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Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business
Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business Dana Tycher-Reisman has tried nearly every type of workout under the sun. She found fitness in college and attended classes regularly, but couldn't quite achieve the results she'd been looking for until well into her adult years. Particularly, when she found pilates. She loved it so much that she became a certified instructor, and now, is days away from opening her own studio, Pilates Boutique by DTR at 633 Wyckoff Ave., in Wyckoff. Pilates Boutique by DTR, 633 Wyckoff Ave., in Wyckoff. Danan Tycher-Reisman The mom of two from Franklin Lakes, 37, is hoping to show others the sa…
The Rock Mocks Jalen Hurts In Philly After Charming NJ Gym Owner The Rock Mocks Jalen Hurts In Philly After Charming NJ Gym Owner
The Rock Mocks Jalen Hurts In Philly After Charming NJ Gym Owner The Rock continues to lean into his bad guy persona, taking a dig at one of Philadelphia's favorite athletes. Videos show fans booing after The People's Champion gave a simple explanation as to why he was two hours late for a fan event at WWE World on Thursday, April 4.  The Rock said he was late because he was watching clips of Jalen Hurts, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, losing in the playoffs again. “The Rock was late because he was on YouTube watching highlights of Jalen Hurts losing in the playoffs again.” Savage 😂pic.twitter.com/Mgx7gdrJg5 — Dylan Powell (@PowellAnalytic…
Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients
Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients A New York fitness studio is mourning the loss of one of its trainers, killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash early this week. Jerome "Jerry" Christal-Gattanella was rear-ended and killed while his car was parked in the shoulder of the northbound side of the highway in Newark late Monday, Feb. 19, as previously reported by Daily Voice. The 42-year-old New York City resident worked as a trainer at Inwood Fitness, who announced his passing on Instagram.  One of his clients said she waited and waited for him to show up for their session the following day. He never did. "Jerry, I waited f…
Retired Police Chief, Polish Immigrant Open New Gym In Old Jersey City Firehouse Retired Police Chief, Polish Immigrant Open New Gym In Old Jersey City Firehouse
Retired Police Chief, Polish Immigrant Open New Gym In Old Jersey City Firehouse One is a retired police chief from Bergen County and the other a Polish immigrant who 20 years ago was rollerblading home from work at 3 a.m. because he had no other means of transportation. Both have achieved their shared dream of owning a gym. Marty Kahn, who retired as Fairview's police chief last July, and David Jaros, who moved to Lodi from Poland knowing not a lick of English are opening Firehouse Fitness later this spring, in a historic Jersey City firehouse. The name came easily to the fitness buffs, who met some years ago in the 5 a.m. crew at Hackensack Meridian Fitness and Welln…
Ground Level Beach Club Among Highlights Of Luxury Athletic Club Coming To Jersey Shore Ground Level Beach Club Among Highlights Of Luxury Athletic Club Coming To Jersey Shore
Ground Level Beach Club Among Highlights Of Luxury Athletic Club Coming To Jersey Shore A massive athletic club complete with a ground-level, resort-like beach club is under construction in Monmouth County. The Life Time facility in Middletown, its eighth in New Jersey, is expected to be complete in 2024. Click here to get on the wait list. Once finished, Life Time Middletown – Red Bank will provide a highly personalized, luxury approach to health and wellness with modern architecture, beautiful spaces and an abundance of amenities.  Highlights include: Three-floor building with an additional 50,000-square-foot, ground level outdoor beach club and bistro with leis…
Two 'The Bachelorette' Contestants Spotted Filming In New Jersey Two 'The Bachelorette' Contestants Spotted Filming In New Jersey
Two 'The Bachelorette' Contestants Spotted Filming In New Jersey WARNING: This story contains spoilers for Season 19 of "The Bachelorette." There must be something in the water for New Jersey contestants on this season of "The Bachelorette," airing in July. Both Garden State natives on this season of the show made it to the hometown date portion, according to entertainment news reporter Reality Steve. Erich Schwer was spotted in Bedminster with Gabby Windey, while Tyler Norris was seen in Wildwood with Rachel Recchia, Reality Steve says. Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.ABC/Craig Sjodin Windey and Recchia, who competed are doubling up for Season 19 …
Former Bergen Pilates Entrepreneur, Hospital Philanthropist Dies In Florida Former Bergen Pilates Entrepreneur, Hospital Philanthropist Dies In Florida
