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JC FITNESS DIRECTORY’17: Best Places to workout in Jersey City

Best Places to workout in Jersey City

 

IN-HOME PHYSICAL THERAPY OF NEW JERSEY

6 Alexander Ct, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 388- 0312

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PRIME CYCLE

www.primecycle.com  

1025 Maxwell Lane and 70 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 795-0900 and (201) 683-6956

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SOTO STRATEGIES, INC

www.kellysoto.com  

4 Merklin Ave, West Orange , NJ, 07052 – Phone: (347) 743-3454

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BLACK HOUSE STRENGHT & CONDITIONING  

blackhousestrong.com 

334 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (973) 233-5431

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JERSEY CITY FISH STAND

www.jcfishstand.com

508 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (908) 420-4140

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150 BAY CROSSFIT

http://150baycrossfit.com

150 Bay Street, 3rd FL, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (732) 687- 2763

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CKO KICKBOXING   

http://www.ckojerseycity.com  

150 Bay Street, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 360- 3072

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GROVE STREET BICYCLES

www.grovestreetbicycles.com 

172 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (973) 518-8109

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JCF HEALTH & FITNESS    

Jcfbootcamp.com    

Phone: (201) 484-7848

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THE SPINE & SPORTS HEALTH CENTER

www.spinesportshc.com  

720 Monroe Street Suite C208, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (732) 547- 9481

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CROSSFIT JERSEY CITY     

crossfitjerseycity.com 

109 Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (917) 756- 5349

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BE FIT JC BOOTCAMP

www.befitjc.com 

29 Division Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 451-7752

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PILATES SUNDAYS

https://www.facebook.com/pilatessundays/    

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (917) 445-7439

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FOUR FITNESS

www.fourfitnessjc.com

650 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (551) 208- 4775

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RUSH CYCLING

rushcycling.com

189 Brunswick St. Studio A, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (310) 717-2515

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ACUWORX ACUPUNCTURE STUDIO

acuworx.com

190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Studio #3A, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 724- 3998

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JERSEY PREMIER PAIN      

www.jerseypremierpain.com   

550 Newark Ave. Ste 201, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (201) 463-5213

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NJ ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

www.njacupuncturecenter.com

550 Newark Ave. Ste 201, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (201) 668- 0343

Healthy Snacks for kids

Snack Time!  Healthy Snacks for kids 

Is it just me, or do your kiddos ask for snacks on average at least once per hour? Often this is out of boredom, so gentle distraction or change of focus is all it takes to divert attention to something else. When genuine hunger strikes, don’t just reach for the animal crackers or cheerios. Fostering healthy eating habits starts from day 1, if you are offering up fresh vegetables, fruits and real food, kids will take notice and develop a taste for it. If there is always an alternative, in the form of allegedly “healthy” snacks like sugary yogurt or animal crackers, kids to will gravitate towards those.

Here’s an eye opening statistic according to the American Heart Association (AHA), by the age of 4, children on average, consume more than double the amount of recommended added sugar for their age. The next time you want to grab that vanilla or chocolate milk, or fruit yogurt cup, think twice, they have on average 18-24 grams of sugar, that’s as much as ice cream.

The AHA suggests that preschoolers should consume less than 3 teaspoons (or 12 grams) daily. Children ages 4-8 should consume no more than about 4 teaspoons a day (or 16 grams). As your child grows into pre-teen and teen years, and caloric range increases, the maximum amount of added sugar included in a daily diet should be approximately 5 teaspoons of added sugar (20 grams).

It’s no secret that most convenience snacks that allege to be healthy, are in fact NOT. Often they are loaded with sodium, sugar and other additives. Here are some alternatives for healthy and nutritious snacks to stack your cupboards with:

Healthy Snacks for kids Granola Bars – most bars have 16 grams of sugar or more, seek out bars will 5 grams of sugar or less – Health Warrior Chia Bars, Trader Joe’s Nut Bars, Kind Bars, Mini Perfect Bars

 

 

Cereal – most have 10-16 grams of sugar per serving – seek out options with less than 5 grams per serving – Kashi original, Bear Naked Granola and Ezekiel are all great options

Healthy Snacks for kids Yogurt, milk and dairy drinks – most have 16 grams of sugar or more, seek out unsweetened, NATURAL, sodium free and full fat probiotic dairy products, lactose found in dairy, is already a naturally occurring sugar

 

Healthy Snacks for kids

Chips & Vegetable Chips – these tend to be full of sodium and hydrogenated oil with little to no nutritional value whatsoever – opt for air popped popcorn, or baked crackers with bean, other grains (barley, quinoa, spelt etc) nuts and seed eg. Luke’s Organic Been and Seed Crackers

Cookies & Sweets – instead, offer up dried or freeze dried fruit – figs, apricots and dates are all loaded with natural sugar and satisfy a sweet tooth, freeze dried berries are also super crunchy, sweet and tart, all great options with zero added sugar, fat and butter, found in most cookies


Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
– now that the weather is warming up, the daily sounds of the ice cream truck and strategic placement of Italian ice stands EVERYWHERE can prove very difficult to distract attention from. Try to opt for natural cooling unsweetened lemonade with fresh fruit (often found in our local Farmer’s Markets), caffeine free iced teas (berry, citrus and passion fruit iced teas are all naturally sweet), or DIY popsicles made from crushed fruit

When kids do indulge in sweet sugary treats, which they SHOULD, just be conscious of it and balance the rest of the food for the day with healthier options offering up loads of vegetables and lean proteins. Moderation is key!

