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10 Guys Night Out 18 Bar Guide 28 Pridefest 30 Nutrition 32 Happy Hours 38 Guy Bytes

40 Trending 42 Poff Culture 44 Adam&Ease 46 Dining 54 Guy Travel 56 Fitness

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Model: Diego Photo by: Gordon Nebeker © 2012

March 8, 2012 - #120 Bobby Blair Publisher Cliff Dunn Editor Jason Otero Creative Director Editorial Contributors Bob Kecskemety, Duncan St. Thibault, Tom Bonanti, Brad “Scoop” Casey, Andy Kress, Adam Strong, Robert Elias Deaton Photography Production Dennis Dean Editorial Photographer Paul Lescault Photographer Administrative Chris Hamel, Silas Thebert Sales & Marketing Keith Chamlee Sales Manager keithchamlee@guymag.net - 954-465-1563 Brad Casey Client Services Executive bradcasey@guymag.net - 954-554-4912 Keith Norris Client Services Executive keithnorris@guymag.net - 404-550-8030 National Sales Rivendell Media National Ad Representatives 212-242-6863 Display Ads Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, Noon Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Display Advertising sales@guymag.net - 954-903-4771 Classifieds Ads Text Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Main Office 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone 954-903-4771 Fax 954-607-5712, editor@guymag.net,

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Greetings to All, This week, Multimedia Platforms changes the name of our award-winning men’s entertainment Magazine Division to reflect our new direction. Guy is a magazine that proudly defines our position in the marketplace as a publication that will feature South Florida exclusively. Over the years, our readers and advertisers have made it very clear to me that South Florida truly needs a publication that fills its pages with content and advertisements directed to our local residents, businesses, and tourists. Because of this direction, Guy will allow for affordable pricing for all of our loyal advertising clients. There is no longer a need for South Florida advertisers to pay a premium for outside of South Florida content or for out of South Florida circulation that does not directly benefit their places of business. Additionally, www.guymag.net will be launching today as the first LGBT web site that will allow the community to share their life experiences with the world through a user-generated picture and video program. Weekly contests for best pictures and best videos are sure to bring thousands of people to our new state-of-the-art website on a daily basis. Everything entertaining in South Florida has been uploaded to your new community website. We guarantee a fast, easy to find, exactly-what-you-are-lookingfor experience. Social media components such as Facebook, Twitter and Four Square along with our community user-generated picture and video upload program assures that www. guymag.net will quickly become your choice for sharing your life with the world, and your #1 source for all your entertainment information. Our goal is to make sure you can find exactly what you are looking for in three seconds or less, and in no more than two clicks of the mouse. You will also be able to read Guy magazine online 24/7. For the past five years, it has been my life passion to create a LGBT multimedia company that informs and entertains our community with 21st century media outlets. It is because of your incredible support and trust in me that our company has grown to where we are today. Thank you very much. We will continue to invest financially to ensure that we grow with the times and continue to earn your votes--like we did this year as “Best Entertaining Magazine” of 2012. Thank you for that honor. Have a Great Pride weekend. Hope to see you at our Multimedia Platforms booth. Best Regards, Bobby Blair Publisher

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bar guide ALIBI 2266 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oGayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays. BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oVideos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy hour, live shows, Tuesday and Thursday karaoke – and great burgers to boot. Fun and friendly truck-stop-themed bar, great staff. BOARDWALK 1721 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale oOver 100 of the sexiest men from all over the world. Go-go dancers, cages, billiards, 2-4-1 Happy Hours. Drag emcees and did we mention the boys? BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oThe bar with two names features a dance club and Gayborhood bar. Drag Bingo on Mondays, karaoke

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Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors

Mondays and Tuesdays, dance music Fridays and Saturdays, and (indoor) Sunday T-Dance. CORNER PUB 1915 N Andrews Ave Wilton Manors oFriendly atmosphere, unpretentious clientele and staff. Next to Island City Pizza (so you can get your drink AND your slice on). CUBBY HOLE 823 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale oButch bar and grill with a rockin’ daytime crowd (and a fun nighttime one, too). Fifty-cent pool, 2-for-1 drinks all day every day, video games, hot movies on HDTV and DirecTV. Thursdays it’s Bare Bear Chest Night, and every Friday and Saturday, the fur flies with Hot Bears on Poles (where the Grizzlies Grind)! DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL 2935 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale oAdjacent to the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Pool open daily - No Cover or Day Pass. Great food, daily happy hour, Sunday afternoon T-Dance Poolside. Karaoke and live music. Open daily at 11:30 a.m.

DUDES 3270 NE 33rd St Fort Lauderdale oMen dancing for men. Hot go-go boys in an upscale atmosphere, piano lounge for more quiet interludes. Steamy shower shows. JOHNNY’S 1116 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale oClub, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Sunday amateur strip contest (and karaoke!). LIPS 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park oThe Ultimate in Drag Dining. Dinner and shows six nights a week. Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins. THE MANOR 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oWeHo vibe (think: LA’s The Abbey) in the heart of the Gayborhood. Dine, drink, dance, play, mingle. Theme rooms (salsa and merengue every weekend in the Latin Quarter!). Live dancing and dining.


