Health & Wellness

Club Pilates Takes Part in First-Ever Madison Fitness Crawl

Club Pilates general manager Cara DePaul invited fitness crawlers to "feel that juicy, yummy, stretchy goodness" during the event's final trial class. Credits: Lindsay Ireland
Participants who visited all six studios received a gift bag full of tasty organic treats from Whole Foods, an event sponsor, as well as special discounts and offers from area businesses. Credits: Lindsay Ireland

MADISON, NJ – The Rose City hosted its first-ever fitness crawl on Nov. 5 with the help of Club Pilates and several other exercise studios in town. 

Similar to a bar crawl (but much healthier), Madison’s fitness crawl gave participants a chance to sample classes at no charge across six participating studios in the downtown area. Trial classes ran every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and at least 100 people participated.

“This is an opportunity to discover the wealth of fitness options in our community,” said event organizers. “The first step toward empowering yourself to lead a healthy lifestyle is through exercise.”

Sign Up for E-News

Club Pilates general manager Cara DePaul taught 20-minute classes at the newly-opened studio on 53 Main St. with the help of Jen Mazza, and said she enjoyed promoting health and wellness not only in the studio, but throughout the whole town. 

“Working out should be a good time,” DePaul told her final class of the day.

Club Pilates has a unique approach to fitness that appeals to everyone, “no matter what kind of person you are,” DePaul said.

“Pilates is for everybody and every body. It doesn’t matter who you are, you can benefit from pilates,” she said. “Club Pilates stands out to me because it has incorporated the group fitness idea into something that previously was very individual. 

“If you want to blend in in a big, group fitness class, you can. If you want to be one on one and get a lot of interaction with your instructor, you can.”

Special deals were available at the studio for all participants, including 20 percent off your first month with a three-month commitment. Club Pilates also offers a 10 percent monthly discount for students and teachers. 

Each fitness crawler who visited all six studios took home a special gift bag chock full of organic snacks from Whole Foods, an event sponsor, as well as exclusive discount offers from several downtown businesses. 

Other participating studios included ChaiseFitness, 132 Main St.; The MAX Challenge, 35 Main St.; Bar Method, 122 Main St.; Mind Your Body, 4 Park Ave. and Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Road. Jolie gym hosted a post-crawl cool-down at 1 p.m.
 
The fitness crawl is part of the Mayors Wellness Campaign, a statewide health program that provides mayors with resources and information needed to promote healthy, active living throughout the community. 

“When mayors promote healthy living they can drive community-wide change,” said the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, which runs the program in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Though Madison began the mayors wellness campaign under former Mayor Woody Kerkeslager with the help of Dr. Jim Hollenbach, a local chiropractor and chair of the campaign’s all-volunteer committee, this year was the first for the fitness crawl.

“As our downtown is being reinvented, we are a hub for healthy activities,” said Mayor Bob Conley at a Nov. 13 council meeting.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Madison

Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA: Tuesday, December 12

December 11, 2017

MADISON, NJ  - The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street, will hold an Open House on Tuesday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Find out why our programs give children the best possible preparation for school and for life.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

The 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card Is Here

December 1, 2017

Area residents can access exclusive discounts and incentives at local businesses with the 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card, now available for purchase at The Madison Pharmacy on 66 Main St. 

The card costs $10 and can be used an unlimited amount of times throughout the year. It comes with a key tag “for added convenience,” said the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. 

A ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Madison Through 1 A.M.

December 9, 2017

MADISON, NJ – As the first snowflakes fall on the Rose City, the National Weather Service is warning drivers to be prepared for potentially slippery road conditions and reduced visibility as flurries are expected to continue through 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook issued on Saturday at 12:23 p.m. 

At least 2 inches have already ...

At Least Seven Morris County Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography from New Jersey to California, according to an announcement made Friday by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders were made as part of “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_25437c6869331e58bc17_cocoa

Fri, December 15, 6:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Craft Room, Madison

Cocoa and Canvas

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Other

Carousel_image_2058beed12d77cdd3341_donate-blood

Fri, December 22, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Carousel_image_e5e34f142761f8c2b328_playgroup

Fri, January 5, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kids Central, Madison

Kids Central Playgroup

Giving Back Other

Letter to the Editor: 25th Annual Madison Car Show Draws More Than 100 Auto Enthusiasts

December 7, 2017

Dear Editor,

It was a cool morning on Saturday, October 7 when 105 car enthusiasts entered their vehicles into competition at our 25th Annual Chamber of Commerce/PBA #92 Car Show at Bottle Hill Day. 

The caliber of cars is always of the highest standard and 75 special awards were presented in various categories.

The judges unanimously awarded this year’s Best in Show Award to ...