Laura Baldwin


The Rise: Origin Stories

Last week, I gave you a little history lesson about how The Rise was born.  This week, I turned to my fellow Risers to learn about how they found out about The Rise. These are their “origin stories”: “I got an email from the Spartan Race about a championship screening to be done the second…

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How The Rise Was Born – Part I

When you attend your first workout with The Rise, you might think that we’ve all been friends forever and just decided to start working out together.  In reality, most of us found each other through a friend, a google search, a chance encounter or just by accident.  Before I get to how some of my…

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In Case You Missed It: The Best Week Ever

Most people sleep in on a holiday .  We at The Rise are not “most people.”  Despite the fact that Monday was Memorial Day, we came out to Washington Square Park for an extra special workout.  On Wednesday, we were back at Bryant Park and Friday was the day of “reckoning” on the Williamsburg Bridge….

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Why I (We) Rise

One of the first things people say when I tell them about The Rise is “You work out at what time?!” Yes, 6:30 am is early, but 6:30 am until 7:00 am is also easily the best part of our day here at The Rise. It has come to mean so much more to us…

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Push Ups Galore and More!

Wow, what a week at The Rise. There were thousands of push ups (yes, you read that right), The Rise made its debut in Bryant Park, and we did a karaoke inspired workout on the Williamsburg Bridge.  If you were at any or all of these workouts, you know how awesome last week was.  If…

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