Pour and Pedal Wine Tour

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Enjoy long bike rides and wine? Well look no further because #HipNJ has its very own Pour and Pedal Wine Tour!

#HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio is in Ringoes, NJ with the Pour and Pedal owners. Owner Lou DeMartino tells Sam the Pour and Pedal business actually has 4 locations, 2 in NJ and 2 in NY! Lou tells #HipNJ the bike tours started with their partners Jay and Jenny from NY. They wanted something fun to do and it to be an all inclusive experience. Most people don’t even know there are over 40 vineyards just in NJ so they thought a bike tour would be a great idea!

One employee Frank Susino has been working for Pour and Pedal for 3 years now. He says he loves biking so getting to bike and have fun at the same time is a great job to have! Sounds like fun!

Pour and Pedal holds many different events from corporate events and team building to bachelorette parties and even 60th birthday parties! They even plan  to expand and open a location out in Michigan. By 2015 they hope to start this and will expand from there!

For more information visit www.PourandPedal.com

Bari Studio

#HipNJ was at Bari Studio, which was named “NYC’s Best Hybrid Workout” by New York Magazine and one the “Best Places to Work Out in 2014” by Harper’s Bazaar.

Bari is a cutting-edge approach to working out, and their hybrid method combines sensory dance cardio, trampoline cardio and muscle sculpting to produce visible results in record time.

Twenty-eight year old Alexandra Bonetti Perez developed bari in 2011 when she left her finance job and decided to take her fitness routine into her own hands.   The Wharton grad combined her passion for entrepreneurship and the power of exercise to build Bari Studio and everything it stands for. Alexandra’s vision of the fitness industry is revolutionary and driven by her customer experience over the years. She knew fitness could be – and should be – a lifestyle brand; this vision for an inclusive space for nutrition, culture, art and a true community has become the backbone of bari.

“This workout was absolutely amazing,” gushed Amy Selling of Lulu and Lattes.  “It was a full-body experience from head to toe, and I’m absolutely coming back, especially for the trampoline!”

Bari’s private training schedule caters entirely to their clients, and their class schedule varies day to day, ranging from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Bari’s classes are open to all fitness levels.

Bari Studio is located at 463 Springfield Avenue, Summit (right of Weight Watchers).  For more information, visit www.TheBariStudio.com.

#HipNJ Cares: The Comfort Project 360’s Reason to Rock

#HipNJ was at the “A Reason to Rock” launch event for Comfort Project 360. All proceeds raised benefitted cancer patient care at the Saint Barnabas Hospital Radiation Oncology Department.

Over 400 people packed Crestmont Country Club in West Orange for a night of dancing  with 80’s cover band Rubix Kube.  In between the food, silent auction and the fun, the attendees paid homage to Mindy Roth, recipient of the Inspirational Journey Award.

“The medical care at St. Barnabas Medical Center is terrific, but we felt that something was missing,” explained Hyla Weiss, co-founder of Comfort Project 360 and a cancer survivor.  “We felt that the experience could be a little more uplifting, and we’ve started to make changes.”  Those changes include new robes, refurbished patient changing rooms and family waiting areas.

“It’s a hard journey.  Cancer is a scary word to hear, and we want to make the experience a little easier,” added Suzanne Unger, Hyla’s partner in Comfort Project 360 and a cancer caretaker.

The 501(c)(3) organization is spearheading a multi-phase renovation to enhance the healing environment for the more than 800 patients that receive radiation therapy each year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.  Let’s show them how #HipNJ Cares by supporting to the cause!

For more information on Comfort Project 360, visit their website.

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