The Fitness Journey

Autumn in the Park: 5 Tips for Staying Fit this Fall

»Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in The Fitness Journey | Comments Off on Autumn in the Park: 5 Tips for Staying Fit this Fall

Fall has arrived and the crisp autumn air can be nature’s alarm clock to get you going in the morning. The leaves are changing their glorious shades of autumn colors and the days are getting shorter. For some of us, the change of season signals the time to head indoors for the daily workout. For others, like me, it’s a rare opportunity to enjoy the colorful scenery and quieter times at local parks. It’s also the perfect time to get to know your body better and change up your exercise routine with simple exercises and lightweight, portable equipment. Here are my five tips for exercising and staying fit this fall: 1.  Warm up your body:  If there is one thing you should always do no mater what the temperature is outside, it’s get into the routine of  warming up your body for at least 5-10 minutes. Many people injure themselves because they don’t take the time to get their body moving and ready for exercise. The colder the temperature the longer you should warm up your body before any strenuous activity. 2. Body Exercises:  No matter how many workout fads we experience in our lifetime, some exercises should never go out of style and always be incorporated into your workout routine. Performed correctly, exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups and sit-ups are as effective in getting you in shape as any other form of fitness. They can be done anywhere, especially at the park. Watch my Jersey Fit series of videos for the proper way to perform a squat and use dumbbells. 3. TRX Suspension System:   Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. The equipment is perfect for any age; it’s extremely versatile and practical; and no you don’t have to be a NavySEAL in training to use it. There are many exercises you can perform on the system and the best part is that you can use it on a tree when working out at the park. Read more about the TRX Suspension System on my blog post, ‘Give the Gift of Fitness with the TRX Suspension System.’ 4. Running and Jogging: For many, there is nothing more exhilarating or challenging then a good run through the park. The air smells great and the scenery can transport your thoughts into a healthy state where your mind, body and soul align. As Nike says, “Just do it!” I can’t help it, I’m a big fan of the Nike Air Max Cross Trainers for running. 5. Stretching:  As we pointed out in tip 1, the warm up is essential for a cool weather workout. Before, during, and after your exercise routine, correct stretching can improve your range of motion every time you exercise. Be consistent with it and enjoy the benefits down the road. My top five tips should help you to get on the right path to healthier living and inspire you to head outdoors to enjoy the new season. If  you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. And remember to take care of your body today and it will take care of you tomorrow. Eraldo Maglara...

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Fitness & Fall: Jersey Fit Out & About

»Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in The Fitness Journey | Comments Off on Fitness & Fall: Jersey Fit Out & About

Meet & Greet Book Signing with Eraldo, Menlo Park Mall Paint the Mall Pink Saturday, October 26, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Meet Personal Fitness Trainer, Eraldo Maglara at the Paint The Mall Pink event on Saturday, October 26 for a Meet and Greet and talk about Healthy Living. Customers can also get his book, “The Real Fountain of Youth: Simple Lifestyle Changes for Productive Longevity,” signed from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the lower level in the Nordstrom wing. A gift basket of Jersey Fit goodies will also be raffled off. We hope to see you there! Past Event: PIX11 Health and Wellness Expo On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Personal Fitness Trainer and host of the new YouTube series Jersey Fit, Eraldo Maglara NSCA-CPT attended the PIX11 Health and Wellness Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The event showcased more than 100 of the country’s leading experts in health and wellness, who generously shared their time, knowledge and products with more than 10,000 visitors. To view the pics, visit Jersey Fit on Facebook! The entire Jersey Fit team, which included Maglara’s wife, daughter, son, cousin and friends, were in attendance to share their enthusiasm for a fit life. Maglara enjoyed signing copies of his new book, “The Real Fountain of Youth” and having one-on-one conversations with fans. A highlight of the event was an afternoon aerobics class run by Maglara, his cousin Carmen and the Jersey Fit girls. The Jersey Fit crew showed a room of about 50 participants how to exercise and care for their bodies the right way as they demonstrated simple, aerobic moves with high-tempo techno music provided by Maglara’s son. The room was focused and strong. Many participants were also stunned to learn that fitness expert Carmen Quaglia was 54 years old, proving that age is just a number when you’re Jersey Fit. “Carmen epitomizes what it means to be Jersey Fit! No matter your age, you can work with your personal trainer to customize a routine that works around your lifestyle and physical abilities,” says Eraldo Maglara. “My book ‘The Real Fountain of Youth’ has tons of tips and guidance on how to properly exercise. It’s my hope that men and women, age 40 and older, take their health seriously and plan for the future so they can be Jersey Fit as long as they wish. Age should not determine how we look or feel.” At the expo, Maglara was thrilled to meet Dr. Steve, host of the Dr. Steve Show on the Pix 11 Morning News, and Dr. Ian Smith, New York Times bestselling author, co-host of “The Doctors” TV show, medical contributor to “The Rachael Ray Show” and host of the nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch. Both shared a wealth of wonderful advice with guests and posed to take pictures with Maglara to celebrate the launch of his new book. At the end of the day, Maglara raffled off a basket filled with a Jersey Fit t-shirt, water bottle and healthy treats. The winner was thrilled! The Jersey Fit team also enjoyed ending the day by meeting Teresa Giudice, New York Times bestselling author of “Fabulicious: Fast & Fit” and star of Bravo’s hit TV show the Real Housewives of New Jersey. What a fit and fabulous day! Thank you to all who...

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The Real Fountain of Youth

»Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in The Fitness Journey | Comments Off on The Real Fountain of Youth

We’re proud to announce the availability of Eraldo Maglara’s new book, “The Real Fountain of Youth: Simple Lifestyle Changes for Productive Longevity.”  This how-to book helps its readers to transform their lives, to be healthier and more fit with an end goal of productive longevity. Personal Trainer Eraldo Maglara gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create a healthier lifestyle so you can maintain your activity level and independence as you age. He interviews health professionals in the nutrition and chiropractic fields to bring you a complete well-rounded program which will give you optimal results. A few chapters in the book include, “The Big Three: Cardio, Stretching and Weight Training ” that explores the specific benefits of three categories of exercise; “Nutrition is Essential” featuring an interview with Dr. Lori Magoulas, a registered dietitian from Monmouth County, NJ; “Eraldo’s 8 Quick Changes To Improve Your Diet and Health ” suggestions such as eliminating all deep fried foods from your diet and increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables; and “Quick Exercises When You’re Strapped for Time” exercises to strengthen your muscles when you’re on the go. Eraldo wrote The Real Fountain of Youth to educate to people of all ages about how to achieve productive longevity through exercise and nutrition. Productivity doesn’t just end after retirement, and rather than seeing the aging process as something dreadful, we should all enjoy the later years of our life. After all, it’s a time when we can truly enjoy each and every moment to the fullest without worrying about an abundance of responsibilities. The Real Fountain of Youth: Simple Lifestyle Changes for Productive Longevity is available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. The print version is available for purchase...

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Are You Ready to Be Jersey Fit?

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in The Fitness Journey | Comments Off on Are You Ready to Be Jersey Fit?

We are very excited to have you here to visit our website. We hope to make this a resource to find everything you need to stay Jersey Fit!

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Check Out Our Videos!

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in The Fitness Journey | Comments Off on Check Out Our Videos!

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