Exercise / Fitness

Whether you’re just kicking the ball around the yard or training intensely for the fall season, following basic soccer safety tips will keep you out of the emergency department this summer. Atlantic Sports Health experts say that you should always know the type of surface you’ll be playing on and dress accordingly. Wearing cleats designed for natural grass on artificial turf and vice versa increases your chance of ankle and knee injuries. Our specialists also recommend drinking plenty of fluids prior to competition, not just during the game, to avoid heat-related illness. See more soccer safety tips >





Exercise and 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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 
New Vitality: Aquacise, Level 1 (Joint-Friendly)
Cardiovascular fitness exercises in chest-deep water will improve endurance and flexibility. Bring a lock, towel and swim cap.
Fee: $48 for each eight-week session
  • Mondays, July 22 to September 16; Noon to 12:45pm
    (No class September 2)
  • Wednesdays, July 24 to September 18; Noon to 12:45
    (No class September 4)
New York Sports Club, 1481 Route 23 South, Butler, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Aquacise, Level 2 (Joint-Friendly)
Take part in stretching exercises and cardiovascular conditioning. Bring a lock, towel and swim cap.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Wednesdays, July 24 to September 18; 1:00 to 1:45pm
(No class September 4)
New York Sports Club, 1481 Route 23 South, Butler, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Arthritis Aquatics Program (Joint-Friendly)
Exercise without putting excess strain on your joints. Bring a lock, towel and
swim cap to class.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, July 25 to September 19; Noon to 12:45pm
(No class September 5)
New York Sports Club, 1481 Route 23 South, Butler, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Arthritis Exercise Program (Joint-Friendly)
Gentle activities help increase joint flexibility and maintain range of motion.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Mondays, July 22 to September 16; 1:30 to 2:15pm or 2:30 to 3:15pm
(No class September 2)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Better Bones – Beginner
Take part in exercises that will increase your core strength. Resistance equipment is provided, but participants should bring their own handheld weights and a mat.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, August 1 to September 26; 11:30am to 12:30pm
(No class August 22)
Wayne Presbyterian Church, 1200 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Better Bones – Intermediate
This class is for individuals who have already completed at least two sessions of Better Bones – Beginner. Bring 1-, 2- or 3-pound handheld weights.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
  • Tuesdays, July 30 to September 24; 10:15 to 11:15am
    (No class August 20)
  • Thursdays, August 1 to September 26; 10:15 to 11:15am
    (No class August 22)
Wayne Presbyterian Church, 1200 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Dancing through the Decades
This cardio dance journey through time provides a solid workout, while teaching different styles of dance.
Fee: $64 for eight weeks
Thursdays, July 25 to September 19; 5:45 to 6:45pm
(No class August 1)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Lite & Fit
Partake in light strength training and chair exercises (no floor work). Bring a light set of handheld weights to the first class.
Fee: $40 for each eight-week session
  • Tuesdays, July 30 to October 8; 2:00 to 3:00pm
    (No class August 6, September 3 and 10)
  • Thursdays, August 1 to October 10; 2:00 to 3:00pm
    (No class August 8, September 5 and 12)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Muscles in Motion
Increase your core strength and overall muscle tone. Bring a mat and handheld weights.
Fee: $64 for all eight weeks
Mondays, July 29 to October 7; 4:30 to 5:30pm
(No class August 5, September 2 and 9)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: The Power Hour
Achieve muscular endurance, balance and bone strength. Bring a set of handheld weights and a mat.
Fee: $64 for all eight weeks
Wednesdays, July 31 to October 9; 5:30 to 6:30pm
(No class August 7, September 4 and 11)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: T’ai Chi Chih® – Beginner (Joint-Friendly)
Learn a series of simple, non-martial movements that can be done by anyone.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, August 8 to October 3; 9:45 to 10:45am
(No class August 22)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: T’ai Chi Chih® – Intermediate (Joint-Friendly)
This class will introduce Seijaku (advanced T’ai Chi Chih). Participants must complete at least two beginner sessions prior to taking this class.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, August 8 to October 3; 11:00am to Noon
(No class August 22)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Yoga - Beginner
Learn the basics of yoga to achieve a stronger, more flexible body. Bring a small blanket and a mat for the floor.
Fee: $50 for all 10 weeks
Tuesdays, July 23 to September 24; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Yoga - Intermediate
Two beginning sessions of yoga must be completed prior to taking this class. Participants should bring three yoga blankets and a mat.
Fee: $50 for all 10 weeks
Tuesdays, July 23 to September 24; 10:00 to 11:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Hatha Yoga
Exercises will integrate body, mind and breath. Bring a yoga mat.
Fee: $80 for all 10 weeks
Tuesdays, July 23 to September 24, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Zumba® Gold at Chilton
Dance to international rhythms and get into shape.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Thursdays, August 8 to October 17; 1:00 to 1:45 pm
(No class August 15, 22 and September 5)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Zumba® Gold
Dance to international rhythms and get into shape.
Fee: $48 for each eight-week session
  • Mondays, August 5 to October 14; 1:00 to 1:45pm
    (No class August 12, 19 and September 2)
  • Wednesdays, August 7 to October 16; 10:00 to 10:45am
    (No class August 14, 21 and September 4)
  • Fridays, August 9 to October 18; 10:00 to 10:45am
    (No class August 16, 23 and September 6)
Wayne Presbyterian Church, 1200 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Zumba® Gold Toning at Chilton
This easy-to-follow dance fitness program is designed for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Mondays, August 5 to October 14; 11:00 to 11:45am
(No class August 12, 19 and September 2)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Zumba® Toning
This class blends body-sculpting techniques and Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, strength-training class. Bring a set of light handheld weights.
Fee: $80 for all 10 weeks
Wednesdays, July 31 to October 2; 7:00 to 8:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Mall Walker Program
Experience a fun way to exercise indoors at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. Registration and a membership badge are required to participate.
Monday through Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00am
Sunday, 9:00 to 11:00am
1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.
 
Walk with a Doc
A Chilton Medical Center physician will provide a short presentation on a health topic and then lead a group walk through the mall.
Third Wednesday of the month; 9:00am
Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ (meet in the food court)
For more information or to register, call 973-831-5475.

 

Exercise and Fitness Articles

Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- The trend towards Americans getting off their couches and into gyms is hitting city and country folk alike, according to a new report.

Overall, the percentage of all adults who now meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines rose from 18.2% in 2008 to 24.3% by 2017, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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