really focusing on training then Studio 89 is for you.

Click here for schedule, times and instructors

Now through April 30th all registries will be ENTERED TO WIN 2 FREE TRAINING SESSIONS with Rich Decker!!!! ($300 value)564382_281740151909186_1748110198_n

They offer a wide variety of One on One training tools including BodyWedge21,(invented by Studio 89 founder Rich Decker) Bosu’s half ball, Weighted Med Balls, Swiss Balls, Slide Board, Jump Ropes, Exer Tubes, Stability Discs, Boxing, Free Weights, Octane Ellipticals, Cybex Treadmills, Cybex Recumbent Bike , TRX Suspension System, and The EFI Gravity System. Rich Decker says All our tools require your body to be The Machine and ensure that you stabilize every move with your core.”studio89-4514

Studio 89 is located @ Clay Pit Rd is off of Bridgehampton Turnpike
right at Estia’s Restaurant onto Clay Pit Rd.


Outdoor will open as soon as there is a break in the weather.


Hamptons :DEC Temporarily Closes Shellfishing Areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Press Release 12/11/2014: NNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Temporarily Closes Shellfishing Areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties until the DEC deems it safe for the public to eat.
Closures Follow Widespread Heavy Rainfall
Shellfish harvesting areas in several Towns in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been designated as uncertified (closed) for shellfish harvesting, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These temporary closures were implemented following the extraordinarily heavy rainfall and stormwater runoff that affected Long Island. More than three inches of precipitation fell within 12 hours in all the affected areas; a daily record was set at Long Island MacArthur airport.
This action was taken to protect the public health. Excessive stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall carries bacteria and other pathogens into adjacent surface waters, adversely affecting water quality in the enclosed creeks, coves, harbors and bays and causing shellfish in those areas to have an increased potential to be hazardous for use as food.

The closures in Nassau County and the Town of Huntington went into effect at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9. The closures in Southampton and East Hampton are effective Wednesday, December 10. All the closures will continue until a determination is made that conditions no longer exist that may make shellfish hazardous for use as food.

The following areas are designated as uncertified and the harvest of shellfish is temporarily prohibited:

Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay (south shore): All that area of Hempstead Bay, East Bay and South Oyster Bay and their tributaries in the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay.
Town of North Hempstead: All of Hempstead Harbor lying south of a line extending from Prospect Point to Matinecock Point.
Town of Oyster Bay (north shore): All of Oyster Bay Harbor and all of Cold Spring Harbor lying southerly of a line extending easterly from the stone house on Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northerly side of the beach pavilion at West Neck Beach (Town of Huntington) on the eastern shore of Cold Spring Harbor; and all of Hempstead Harbor lying south of a line extending from Prospect Point to Matinecock Point.
Towns of Babylon and Islip: All that area of Great South Bay and its tributaries lying westerly of the northbound span of the Robert Moses Causeway bridges.
Town of Huntington: All of Northport Bay, Duck Island Harbor, Centerport Harbor, Lloyd Harbor and Huntington Bay lying southerly of a line extending easterly from the southernmost point of East Beach to the southernmost point of West Beach (also known as Sand City Beach), and, Cold Spring Harbor.
Town of Southampton: All of Sag Harbor and its tributaries and a portion of outer Sag Harbor.
Town of East Hampton: All of Northwest Harbor lying easterly of a line extending northeasterly from the westernmost point of land at the entrance to Northwest Creek, to the foot of Mile Hill Road; all of Northwest Creek; and a portion of outer Sag Harbor.
DEC will re-open areas as soon as possible based on the results of water quality testing to be conducted on samples that will be collected from the affected areas over the next several days.

A recorded message that advises harvesters of the status of these shellfish areas may be heard at (631) 444-0480. The message will be updated during the course of the temporary closures. For a more detailed description of the closed areas please call DEC’s Marine Resources office during normal business hours at (631) 444-0492. Additionally, information about temporary shellfish closures will be available on DEC’s website.

Claim it! App hits the Apple Store offering Free Swag
Who doesn’t like things that are FREE.. The new Claim it! app, which launched in New York City on “Black Monday” December 1st, offering free swag to users and all they have to do is watch a 15-second video ad in exchange. Think about it, for watching a 15-second commercial you could win $5 Metro-card, Chipotle gift cards or even Beats Headphones valued @ $380. You gotta CLAIM IT! to WIN IT!Unfortunately, Hamptonites the Claimit! truck will not be in the Hamptons right now, so you will need to make a trip to the city to claim your item should you win it….I hear however Claim it! might take a road trip sometime in 2015.

