Exercise / Fitness

Only 20 percent of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in early, more curable stages. In an effort to raise awareness about this condition, Atlantic Health System is participating in the 28th Annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. Those who join our team will get to experience a USATF-certified grand prix course, as well as enjoy an awards ceremony, raffle prizes, refreshments and photo opportunities with ovarian cancer survivors. The event takes place on September 23 at 10:00am on 66 Main Street in West Orange, NJ. Use the Atlantic Health System team name when signing up and be sure to stop by our Carol G. Simon Cancer Center booth on race day. Register now or call 973-971-4974.

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
This modified Zumba class recreates popular moves at a lower intensity with a focus on balance and range of motion.
Fee: $48 for eight weeks
Tuesdays, October 23 to December 11; 11:30am to 12:15pm
Susie Karlik’s Dance Sensation, 1049 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®
Learn a series of simple, non-martial movements that are slow, gentle and can be done by anyone regardless of age or physical condition.
Fee: $40 for eight weeks
Thursdays, October 25 to December 20; 1:00 to 2:00pm
(No class November 22)
Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Steps Toward a Healthy You
An exercise physiologist will demonstrate light exercises while discussing guidelines, safety and general tips that will help make physical activity part of your daily routine.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
Please call 1-844-472-8499 for dates and times.

Wellness and Performance Program
Members of our program will have access to individualized workout sessions, group exercise classes and post-rehabilitation fitness.
Fees: $60 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.


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Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart, but what if your only option is to run or walk through smoggy city streets? Does it still pay off in the long run?

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Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows.

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Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests.

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