Former Bergen Pilates Entrepreneur, Hospital Philanthropist Dies In Florida A funeral service is scheduled this weekend for a former Bergen County fitness entrepreneur and hospital philanthropist who died suddenly at her Florida home. The circumstances surrounding the death of Nanci Perle Kushner on Monday, March 21, haven’t been made public. Previously from Cresskill, the 56-year-old New York native had been living in Boca Raton, FL, records show. Kusher received a bachelor’s degree in retail and marketing from Syracuse University and a master's in education from Fordham Graduate School before cultivating a love of exercise into the founding of NPK Pilates in Cr…
Planet Fitness Opens In Hackettstown (Look Inside) Planet Fitness Opens In Hackettstown (Look Inside)
Planet Fitness Opens In Hackettstown (Look Inside) Planet Fitness has officially opened the doors of its new Hackettstown location. The new gym is now open at 1965 Rt. 57, #13 in the Mansfield Plaza, a representative told DailyVoice.com. The new location features 14,000 square feet of space filled with state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, locker rooms with day showers, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning booths, and more. A grand opening event featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a free 30-minute fitness class and various giveaways is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 4:3…
NJ Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, Fitness Enthusiast Michelle Zimmerman Dies, 34 NJ Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, Fitness Enthusiast Michelle Zimmerman Dies, 34
NJ Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, Fitness Enthusiast Michelle Zimmerman Dies, 34 Montgomery High School graduated Michelle Zimmerman died at home on Oct. 19. She was 34 years old. A Princeton native, Zimmerman was raised in Rocky Hill, CT and had been living in Milford since 2014, her obituary says.  She graduated high school in 2005 and went on to attend Syracuse University's Whitman School of Business. Zimmerman had been working as a product manager for health supplements with Healthy Directions, and previously as a marketing director for Planet Fitness and The Edge Fitness Clubs. An active member of her local CrossFit gym, Zimmerman was interested in fitness f…
PA Mom Training For Canceled NJ Marathon Keeps It Real On TikTok PA Mom Training For Canceled NJ Marathon Keeps It Real On TikTok
PA Mom Training For Canceled NJ Marathon Keeps It Real On TikTok Erin Azar isn't your average fitness influencer. Yes, the 37-year-old Pennsylvania mom documents her runs on TikTok as she trains for the New Jersey Marathon -- which has since been canceled. But no, she doesn't only show the glamorous parts of training. There's nothing really glamorous about Azar's runs at all -- that's the way she likes it. She says that's what makes her relatable. "Welcome to another installment of a slightly overweight person who drinks too much beer," says Azar of Kutztown -- who goes by Mrs. Space Cadet on TikTok. Her videos show her foggy glasses and her sweaty cr…
24 Hour Fitness Closing 7 New Jersey Gyms 24 Hour Fitness Closing 7 New Jersey Gyms
24 Hour Fitness Closing 7 New Jersey Gyms 24 Hour Fitness will be closing seven gyms across North Jersey amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company in a statement Monday said it filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing 130 locations across the U.S. Among them are ones in Jersey City, Hasbrouck Heights, Piscataway, Saddle Brook, Wayne, Whippany and Woodbrige. "Removing these financial and operational constraints allows us to focus entirely on transforming our business and the club experience for the better," the chain said.  "We will have the financial flexibility and resources to upgrade equipment and ex…
TONIGHT: New Jersey Athletes Compete On NBC's 'The Titan Games' TONIGHT: New Jersey Athletes Compete On NBC's 'The Titan Games'
Tonight: New Jersey Athletes Compete On NBC's 'The Titan Games' One is a firefighter. Another quit her corporate job to pursue a career in fitness. The third is a DJ with an incredible weight loss journey. All three are New Jersey residents and among 32 contestants on Season 2 of NBC's "The Titan Games," premiering Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m. The three competitors representing New Jersey are Courtney Roselle, a professional CrossFit athlete and Cedar Grove native currently living in Jersey City; Shantal Athill, an Orange firefighter and former Rutgers track team member (a four-year letter winner, too), and Kareem Brinson, a DJ and fitness coach from Howell…
Bergen County Fitness Trainer With 'Ugly Lifting Face' Suggests This At-Home Workout Bergen County Fitness Trainer With 'Ugly Lifting Face' Suggests This At-Home Workout