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bar guide MATTY’S ON THE DRIVE 2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oDrink specials, billiards, and a chill gayborhood vibe. 75 cent drinks on Wednesdays. No Drama, No Smoking. MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar. Karaoke, drags shows, Patio Bar – and open at 9 a.m. daily. MONA’S 502 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale oCocktail Lounge in the heart of Searstown. Fun customers, fun bar- tenders and fun proprietor (the Leg- endary Jerry). Outside patio. Wednesday karaoke, Thursday Speedball Tournament. NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oRelaxing, friendly, hip, unique-the alternative gathering place on Wilton Dr. Now serving tapas nightly. Social Hour features & In The Biz all the time. RAMROD 1508 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale oVoted World’s Favorite Leather Bar. Pig Dance first Saturday of the month – South Florida’s Busiest, Craziest Monthly Party (with caged

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hunks at midnight on Saturdays – Is there a downside to this?). ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oNexus of the A-Gay List. Be Seen in the Scene (without making one). Food, folks, libations, and a killer Sunday Funday. SCANDALS SALOON 3073 NE 6th Ave Wilton Manors oA line-dancin’, tight blue jeans-wearin’ good time. Country and western music, two-steppin’, three-steppin’, pool tables, and themed events year ‘round. Cowboys and Indians was never this much fun, Pilgrim. SIDELINES 2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oWhere sports come first. Nationally known destination sports bar with TVs streaming NFL, MLB, NBA and college games. Pool tables, dart boards and large indoor (and now smoke-free) fa- cility. Outdoor patio features area for smokers. Mixed crowd of gay men and women (who would have thought?). Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and recommended by LOGO. SLAMMER 321 W Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale

oPrivate Men’s Club. Pay cover, then uncover. Monday In the Biz, Thursday Leather Nights. They bring the party (and the mattresses), you bring the booze. SMARTY PANTS 2400 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar with daily happy hour, and regular patrons. Show night Thursdays at 9 p.m. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights, with matinee on Sunday afternoon. THE STABLE 205 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale oLevis-and-leather neighborhood bar, where the bears line dance and the cowboys are VERY friendly. TORPEDO 2829 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale oDance, shoot pool, drink til 4 a.m., 7 nights a week. Doors open at midnight; dance til dawn. WILTON’S BIER GARDEN 2245 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors o German cuisine meets Der Gayborhood, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Upstairs dining, downstairs outdoor patio and bar, DJ music, and a fun staff make one of Wilton Manors’ newest venues a good time to be had by all.


bar guide CLUB SUGAR 2301 SW 32nd Ave Miami oGay Latin scene, with Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and House music always playing.

Miami / Miami Beach

Road, never a cover. Drink specials all week long, live DJs, high energy music and a fun crowd getting their dance on til late.

DISCOTEKKA 950 NE 2nd Ave Miami oHot music, hot scene, hot bartenders, and hot patrons in the hot heart of Downtown Miami.

PALACE BAR 1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach oThis bar and restaurant in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Mouthwatering burgers, boys (and girls!). Weekend cabaret shows Thursday through Sunday.

JOHNNY’S MIAMI 63 NE 14th Street Downtown Miami oThe second location of the infamous Club, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Multiple weekly events including Latin Thursdays and Drag Queen Mondays and no cover.

SCORE 727 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach oDance, drink, party all night on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. Tons of events throughout the year, including fundraisers for Winter Party, White Party, and Miami Beach Gay Pride.

MOVA LOUNGE 1625 Michigan Ave Miami Beach oOn Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln

SPACE 34 NE 11th St Miami oMingle and mix with gays and str8s in

the heart of Downtown Miami. Indoor dance floors and outdoor rooftop bar, spectacular light show. SWINGING RICHARDS 17450 Biscayne Blvd N Miami oThe only gay strip club in Southern Florida to offer FULLY NUDE dancers. Smokin’ hot dancers all week long. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave Miami Beach oGreat music, friendly staff, hot tourists and locals. Never a cover, always a groove. Bungalow Bar = Hot Men. In SoBe’s Art Deco District. VLADA LOUNGE 3215 NE 2nd Ave Miami oUrban, sophisticated and chic in Midtown Miami with a bar that ices over. New York pedigree meets Miami attitude. Nightly DJs, never a cover.

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GUY MAGAZINE is proud to celebrate

Pridefest Returns to Holiday Park Heritage South Florida LGBT Event Celebrates 35 Years By RORY BARBAROSSA

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his Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, Pride South Florida rolls out the 35th annual “Pridefest: Beyond the Rainbow” at Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park and War Memorial Auditorium, with events taking place all week at local venues throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, including Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, and elsewhere, embracing an off-site Official After Party. Pride South Florida, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is composed entirely of volunteers with a mission to promote positive images of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. The group also actively furthers the progress of educational, civic and cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of LGBT persons and the larger South Florida community as a whole, working together to achieve common goals. Pridefest is the organization’s signature annual event, with all proceeds generated being donated to other local charities and LGBT community organizations. Organizers are faced with the typical challenges of throwing a large outdoor event, as well as the peculiarities of a recovering economy, and the realities of demographics: in a world where gays are actively courted

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to destination places across the globe, and where gay couples bedecked in red can hold hands walking down Main Street, USA, during Orlando’s “Gay Days,” can they keep this heritage festival relevant? “Very much so,” emphasizes co-chair Marc Hansen, who—in one capacity or other—has served on Pride South Florida’s board for years. “The very existence of ‘Gay Days’ and other great organized events can trace their roots to—and thank their lucky stars for— the sort of outdoor festival we are bringing to life. This is especially true at the time in which we are living,” he adds. “Think about it: DADT [the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy], done. Gay marriage: on the books. Marriage equality is on the lips of every Republican candidate. Sadly, most oppose it. But these are the sorts of issues we come together and celebrate at Pridefest,” says Hansen. “I love the very idea of ‘Orlando Gay Days,’ and the fact that kids are taking their same-sex boyfriends and girlfriends to prom in places that wouldn’t have dreamed of it when I was that age,” the Pridefest co-chair and former U.S. service member insists.


