Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free? Gym?

I cannot imagine my life without exercise, yet there are so many people who still don't see their life with exercise. Some of them come to me because they'd like to workout, but they just can't take the first step. 

Here's the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet -- or at least to dip a toe or two in -- with America On the Move week. America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national non-profit organization that works toward improving health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities and society. Locally, our YMCA (in Mountain Lakes) is celebrating this foundation and it's principles, by offering one free week at the gym. Did I say FREE? What could be more motivating?

Our Y, the Lakeland Hills YMCA, is kicking off the week on Saturday, September 19th at 1 p.m. They are offering beginner Zumba and Spin classes that day (outdoors, unless it's raining), and having a open swim later in the afternoon. Free babysitting, too. If you have kids aged 7 - 14, they can enter a Wii tournament while you try a class.  

Following the kick off, you get to sample the facility for a whole week, which ends on September 27th. The Y offers both classes and a weight room, cardio, and swimming. Use that week to try a number of different classes. Spin one day, then try yoga, and Zumba the next. Or if you prefer, just take a few days to use the treadmills, or the elliptical machine. One free week at a gym is a great opportunity for newbies to see how it feels to be a gym member. And hey, if you're nervous to go alone, bring a friend. It's all free, all week. (I'd love to go with you. If you are interested, get in touch with me.)

America on the Move is a national event. For information on what's going on in your area, visit their web page by clicking here. For those in the Mountain Lakes, NJ area, call the YMCA for more details (973) 334-2820, or visit their web page by clicking here.

Oh, and tell 'em Bella sent you.


  1. Thank you Bella for sharing on your blog! Anyone who reads this should be motivated to "Try the Y".

  2. Yes, try the Y. Bring friends and take a class, or walk on the treadmill. It's a very comfortable, welcoming place, and it offers everything you can imagine.

    They are having a zumba class at kickoff (this Saturday) outdoors at 1 p.m. and a beginner spin outdoors at 3 p.m. It's going to be a really fun day. Try it!