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GJC Pampering Day [Sunday, May 21st]

Growing in Jersey City is hosting its second Wellness event this weekend – GJC Pampering Day – on Sunday, May 21st at 1pm.

GJC Pampering Day takes place in a beautiful backyard in Jersey City Heights (229 Ogden Ave.) outfitted with local businesses offering pampering products and services that you can try before you buy.

Think hand massages, nutrition workshops, make-up consultations. The list goes on…check out the detailed invite.

Besides services, there will be $1400+ in raffles from  local businesses. And to keep your energy up, light food and drink will be served.

A perfect excuse to get with friends or fam and spend QT together.

Buy tickets here.

Go get pampered,

Yoga Mondays


Vinyasa yoga Jersey City

Yogi Mondee Hadibroto holds a vinyasa yoga class every Monday night from 8-9pm at Nimbus Dance Works (209 3rd St.) in Jersey City.

The donation-based class was set up to support the Nepal Youth Foundation — they send 100% of all proceeds to help the organization. (Suggested donation is $10.)

All levels of yogis are welcome to the 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga class. And you don’t even need to bring a mat! They have them at the studio.


Clear your mind & help a great cause,

Free Fitness Classes 5/31 & 6/1


International Taekwon-Do Academy is offering free fitness classes this weekend, Jersey City! Saturday, May 31st begins at 2:30pm with a TKD demo, then cardio kickboxing and zumba. Read about the weekend-long event here.

ITA Fitness studios will also be offering yoga, zumba, HIIT classes, bootcamp, self-defense, goal tracking and more.

Read about my visit last year here.


Sweat it out,

Spring Awakening: Pilates


It has been a long, cold winter here in Jersey City. Let’s break out of our shells and welcome spring even if only the calendar says it’s so!

Youniq Pilates (9 Regent St.) is offering $10 OFF any private pilates lesson or auricular acupuncture treatment (weight loss, stress relief, stomach discomfort) on Friday, March 21st.

Read here for more information.

Health and Wellness Deals 10/14/13


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Michelle Timek Yoga is promoting four deals in its two Jersey City locations (10 Regent St.; 70 Greene St.), starting at just $25 for five group yoga classes. Buy here.

Serenity Day Spa downtown (263 Grand St.) boasts a discounted Swedish hot stone massage for $60 in addition to other deals. Details.

Intrepid Gym (on the border of Hoboken and Jersey City at 51 Harrison St.) is offering a month of unlimited high-intensity training classes for $40. Check it out here.

CKO Kickboxing (115 River Rd., Edgewater) has a discount for two weeks of unlimited kickboxing classes to the very low price of $15. Purchase here.


Sweat it out,


Jersey City Bootcamp


Two weeks ago, I heard about Jersey City’s FREE Fitness Boot Camp classes for its residents—just in the nick of time to attend the first class. I quickly laced up my sneakers and walked over to Pershing Field’s Community Center (201 Central Ave.) at 7pm.

There was a great turnout of people, and of all ages and demographics at that. I kept wondering, Why did I only hear about this an hour before?

[Note to JC: It is up to you to keep me informed if you want me to keep informing you of all the great things this city has to offer. NB: Take the publicity while the publicity’s still free.]

One of the “mayor’s men,” a tall man in a full suit with a skinny black tie, introduced the class. He had done the 6am class at Mary Mcleod Bethune Center (140 Martin Luther King Drive) and explained the program.

The instructor, Mario Perez, a trainer at Creative Fitness Concepts in downtown Jersey City, has a positive demeanor that is motivating. You won’t feel gym-timidated or singled out, which is great for shy group-workout gals like me.

Everyone was able to keep up pretty well that first class. I hadn’t done strength work in years, so I was surprised that I kept up, too. The main crux of our workout was maybe only 20-25 minutes of hard work. The rest of the hour was warm up, cool-down, explaining of exercises and breaks.

I felt great when I left. Fast forward to the next day: pain in my arms. Two days after the workout, my thighs were burning. So what seemed not too hard was definitely working. Yay!

Classes are one hour and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at both venues (mornings at Bethune; evenings at Pershing).

The Tuesday class at Pershing was just added (meets except for every 3rd Tuesday of the month), and I attended last night. Not feeling the pain yet, but I hope I do soon!

Last night I also found out about other free programs:

-Beginner weight and conditioning class
-Advanced weight and conditioning class
-Adult yoga
-Water aerobics for adults and seniors (pool fee is $3)
-Scuba lessons (pool fee is $3)
-Indoor tennis

Read more about the programs here. (Click on program-specific tabs on left.)

Health is wealth,

Wellness $avings in Jersey City


While you may not be going back to school this year, the end of summer encourages fresh starts—a time to re-focus on your personal and professional goals. Let’s start with getting your body in the right place with these rejuvenating deals in Jersey City. Sound body, sound mind.

ReGenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (115 Christopher Columbus Ave.) has four facial specials ranging from $45-$49. Deets.

Enercure Health Solutions (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a 1-hour reflexology session for $32. Get it here.

Serenity Day Spa downtown (263 Grand St.) boasts a discounted Swedish hot stone massage. $60. Details.

Michelle Timek Yoga is promoting 4 deals in its two Jersey City locations (10 Regent St.; 70 Greene St.), starting at just $25 for five group yoga classes. Buy here.

Tweet me and let me know what I’ve missed @jerseycitygia and email me if you’d like me to write about your local business.

To renewal,

Beauty & Fitness Deals 8/5/13


Bollywood NYC Funk Dance School is offering package deals (funk & fitness fusion workouts) at their Jersey City location (54 Coles St.). Purchase here.

Enercure Health Solutions (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a 1-hour reflexology session for $32. Get it here.

The Performing Arts Workshop (54 Coles St.) is charging on $35 for a one-hour private dance lesson for one or two. Choose from ballroom, salsa, and more. Buy here.

ReGenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (115 Christopher Columbus Ave.) has four facial specials ranging from $45-$49. Deets.

CKO Kickboxing Jersey City (150 Bay St.) has discounts on kickboxing class packages starting at $25. Click to purchase.








Fitness Deals 7/23/2013



Yoga, Pilates or personal training? Pick from several package deals (starting at just $19) at Maximum Motion Fitness by the Grove St. PATH in Jersey City. Take advantage here.

CKO Kickboxing is offering three classes (gloves included) for $30 at their Jersey City location (150 Bay St.). Get in on the action.

Sky Club Fitness in Hoboken is charging $39 for a one-month membership in this special offer.





Beauty & Wellness Deals 6/17/13


Serenity Day Spa downtown (263 Grand St.) is offering a deal for a Swedish hot stone massage for $49. Details.

GHP Nail Systems is selling an at-home gel manicure kit for $30, which includes everything you need, even the LED light. More info here

Essential Edibles is offering a detox cleanse deal for $30. Deets.

A’Lure Hair Design (Montclair) has a deal for a haircut, wash, keratin deep-conditioning treatment, blowout, and partial highlights, all for $65. Deets.

ReGenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (115 Christopher Columbus Drive) has discounted treatments from $45-49. Choose from microdermabrasion, an esthetique peel, a regular facial or an acne corrective facial. Details.



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