Eat. Play. Live…Better Now Has a Much Better Website

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 10:10am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Eat. Play. Live... BetterSince the Partners for Health Foundation launched the Eat. Play. Live… Better initiative in 2011, the community-wide initiative has supporting policy, system and environmental changes to promote a healthier way of life. Eat. Play Live… Better educates and offers resources for everything from healthier and more accessible food choices, fitness, safer streets, and more for all ages in our community. 

The organization has just made it much easier to eat, play and live better with its new, well designed website. Now you can find resources, tips, and event information in one spot. Learn more and even get involved through the website.



Wellness Celebrated In Brookdale Park

BY  |  Monday, Oct 13, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Health and wellness for the body, mind and spirit was the theme of yesterday’s “Wellness in the Park Festival” in Brookdale Park, Bloomfield. Sunny skies and warm autumn temperatures enhanced the experience as visitors strolled paths lined with booths and tables of vendors offering healthy food and snacks, fitness advice and fun activities for kids and adults including photo ops and autographs from stars of the NY Red Bulls and NJ Jackals. Throughout the day there were free lectures and classes, fitness demonstrations and live music.

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Wellness in the Park Festival Comes To Brookdale Park, 10/12

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Wellness in the Park Festival Comes To Brookdale Park, 10/12Wellness in the Park Festival comes to Brookdale Park on October 12th from 10 am – 5 pm. Continue Reading

Spin at SoulCycle in Short Hills To Help Support Domestic Violence Victims, 10/8

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

soulcycleDo you spin or know someone who does? Take a spin at SoulCycle Short Hills and help raise funds for Partners for Women and Justice programs.

Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice by offering quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters. Continue Reading

Train, Then Try Out A Triathlon at Montclair Y

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

triathlonYou know you’ve been wanting to try one. Now’s your chance.

The Montclar YMCA is having a triathlon on October 5 and it’s open to the community, but you need to register by noon on October 1.

Want to do a triathlon, but want to know more? The Y is also hosting a FREE Triathlon 101 Workshop on Tuesday, September 30 at 6 p.m. to help folks learn what to expect from their first triathlon. Continue Reading

Free Fitness Class on Saturday at the Brookdale Park Fitness Course

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Brookdale Park Outdoor Fitness Course

Victor Perrotta, Patty Aicher and her daughter Ann. (Credit: Yuliya Bellinger)

Thanks to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Brookdale Park has a new 18 station fitness course

If you haven’t tried it out yet, local personal trainers, Victor Perrotta and Patty Aicher, are offering a free introduction fitness class this Saturday, September 13 at the fitness course. Designed for all fitness levels, this new park feature combines calisthenics with isometric exercises to help users improve their cardiovascular health while increasing body strength and flexibility with movements such as bending, jumping, swinging, twisting or kicking, using only one’s body weight for resistance.

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Get Into the Groove at Montclair’s New Indoor Rowing Studio

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Groove Indoor Rowing Studio

They’ve been popping up all over Brooklyn the last couple of years, and there’s one in Hoboken, so it was only a matter of time that Montclair would follow suit. Groove Indoor Rowing Studio is opening this week at 3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio

The rowing studio is in the former personal training space and joins the cycling studio and fitness room. Approximately 12 Concept 2 indoor rowers equipped with PM3 Computers fill the room designed in the same, loft-like design 3Sixty is known for. The Pro-Pel Indoor Rowing Method certified classes are designed to build strength, burn calories, increase endurance, and offer full body tone — an all-in-one workout in 45 minutes. Classes are led by an instructor who will guide rowers of all levels, from beginner to experts, through the “ride” while allowing you to focus on your individual fitness goals.

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Free Cholesterol Screening at Brookdale ShopRite, Tuesday, Sept. 9

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

shopriteHigh cholesterol is one of the major risk factors leading to heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Knowing your numbers can help you live a longer, healthier life. Continue Reading

Montclair: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

flu shotMontclair is urging all Montclair adults to get vaccines to protect their health.

Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization is especially important for adults 60 years of age and older, and for those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease.

Immunization is also important for anyone who is in close contact with the very young, the very old, people with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot be vaccinated.

All adults should get: Continue Reading

Everybody’s Gone Surfin’, Surfin’ Montclair, NJ

BY  |  Monday, Jul 07, 2014 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

NJ Surf Fitness

Just in time for summer, the first surf inspired fitness class has opened in Montclair at NJ Surf Fitness, held at Shukokai Karate Studio at 100 Grove Street.

Despite being a born and raised Jersey girl, I’ve never been too fond of the beach. I’m a Jersey City girl after all. Still, I’ve always been fascinated with surfing. Maybe it was all those Gidget movies I loved growing up — Moondoggie was so dreamy. When I learned about the surf fitness classes, I was excited to get on board.

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De Camp and the councilman missed the bus on this one.

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