“But that sort of gets lost during some other events that celebrate being LGBT. At Pridefest, we open the doors to everyone celebrating the very things that give us ‘Pride,’ and to acknowledge the struggles that lie ahead ahead.” He laughs. “Pluto and Donald won’t help you do that.” Hansen also notes the abundance of space and entertainment they have on the menu. For its 35th anniversary year, Pridefest 2012 will have outdoor and indoor stages, to take advantage of the air-conditioned War Memorial Auditorium, which will likewise host vendors and a display of Florida’s largest HIV/AIDS Memorial Quilt. In addition, the event will feature world-class entertainers, including Logo TV’s Jonathan D. Lovitz, comedian Michelle Balan of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Logo’s “Out Laugh Festival,” NBC’s “The Voice” finalist Beverly McClellan, Billboard Dance/Club Play recording artist and songwriter Julissa Veloz

(“Tiara Girl” in season eight of “American Idol”), South Florida performer Tony Cruz, comedy-hypnotist Jon Simon (“Simon Sez”), legendary Freestyle artist Ray Guell, and the Pridefest headliner, 18-time Billboard Top Ten recording artist Taylor Dayne, among others. The event will also include a dance tent equipped with an enormous dance floor area, as well as more than 250 vendors, music, food, and activities all day, and lots of opportunity to socialize and connect with friends old and new. Pridefest 2012: Beyond the Rainbow, takes place both days from noon until 7 p.m. Holiday Park and the War Memorial Auditorium are located at 800 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale, directly south of Sunrise Blvd. and directly east of Federal Highway/US 1. More information on PrideFest can be found online at pridesouthflorida.org.

This year’s entertainment lineup:

Taylor Dayne

Michele Balan

Jonathan Lovitz

Plus many more!

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nutrition

By ANDY KRESS

NUTRITION VS. EXERCISE:

Is One Better than the Other?

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n America, there are almost as many views on what good health really means as there are diets and workout regimens. One school says that Americans are too sedentary and need movement and exercise. Others suggest that it is the American diet and the way we eat that is at the root of our problem. One thing no one can argue about: Widespread child and adult obesity plagues our country big time, and it’s an issue that needs to be dealt with now. Nutrition is a fundamental necessary of life. We all eat—just not particularly well. Fail to get enough hydration, air, and food, in that order, and you will most assuredly die. While most of us aren’t at that extreme, the majority falls into that giant arena of nutritionally deficient. Millions and millions of Americans, gay and straight, have only a vague perception of healthy eating. Among them are the millions that dutifully go to the gym and workout without ever realizing that their efforts are futile without giving the body the fuel it needs to benefit from exercise. While following a varied diet (as illustrated in the pyramid plate) is always a good idea, eating proper portions of these healthy foods is just as essential. Too much of anything is gluttony, so try keep your portions around the guidelines of a 2000 calorie diet—or slightly less if weight loss is your goal. Eating these foods at the correct time of day is just as critical as the portion size. Eating less food more often provides a continuous source of energy for your body, whether it is exercising or not. Keep in mind, that your body burns calories even in the most sedentary individuals, due to the fact that the human body needs to maintain organ and brain functions to stay alive. Exercise is important and needed in everyone’s life to maintain muscular and skeletal strength. Without it, muscles eventually atrophy. Tom Bonanti’s Fitness column offers some excellent ways to vary your routines.

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Unfortunately, in today’s world, the most common type of exercise is carrying excess fat as we walk around—and then only just enough to make it from one seat to the next. Appetite alone motivates most of us from one meal to the next. It is imperative that we re-assess that behavior immediately. Do anything less and you absolutely are shaving years, if not decades, off your life. While exercise is vitally important in the mix, it must take second place to nutrition. Without adequate nutrition, you cannot have good health. Without good health, you will not be able to work out effectively, even if common sense tells you you must. Only by putting these two elements together can you ever hope to achieve dramatic results. Proper diet and exercise can do wonders for the mind and the body, as well as lift your spirits. Eating portioned controlled meals (especially as we age) throughout the day, coupled with moderate exercise during the week, is the state-of-the-art way to achieve overall health. No crash diet or pill, or hurried explosive exercise routine will last long. These are shortterm fixes for what should be a long-term goal. Knowing the facts on what it takes to be healthy is the best start to overall success. Please choose wisely and remember to keep all things (nutrition included) in moderation. Fast facts: The correct diet will trim the fat; the correct exercise will tone the muscles. Pair them together and become the best you can be. Forever.

Andy Kress is a certified fitness trainer, yoga instructor and nutritional counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more nutritional tips or inspired exercise routines, reach him at 954-789-3930 or via email at andyfitnesstrainer@gmail.com


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Special Happy Hours Section

Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Happy (Hour) By CLIFF DUNN

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on’t tell the tourists: South Florida locals already know that some nights are busier than others (well, duh!). The same cannot be said of Miami-Dade and Broward’s gay Happy Hours, where friends and familiar faces blend with the out-of-town set to form a perfect blend of postwork and pre-night-out. To accommodate the multiple “crowds” (Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers, as well as Rat Packers and Brat Packers) that descend their watering holes, from South Beach to North Andrews Avenue, local saloonkeepers and restaurateurs have set up a clock-work timetable to keep the most budget-conscious, driest boy or girl well-lubricated (in Happy Hour libations, at any rate). Our tour of Happy Hours starts in Broward’s Gayborhood, Wilton Manors. At Tropics (2000 Wilton Drive), Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. and runs through 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drinks are two-for-theprice-of-one (hereinafter, 2-4-1), which—in keeping with Gayborhood tradition--involves paying for a round all at once, and getting a chip for your second drink. In this case, that chip can be used at any time, even during the wee small hours when drinks are full pop. Across the way is Sidelines Sports Bar (2031-A Wilton Drive), “where sports come first” and where Happy Hour runs daily—for the first time!—from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with half-price drinks (the other popular Gayborhood-variation on the split-level-drink-price), followed by a back-half Happy Hour from Midnightto-close, also with (according to their Web site) half-

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price libations. (Rumor on the Drive has it that a few kind words about FSU gets you in good with the effervescent publicans.) Just a few doors down is the southwestern-themed Rodeo Restaurant and Bar (2033 Wilton Drive), with a select Happy Hour specials menu: 50% off bottles of wine, Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; halfprice martinis on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday Ladies Nights, with half-price well drinks, beer, and wine glasses. One of the Drive’s most recent offerings is Pinché Taqueria (2045 Wilton Drive), a NYC-by-way-of-Tijuanatransplant, offering great outdoor atmosphere and a daily 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Happy Hour with $4 well drinks, $5 Pinché margaritas, and $20 margarita pitchers, as well as half-priced appetizers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fans of the hip ambience and charming environs of the Naked Grape Wine Bar (2163 Wilton Drive,


