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Cityview Racquet Club Announces Schedule for Summer Weekly Social Series


Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

CityView Racquet Club is gearing up for its Summer Weekly Social Series to bring new and exciting activities to the club’s rooftop deck starting Memorial Day weekend. Member Services Director Ali Maher is coordinating the events, alongside the club’s Events Director, Ashley Howard, which will be similar to the Winter Weekly Social Series she began.

The Winter Weekly Social Series ran Tuesday through Friday every week starting in February 2015. Tuesday and Thursdays featured live music while on Wednesdays the club hosted trivia night; Friday is Members’ Living Room night, which is where members can host personal gatherings with friends and family in the lounge, putting their own footprint on the theme and menu of the evening.

Maher started the series because she felt that the sky lounge wasn’t being used to its full potential. Although the lounge provides an excellent space for all types of events, most members were visiting the racquet and tennis club for other purposes.

“I felt the lounge was underutilized,” Maher says. “Many people have a certain mentality of coming into the club just to use the workout facilities or spa, so we’re trying to emphasize other unique aspects at CityView Racquet Club, such as the cozy environment of the lounge.”

For the Summer Weekly Social Series, things will switch up as the weather gets warmer.

Maher says that the Living Room Series will continue on Fridays this summer, so guests can continue using the lounge for private parties. The Living Room Series is vital, she says, so members can invite non-members to the club to check out the space and maybe consider applying for membership.

The schedule for the rest of the week will change, however, to give club members some new activities to look forward to. Tuesday nights will offer sunset yoga, and Wednesdays will be barbecue themed gatherings.

But Maher is most excited about the improv comedy nights featuring players from Magnet Theater and The Ex Comedy.

In fact, Maher’s own background is in comedy and acting. A native of Westchester, NY, Maher spent her youth at country clubs; and after attending SUNY Fredonia for PR/Legal Studies, she headed to Manhattan to pursue a career in the arts.

Maher studied and performed at The Upright Citizens Brigade, People’s Improv Theater and Magnet Theater, and she says she had the opportunity to work with some of the best in the business. However, she switched careers and headed into the private event business, where she soon realized that CityView Racquet Club was the perfect fit for her.

However, all of the events planned for the summer are part of Maher’s goal: to create the social environment she believes members of CityView Racquet Club will enjoy. Where members might meet others at bars or exercise classes, they can now make connections and bring friends and family to the events at their favorite tennis club.

“It’s been a pleasure being able to merge the fun, exciting, spontaneous personality from the comedy world to an elite private racquet club,” Maher says. “This place is very special to all the members and evokes a strong sense of community that we want to continue to stress.”

The Summer Weekly Social Series is expected to be a hit, according to Maher, as the winter events have all produced nothing but positive feedback from members. She credits the club’s social atmosphere with setting the company apart from its competitors.

“In improv you are trained to receive information, accept it, and then add onto it, propelling the scene forward constantly. It’s a formula that helps produce results. I believe what makes this club different is we also live by this formula. We don’t stop offering a variety of options to give our members,” Maher says. “‘Yes’ is never enough when it comes to questioning whether or not we’ve done enough for them; it should always be a ‘Yes, and…,’ what else can we do to enhance the experience? How do we stay one step ahead of the member and anticipate their needs before they are even vocalized. It is this quality that makes CityView Racquet Club one of a kind.”

About CityView Racquet Club

CityView Racquet Club offers top services to its members. A private facility, CityView Racquet Club is comprised of over 80,000 square feet, and uses state-of-the-art fitness equipment. To learn more, visit http://www.cityviewracquet.com







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Dance Pizazzs Top 3 Tips on How Dancing Can Help Beat Social Anxiety

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

Everyone gets nervous from time to time, especially in social situations. For those who are naturally shy, gatherings can be tricky to navigate. As per Psychology Today, (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201212/50-ways-overcome-shyness-and-anxiety-social-gatherings), being part of a physically engaging experience can actually serve as the perfect antidote for many types of social unease.