According to the press release, prizes will range from Beats headphones, designer handbags, high-end cosmetics, Nike and Air Jordan footwear, Sony Playstation 4s, AMC movie theater tickets, Chipotle gift cards, MTA MetroCards, and much more.screen322x572-2

Download Claim it! on your iPhone (application download is free from the Apple App Store)
Register once with just a phone number (no name or email required)
View daily and weekly offers, select items you would like to win and submit a claim
Watch a 15-second video and you are automatically entered to win

Prizes are Redeemed:
Winners are drawn every Sunday and notified via SMS notifications
Winners will receive a unique code and have one week to claim their prize
Locate a Claim it! truck, scan your code, and redeem your prize
Anyone can use their weekly claim to automatically win and redeem a low value item (drinks, snacks, etc.) when in range of the truck’s iBeacon

Claiming an offer is easy and takes less than a minute
New offers are added every Monday and expire the following Sunday when winners are drawn
Users get to claim one of three regular offers each week
Exclusive offers can be claimed by users who check the app frequently
Thousands of winners are chosen every week via a fully automated randomized winner selection
Easy prize redemption
Users who opt-in see special offers that are tailored to their age and gender (i.e. women see more cosmetics offers)
Anyone in range of the iBeacons on the Claim it! truck can automatically win lower value items
Incredible items every week of things people really want (not samples)
Winners must be 18 years or older to redeem prizes. Only the code is necessary to redeem.
Claim it! has plans to expand to other major cities in the very near future. New Yorkers can download the Claim it! app from the Apple App Store HERE

*You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Sorry Android users this APP is for iPhone users only….Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month…Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece readers…as many of you may be aware I am a strong advocate against any kind of bullying…I HATE it and I feel that my calling is to be a mouthpiece for the victims of bullying. I witnessed a small insight of the life of a victim 3 years ago with my own child. We were able to handle the situation and help her through it by showing her that we had her back and addressed the situation. She felt empowered and has been able to acknowledge when she is being bullied and to access the situation.  Girls and Boys are faced with completely different types of bullying and as such should be treated differently.  Children will seldom or NEVER come home and tell their parents I am being bullied because:

1. They do not think you will understand
2. Parents make things worst
3. They often do not realize they are being bullied
4. They are feeling embarrassed
5. They believe they can handle the situation on their ownbigstock-outcast-sad-girl-at-university-16236611

 I wanted to share with you my readers myths about bullying and maybe your child is dealing with bullying or you no someone who is. This topic is so important to me because I was bullied in Middle School and it affected my life, I was not able to stand up for myself and I was bullied, abused and mistreated. I allowed myself to be a victim for a very long time and one day I decided that was no longer going to be a victim. My mother helped me find my inner strength because she is one of the strongest women I know.

12 Bullying Myths

  • Is bullying a normal rite of passage — or just plain cruel? Is hitting back ever the right answer? Do good parents always know when their child is being bullied?
  • What do parents really need to know about bullying? It’s not necessarily what you think.
  •  Not a day goes by without another gut-wrenching tale of bullying making headlines. Schoolyards erupt in violence. Social-media sites turn into cyber lynch mobs. Kids commit suicide after enduring months of abuse. Despite all the media attention, parents often remain in the dark about what actions to take when it happens to their children — or when their children bully others.
  • What can parents really do? What are the signs to watch for?The warning signs are withdrawal, angry, not wanting to go to school, grades are dropping, they are often not hanging out with any friends. How do you distinguish garden-variety personality conflicts between kids (which may include some mean behavior) from actual bullying?

1.      You’ll know when your child is being bullied…Your child will NEVER tell you..If you suspect bullying, keep talking with your child and go to the school for help and input. Talk with your child’s teacher, a school administrator, or a school counselor to notify them of any problems, ask if they’ve noticed any incidents, and work with them to deal with the problem sooner rather than later.

2.      Bullying always includes physical aggression: Bullying is when one child regularly harasses another child. This could be verbal bullying like name-calling, teasing, and using threatening language. It can also be physical abuse like punching, shoving, hitting, and spitting. It can be electronic too, via texting and the Internet. There is a gray area, however, that is important for parents to understand. Is it bullying when a child is excluded from a game? Not necessarily, but Manipulative exclusion could be considered a form of bullying.

3.     The bully is always bigger: Bullying is often about power, and a child who bullies is often trying to counteract something that’s going wrong (real or perceived) in his own life.

4.      There’s one clear way to solve the problem: bullying scenarios vary so widely, no single response can be prescribed. The complicated truth is that different situation — and different kids — call for different actions.

