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HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley’s Healthy Giving Day

Paramus Park Mall goers were treated to free health screenings, complimentary beauty treatments and yoga with social media powerhouses and fitness gurus, Two Fit Moms on Saturday, 11/7 as part of Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley’s “Healthy Giving Day.” The day-long event encouraged attendees to stay on track with their health and well-being and also gave them a chance to get moving through Zumba and yoga presentations – all for a great cause: to benefit Table to Table, a community based food rescue program that serves millions of hungry residents in Northern New Jersey.

Event attendees delighted in beauty treatments via a braid bar by Lilly’s Blow Dry and Makeup Lounge and funky nail art applications from Jamberry Nails. There were blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings and also a chance to win a $500 Thanksgiving Dinner compliments of Inserra Shop Rite Supermarkets.

But perhaps the most exciting part of the event was an appearance and yoga demo by Two Fit Moms, who encouraged attendees that it’s never too late to realize their fitness and wellness goals. People of all ages rolled out a mat and participated in a beginner-level yoga sequence. In fact, the 15-minute flow led by Two Fit Moms founders, Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman, definitely attracted some new yoga recruits! (For those who could not make the event but are interested in starting your own yoga journey, you can practice with Two Fit Moms via their downloadable classes available now on iTunes, or you can purchase their beginner-level DVD in select Kohl’s stores nationwide.)

Overall, Healthy Giving Day was a wonderful event that encouraged attendees to take better care of themselves.

“Healthy Giving Day is all about community, health and wellness,” commented Emily Holliman, CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley. “We were thrilled to be able to offer preventive care and wellness services to the Bergen County community, and were also excited to support Table to Table – we were able to donate one thousand dollars to the organization.”

For more information, please visit HackensackUMCPV.com.

#HipNJ Women in Small Business: Art of Strength

Art of Strength in Warren is helping #HipNJ citizens become “Jersey Strong(er)!”

#HipNJ’s Samantha Selvaggio paid a visit to this unique fitness facility, and worked out with co-owners Valerie Pawlowski and Lisa Fleischhacker.

At Art of Strength, you can expect personalized, one-on-one service. Trainers don’t rely on using machines and benches to sculpt your body; they use natural body movements to help build from within, which greatly cuts down on injury.  Methods include kettlebells (a cast-iron or steel weight resembling a cannonball with a handle), “Ropes Gone Wild” (a high-intensity, zero-impact conditioning technique using unhooked climbing ropes) and suspension, an extension of traditional body weight exercises.

“We took the roots of physical culture from 100 years ago and added it to the components of today,” explained Valerie.

Art of Strength’s doors are open to “every body.”  Men, women and children are all welcome, and are treated with great respect.  Teachers enrich not only the physical aspects of training, but also strive to improve the mental and emotional well-being of students.

For more on Art of Strength, please visit their website.