About the Author

ErinRose Baldry is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, fitness instructor and food and nutrition specialist. She is passionate about exercise, cooking and sharing her knowledge to help and inspire others. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback about nutrition, recipes, or getting your fitness on, please reach out!

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MUA Summer Community Camp in Union City

JUNE 27 to AUGUST 18

Monday thru Friday

9:00am to 2:00pm

Looking for summer fun and enrichment  for your kids ages 4-11?  Then MUA Summer Community Camp is the place for you. SIGN UP today!!! Registration ends June 2 and space is limited.

Campers will experience:

Weekly Themes, Enrichment: STEM activities, Reading Club, Creative Writing, Field Trips, Outdoor/Indoor Sports and Games, Arts & Crafts, Specialized Week Intensives with Performing Artists, Independent Filmmaker and so much more. Free Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Discover the hidden jewel of Union City Day Camp! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY for BUILDING A BRIDGE OF LEARNING AND FUN!!!!!

 

Visit our site bit.ly/MUASUMMERCAMP to download the registration today!

 

Contact: Camp Director Nashima or Asst. Camp Director Somia

Email: Camp@LearnLiveGreen.com

Phone: 201-223-9920

 

 

Tips for NJ Graduates with Student Debt from the Class of 2017

Tips for NJ Graduates with Student Debt from the Class of 2017

It’s graduation season, and with the excitement of caps and gowns comes a stark reality: in just a few months, many college graduates will face their first student loan payments.  For graduates of colleges and universities in New Jersey, paying student loans may be even more challenging as they face expensive housing throughout much of the state and a tight job market.  So how can you make sure that you stay on top of your student loan payments after you graduate?

Pay Interest During the Grace Period

After you graduate or otherwise leave school, most student loan lenders (private and federal) allow a six-month period of time before you make your first student loan payment.  This is known as the grace period.  During this time, you don’t have to make any payments on your student loans, but interest will continue to accrue.  At the end of the grace period, the interest that has accrued during the time that you were in school and the grace period will capitalize and will be added to the principal of your loan.  This means that your loan may increase substantially by the time that you make your first student loan payment.

One way that you can help to reduce the amount that is added to your student loan balance at the end of your grace period is to make interest payments during the grace period.  Any amount that you pay, no matter how modest, can help to offset the total amount that you owe on your loan.  If you are working, you could make much larger payments during the grace period.  If you aren’t working, you may consider using some of the money you got for graduation to pay your interest.  Any amount that you pay will help to slash the total amount that you pay on your loan — and can help you pay off your loan more quickly.

Make Extra Payments

Once you are past the grace period and are paying off your loan, consider putting additional money each month towards your student loan payments to help you get out of debt sooner.  Any extra money that you add towards the minimum amount can reduce the total amount due — and help you pay off your loans faster.

Of course, your monthly student loan payments may already be high.  New Jersey is home to some pricey private colleges, such as Drew University (at $45,552 per year), Princeton University ($43,450 per year) and Seton Hall University ($35,940 per year).  However, even an extra $50 per month — the price of one dinner out or buying a coffee instead of bringing one from home for two weeks — can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on your student loans.  Even if you are already paying a substantial amount on your student loans, it makes sense to cut your budget to work put some extra funds towards this debt.

Refinance Your Loans

When you applied for your student loans, chances are good that you had no income and either no credit score or a low credit score.  A few years out of college, you now have an opportunity to refinance your private student loans — and save yourself money in the process.

Refinancing works by replacing multiple loans with one new loan with a lower, fixed interest rate and shorter loan term.  To be eligible, you typically need a credit score of at least 660, a steady income and a history of making regular, on-time payments.  You can refinance your federal student loans along with your private student loans, but just be aware that you will lose the protections of those loans if you do so, such as income-based repayment options.

Explore Loan Forgiveness Options

If you work in certain fields, New Jersey may help you pay off your student loans — but only if you meet certain qualifications.  The state has four separate student loan forgiveness or redemption programs available for nursing faculty, prosecutors and public defenders and primary care physicians and dentists.

For nurse faculty, New Jersey offers student loan deductions of up to $50,000 for eligible borrowers to address a shortage in this area.  The state is also offering student loan repayments of up to $1,883 for qualified prosecutors and public defenders through a federal grant, and up to $120,000 in student loan redemption for primary care providers in medically underserved areas in New Jersey.  For primary care providers, qualified professions include physicians, dentists, physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.

