Archive of ‘Gym & Fitness’ category

Jersey City Challenge Race Saturday! 4/22

Here we are again – that time of year when The Jersey City Challenge Race returns to Exchange Place.

Think: 25 urban obstacles and challenges in a junkie adrenaline rush of a 3-mile race. Expect jumping over real police and taxi cars, plus cargo nets, rope climbing, walls, sand bags and other fun stuff.

Saturday, April 22 @9am. Full deets and sign-up here.

 

Go hard or go home,
JCG

2017: New Year, Better You

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Happy New Year Jersey City!!

Whatever your goals are, my advice is to pick one thing and achieve that. You cannot do 10 things really well at once. But YOU CAN do one thing really well if you focus on that for life-improvement. Once you’ve mastered the first goal, tackle something else. Keep it simple.

There is room for improvement throughout the year. Here are some Jersey City spots to find your “A-ha” inspiration during every quarter of 2017.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Blink
Get Salsa Fever

Learn something new:
Computer Courses
Jersey City Arts School
Sticth ‘n’ Bitch
Casa Colombo
Cork & Canvas
Spanish Blackbelt

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library
WORD Jersey City

Get more work done:
AndCoWork
IndieGrove
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
JC Fab Lab
Nextdoor
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals

Pamper:
Serenity Day Spa
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair and Hair and Hair and Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Noellery
Love, Liesel
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Very
Another Man’s Treasure
Republic of Pigtails
Take care of your clothing

 

Be well & happy,
JCG

Take the Thanksgiving quiz & win $$$!

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It is that amazing time of year when families and friends get together for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or — Thanksgathering!!!

Family & friends give us their love, support, and advice (whether we want it or not). At Thanksgiving—the ultimate family holiday—those folk invade our houses, our kitchens and our business.

What type of Thanksgiving will you have? Take the quiz to enter for a chance to win a $25 AMC gift card and/or a $500 Mastercard!!!

Take the quiz and win!
JCG

 

New Year, New You. Health & Wealth

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Happy New Year #JerseyCity! If your resolutions didn’t stick through January, who cares? There is always room for improvement and there’s always time to make a change or two. Here are local companies offering cool stuff to inspire you this February.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Blink
Get Salsa Fever

Learn Spanish or English (ESL):
Toni Ferrer

Learn to paint or sculpt:
Jersey City Arts School
Cork & Canvas

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library

Get more work done:
IndieGrove
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals
Entrepreneurs in Jersey City
JC Fab Lab

Pamper:
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Very Second-Hand Clothing and Goods
Another Man’s Treasure
E. Tittlemouse & Co
Republic of Pigtails (also in Pop-Up shop by Grove St. PATH)
Take care of your clothing
Be well & happy,
JCG

Workout Playlist #2016

For those of you getting your New Year and New Workout Routine on, here is my mellow playlist of older tunes to ease into these frigid depths.

“Summerthing!” ♦ Afrojack
“Blind Heart” ♦ Cazzette
“Moments” ♦ Tove.Lo
“Stole The Show” ♦ Kyglo
“Three Words” ♦ Amber Pacific
“Go All Night” ♦ Gordon City
“Insomnia” ♦ Audien
“Blame” ♦ Calvin Harris
“The Trouble With Us” ♦ Markus Marr & Chet Faker
“Secrets” ♦ Tiesto
“You” (Goldroom remix) ♦ Charli XCX

“Headfisrt Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet” ♦ Fall Out Boy

“Shameless” ♦ Ani DiFranco
“Beautiful Now” ♦ Zedd

Check out what I was listening to a year ago today: Just Do It: Winter 2015

Move On,
JCG

P.S. Watch the coolest JC music video of 2016. Contact me for the password. x

Jersey City Ward Tour 6/7

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It’s that time of year again, Jersey City—when we get our bike on and ride throughout the six wards of Jersey City in the sixth annual JC Bikes Ward Tour. The festivities begin at 11am at Exchange Place on Sunday, June 7th. (Raindate is Saturday, June 14th.)

Enjoy a 16-mile ride on streets closed to traffic at an easy 10mph pace (with rest stops and a police escort). One finished at Exchange Place circa 1pm, celebrate with a street festival featuring live music, food, drinks, vendors and other entertaining attractions.

Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation to fund BikeJC’s efforts to make cycling better, safer, more accessible and more fun in Jersey City.

Ward Tour sign-in begin at 9am at Exchange Place. It’s recommended to get there before 10am so you can situate yourself and hype up before the tour.

Be inspired. Helmets REQUIRED.
JCG

Newport 10K

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Sign up now to run the Newport 10K along the Jersey City Waterfront on Saturday, May 2nd. Start time is 8:30am at Newport Town Square. It costs $36 at this time and $40 the day of the race. Prize money is $15,000 total.

Post-race festivities will begin at Newport Town Square at 10:00 a.m., featuring music, refreshments and prize drawings.

If you’re not up for a 10K, please cheer on the racers. The event raises money for  the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional referral teaching hospital, providing the highest level of care for women and infants, and trauma and heart patients.

Sign up here.

Bring your spirit!
JCG

Adult Dance Classes At Kennedy Dancers

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The Kennedy Dancers, a professional dance company and school, is adding new adult dance classes (ages 18 and up) at the Kennedy Dancers studio located on 79 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. All classes are open for registration.

Dancing is the ultimate cross fit training for your body using all muscle groups through varied exercises and choreography. Just look at how fit everyone gets when they compete on Dancing With The Stars!

Choose from: zumba, pilates, ballroom, jazz, belly-dancing and all levels of ballet.

Daytime Classes are free to Hudson County residents ages 60 & over.

For registration information, please contact Bong Dizon @ (201) 659-2190.

 

Get flexin’
JCG

Help Get Kids Off The Streets

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The International Taekwon-d0 Academy (523 Palisade Ave; 201.356.9918) is raising money for a student scholarship.

I befriended owner Vic Teran when he opened the school in the heights a little over a year ago. Vic is Marine Corps Veteran and former U.S State Department – High threat Diplomatic protection overseas officer.

When he returned to the states and opened his studio, his goal was to provide a positive haven for inner-city and underprvileged children to learn leadership, perseverance, team work and self worth. The Academy offers Taekwon-do, TRX, Bootcamp, Yoga, Zumba, Core training (Kickboxing), and self-defense—which will be my next class after getting mugged on my block!

Vic will take it from here:

Our short term goal for the program is to provide a one year scholarship to 50 inner city kids. Long term, I wish to provide this program as a continuous affordable, publicly funded service to the underprivileged children of Jersey City and surrounding impoverished areas.

At the academy, students will learn the tenets of Taekwon-Do: Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, honor, courage and commitment. My goal is to give a haven where I can share my experience andserve as a role model for others to emulate. With every donation, you are helping shape a child’s life. Let’s create a better future and great leaders by focusing our positive energy onto these young children. Every child deserves to start over.  Join our team and help us give back to the community by reaching out to children and giving them a location where they can learn self-value and taking them off the streets!

 

Learn more about the effort and donate here.

 

Thanks Jersey City!
JCG

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