CHESTER, NJ – Two former Roxbury High School students are pairing their shared interest in physical fitness in an effort to help cancer research.

The alumni, Dan Exter, the founder of the Layups 4 Life charity basketball tournament, and Michael Baker, owner of Bolt Fitness and Performance Training in Chester, are co-sponsoring a workout class later this month that will provide money for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

The 50-minute-long “SWEAT” workout class will take place Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at Baker’s gym on main street in Chester. Those who attend will be asked to give a donation and all proceeds will go to Layups 4 Life and its 2018 fundraising efforts.

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Exter credits MSKCC with saving his life after he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. A year later, he started the annual Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Roxbury High School as a way to raise money for MSKCC.

The tournaments became so popular Exter needed to find a bigger place for them, so this year they will take place at the Parsippany PAL Center. Last year, “L4L” raised more than $23,000 through its total fundraising efforts, according to Exter.

The 2018 tournament will take place Saturday, April 28. Registration began Jan. 4 online .Those interested in trying Baker’s workout class should contact or Exter at

Baker’s SWEAT classes are designed to help people lose fat in a fast-paced group setting through the use of body weight and light weights and low-impact exercises.