 

2 Bed / 2 Bath Apt for rent – July 1st

No fee rental!!

We are renting our 2BR/2BA corner apartment beginning July 1st in South Shore club, Jersey City. Apartment is south facing with plenty of sunlight and views of Manhattan.

Apartment features

* Floor to ceiling windows.

* Huge Master Bedroom with attached bathroom and his and her walk-in closet.

* Kitchen – Granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, huge island with lots of storage.

* Full Bathrooms come with granite countertop vanity.

* New Washing machine and dryer inside the apartment

* Balcony – 80 sq ft. with view of Manhattan

* Central Air / gas

*Beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.

* The building is at a 2 min walking distance from the PATH train station from where you can get trains to WTC (7-8 mins) and to 33rd street (15 mins).

* The following amenities are included in your rent – Gym, Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi, business center, cards room, pool table, huge lounge and a sundeck overlooking Hudson river and the Manhattan skyline.

* Grocery store and ice-skating ring just below the building.

* Close to parks and playgrounds

* 24/7 doorman with laundry service.

* Right next to Target, Duane Reade, Starbucks, Restaurants and Newport mall.

Minimum 1 yr. lease.

Please email southshore20@gmail.com to schedule tour.

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

 

An Interview with Jean-François, Center Director, The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ is located in downtown Jersey City and walking distance from Grove Street Path Station. The French American Academy opened in the former St Mary High School. Their charming 3-story building, offers 30 classrooms with bright light, warm colors and ample space. We were warmly greeted by their faculty and students. A special thank you to their center director, Jean-François, for giving us his time.

When did The French American Academy of Jersey City open it’s doors:

This school is part of a group of schools called the French American Academy founded 10 years ago. The French American Academy first opened three Pre-K classes in September 2007 in Dumont, NJ. The school has grown ever since.

We moved to a bigger campus in New Milford in Bergen County in July 2010 and shortly after  opened a second campus in Morris Plains in Morris County in September 2010. The Jersey City campus opened its doors in 2012.

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

What kind of curriculum do you follow & how is it different from other schools in the area:

The French American Academy of Jersey City is a private bilingual school. We offer an early-start, gradual immersion, dual language (French and English) education to students from Pre-K2 through 4th grade. From Sep 2017, we are expanding to 5th grade.

In Sep 2018 we will open the Middle school in Jersey City with 6th, 7th and 8th grades with French, American & Spanish tracks. We will be accepting students from various international backgrounds and communities.


There is more emphasis on the French language in the early years (Pre-K-Kindergarten) to set up the foundations. From 1st grade, instruction in English gradually increases and by 5th grade children are spending about 60% in French and 40% in English.

Bilingualism is at the core of our curriculum and in some classes like in science, students are taught in both languages with both an American and a French teacher present in the classrooms. It’s a demanding bilingual curriculum with an emphasis on projects and investigation. In our community, we welcome children from families whether these families speak French at home, or English or another language.

Our school is accredited by both, Middle School Association on College and Schools, and the National French Ministry of Education, and is a member of New Jersey Association of Independent School.

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJWhat is the student/teacher ratio in your school: 
5:1 in Pre-K (the legal requirement is 6:1)
8:1 in Pre-K for three year old (the legal requirement is 10:1)
10:1 in Pre-K for four year old (the legal requirement is 12:1)
12:1 in Kindergarten (the legal requirement is 15:1)
16:1 in First Grade (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)
18:1 in Second Grade and up (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJDo you have early drop off and after care options available:

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ school day runs from 8.30am -3.15pm. Before-school-care opens at 7:30am.
After-school-care starts at 3.15pm and ends at 6:30pm.
A bus from Bus4us company brings the students from Weehawken / Hoboken to Jersey City in the morning and take them back in the afternoon.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

In Jersey City we partner with Simply Gourmet. You can easily order your child’s lunch online with them or send your child with a lunch box. Their meals are nutritious, delicious, and kid friendly. Our other campuses have their own catering company. We have this planned for Jersey City too in the future.

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJWhat extracurricular activities do you offer:

Enrichment classes typically run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Offerings may include:
Art, Sports (Soccer, Tennis and Team Games), Hip-Hop, Music (Guitar and Piano private lessons), Chess, Cooking, Woodworking, Programming
Our Enrichment Program offers every day at least two different classes: one for older children and one for younger children.

Students also enjoy a huge inhouse  gymnasium for physical education or indoor recess.

Do you offer Summer Camp programs:

The French American Academy, Jersey City’s Summer Camp program runs for 8 weeks (end June – mid August)

We also offer mini camps in February and over Spring break.

What would you like to say to our families:

Everyone is welcomein The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ! We also have Financial Aid budgets for qualifying families.
The French American Academy is a school of excellence and we hope you will give this gift to your child.

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