May Update

Dear Members,

April Showers bring May Flowers. With the amount of rain we had in April, we should look forward to seeing beautiful flowers blooming everywhere! This is also the time of year we see people walking, jogging and biking on the side of the road. Please be mindful as you drive, particularly when traveling through small towns and neighborhoods. May is also bicycle safety month. Aside from drivers needing to exercise caution, it is important for cyclists to as well. Please see the article, Cycling Season is Here!!, written by one of our own, Rita Orlans.

Get Moving in May!

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and a great month to get moving! This observance month not only celebrates exercise and sports participation, but also highlights the important benefits of being physically active, such as reducing your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Exercise can also help reduce stress, improve your mood, and strengthen your bones and muscles. With spring in full force and summer just around the corner, it is a perfect time to get outside and explore your area. Going on a walk or bike ride, trying rock climbing, or even going for a swim at a local pool are great ways to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle. Find accessible parks or trails near you to get moving outside. Have a fun, safe, and healthy summer by making physical activity a part of your daily routine.

Celebrate Mother’s Day by attending a Mother/Daughter Sh’Bam class on Wednesday, May 11th from 5-6 pm at our outdoor fitness area at the Whitehouse Station Wellness Center. This class is free to our members as well as the community. It features Top 40 hits, dance music from the hottest nightclubs, remixed classics, and modern Latin beats.  SH’BAM gets you in the fat burn zone without the “hard work” workout. The rain date is Wed, May 18th.

Mother’s Day Weekend Special: Moms can come in and work out for free Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th.

Did you know we offer Member Referral Rewards?

If you refer a friend or family member and they join the Wellness Centers, you will receive a choice of $20.00 on your club account that can be used toward any service, product, or membership fee OR 2 free guest passes.

Are you in need of some stress relief and relaxation? Book an appointment with one of our outstanding massage therapists. Makes a great Mother’s Day Gift!! Please click here for more information.

 

 

Group Fitness Updates:

Clinton:

  • Intro to Power Cycle: Tuesday, 5/3 at 6:00 pm

  • The Monday 6:00 am Power Cycle has been changed to 6:30-7:15 am

  • The Thursday 6:00 am Power Cycle has been changed to Circuit Training from 6:30-7:15 am

  • Power Cycle will now be offered on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am

  • Zumba Gold will now be offered on Saturdays at 10:30 am

Whitehouse Station:

  • Intro to Power Cycle: Sunday, 5/1 at 8:30 am

  • Zumba Gold will now be offered on Thursdays at 11:00 am

  • Chair Fitness is a new offering that will be held on Thursdays at 12:00 pm. Chair Fitness is a low-impact class that includes cardio conditioning/aerobics, strength training, coordination exercises, balance, and flexibility conditioning. Most of the activity is performed seated and a few balance exercises are done standing, using the chair for support if needed. Free weights and other equipment will be used. Join us for a lively, fun experience.

Summer Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day:  7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Independence Day: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Labor Day : 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Summer Student Special (School ID required)

May 1st through August 31st, we are offering two options for student memberships.

  1. $40.00 monthly – can be paid in full or monthly

  2. $99.00 for 3 consecutive months. To participate in this offer, the 3 months must be paid in full at the time of enrollment and there are no cancellation options.

Teacher Appreciation Special (School ID required)

May 1st – August 31st  – Special Rate Available – please call or stop by the front desk for more information.

Employment

We are still looking for lifeguards, front desk personnel, and fitness trainers. If you are interested in applying, please use this link.

Building Healthier Workplaces

Gym memberships have a very important role to play in the battle against physical inactivity. According to the World Health Organization, companies are in a unique position to fight inactivity.

The Hunterdon Health & Wellness Centers want to promote healthy work environments! Corporate memberships are available for small and large businesses and can be customized to fit the unique needs of your company. Our goal is to promote well-being in and outside of the workplace to help create a better quality of life for our community.

Employers interested in implementing a Corporate Membership, please contact Robin Schneider at rschneider@hhsnj.org for more information and corporate membership rates.

Employees may inquire at the Front Desk to determine if their employer is enrolled in our Corporate Membership Program.

A Few Reminders:

  • Members will continue to be screened and have their temperatures taken.
  • Virtual and outdoor classes will continue to be offered.
  • Reservations are still being taken for all Group Fitness classes and Water Aerobic classes.
  • The locker rooms are cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the course of the day.
  • Please disinfect your locker before and after use (gym wipes are available at each cleaning station).
  • There will be no towel service. Please bring all of your own amenities for showering.
  • Please DO NOT leave membership requests (freeze, cancellations, etc.) on our voicemail. All membership requests must be made in writing (email, mail, in person or fax).
  • Please do not leave your belongings in a locker overnight. Our lockers are for daily usage. Locks will be cut if left for extended periods.
  • Please do not stand on the track. The track is there for walkers/runners. Please be respectful of others while they work out.

Hot Tub Rules:

  •   There will be no reservations required for the hot tub. It is first-come, first-serve.
  •   All Aquatic Area safety protocols will remain in place.

Virtual Classes:

If you are interested in participating in our virtual program, please email Shelby Nelson at shelbynelson@hhsnj.org to be granted access. This is included in all active memberships.

If your membership is frozen, you can have access to the virtual classes for $30 monthly.

To view all class schedules, please click here.

Please be assured, we will continue to practice our enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices and ask you to continue to clean your machines and equipment before and after use. Your safety remains our top priority.

Thank you for adhering to the State guidelines throughout this past year. Your gracious compliance helped to keep our entire Wellness Family safe!

We appreciate your customer loyalty and are happy to help guide you on your wellness journey!

If you have any further questions or comments, we welcome your phone calls to our Front Desk!

Most Sincerely,

Mary T. Benyola
Director,
Hunterdon Health & Wellness Centers

 

Membership Questions? Please contact:
Robin Schneider in Whitehouse 908-534-7600 x 6, rschneider@hhsnj.org
Kristen Chen in Clinton: 908-735-6884, kchen@hhsnj.org
Justin Juliano in Lambertville: 609-397-9391, jjuliano@hhsnj.org

 

Helpful links:

To access the Hunterdon Healthcare Community Calendar.

To access the 2022 Physician Reference Guide.