They call themselves the "John Jennings Gym Rats," led by their personal training coach John Jennings; they meet daily in the early hours at the Berkeley Heights Y. The group mostly seniors with a few younger members, workout using their personal fitness programs designed by their coach. John has been working with this group since January, planning his individualized workouts each night before the group meets.

Afterwards over coffee in the Y member lounge, this close group bonds over coffee, discussing a variety of topics and telling stories.

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