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Want to Run Your First 5K? Join the Get In Shape For Women Team


Have you ever dreamt of completing a 5K but didn't think you could do it? Want to get in shape, but can’t seem to get motivated to go to the gym? Do you feel even more sluggish after being stuck inside during this snowy winter? Then dare to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone and run or walk with us. Get In Shape For Women is currently forming our first-ever team for the St. Bart’s Annual 5K Run/Walk to be held on March 22 in Scotch Plains.

Get In Shape For Women is a private, upscale ladies-only fitness studio located in the heart of downtown Scotch Plains. Our highly skilled trainers combine cardio and weight training with personalized and sustainable nutrition support for a total body transformation.

Ever “belong” to a gym that you rarely visit? Our appointment-based sessions provide what so many other fitness centers can’t – accountability. Our experienced trainers hold you accountable by helping you set a measurable and achievable goal, scheduling your appointments and tracking your progress.

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Workouts are done in small group (1 to 4 women at a time), one-hour sessions, delivering all the benefits of a personal trainer without the high price tag. Each session is equally split between weight training and cardio, where women exercise under the watchful eye of a personal trainer. Additionally, nutritional support is provided to keep you on track at home. And at Get In Shape For Women, “belonging” actual means something: camaraderie, trust and motivation from other women participating in the program provide invaluable support to learn new habits, stay on track and reach your goals.  

Come for a Complimentary Assessment Session now to hit the starting line as a team in our first 5K. All levels of runners and walkers can enter the race, so don’t let fear hold you back. Work out with us to get in racing shape, transform your body, meet friends for life and cross the finish line with pride!

Get In Shape For Women, 445 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, 908-755-5025,

GISFW President, Brian Cook, has a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and worked as a personal trainer for 18 years. He began developing the GISFW franchise model in 2006, and in 2011, Entrepreneur Magazine awarded Get In Shape For Women the distinction of being one of the top 500 franchises in the world. Each franchise is independently owned and operated.


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Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Baseball: Fox's Strong Pitching Leads Union Catholic to Victory over North 13th Street Tech

April 22, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Michael Fox delivered a strong game on the mound and six different players knocked in runs for Union Catholic as the Vikings defeated North 13th Street Tech, 8-4, on Saturday in Scotch Plains.

It's the second victory in three games for the Vikings, who improved to 4-7 on the season.

Fox, a sophomore lefty, struck out 10 and allowed three earned ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23, 3:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

After School Club for Teens at Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, April 25, 4:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Speak with Congressional Staff on April 25 at the ...