Wilton Manors) followed owners and partners Caleb ben-Avram and Tim Slivinski when they relocated from just down the Drive, and both new and regular patrons enjoy their daily “Social Hour” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with $5 glasses of house wine, and $5 bar bites. On Thursdays, get social with an expanded 5-toclose Social Hour, including $5 house wine glasses and bar bites, and the wine bar’s for-pets-and-their-humancompanions “Yappy Hour,” hosted by Naked Grape’s Brett and his canine companion, Penny, and featuring a menu of ‘Tapas for Pets,’ courtesy of Lola’s Healthy Pet Café in Wilton Manors. As Caleb and Tim like to remind friends and guests, Naked Grape is “pet-friendly for friendly pets.” Bring yours, and enjoy a round or two together. The perennial (and perennially-busy) Bill’s Filling Station (2209 Wilton Drive), includes Happy Hour of half-off drink prices from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an additional half-price “Bear Necessities” Happy Hour on Friday nights from Midnight to close. Another new Drive-arrival is Wilton’s Bier Garden (2245 Wilton Drive), with a continental flair and a new full-liquor bar, and a Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Happy Hour including 2-4-1 domestic draft beer, 2-4-1 well drinks, and 2-4-1 Coastal Vines house wine selections. Just down (or is it up?) the Drive, is The Manor Restaurant and Nightclub complex (2345 Wilton Drive), which is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open for biz the rest of the week, with Happy Hour Wednesday through Friday from open ‘til 9 p.m., 2-41 drinks and $5 tapas (and what tapas!).

Did somebody say Rosie’s Bar & Grill (2249 Wilton Drive)? A Gayborhood fave for years rolls out its Happy Hour Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with half-priced premium well, beer, and house wines and $1 off all other cocktails (excluding premium wines). Matty’s on the Drive (2426 Wilton Drive) has a new New York deli, and a 2-4-1 Happy Hour that runs Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a drink chip that’s good through 10 p.m.! (Is there a downside to this?) What could we possibly say about Georgie’s Alibi (2266 Wilton Drive) that hasn’t been said before? The heritage Manors bar (open since 1997) runs its popular 2-4-1 Happy Hour Monday through Friday, with great food, friends, and faces (same as it ever was). Boom (2232 Wilton Drive) has a friendly, all-day vibe, with half-priced drink Happy Hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as $7 premium martinis all day long. On the south side of the Gayborhood, where Wilton Drive turns into NE 4th Ave., you will find Fort Lauderdale’s oldest gay bar under the same ownership, Ramrod (1508 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale), a leather, Levis, and uniform bar with hot men and a 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily 2-4-1 Happy Hour (weekends included!). Voted the Number One Leather Bar in the World, Ramrod also hosts a Thursday “Bear Happy Hour” hosted by the Leather Scene Daddy Chad Bush. Mona’s Cocktail Lounge (and its adjoining Lisa’s Backyard, 502 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) has been a favorite of locals since the first drink was served in 1997. Happy Hour is celebrated seven days a week from noon till 9 p.m., with $2.50 domestic beers and well drinks, and $1.25 drafts. guymag.net

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Just around the corner, at PJ’s Corner Pocket (924 N Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale), you will find a Monday through Friday Happy Hour with $1 off every drink, as well as an everyday five 7 oz. Bud Lights for $5 special. Nestled between gay-friendly Victoria Park, Wilton Manors, and Downtown Fort Lauderdale on US 1, you’ll find the Cubby Hole (823 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale), the “Best Little Butch Bar” in town, with a Levis-and-and leather vibe, serves up Happy Hour—and this should be easy to remember—with 2-4-1 drinks all day every day. The scenic route that loops north around US 1 winds its way to The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill (2935 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale), with a neighborly, poolside Happy Hour that features half-price drinks, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. til 8 p.m. South Florida’s “busiest neighborhood bar,” Smarty Pants (3038 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) has locals and visitors starting early, in Times Square Plaza, has Happy Hour seven days a week, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through 8 p.m., with daily specials and discounts off their low drink prices. Still on the east side of Greater Fort Lauderdale, nestled between the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway (thank you, hunky Army Corps of Engineers!) and the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Dudes on the Beach (3270 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale), the “home of Fort Lauderdale’s best happy hour,” features a seven day a week 2-4-1 special from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.—just in time for some of SoFla’s hottest dancers! For those men making their way towards I-95 and points westward, The Stable Country Western Bar (205 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) sits right at the gateway to the Gayborhood, with a friendly LGBT attitude without all the attitude, and a Happy Hour that spans Monday through Thursday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, noon through 9 p.m., with at least $1 their regular prices on libations. Scandals Saloon (3073 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors) has a happening Levis, leather, and Country flair, and a Happy Hour at the main bar that runs Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., with $1-to-$2 drink

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special discounts, depending on what beverages you’re enjoying. Don’t forget to tie off your horse and mosey in for their all-day Happy Hour on Sundays, pard’ner. The friendly regulars at the Corner Pub (1915 N Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors) always have a smile on their faces for a newcomer, and there’s a full menu from the next-door and adjacent Island City Pizza. Catch their seven-day Happy Hour, that soldiers on from 11 a.m. til 9:30 p.m., with $1.75 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $2.75 imports, $2.50 well drinks, $2.75 calls, $3 premiums, and $4.75 Jaeger shots. Monkey Business (2740 N Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors), the bar that never seems to close its doors has an 8 a.m. kickoff to its Happy Hour, which runs through 9 p.m., seven days, with drinks specials that average about $1-$1.50 off per mixed drink or brew. The world-famous Boardwalk (1721 N Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is introducing its new 5-Star Signature Dancer Series, and invites you to sample its seven day Happy Hour, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with 2-4-1 mixed drinks and brew, and eye candy to soothe (or stimulate) the savage breast. At the busy juncture of Downtown Fort Lauderdale and I-95, Johnny’s Club, Bar, and Lounge (1116 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) has more than 60 sexy dancers, and a weeklong Happy Hour that runs seven days, Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., with varying drink specials depending the day, and discounted drinks starting at $4.


