Get Fit Montclair! 17 Workouts To Try in 2017

BY  |  Monday, Jan 23, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for a new workout? The choices are endless in Montclair. From barre to boxing, yoga to spin, here are 17 workouts to try in 2017:


YMCA of Montclair (25 Park Street, Montclair): Many group fitness classes, two swimming pools, an indoor track, a weight room and fitness studio, boxing room, basketball & volleyball, Life Circuit training, Handball & Racquetball, and steam & sauna facilities —  Adult membership: $100 joiner’s fee / $59.50 per month


Architect Studios (4 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair): Offers HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, as well as spin classes, TRX, yoga, and more. — drop-in classes $25, class packages from $115 – $399 Continue Reading

Community Agencies Join Together to Support Young Adults in Recovery With ASPIRE Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


The YMCA of Montclair, in partnership with the National Youth Recovery Foundation (NYRF) and Partners for Health Foundation in Montclair, will launch three 12-week programs geared to adults between the ages of 18 and 30 in long-term recovery. ASPIRE (Achieving Sobriety by Promoting an Insightful Recovery Experience) will provide lifestyle and professional skills coaching from business people in the recovery community to help participants launch their next life chapters. The program will be held at the YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch. The first cohort of 20 young adults, who have six months or more of recovery, begins February 15. Applications and more information on the schedule can be found online here..

The NYRF works with young adults and educators in recovery and, using documented research from the leading institutes studying addiction and recovery, built the ASPIRE curriculum that is compatible with the needs of people in long-term recovery and the philosophy of the Y that healthy living and community connection are keys to happiness and fulfillment.

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Run The Baker’s Dozen – 13.1 Mile Tour of Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Bread Co.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape, this may be the very thing to motivate you. Montclair Bread Co. is hosting The Baker’s Dozen, a 13.1 mile tour of Montclair on March 25.

Artisan breads, pastries, and doughnuts will await you at the finish line of this USATF certified half marathon course. All registrants will receive a half-zip, long sleeve tech shirt. Finishers will receive commemorative medals. Special prizes for overall top 3 male & female finishers and top 3 of each per age group.

Never ran a half-marathon before? Fleet Feet will help get you ready for the race with its Baker’s Dozen 1/2 Marathon Program which begins on January 14. There will be an informational meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 3 at 7 pm and then the 10 week program meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 8 am.

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The Norovirus That Stole Christmas

BY  |  Monday, Jan 02, 2017 12:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

norovirusThere has been a lot of puking in Baristaville. Norovirus, aka the winter vomiting bug, a common winter virus has been making its way through town.

It visited the Gilmore house on Christmas Eve, gifting us with a very unwelcome present.

The virus can cause vomiting and diarrhea, either one or the other, or both. According to the CDC, other symptoms include, stomach pain, headaches, and sometimes fever. A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.




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Join A Cause For Community

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Join A Cause For CommunityWhen dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported, a place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships. By becoming involved with the YMCA of Montclair, individuals have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being and connect with the community, all while participating in their favorite program or activity.

“The YMCA of Montclair is a community that is dedicated to helping individuals achieve a balance of spirit, mind and body,” said Jennifer Nelson, YMCA of Montclair Membership Director. “We encourage everyone to get involved by joining the Y where they can take advantage of the resources and support to be healthy and connected.”

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To help more people benefit from the Y, the YMCA of Montclair is holding a membership drive. New adult members who join in January 2017 will get the 3rd month FREE!

The YMCA of Montclair offers a variety of programs to help achieve greater health and well-being, nurture youth and inspire individuals to give back to better their community.

Many know the Y for their weight, fitness, and circuit training equipment, or their 150+ free weekly group exercise classes and indoor swimming pools. But the Y also offers programs for chronic disease prevention, obesity and nutrition, including their Diabetes Exercise Program, Lose to Win weight loss challenge and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, for cancer survivors. Financial assistance and babysitting services are also available.

To learn more about the YMCA of Montclair, contact 973-744-3400 or visit


Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Kicks-off 2017 with a Host of Fitness Activities

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 1:12pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

We told you about Montclair Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Now, check out the great line-up of activities to jump-start the New Year. The 2017 kick-off event is Monday, January 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street. There is a $10 registration fee.

Mayor's Wellness Campaign Kicks-off 2017 with a Host of Fitness Activities

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Montclair’s Mayor, Robert Jackson, Announces a Wellness Challenge

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

wellness challenge

Montclair’s Mayor Robert Jackson has announced plans for the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge, a program designed to help people lose weight, increase fitness levels and adopt healthier lifestyles in 2017.

The program — in collaboration with HackensackUMC Mountainside, Township of Montclair, Montclair Board of Education, Montclair State University, Fleet Feet Sports of Montclair, YMCA, Bike & Walk Montclair, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, Montclair Public Library, Integrated Medicine, Sister to Sister, and the Montclair Business Improvement District— will allow both team and individual challengers to register starting the first week of January.

“The Township of Montclair is excited to offer this program to the community this year,” stated Mayor Robert Jackson.  “Our Mayor’s Wellness Committee and local sponsors are willing to support the Township of Montclair because they recognize the importance of committing to a healthy lifestyle.  

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YMCA of Montclair Park Street Branch Announces Winter Programs

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Whether you want to try a new exercise class, learn to swim with confidence or work with a personal trainer, the YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch winter session offers new opportunities for you and your family to improve your health and wellness.

Kids fitness

Kick your fitness into gear and check out the Y’s great, new winter session classes, including an Adult Swim Clinic, a High Intensity Interval Training class, Striker Indoor Soccer for kids ages 6-8, new teen trips and volunteer opportunities, and much more! In addition, new sessions are starting soon of the Y’s Diabetes Exercise Program, Lose to Win weight loss challenge and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, for cancer survivors. Continue Reading

3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio to Close, Handing Over Keys to Architect Studios

BY  |  Monday, Nov 28, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio

On December 28, 3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio will close after 16 years in Montclair and hand over the keys to Architect Studios.

Mark Cohen opened 3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio in Montclair back  in August of 2008 as the first Indoor Cycling Studio in New Jersey. At that time the concept of a boutique studio was essentially a new one and the territories were unchartered. Since then, the studio serviced over 5,000 clients at over 20,000 classes. In addition to helping locals with their fitness goals, 3Sixty also helped the community in other ways by raising over $500,000 for various charities.

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Ashenfelter 8K Classic: A Thanksgiving Morning Tradition in Glen Ridge

BY  |  Monday, Nov 21, 2016 11:45am

Ashenfelter 8K Classic

Thanksgiving doesn’t begin in Glen Ridge until the annual Ashenfelter 8K Classic to start the day.  It’s not too late to register and join the community race on Thursday!

The Ashenfelter 8K honors Olympian and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter who won the steeple chase event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The Ashenfelter begins at 9 am and is open to everyone… walkers, joggers, runners and racers. To date, the Ashenfelter 8K Classic has raised over $100K for the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation.

For younger runners, and those of us who prefer to limit our running to 1 mile, the Tom Fleming Mile, named in honor of local marathon sensation Tom Fleming, begins at 8:15 am. There will be first place male and female trophies in age groups 1 – 18 plus an overall winners given out at the awards ceremony at 10:30 am in the high school gym.

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"Even the New York Times noticed how many women from Montclair were marching (but somehow ended up focusing instead on how the men folk would manage??)" Yes, totally! Very bizarre.

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