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,
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!
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
P.S. Watch the coolest JC music video of 2016. Contact me for the password. x
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!
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.
Hey Jersey City,
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!
Thanks Jersey City!