Never one to be left out of the fun, Miami-Dade County has its own share of the Happy Hour excitement. There’s never a shortage of people to watch (and cruise) from the patio of Score (727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). It’s a great break from the two-story disco where Happy Hour runs 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday. The drinks are strong, priced two-for-one. Johnny’s Miami (62 NE 14th St., Miami) serves up $5 drinks all night, Wednesday through Sundays, right along with 30 hot dancers performing on stage. The baby cousin to Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale, the Miami location makes muscle your newest accessory as dancers hang on your every word. Drag envy blushes to perfection at Palace Bar & Grill (1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach), across from the gay beach, rain or shine. Though every night’s a party where the fun never ends, check out Friday’s Happy Hour from 5-9 p.m. where drink specials make it all the more fun. Or dress in drag on Monday nights and demand your due: $4 Absolut drinks.

Miami’s piano bar, Magnum Lounge (709 NE 79th Street, Miami), puts a smile on Happy Hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. with $4 margaritas and drink specials every night of the week. You’ll be in the mood to sing along. Twist (1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) is the granddaddy of all South Beach clubs, and rewards its regulars and tourists alike with 2-for-1 drink specials Friday through Wednesday, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. and all day Thursday. Eat and be merry with a free barbeque on Fridays and Sundays, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

MOVA Lounge (1625 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach), a distant cousin of the famed Washington, D.C. MOVA, spreads its drinks specials in shotgun fashion. Show up on Thursdays and expect $4 Miller Lites and $6 Finlandia Vodka. Friday Happy Hour runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with half-priced cocktails. On Saturday, Grey Goose is bargain priced at $9. And look for half-priced drinks all night long on Karaoke Mondays, just to keep you in the mood. Club Sugar (2301 SW 32nd Ave., Miami) brings noche latina to sizzling Miami, and adds $5 well drinks and $4 domestic beer to keep you very Happy, FridaySunday, 10:30 p.m. til closing. Muy caliente. For those up late needing a special night on the town, look no further than Discotekka (950 NE 2nd Ave., Miami). This hot club with hot bartenders and super hot music gives the best deals of the week on Sunday nights with “Drag’s a Bitch.” Look for $3 Bud Lights and $5 well drinks, and a drag show at midnight hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. Vlada Lounge (3215 NE 2nd Ave., Miami) has a bar that ices over to keep your drinks freezer fresh. That comes in particularly handy during the daily Happy Hour two-for-one specials, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Included in the bargain: the club’s 17 special organic infused vodkas.

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By DUNCAN ST. THIBAULT

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f you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That is the mantra today for the makers of dozens of classic toys and games, who are jumping onto the digital train with facelifts for some brands that have been around (almost) as long as Joan Rivers (Monopoly: born 1935. Rivers: born 1933). The classic Americana game of Boardwalk and Free Parking by the Parker Brothers has dumped the culturally-iconic “Monopoly money” and traded it in for a tablet or smartphone that counts players’ money and, places its value on a smartcard. In the updated version of America’s first popular parlor game, “The Game of Life,” which first appeared in 1860 (the year Abe Lincoln was elected president), the plastic spinner has been replaced by a tablet, which shows a picture of the spinner and makes the spinner’s sound. “Life” imitates art (literally!). All of these revamped OGs (“Original Gamesters,” yo) are merely a reflection of the universal dependency on devices and gadgets. Recent data from Common Sense Media shows that more than a third of kids 8 years old and YOUNGER use mobile devices including smartphones and iPads. Around 25 percent of tykes aged 5 to 8 multitask with digital devices some or MOST of the time. Let’s remember, too, that a sluggish economy means fewer consumers purchasing toys without some “oompf” to them, and manufacturers are fighting for their products’ survival in a tight and competitive marketplace. Most manufacturers had an anemic 2011. During the year’s fourth quarter, when toymakers make most of their annual sales,

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two of the largest—Mattel and Hasbro—reported a drop of 2 percent in domestic sales, which includes Canadian data in the case of Hasbro. Who knows how those numbers impacted Santa & Elves? Is it a coincidence that the hot item for the tots last Christmas was a table computer for kids, the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer? As they say, monkey see, monkey do (sorry kids), and the little ones are just aping their parents’ behavior (my last simian simile, promise!). Data from manufacturer Mattel suggests that 21st Century playtime involves techenhanced gadgets more often than Katie the Stuffed Kangaroo (duh). Thus Mattel’s Barbie, which made its debut in 1959, now has a camera built into her--somewhere. When a picture is taken using the button on Barbie’s belt to snap, the image appears on the front of Barbie’s T-shirt, and is also downloadable to a computer. Who needs Ken? Toys that your grandfather--or maybe your grand-daddy--would recognize, like the spy glasses favored by adolescent pirates, are getting hightech makeovers worthy of the CIA labs in Langley, Virginia. With technology that records daytime and nightvision video, the Jakks Pacific “Spy Net Multi Vision Goggles” have enough real-tech to perform actual surveillance work (how cool is that?). Remember running around in the neighborhood warehouses playing Laser Tag with your cousins? Hasbro’s 80s classic has been retooled, with toy guns replaced by iPhones, with a visual display via an app that shows a live video overlaid with graphics of the surrounding terrain, and lasers that appear when the trigger is pulled. Mattel is upgrading some Baby Boomer standards, including products from its Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels lines, in addition to the above-mentioned Barbie. “Apptivity” will utilize free apps with which kids can access games on the iPad, moving miniature plastic figures around the tablet with sensors. Kids today. Ya got to love ‘em.


