Where to Get Fit in Scotch Plains and Fanwood

Looking to lose weight in 2013 or to improve yourself? Here are some places in Scotch Plains and Fanwood to get fit and get healthy.

Welcome 2013!

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 Scotch Plains and Fanwood establishments that can get you fit and feeling better.

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

JCC of Central New Jersey 
The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey features state of the art athletic equipment and a variety of fitness classes. The center has an indoor swimming pool where they hold aquatic classes. Also available at the JCC are massage therapy classes and other wellness opporunities. For more information on what the JCC has to offer, visit www.jccnj.orgScotch Plains. Call 908-889-8800.

Rhythmatic Martial Arts Academy

A martial arts academy great for the whole family. Rythmatic accepts children 2 ½ years old and up but also features adult martial arts classes, an adult exercise room.  Located at 1740 E 2nd St, Scotch Plains. Call 908-322-1570.

Mind Body Spirit Enterprises

A Pilates studio located right across from the Fanwood train station. Owner Shirley Wallitsch is a certified Polestar Pilates studio and reformer instructor and licensed Gyrotonic teacher. Open 6 days a week, excluding Fridays. Appointments are also available. Located at 228 South Ave, Fanwood. Call 908-288-7551

The Yoga and Healing Center 

The Yoga and Healing Center offers a variety of yoga classes from intense workouts to more spiritual offerings. Had a stressful holiday season? Visit YHC to relax. Located at 1744 E 2nd St, Scotch Plains. Call 908-322-0003.


Martial Arts America

Make martial arts a family affair or a night out with a group of friends at Martial Arts America. MAA offers group and family discounts. The facility offers self-defense classes and classes in confidence as well as Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Mixed martial arts and Tae Kwon Do. Located at 2520 US-22, Scotch Plains. Call 908-317-KICK.


Dance 2000

Dance 2000 offers a variety of dance classes for the young to the old, a great alternative to your usual workout routine. Some dance styles include, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern and hip hop classes. A recent addition to Dance 2000 is soul sweat yoga, which combines strength, flexibility and dance. Located at 377 Park Ave, Scotch Plains. Call 908-322-9696.


Bikram Yoga Westfield

A yoga studion located at 361 Stout Ave, Scotch Plains. Call 908-317-9642.


RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center

The RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center offers the most you can get out of a fitness center from personal training to nutritional coaching. Experience their massages or relax in a sauna after a long day. Other amenities include Cardio equipment, food/drink, jacuzzi, Sauna, shop, steam room, strength (machines and free weights and a swimming pool. Personal training and a variety of classes offered. Located at 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd, Scotch Plains. Call 908-232-6100


Get In Shape For Women

Get in Shape for Women offers intimate personalized training just for women. Each session offers training and nutritional coaching. Since the training groups are so small, each training program is customized based on each woman. Located at 445 Park Ave, Scotch Plains. Call 908-755-5025.



BootCampWF is an outdoor boot camp program using BCWF Lite and Extreme, BCWF TRX and yoga to improve strength and endurance.  Located at 1515 Lamberts Mill Rd, Scotch Plains. But class times and locations vary. Call 908-230-4840.

It's All About You Fitness

A women’s fitness center with only female trainers. According to the Patch listing, owner Kim Palmer, the owner, has successfully been training women for many years and has trained everyone from Navy Seals, West Point Cadets, those with post pregnancy weight, persons suffering with osteoporosis and everything in between.  Located at 524 Hunter Ave, Scotch Plains. Call 908-347-8780.



Also a Women’s fitness facility, Curves is a chain, which began in 1992. Visit curves.com for more information. Located at 222 South Ave, Fanwood. Call 908-757-2400.

Wellness Group of Fanwood NJ

The wellness group in Fanwood is a one-stop shop for nutrition, mind, body, spirit, massage therapy and psychology needs.  Sharon Goldner is a certified health counselor and Professional Chef who originally had her business "Recipe for a Healthy Life," set up in Westfield where she currently lives.  Laura Madrigano is a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and holds both Journaling and Self-Care workshops as the Fanwood office. Massage therapist Elizabeth Shults and Licensed Psychologist Francine Conway also occupy rooms in the four business suite.  Located at 36 South Martine Ave. Fanwood.

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

The YMCA features a state of the art wellness facility. Offered at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA are a variety of fitness classes including swimming and yoga. To find more about the classes offered visit www. fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org. Located at 1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076


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