Exercise / Fitness

If you’re looking to start a new fitness routine or build on an existing workout in 2019, make sure you understand your body’s limitations and are prepared for any potential setbacks. The Sports Medicine Video Series from Atlantic Health System and Parisi Speed School can help. Our recently-expanded library covers common injuries, like turf toe, shin splints, high ankle sprains and pulled hamstrings. Based on presentations and interviews with Atlantic Sports Health’s experts, this video series will have you ready for whatever might slow your workout down and get you back in the game. Watch now >



Exercise/Fitness Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Introduction to Zumba® Gold
Modified, low-intensity Zumba movements focus on balance and range of motion. This class is designed for older adults.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Tuesdays, February 5 to March 26; 11:30am to 12:15pm
Susie Karlick’s Dance Sensation, 1049 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®
Learn simple, non-martial movements that are slow, gentle and can be done by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. This class is designed for older adults.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, February 7 to March 28; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Wellness and Performance Program
Members of our program will have access to individualized workout sessions, group exercise classes and post-rehabilitation fitness.
Fees: $65 per month; $55 per hour for personal training
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information, please call 908-522-2215.
 
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® Trial
The anti-gravity treadmill allows you to exercise weightlessly, reducing stress on your legs. This can benefit athletes recovering from an injury or patients with pain that limits their movements.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to schedule a free trial, please call 908-522-2215.
 
Golf Performance Screening
Receive a golf swing analysis and customized exercises to improve your game. Different packages and individual sessions are available.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 908-522-2215.

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.
 
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients
For cancer patients only, this ancient system of bodywork and healing includes exercise, stretching and breathing to promote awareness and spirituality and calm the psyche. Yoga can lead to healing common physical ailments and improve energy, concentration and emotional well-being. Classes will last for 60 minutes.
Mondays, 10:00 to 11:00am
Overlook Medical Center
For more information, specific dates and to register, please call 908-522-6168.


Exercise/Fitness Articles

The Right Way to Fuel Up Before Workouts

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Mom was right when she said no swimming for an hour after lunch. Even though it takes energy to work out, it's important that exercise doesn't interfere with digestion.

Like Goldilocks, you need just the right amount of food. Eat too much and you might feel sluggish rather than energized. Eat too little, and you may not have the stamina to work out effectively.

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