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Rita Ora

A new-comer to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, , is on a rise to the top, and a quick ride for the 21-year-old Kosovo-born, British-raised recording artist, model, and actress! Ora earned her first Number 1 SONG in the UK less than two months after her debut! The song, is produced by DJ

“Hot Right Now,”

Fresh and features Ora singing throughout a heavily drum-and-bass-driven track. Although still a star-n-the-making, the dramatic mezzo-soprano is already at the center of in-house controversy at her label. When reports surfaced last month that

Rihanna was reuniting—personally and musicallyChris Brown, producer Jay-Z reportedly

fellow Roc Nation artist -with her abusive ex-boyfriend

hit the roof. The record label impresario was reportedly so p-o’ed with RiRi that he dropped her from a project he had specifically commissioned with her in mind. On Jay-Z’s instructions, wrote a track for artist the Barbados-born singer, called

Drake

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which was instead gifted to newbie Ora. Rumor has it that Jay-Z, who had been close to RiRi since Brown beat her up on the night of the 2009 Grammy’s, is “deeply disappointed” in his once-andformer protégé, but that makes

no never-mind to Ora, who, along with Jay-Z, stopped into New York radio station Z100 on Feb. 24 to personally drop off her debut single, “Party & Bullsh*t!” Ora has been in the studio, recording her first album for the past two years, alongside Will.I.Am, Ester Dean, Drake, and many others. Her debut album is due this Summer, so be prepared for the next “BIG THING!

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POFF TIME MACHINE: The year is 2004, and Pop Music is evolving quickly into the form we will soon recognize.

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, 13 years old, breaks all records with her debut single “Leave (Get Out),” and becomes the YOUNGEST ARTIST

IN HISTORY to score a number one single in the United States. Fast-forward eight years, and JoJo is ready once again to stir up the charts! No longer the little girl

next door, JoJo is gearing up for the release of her third album, titled “Jumping

Trains.” The first single off the LP, called ” was released in September 2011. The song has since peaked at number 29 on the Billboard

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Hot 100, making it her first song to chart in the category since 2007. JoJo and her team recently released another promotional single from her new album. The

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By ADAM STRONG

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got a call about two weeks ago from my boyfriend, who mentioned “in passing” that he and some friends--whom I refer to affectionately as the “Four Whores-men of the Apocalypse:” clever, no?--were on their way to our place after finishing their rounds (and rounds) on the Drive: Did we have anything quick to eat? And, if not, would I mind (ha-ha) whipping something up for these locusts to eat? I recalled how much I enjoyed being thought of as a miracle worker in the kitchen (and elsewhere in the house), so, while I plotted my revenge against Mr. Wonderful, I threw together some easy and delicious cocktail foods which will please any palate in a pinch--whether or not you’re single (or soon to be). STUFF STUFFED WITH STUFF These appetizers are great because they are yummy, filling, and they contain a lot of ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen: Bleu Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes:

Red Caviar-Stuffed Celery: Cut celery stalks to two-inch pieces. Mash up a packet of cream cheese or Neuchâtel cheese and thin it with heavy cream. Beat in red caviar to taste. Add a dash of lemon juice, and stuff the mixture into the celery stalks. Devil-in-Prada Eggs: Hard cook a dozen eggs for about 12 minutes. Let them cool, then shell them and cut them lengthwise. Put the whites aside after you remove the yolks. Mix the yolks with four tablespoons of mayonnaise, one teaspoon of mustard, 1 tablespoons of chopped parsley, and one teaspoon of chopped chives. Add salt if needed. Stuff yellow mixture into whites and garnish them with paprika; and then chill. NUTS ABOUT THE NUTS Okay, you got me: the cashew, while a nut in the culinary sense, is a seed in the botanical sense. These are so good you won’t care whether you’re putting nuts or seeds into your mouth (or even about the heavy-handedness of that pun). What you’ll need: • 1 lb. of unsalted cashews

Mash up ¼ pound of bleu cheese and thin it with 1 cup of sour cream. Add one medium-sized grated onion and one teaspoon of freshly-ground black pepper. Stuff the mixture into cherry tomatoes, or pile it onto scooped tomato wedges.

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• 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves, well-chopped • 2 teaspoons of dark brown sugar • 1 tablespoon of melted butter • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (unless you’re


taste buds are too precious, in which case ¼

• 2 cups of unpitted Kalamata olives

teaspoon will suffice)

• 2 teaspoons of paprika

• ¼ teaspoon of salt

• 2 cloves of garlic, lightly crushed and peeled • 2 bay leaves

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. On the stovetop, melt the butter then remove from heat. Stir in rosemary, sugar, cayenne, and salt. Toss cashews with the butter herb mix, and spread into a baking pan. Bake for seven minutes. Remove from oven and let the batch cool a little, and serve warm, or cool it thoroughly and store it in an airtight container.

MARINATED KALAMATA OLIVES These delights are both affordable and scrumptious, and the recipe lends itself to being fine-tuned to your taste, so feel free to experiment with herbs, oils, vinegars, and citrus.

• 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper • ¼ teaspoon of dried thyme • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar

Drain juice from olives, then place olives into a mixing bowl or large glass jar. Toss remaining ingredients—except for the olives—into a small saucepan, and gently simmer over medium heat. Pour the warmed mixture over the drained olives and marinate for a few hours at room temperature, stirring occasionally. Store the olives in an airtight container and refrigerate. These olives will keep for at least a week, and are a delicious snack for whenever. Now if you could just find a boyfriend who knows how to cook.

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Dining

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN

Taps & Tapas:

Pub Food and Eye Candy

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he Manor Complex on Wilton Drive is already world famous for its theme parties, state-ofthe-art sound system, creative lighting, and hunky salacious bartenders. Get set to add to that sizzling scene, courtesy of their new restaurant, Taps & Tapas, which matches the fun, beat-for-beat. Whether sitting outside on the front patio and eating al fresco, or dining inside the club, Taps & Tapas leaves its mark with such casual ease that you just might be tempted to dismiss the food itself. That would be a big mistake. The new menu is divided into large chunks, and sectioned off with your stomach’s capacity in mind—in theory. We say “in theory” because one could suppose that a chunk labeled “Small Plates” would translate into a small portion. Nope. We ordered the Szechwan Calamari ($11.95) with that concept in mind. The kitchen, on the other hand, must had thought we were eating for two when they served up a heaping mound of tender calamari cooked just so, breaded in cornmeal and tempura crumbs, tossed in a Szechwan sauce with enough tang to wake up our epiglottis, and topped with almonds, red peppers, sesame seeds and scallions. The result was enough delicious calamari for each of us, plus several others who came to peer over our shoulders, apparently invited by the tantalizing aroma. From the section labeled “Flatbreads,” we explored the Cajun--the Manor’s version of Sausage and Mozzarella Pizza ($8.95). The unleavened crust is a low-carb delight that platters the toppings with determined tolerance, yet begs to be tasted on its own. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, look no further than “Handhelds,” a chuck of the menu that deserves honorable mention for hearty presentation, given the portion size of its accompanying fries and pickle. At $10.95, we judged the Smoked Turkey with Brie and Apples the clear winner over the Skirt Steak, Barbeque Chicken Chop Wrap or the Grilled Cheese—

