September is famous for “Back to School” as well as the change from Summer to Autumn. Take this time to get re-energized and focus on healthy habits.
Effective September 1st:
All virtual classes have been discontinued with the exception of the Sunday morning 9:30 am BodyBalance class with Leigh. While we appreciate all of you who have taken our virtual classes over the last couple years, we no longer have the interest that we used to. We encourage you to come in and take the classes in person.
Make sure to check out our "What's New in SEPTEMBER??" section.
Yoga is a set of specific exercises, called poses, combined with specific breathing techniques and meditation principles that are the building blocks of a yoga class. If a pose causes pain or proves too difficult, there are variations and modifications that can be made to help students. Props like blocks, blankets and straps — even chairs — can be used to help you get the most benefit from the poses. Yoga is not one-size-fits-all: The best yoga experience for you will depend on your individual needs and goals.
Below are just some of the benefits of practicing yoga:
Improves strength, balance and flexibility.
Can help with back pain relief.
Can ease arthritis symptoms.
Benefits heart health.
Relaxes you to help you sleep better.
Can give you more energy and brighter moods.
Helps manage stress.
Can connect you with a supportive community.
Promotes better self-care.
The Wellness Centers offer Yoga several times a week in both Clinton and Whitehouse Station. Please check the schedules if you are interested in trying a class.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month.
Did you know that regular exercise is high on the list of ways to lower your cholesterol? Please click on the link to read about the top 5 lifestyle changes you can make to improve your cholesterol levels.
Are you interested in getting American Heart Association CPR & AED training? Hunterdon Health will be offering classes at the Clinton Wellness Center.
Courses cover Adult, and Child CPR as well as AED use. The course cost is $60 per person.
September 9th, October 14th, & November 4th.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Tuesday, 9 am class is now Total Body Conditioning
Tuesday, 8 am AquaPilates class has been changed to Thursday at 8 am
Friday, 10 am class has been changed back to Sh’Bam
Wednesday, 11:45 am Steadi Yourself class has been changed to Fridays at 12:15 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am class has been changed to Boot Camp
Thursday, 5:30 pm class has changed to Cardio Kickbox
New service being offered in Clinton - Assisted Stretch Sessions!
Assisted Stretch with Massage Therapist Stephanie Pappas. Help to align your body, receive a deeper stretch and strengthen yourself with private hands-on sessions! Stephanie has 30 years of experience teaching yoga, workshops and teacher training sessions. She is also the author of the books, "Yoga at Your Wall" and "Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting."
Available Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings.
60-minute session: Member $75.00, Non-Member $85.00
90-minute session: Member $115.00, Non-Member $130.00
Please call the front desk to make an appointment.
Unlock your healing potential with Reiki Level 1 training on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm! Join us for this comprehensive course that will teach you the basics of this ancient energy healing technique. This training is perfect for anyone interested in exploring alternative healing methods, whether you are a beginner or have experience with other modalities.
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your inner healer and make a positive impact on yourself and those around you!
Cost: $225.00 for members, $250.00 for guests. Enroll now in our Reiki Level 1 training in Clinton. Learn More!
Sound Bath is a whole-body listening experience. Certified Meditation Facilitator Lesley Vollmer will play vibrational instruments such as singing bowls and chimes to foster deep relaxation and restoration.
The benefits of Sound Bath include stress reduction, alleviation of pain and improved sleep quality. It can also enhance creativity, increase concentration, restore energy and promote a sense of well-being and inner peace.
It will be held at the Clinton Wellness Center on Sunday, September 17th from 1:30-3:00 pm.
Cost: $30.00 for members, $35.00 for guests. You may register through the member portal/app under Clinton programs or by calling the front desk at 908-735-6884.
Socialize while you exercise at our September Walking Meetups along the Columbia Trail.
Evening Walk - Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30 pm
Morning Walk - Wednesday, September 20th at 9:00 am
Start & Finish: High Bridge Municipal Parking Lot (across from the trailhead).
Parking: High Bridge Municipal Parking Lot or Main Street
Distance: 2-4 Miles
Terrain: gravel with slight elevation
Category: nature, scenic
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time to meet fellow walkers, warm up and sign HHWC waivers. (In the event of rain or bad weather, the walks will be moved to our Clinton Wellness Center indoor track.)
This 1-hour complimentary presentation from author Debbie Weiss will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at the Clinton Wellness Center on Wednesday, September 27th at 6 pm. You may register through the member portal/app under Clinton programs or by calling the front desk at 908-735-6884.
We often use our circumstances as an excuse for what we can or can't do in our personal and professional lives. But when we take ownership of our lives, everything can change. In this session, participants will learn the following:
1. Thoughts and Reality: Just because we think something, doesn't make it true. We'll explore how our thoughts can sometimes distort reality and how to have a more accurate understanding of things.
2. Overcoming Fear: Your best life is on the other side of fear. We'll discuss how facing our fears can lead to personal and professional growth, and we'll provide practical strategies for embracing discomfort.
3. Trusting Your Gut: Listening to your inner voice is crucial. We'll emphasize the importance of tuning into your intuition and how it can help you make choices that align with your true self.
By the end of the session, participants will have practical tools that they can use right away to stop letting their circumstances control their lives.
If you are waitlisted for a class and someone cancels, you will automatically be moved into the class and an email will be sent to you if it is within 2 hours of the class start time.
Two hours prior to the class, the waitlist closes and no one automatically gets moved in. The reason for this is the person being moved into the class may not get the notification in time, therefore, we are potentially holding a spot for someone who may not get the message. Members should check the portal/app or may call in within two hours of the start time to find out if there is an opening. In other words, the open spots become available to anyone at the two hour mark.
If you are on the waitlist and you decide that you are not going to attend, we ask that you please remove yourself. We also kindly ask that members who are unable to attend a class, cancel their registration more than 2 hours before the class begins. Please remember that if you do not cancel at all, you are subject to a $10 penalty.
If you refer a friend or family member and they join the Wellness Centers, you will receive a choice of $20 on your club account that can be used toward any service, product, or membership fee OR two free guest passes.
Fitness is a journey, not a destination. Staying fit is an ongoing commitment with milestones achieved along the way.
We are excited to announce that the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers is now offering a new 1-year Fitness Anniversary Program to celebrate our members' fitness milestones. We are happy you trusted us to provide you with the tools that will lead to lifelong health and wellness.
During your anniversary month, you will be invited to bring a family member or friend to join you for a one-anniversary workout. You will also receive two guest passes for future use and a complimentary beverage from our Pro Shop. (To redeem your rewards, please present the email you will receive during your anniversary month to the Front Desk.) We look forward to celebrating your progress and expressing our appreciation to you as a valued member of the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center.
If you have any further questions or comments, we welcome your phone calls to our Front Desk!
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