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Where to Get Fit and Healthy in Cranford in 2014

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

CrossFit KOA located at 8 Eastman Street. Credit: CrossFit KOA website
CrossFit KOA located at 8 Eastman Street. Credit: CrossFit KOA website

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 vow to improve themselves in the new year, according to the University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Here is a look at Cranford 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

CrossFit KOA 
8 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
CrossFit KOA offers high intensity, functional training for clients to achieve their fitness goals. The workout combines strength training, cardio and gymnastics to improve your fitness level. Feel free to check out and experience a free class on Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information, visit the Website or call the number provided.

Fit for Life Fitness Center 
12 Commerce Dr, Cranford, NJ 07016 
The center offers a large schedule of fitness classes and facility photos on its Web site. Fit for Life also offers tanning, on-site child care and a juice bar. Free trial visits available. 

Jersey Fight Club 
 47 Alden St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Jersey Fight Club caters to aspiring amateur and professional athletes, people who want to learn self defense, and people just looking to shape up. It offers muay Thai kickboxing, submission grappling and Brazillian jiu jitsu, wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA).

New Generation Fitness
 
 4 Alden St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
New Generation Fitness is the personal training practice of Mark Dobies. This personal training company offers high-end personal training for a variety of clients, whether they live in the area or are business travellers in for a short period of time. New Generation Fitness also offers corporate wellness programs. Services include counseling regarding nutrition and weight loss goals. New Generation Fitness comes to its clients to work with them and help them achieve their fitness goals.

Parisi Speed School 
 477 North Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Parisi Speed School is a nationally recognized athletic training facility with more than 65 franchises in 27 different states. Catering to athletes from age 7 to adult, Parisi Speed School offers total performance programs, yoga, conditioning, team training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and more.

Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio 
 29 Alden St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Sharon Sutera provides a variety of fitness classes at Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio. This establishment offers belly dancing, hoopdance and a running training program. Personal training classes also are available. 

Strength & Fitness Club 
 570 South Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Shape up and get fit at the Strength & Fitness Club of Cranford. This club features a dance center, massage parlor, cafe juice bar and a hair salon. Classes in Thai kickboxing and country line dancing are also available.

Traditional Taekwon-Do Center
 
29 Alden St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Robert Schneider offers tae kwon do for modern life. Classes include women's self defense, child safety and body shaping through martial arts.

The Yvette Dance Studio 
118 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016 
A variety of dance styles are taught at The Yvette Dance Studio, located on Walnut Avenue. The studio, which was established in 1954, houses two large dance rooms and offers the expertise of owner Debbie Coury.

Strength and Fitness Club
570 South Avenue
SNF Club offers four different personal training programs to cater towards individual needs.

Cranford Community Center 
220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016 
The community center is offers a vast schedule of sports and activities for children, teens and adults, as well as a space to play basketball.

Yoga & Meditation 

Alluem Yoga 
347 Lincoln Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Alluem Yoga is located in the beautiful William-Droescher Mill. Built in 1737, the mill is the oldest standing building in Cranford. Just a few of the offered services include chair yoga, rock yoga and restorative yoga.

Hot Yoga Revolution 
 345 North Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Hot Yoga Revolution is a fitness and wellness studio based on North Avenue East in Cranford. This studio offers numerous classes, including hot power vinyasa, hot yoga, beginner classes, yoga bootcamp. hip-hop, power flow, power Pilates and other classes. The company offers gift cards as well as special deals, including 30 days of unlimited yoga for $50 for new members. The company also offers various packages for classes, including drop-ins, 10 class cards and unlimited monthly cards.

Nutrition & Wellness

Health in Balance 
113 North Ave W, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Founded by Nationally Certified Dietician and Certified Massage Therapist Beth Lanzisera, Health in Balance is a wellness pratice.  Lanzisera is dedicated to helping clients achieve comfort and overall health, providing nutritional and wellness counseling in addition to Swedish, deep tissue, sports and pre-natal massage services.

Mind, Body, Spirit Massage & Wellness
2 Park Avenue
Mind, Body, Spirit Massage & Wellness offers an array of therapeutic massage services as well as group fitness classes. Massage services are meant to release stress and manage chronic pain. A variety of types of massage are offered for 30-, 60- and 90-minute sessions. Fitness classes include zumba, dance fitness and body sculpting. A class schedule is available online. For further inquiries, please call.

Elements Therapeutic Massage
Elements Therapeutic Massage in Cranford offers rejuvenating therapeutic massage services to men and women of all ages. Massage therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage use the proper techniques to deliver a number of health benefits through massage. It offers deep tissue, Swedish, sports, trigger point, prenatal and hot stone massages. 

Fresh Press Juice Co.
South Avenue
The soon-to-be Cranford business will offer organic fresh cold press juices, juice cleanses, salads, smoothies, muffins and frozen treats. All offerings will be organic, dairy-free and vegan.

Parks & Outdoors

Nomahegan Park
Nomahegan Park is maintained by Union County. It offers a large waterway for canoes, kayaks and geese-watching, as well as a playground, gazebo and pavilion. Paths wind throughout the park, attracting resident joggers, walkers and bikers.

Cranford Canoe Club 
250 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016 
The Cranford Canoe Club is located on the banks of the Rahway River offers canoe and kayak rentals for residents looking to get out on river.

Cranford Clay Courts Club 
 249 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 
The Cranford Clay Courts Club is a members' only tennis facility. The club features three professional-grade clay courts. Match playtime is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cranford Clay Courts Club's rules and regulations are available for view on its website. Membership is open to the general public.

Hampton Park 
Hampton St & Eastman St, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Hampton Park offers a scenic field along the Rahway River. Benches beckon in the shade of tall trees. A path winds through the middle of the park.

Lenape Park 
130 Kenilworth Blvd, Cranford, NJ 07016 
Lenape Park is a public park serving residents of Cranford and surrounding Union County areas. The location has all types of features and areas for recreation, including a bicycle path and nature trail. 

Do you have a favorite Cranford spot to get healthy? Share it in the comments.
Hilltop Bicycles January 02, 2014 at 02:51 PM
And don't forget cycling. A bike has no monthly fees or cancellation penalties!

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