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all of which can be ordered on Focaccia, Baguette, Tortilla or Challah Bread. Our server Mike, who looks like he knows his way around a food table, recommended the hand-battered Onion Rings and the Thick- Cut Sweet Potato Fries with maple dipping sauce ($4.95). We couldn’t decide, so we ordered them both. Even as Mike helped us finish the plates, it was a tough call which one was better. We left the decision up to him, but he couldn’t tell us ‘cause his mouth was full. If your eyes are as big as your stomach, or visa versa, we recommend moving directly to the menu section labeled “House Plates.” Called by any other name, this is the Big Boy’s division. The go-to selection is Bronze Roasted Salmon ($17.95). Here, a healthy portion of fresh Chilean Sea Bass is cooked to perfection and drizzled with a delicate lemon vinaigrette sauce. Riding shotgun next to the fish: baby-cute oven roasted fingerling potatoes, plus zucchini and squash which were good enough to go it alone. There are salads (starting from $5.95)—we recommend the Barbeque Chicken Chop ($13.95); and ½ burgers (all $11.95)—our nod goes to the Black and Blue, Angus meat topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. Just when we thought we couldn’t eat another bite of anything, we spotted the Raspberry Baked Brie ($10.95), a puff pastry treat served with grapes, apple wedges and sliced baguettes. In one word--“yum.” Even as we slid off our stools, stuffed and smiling, we promised to return on Wednesday for “Buy a Margarita, Get a Free Beef Taco Night.” You come too. And tell them Guy Magazine sent you. Taps & Tapas @ The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-626-0082


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Guy Travel By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON

Adventures in Cruising! Expect more baby-boomers on this cruise line, where elegance and refinement dictate dress code and behavior. Sugar Daddy alert! There is no denying the sun-drenched lure of Maui, the Big Island and Oahu, however, so grab your number 50 lotion for this cruise that departs on April 5 from San Diego, returning April 20. (www.piedpipertravel.com)

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ention the word “cruise,” and we all know where your mind goes. Lingering stares across a room, a hint of a smile upon your lips. There is, of course, another kind of cruising that’s a little more expensive (or on second thought, maybe not). It’s the type of cruising where you pack your bags, get on a ship, and eat and play to your heart’s content while you move magically from port to port without mussing your hair (well, again, on second thought, a little muss can be fun). To help you plan your next cruise, or perhaps your first, GUY MAGAZINE serves up the best in cruising for Summer and Fall, 2012.

Italy, Greek Islands & Istanbul Sail aboard the Celebrity Equinox with 2,700 gay men and lesbian women departing from Civitavecchia, the port just west of Rome, Italy, in this cruise organized by Atlantis Events, the grand poopah of gay and lesbian travel. Leaving August 24 and returning September 3, this 11-day vacation is nothing short of an once-in-a-lifetime event with pit stops in Mykonos and Santorini, Greece; Kusadasi, and Istanbul, Turkey; the island of Malta; plus the Sicilian capital of Palermo. With lots of flesh and hard bodies, Atlantis cruises are quickly sold out. There are, however, often last minute cancellations as well. (www.atlantisevents.com) Hawaii This 15-day cruise is organized by one of our favorite gay travel agencies, Manhattan’s Pied Piper Travel, aboard the luxurious Celebrity Century. Although totally refurbished in 2006, this 1,808-passenger ship has an old-world charm.

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Bahamas While the Bahamas are our closest island cruise destination, when left in the hands of Source Events, the place becomes a totally different experience altogether. Source is the official producer of the Miami Beach Pride Cruise, departing on April 16 for four-days aboard the Norwegian Sky. The ship has a capacity of 2,000 with Source Events promising a Tropical Fantasy Costume Party, a trio of tea dances, an exclusive gay movie screening, and assorted treats (or was that “tricks”—we’ll check and get back to you). Pride or not, this is a mixed cruise, so no nude sunbathing by the pool. (www.sourceevents.com) Prague and the Danube River While it may seem strange to start a cruise of the Danube in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague, through which the Danube does not flow, it was a natural choice for Brand G Vacations, who put this package together. Ever since porn director William Higgins left Hollywood and made Prague his homebase, the place has become a very gay-friendly destination. You’ll definitely want to check out these cobbled streets and back-rooms before hopping on a bus and making a mad dash over to Nuremberg, Germany (with a pee break in Carlsbad). Once there, you’ll board the Amadeus Waterways’ MS AmaCerto. No, you’re not on the Danube yet, but rather on the Main-Danube Canal which eventually runs into the River. Once you eventually hit the Big D (which by the way is no longer Blue as Strauss once claimed), get set for a leisurely float down the river to Vienna, where you’ll spend two days riding bikes and waltzing, if that’s your thing. It all begins on August 21 for 10 days, with the boat dropping you eventually in Budapest, Hungary. (www.brandgvacations.com) Ahoy!