Dance Pizazz, greater St. Louis’ funnest, friendliest ballroom dance studio, is aware of these social and health issues and wants to be part of a dancer’s strategy to overcome them. Ballroom dance lessons can offer many opportunities for personal growth and can be an excellent tool for overcoming social anxiety. (Check out our students’ individual progress checks at http://www.dance-pizazz.com.) In that vein, here are three ways in which Dance Pizazz’s Private and Group Lessons can help a dancer’s social progress and overall health:

1. Dancing = exercise. Ballroom dancing is an excellent –and fun! – workout for the mind and the body. Dancing engages our cognitive and spatial ability: both key components in developing a stronger social skill-set. Therefore, the more the dancer dances, the less anxious and more social he/she can become thanks to this workout.

2. Dancing, especially without a constant partner = increased confidence. Dance Pizazz recognizes this and encourages its dancers to learn with and through others in a safe and relaxed environment. Because practice makes perfect, both Private and Group Lessons present great opportunities for a dancer of any level to improve their craft through repetition. It’s a fact: feeling more confident in any activity can considerably reduce anxiety.

3. Social dancing = improved communication. Anyone attending a Group Lesson already has at least one thing in common: they are interested in ballroom dance. This presents a perfect icebreaker for safe mingling. Just having a basic conversation about the shared joys of dance can help anyone with their communication skills and, eventually, with their overall social competence.

Dance Pizazz is proud of its dancers’ growth on and off the dance floor! In dancing, many have developed and surpassed not only their ballroom goals, but also their social acuity. Go to http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how dancers of various levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), have improved their social aptitude and overall health.







How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Social Card Game WHOM, Launching on Kickstarter, Helps You Find Out

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

All those postings and photos, but how well can anyone possibly know someone through social media? The engaging social card game WHOM helps answer that. Created by award-winning industry creative Joey Caroni, a team of artists and a ton of late night play sessions, WHOM is a completely new take on card games that pits friends against friends in a game of secrets and big reveals. In WHOM, only the best friends will come out on top.

WHOM has completed pre-production and is now pre-selling the game on Kickstarter.

“WHOM has been in process for a long time and was born from my desire to get to know my friends better,” Joey Caroni said. “WHOM games are always very revealing and result in many funny ‘aha’ moments among friends. At the end of every game, players leave knowing their friends better, and usually being pretty shocked at the results.”

http://www.thewhomgame.com

In a high tech world where interactions with friends are largely fleeting and more about, perhaps, what we eat or going to the gym, game nights among friends are seeing a huge resurgence. WHOM is designed to take a typical game night and not only make it incredibly fun but also really insightful. It is the perfect conversation starter and can be played with old and new friends alike. WHOM launched a Kickstarter to meet the minimum quantities needed by their suppliers to ship the card game.

For a $ 25 pledge, Kickstarter backers can get the full game at launch this summer. Each set includes 50 full-color WHOM question cards (4.75 inch x 4.75 inch), a premium magnetic box, card stand and 50-sheet score pad.

WHOM also created some innovative additional rewards for larger pledges, which include the limited WHOM “Selfie Package” where a WHOM artist will draw you directly into a future piece of game art.

Key Features:

Beautifully Illustrated – Original artwork by eight noteworthy and talented artists.
Expansions – Booster decks of 50 additional cards featuring all new art and questions
Bonus Questions – Call out friends in a popular vote to see which one best fits each description
Friend Score – The total number of questions guessed right for a player. Soulmate status or work on that friendship? WHOM shows!
Easy Fun – Hysterical, revealing and downright disturbing fun in four steps.

How to WHOM:

1. Draw a card and read the question and all of the answers out loud.

2. Choose an answer for yourself and make a best guess for each player. Then, write them on the scoresheet.

3. Take turns revealing answers. Each correct answer earns a point!

4. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

In the future, there are plans for a WHOM mobile game (already in development) and other multimedia products, but getting the physical card game to consumers is WHOM’s priority now.

