BAYONNE, NJ- 30 minutes a day of physical activity. That’s all it takes to get back on the road to fitness, Mike Stanlaw told TAPinto Bayonne.
On Monday, the 34-year-old lifelong resident and entrepreneur celebrated the grand opening of his expanded Stanlaw Fitness located at 676-678 Broadway.
“It’s a great thing to see homegrown entrepreneurs like Mike choosing to stay in Bayonne to build their businesses,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said of the opening. “Mike’s commitment to our city is making it a healthier place in more ways than one.”
In business down the block for four-and-a-half years, Stanlaw said the bigger space was needed to serve his growing client base, and to help achieve his goal of “making Bayonne more fit.”
With over 60 classes a week, Stanlaw said that his programs have something to accommodate every age and fitness level, from teenagers to senior citizens.
His advice to those that may have let exercise take a backseat to life’s other priorities is simple: Just start.
Even if you’re not ready to join his gym just yet, a membership that comes in at $127 a month, includes unlimited classes, and is commitment free, Stanlaw suggested “just start walking.”
“Know your why,” he said.
Among Stanlaw’s devotees is Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski. A regular at the gym’s 5:00 a.m. classes the local legislative body’s leader said that the instructors, many of whom started as members, are great and that workouts “pump (her) up to start the day.”
It’s not just the workouts that draw her to Stanlaw’s classes, Nadrowski said adding that the young business owner is also focused on making Bayonne better.
For Stanlaw, who is often at local events and in the city’s classrooms, she said, “it’s all about the community.”
Also on hand to help Stanlaw celebrate the grand opening was Charles Marsella who said he’s been taking classes three times a week for nearly 18 months, among them a special senior citizens class that welcomes residents from 65-80 years old.
“There is something about this place,” Marsella said. “We feel like we belong,” he added before offering, without prompting, “I feel great.”