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Fitness

By TOM BONANTI

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ooking for exercises you can do at home without having to store and drag out equipment? Need a challenging exercise routine you can do on the road when you travel for work and have no access to a gym? Tired of the same old same old and need a break from clanking machines and noisy gyms? Then calisthenics, also called bodyweight exercises are the way to go! Besides, changing up your routine is essential for making and seeing progress. Calisthenics are exercises consisting of movements that use your body weight as resistance to work against when exercising. Yes, we’re talking here about jumping jacks, crunches and push-ups, etc., that you plodded through in your high school gym class without much thought or enthusiasm. But calisthenics are much more. They are an extremely efficient way to build muscle and stay fit using short bursts of intense training that involve almost all muscle groups. Free weight training is still tops when it comes to building muscle, but calisthenics have advantages, too! They can be done indoors and outdoors. You can do them in the privacy of your home or in a limited office space. They can improve cardiovascular endurance as well as build muscle strength. So get up off your derriere, stretch those shoulders and arms and let’s get this party started with some upper body calisthenics. As always, let’s shoot for three to four sets of 8 to 12 reps of each exercise. Push-ups are the best bodyweight calisthenics for building your entire upper body – chest, back, shoulders and arms. Push-ups can be a mighty challenge if done at various angles and in super-sets with chin-ups. Lay face down on the ground with your legs straight, knees off the floor, and arms supporting your upper body. Now raise yourself off the ground straightening your elbows and arms, but keep elbows

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close to the body. Rise until elbows are locked and pause for a moment and squeeze everything at the top of the movement. Now lower your body slowly, feeling the motion all the way down until your chest is very close to the ground. Here’s a real tip, you can vary your arm and hand placement while doing push-ups to target different muscle groups. Place your arms and hands out as wide as you can to blast chest. Bring them in at shoulder width to pump shoulders and biceps. Isolate triceps by bringing hands and arms in close and turn palms inward. Pull-ups build arms and a wide back. All you need is a bar to hang from. Beginners will probably need a chair or a spotter to assist them until strength is built up. Simply grab hold of a bar with arms shoulder width apart. Pull yourself up until the bar touches your chin. Then lower yourself in a controlled motion until arms are fully extended without using gravity too much. Don’t bounce or jerk. In overhand pull-ups the palms should face away from you. In underhand pull-ups your palms should face you. For advanced commando pull-ups, keep one hand on one side of the bar and the other hand on the other side. Here you do pull-ups sideways wherein you pull yourself up so that the bar is hitting your neck and trap muscles nicely. Now you can pump up your upper body at the beach or in the privacy of your own home. Next column: on to lower body calisthenics. For more fitness tips contact TrainerTomB@aol.com Tom Bonanti is a certified personal trainer and owner of Pump’n Inc Gym at 1271 NE 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For more tips on how to get bigger beefier arms by Christmas, give me a shout at TrainerTomB@aol.com

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rent/lease SOUTH MIDDLE RIVER - 2/1 Apartment for rent. New floors, new hurricane windows, new zone control air/heat. New galley kitchen. Laundry facility & water included. Shared pool area. $1,200/month. e.hayek@hotmail.com

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N.E. FT LAUDERDALE-WILTON MANORS AREA- Lovely, Bright, IMMACULATE, 1/1 tile floors, A/C, W/D available, cable ready, water, garbage, pest control incl., private patio, gay friendly, NO PETS $725/ mo (954)592-3772 REDUCED PRICE WILTON MANORS HOME - CONTEMPORARY LIVING. New home with large 1 bedroom, & chic huge tiled bath. 850sq ft., New construction, New solid wood kitchen, Granite, S/S, Beautiful stained concrete floors, TONS of storage & cabinets, Walk-in closet - W/D(available), Central A/C. Hurricane impact windows & doors, Private lush landscape terrace, Gated house, quiet neighborhood, Private parking. $1185/mo., cable/WIFI internet available. For more info E-mail: JimOnTime@hotmail.com or call Jim (954) 667-5447 FT LAUDERDALE- CONDO QUALITY 2/1- Walk in shower, Designer bath, Open Granite Kitchen, Smooth top range, D/W, Icemaker, very spacious unit, CAC. $1250/mo. 1yr Lease, F/S. Call (954) 448-9811 LAKE RIDGE 1/1 GARDEN SETTING- Charming 1 BD Apt. in this well-maintained 5-plex. Tiled Floors, CAC, great location! Small pets OK w/ approval. Fabulous garden setting w/sitting areas. $760/mo. Water incl. Available 04/01. Call Michael (954)540-3543 N.E. FT LAUDERDALE/WILTON MANOR AREA- Lovely 2/1 w/large rooms, eat-in kitchen, new appliances, tile floors, CAC, private patio, cable ready. NO Smoking/NO PETS please. $875/mo. by appointment (954)592-3772 FORT LAUDERDALE 2/1 APT- Gated, very clean & well kept. Laundry on-site, small gay complex. $850/mo. 731 NW 1st Ave. Call Nick (954)805-1195

rent/lease N.E. FT LAUDERDALE/WILTON MANORS AREA- Large efficiency, quiet complex, file floors, newer a/c and refrigerator, private patio, cable ready, pest control included, No Pets Please. $585/mo. By appointment 954-592-3772 WILTON MANORS 1/1 Tiled floors- 9 unit gay complex with clothing optional pool, patio, yard, laundry on site. NO dogs. Credit check, one year lease req. $750/mo.(owner pays water) Terms negotiable. 129 NW 25th St. (close to Wilton Dr.) Call (954)326-9096 WILTON MANORS HOUSE FOR RENT- Beautifully landscaped, 2 bedroom 1-bath home with pool. Very private fenced yard, huge carport, central A/C, laundry, pets considered, tile floors, dishwasher. $1600. 2917 NE 1st Terrace. Great neighborhood. Call Nick (954)805-1195 Available March 15 MIDDLE RIVER TERRACE 1/1 - Charming 1 BD with private yard in a 4-Plex. Gated, Laundry on premise. Close to Wilton Drive and the Pride Center, shopping and restaurants. Minutes to beach! Small dog OK! $695/mo. F+L+$300 Refundable Security Deposit Call (561)900-6361 FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH - Antioch Street- 2BR/1BA, Furnished, between A1A and the Intracoastal, walk to Sebastian Beach, restaurants, hotels, guest houses, electric and basic cable included, 6 month lease, on site laundry, mid-century, 20 Apt Complex, pool, $1250/mo. Call (401) 935-8186

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