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Archive for September, 2009

Pink Gloves Boxing is a knockout at the Wilmington Athletic Club

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


PGB is contagious and it sounds likes something you don’t want your doctor to tell you that you have, but there’s no need to worry. PGB is Pink Gloves Boxing. Tuesday was the first day for PGB at the Wilmington Athletic Club, the first club to bring PGB to the Port City. General Manager Charlie Hauser is not surprised the women are enjoying it, but their intensity level did catch him off guard. Hauser said “I am surprised as to how hard they’re hitting that mitt. I may have to put a warning out to some of the husbands and significant others that are related to this crowd. WWAY’s John Rendleman chimed in. “Did you hear that husbands? Charlie is giving you fair warning!”

PGB is a womebn’s only fitness class. It’s structured after the martial arts belt system in the sense that you work your way up the ladder to earn pink gloves. Wilmington resident Wendy Rhodes loved her first experience. “I was hooked after ten minutes. I think it will be great.”

Katie Meyers is PGB trainer. “There’s that community feel that really drives the program and it’s so much fun that you forget that it’s a workout too.”

Pink Gloves Boxing is open to the public at the Wilmington Athletic Club. There will be 6 training session a week. Non-members can purchase a PGB package that benefit National Breast Cancer Month.

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videoThere’s a new craze in the fitness industry that’s taking group exercise to a new level. It’s called Pink Gloves Boxing. It’s for women only.

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Wilmington hopes to serve an ace with new tennis courts at Empie Park

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The site plan for the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park includes 16 new tennis courts (shown in blue).

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Back Then – Theater delays 1909 debut after seeing risque flick

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

The opening of Joyland, the pretty, new moving picture theatre on Market Street, had to be postponed for a most extraordinary reason.

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Retail Details – Freebies, samples and trade-ins are magic words this week

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Judy RoyalJudy.Royal@StarNewsOnline.com

Through Sunday at local Belk locations, get a free signature cosmetics bag filled with your choice of eye shadow and lipstick colors along with moisturizer, mascara and eye makeup remover with any $29.50 Lancome purchase.

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Heroin bust in New Hanover County ends in 2 arrests

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Two New York men were arrested Tuesday and charged with various drug offenses after a three-month investigation.

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