5.      Bullies come from the top of the social pecking order: not always the case, some kids who bully are looking to become popular, gain power or they bully are often victims of abuse themselves or are going through difficult problems at home

6.      Parental attitudes have no effect on bullying: Leading by showing good examples is a clear way to show your kids to respect differences in people, If parents talk disparagingly about other groups of people or tell racist, sexist, or homophobic jokes, the message they’re sending is: “All people are not alike, and some are better than others.”

7.      If your child is a victim, call the bully’s parents: Parent meetings can often get nasty and confrontational, start with the school first and if that does not go anywhere then go to the parents.

8.      Boys are more likely to be bullied: Although boys often bully in a physical way, girls’ style of bullying tends to be more indirect. Girls bully by creating a hostile environment for their victims; they may spread rumors or exclude their targets from activities.

9.      Cyber-bullying is the gateway to other bullying: Bullying actually starts in school and then continues on cell phones and social media making it an all day nightmare for some children.

10. Parents are always their kids’ best defender: Some parents and teachers dismiss children’s complaints that they are being bullied and tells them to stop tattling and being a baby.

11.  When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation: Bullies taunt other kids by calling them “gay,” even though neither party actually knows what the word means — especially in the younger grades. “This is where parental and social modeling come into effect. Kids hear the word used as a putdown, and they repeat it. “They’re mimicking language,” “it’s not being used in the sexual connotation.” Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths with families who accept their sexual orientation are less likely to suffer depression, use drugs, or attempt suicide than youth who are rejected by their families.

12.  Schools bear no clear responsibility for bullying: Bullying has become a national issue, so much so that 47 states, including Massachusetts and New York, have passed anti-bully laws that define bullying and require schools to act when it’s reported.

Hamptons Mouthpiece is looking to work with The Retreat, The Bridgehampton Childcare center and anyone else to address bullying programs to many of the neighboring school districts.. All children have a right to feel safe at school and be given the opportunity for a successful educational experience. Many parents are unaware of the problems their children deal with day to day or if  they feel powerless on how to handle the situation. It is my hope that we can bring awareness and help parents and children be able to let their voices be heard and address the underlying issues that the bullies are facing in their life outside of school. For more information on bullying please check out this website... 

Jodee2A_lgAttend a bullying Parent seminar hosted by survivor expert and activist Jodee Blanco, author of the New York Times bestselling book..”Please Stop Laughing at Me…One Woman’s Inspirational Story” Thursday, October 10th, 2013 7pm @ Pierson Auditorium



3 Tips on Buying BabyStuff and Why to Buy From Warehouse.
Thinking to buy you need not worry anymore as number of online stores offer baby clothes, toys and other baby essentials at unbelievable rates. Shopping online indeed saves lot of time and efforts, as one does not have to physically visit one store to another store and can also avoid hassles of carrying those bulky shopping bags.
From items such as nappies, cot bedding, baby carrier to baby crib, there are number of items you will require for your tiny tot. Several online stores and baby warehouse offer wide variety of baby essentials comprising of impressive designs, colours and price range.

If you are planning to buy some baby stuff, then take into consideration below mentioned tips that will help you to buy right ones:3 Tips on Buying Baby Stuff and Why to Buy From Warehouse copy

1. Check materials – It is very important to check quality of material used for making different types of baby stuff. For baby clothes, it is best to pick clothes made from cotton. New born babies have very sensitive skin and easily get rashes, so for this reason cotton made clothes are best for your tiny tot.

Before you buy baby toys, it is essential to know the composition of toys. Why? Some toys have high mercury or lead content, so you should avoid buying those toys as it can prove dangerous or hazardous to the health of your baby.

2. Exact size – Make sure that you know the exact measurements of clothes you are thinking to buy for your baby. You should understand one fact that buying online has drawback too i.e. one of which is that you cannot try clothes physically on your baby. For this reason, you should know exact measurements of clothes.

3. Buy from reliable online stores – It is important to buy baby stuff from reputed online stores as this will give you satisfaction regarding your purchase. Browse website, check product range, customer reviews and testimonials to ensure that website is authentic one.

While this was about tips regarding how to buy the best baby stuff online, let us discuss how you can make some savings while buying baby essentials from baby warehouse. 3 Tips on Buying Baby Stuff and Why to Buy From Warehouse copy

Why to consider buying baby essentials from warehouse?
Warehouse stores are very large and sell wide variety of baby stuff, much more than boutique or specialty store offers. As they sell products in huge quantity, manufacturers often give them products at much lucrative discounts which they in turn pass discount to buyers. No matter, from which warehouse you choose to buy, you are sure to get better prices at baby warehouse than what you can expect from baby specialty shop.

Thus, it is advisable to take into consideration above mentioned tips and if possible buy baby essentials from warehouse.