Art assets are available here:

https://www.hightail.com/download/bXBad0VIcHZRR2ZtcXNUQw

About WHOM

WHOM is an illustrated party card game with hilariously revealing questions that test how well a person really knows their friends and what they really think about you! WHOM was designed as a game to play with a significant other, best friend, coworkers, the gang from high school, family or even someone you’ve just met. In an age when people share everything in social media, WHOM makes the universal human experience of getting to know someone a fun and rewarding challenge, with points! For more information, please visit http://www.theWHOMgame.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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New No-Cost App Italian Yummy: Every day a new recipe by Mattia Confalonieri features daily recipes, a huge searchable database, social sharing & more


Cupertino,CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2015

An old Italian proverb advises people to “mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare” — which translates as “eat to live and not live to eat”. And while this is indeed wise counsel, the folks who came up with this recommendation would surely make an exception for those who download the brilliant new iPhone and iPad app Italian Yummy: Every day a new recipe.

Available at no-cost and developed by Mattia Confalonieri, Italian Yummy delivers users a new, authentic Italian recipe each day covering every taste and preference imaginable:from classic cuisine to modern creations. Each recipe is accompanied by:

The full, formal name of the dish (e.g. “Schiacciata” or “Passata di pomodoro”)
Beautiful, artistic HD photos
A brief description of the dish
The number of courses
The degree of difficulty
Calories per serving (Kcal)
A list of ingredients
Simple step-by-step preparation instructions
Preparation time

Also, each recipe is featured with icons that highlight the dish’s various dietary aspects, such as whether it is: spicy, suitable for vegetarians, contains lactose, or contains gluten.There’s even a thoughtful icon to let users know if preparing a disk is going to be on “Budget Friendly” (i.e. not expensive to prepare).

At the same time, users can search Italian Yummy’s vast recipe database to find thousands of meal ideas and possibilities. Searches can be made via keywords or ingredients, and filtered by everything from dietary aspects, calorie level, whether cooking is required, degree of difficulty, cooking duration, cost level, ingredients remaining in the pantry, and there’s even a brilliant “Chromo Recipes” feature to find dishes based on their principal color. What’s more, all searches can be conducted offline, which is not just convenient, but reduces bandwidth usage.

Other Italian Yummy special features include the option for users to:

Comment on recipes by instantly adding notes.
Add a photo of their creation and share it with their friends, followers and fans via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, email and SMS).
Click the “Me Gusta” (“I Like”) button for to organize and advertise their favorite recipes.
Add recipes to their calendar, which helps when planning meals.
Create a shopping list directly from each recipe.
Try the “Surprise Menu” an access a randomly-selected disk or full menu.
Create a printable shopping list.
Learn about the cooking time for fundamental foods, and for different cooking methods.

“With Italian Yummy, absolutely anyone can enjoy an authentic Italian cooking experience anytime they wish,” commented Mattia Confalonieri. “Finding recipes to suit any taste, preference, mood and occasion is fast and easy. And best of all, users don’t have to be skilled chefs. They can be total beginners. In less time then they imagine, they’ll be creating delicious, mouth-watering dishes and meals – and having the time of their life!”

Italian Yummy: Every day a new recipe, the new app that features daily recipes, a huge searchable database, social sharing and more, is available now at no-cost from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/italian-yummy-every-day-new/id779430687.

Additional app information, including a trailer video, is available at http://www.italianyummy.com.

For all other information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of Mattia Confalonieri Inc. at +1 408 757 0156 or press (at)appshout(dot)com.

About 42 Srl

Based in Milan, Italy, 42 Srl is the creation of experienced developer Mattia Confalonieri and Valentina Picco and focusses on the development of mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Our apps:

Piccole Ricette (Italian version of Italian Yummy, with over 1 million downloads in Italy)
Cocktails by Italian Yummy
Mango – Calories counter and Diet tracking

Learn more: http://www.42srl.it







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