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Where to Get Fit and Healthy in Westfield in 2014

A guide to local gyms, nutritionists and yoga studios in Westfield.

The New Gymnasium is located at 431 C South Avenue. Credit: Nick Pahountis.
The New Gymnasium is located at 431 C South Avenue. Credit: Nick Pahountis.

Welcome 2014! 

Have you made a New Year's resolution? If you have, you might be part of the 38 percent of Americans who make weight related resolutions, or the 47% who vowe to improve themselves in the new year, according to the University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Here is a look at Westfield establishments that can get you fit and feeling better.

What do you plan to do to reach your resolution? Tell us in the comments!


Gyms & Personal Training

The New Gymnasium
431 C South Avenue West
The New Gymnasium of Westfield specializes in movement-based training that brings people back to the seven basic bodily movements. Owner Nick Pahountis is certified in the functional movement screen, as well as a certified personal trainer, which allows him to create a movement profile for each client and then devise a fitness program based on his or her abilities. 

BootCamp WF
400 Edgar Road
BootCampWF is a healthy-living, outdoor fitness training program based in Westfield.  BootCampWF offers a uniquely designed fitness program held for one-hour 3 or 4 days a week for 6 weeks.  Certified Trainers, Kathy Robb, Mari Melao, Laura Schetelich and Ali Costalos, develop and lead all workouts.

Curves
229 South Avenue East
Curves is a women's gym with weight management classes. They feature Curve Smart, a computerized weight loss coaching program. This location has been named a shining star facility for excellent service.


Flo Fitness
330 South Avenue East
Flo Fitness is a personal training business with facilities in Cranford, Clark, Scotch Plains, Plainfield and in Westfield, on South Avenue E. Flo offers customized one-on-one programs for individuals seeking to lose weight, increase strength or train for specific sports. For further inquiry, visit the Flo Fitness Web site.


Jeni-Fit 
33 Normandy Dr, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Jeni-Fit offers jogging and walking classes and an indoor strength training program focused on decreasing body fat using weights, boxing gear, etc., besides a program for the teenagers. The company is run by Jenifer Wirtshafter, who is an ACE-certified personal trainer. 

Karate N Motion 
1006 South Avenue W, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Karate N Motion is a dojo located on South Avenue West within a commercial plaza. They teach karate in a way that is fun for both children and adults, with music and upbeat movements being used to keep the energy high and the blood flowing.

Westfield Fitness Studio 
 241 North Ave W, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Westfield Fitness Studio is a personal-training facility that offers one-on-one and group fitness training, as well as athletic-development and weight-loss programs with professional instructors and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. 

Westfield Indoor Tennis Club
 

 225 E Grove St, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Westfield Indoor Tennis Club is open to the public, with private lessons and open play times available. It has an open, domed, expansive facility with 5 courts. A majority of the instructors have played on the college and professional level. The facility is newly renovated and hosts USTA Level 2 and 3 events throughout the year.

Westfield YMCA 
 220 Clark St, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Westfield YMCA is a full-service community center and fitness facility located on Clark Street. The Y has numerous facilities for use by members of the community, including an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, gym area, sports studios, racquetball courts, lockers, changing facilities and child care services. More than 120 pieces of equipment including various weights, elliptical machines, stairmaster and treadmills are on site. Programs for kids and adults including sports, swimming, personal training, group fitness and nutritional management work are available. 

Get In Shape For Women 
 327 South Ave W, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Get In Shape For Women offers personalized training in small groups, using a regimen involving weight training, cardio, nutrition and accountability. One-week free trials are offered.


Yoga & Meditation

Bikram Yoga

361 South Avenye East
Bikram Yoga is located on the second floor of 361 South Avenue East, above a print shop. They are part of a global company founded by Bikram Choudhury from India.

Hapi Yogi

235 East Broad Street
Hapi Yogi offers adult and children's yoga classes, which are kept small in order for instructors to provide personalized attention. The studio welcomes anyone of any age, gender and physical ability. While each instructor brings a personal touch to their classes, their mission is uniform: helping students reach their potential. Students may opt for one-on-one lessons, which are booked by appointment. Kids and adults practice concurrently, though in separate rooms.

Harmony Meditation Yoga Taichi 
241 North Ave W, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Harmony Meditation Yoga Taichi is a Westfield-based yoga studio offering individual sessions, private sessions and workshops for building strength, stamina and endurance. The facilities of Harmony Meditation are located at 241 North Avenue West.


Nutrition

Taste for Nutrition 
755 Prospect St, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Certified holistic health and nutrition coach Kim Hinderliter provides a variety of services to help clients achieve optimal wellness through dietary and lifestyle changes. She received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.heal

Weight Watchers 
241 South Avenue E, Westfield, NJ 07090 
Weight Watchers is a weight loss counseling center located in a strip mall on South Avenue East. Their storefront is open by appointment only.

Health in Motion Wellness Center
524 Westfield Avenue

Via Nutrition
Via Nutrition provides health coaching to individuals, which includes programs such as Diet Programming, group fitness coaching and "Get Fit Fast" programs. Certified Health Coach, Karen Phillips, created the Westfield based business for busy individuals looking to lead a healthier life. 


Parks

Need a taste of the outdoors? Visit the trails at 
Tamaques Park and Brightwood Park to enjoy a jog or walk.

Have a favorite 'healthy' spot in Westfield? Share it in the comments.

Jeff B January 01, 2014 at 10:10 AM
RWJ is excellent, on Lamberts Mill Road.

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