Bergen County Fitness Trainer With 'Ugly Lifting Face' Suggests This At-Home Workout With fitness classes cancelled and some members avoiding the gyms in fear of contracting COVID-19, a Teaneck personal trainer has written up a workout you can do at home. Miriam Levitansky, a NASM-certified personal trainer and weight-loss specialist -- who you may recognize for her "ugly lifting face" -- says all you'll need are a pair of dumbbells. No dumbbells? Try using water jugs or heavy shopping bags. **Ask your doctor before starting any new exercise plan. Any action you take upon the provided information is at your own risk.** Warmup:  30 seconds each: Jumping jacks, …
Film Starring Halle Berry Shooting In Newark Next Week Film Starring Halle Berry Shooting In Newark Next Week
Film Starring Halle Berry Shooting In Newark Next Week The movie "Bruised," the directorial debut of actress Halle Berry, is filming in Newark next week, city officials confirmed.  The movie stars Berry, 53, as a mixed-martial arts fighter who has to fight her way back to the top.  View this post on Instagram Happy #FitnessFriday, everyone! There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it. One of my goals for #BruisedTheMovie? Ripped Abs - and today? I finally got them, and it feels unbelievable! This #FitnessFriday, I encourage you guys to set your bar. What is your fitness goal? Set t…
New Milford Cafe Owner: 'Fill Your Own Cup First' New Milford Cafe Owner: 'Fill Your Own Cup First'
New Milford Cafe Owner: 'Fill Your Own Cup First' You’ve got to fill your own cup before you can fill someone else’s. That’s long been the guiding principle for Chirag Trivedi of New Milford, who gave the motto a literal meaning when he opened TimeOut cafe on River Edge Avenue last year. TimeOut is a place to do just that, said Trivedi, who leads by example. Trivedi moved to the U.S. after high school from Bombay, India, to study computer science at North Carolina State University. He worked at Baskin Robbins to fund his education but quickly ballooned up from 180 to 235 pounds with all the ice cream he was eating. He knew if he wanted…
WATCH: Blind, Autistic Teen Is 'True Inspiration' For Hackensack Gym Goers WATCH: Blind, Autistic Teen Is 'True Inspiration' For Hackensack Gym Goers
Watch: Blind, Autistic Teen Is 'True Inspiration' For Hackensack Gym Goers Bianca Angeli of Teaneck is blissfully unaware of how difficult she has it. The 19-year-old is blind, non-verbal and low-functioning on the autism spectrum.  Rarely without a smile, usually dancing and always working hard, Bianca's happy-go-lucky disposition has made her one of the most inspirational members of Retro Fitness in Hackensack. "Seeing what this girl is doing is humbling," said Bianca's trainer Esther Bock, who works with her twice a week with help from trainer Sophia Mirwis. "So many people have come up to me after seeing us work with her. They tell me about all the hard thi…
Fit Cops: Rockaway Dad, Fairview Police Chief Is His Own Toughest Critic Fit Cops: Rockaway Dad, Fairview Police Chief Is His Own Toughest Critic
Fit Cops: Rockaway Dad, Fairview Police Chief Is His Own Toughest Critic It's 5 a.m. at HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center and the flat-brimmed hat pulled over Martin Kahn's head is dark as the sky outside. "BEAST," the hat says. Because for the next two hours, that is what the Rockaway dad and Fairview police chief will become. With his duffel bag slung over one shoulder and AirPods in his ears, Kahn makes his way from the treadmill to the weights at the Maywood gym off Route 17. He slides his bag off his shoulder and turns up the volume on his phone. He picks up a pair of 100-pound dumbbells and locks eyes with his toughest critic in the room: himsel…
Bride, Groom Name North Jersey Gym After Secret To Staying Fit Bride, Groom Name North Jersey Gym After Secret To Staying Fit
Bride, Groom Name North Jersey Gym After Secret To Staying Fit A soon-to-be-married North Jersey couple is opening a brand new fitness center in West Milford. Justin Florio and Allison Barrett, who will tie the knot in February 2019, have opened Patience & Consistency (P&C) in the Newfoundland section of the township on Route 23. The studio, at the former home of Signs for Today, offers a wealth of exercise machines and stations along with personal training, group exercise and other classes. Florio and Barrett share a goal of instilling and creating healthy lifestyles for their clients -- comprised mostly of nearby residents. They have a comb…
Yelp Says These 10 Gyms Are Best In Bergen, Passaic Yelp Says These 10 Gyms Are Best In Bergen, Passaic
Yelp Says These 10 Gyms Are Best In Bergen, Passaic Eating season may be on its way but that doesn't mean getting in shape is out of the question. Below are the 10 highest-rated fitness centers in Bergen and Passaic counties. Take your pick from running, CrossFit, Bootcamp, Zumba and more. 10. Blink, Clifton: You can pay as low as $20 a month for basic gym equipment and 1-1 personal training, the website says. Pay $26 monthly and get access to more than 70 locations and unlimited guest passes 9.The Gym, Englewood: Group fitness, yoga, nutrition counseling and luxurious locker rooms. Monthly memberships start at $105 per month. Yelpers note …
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Who's North Jersey's 'Fittest Cop'? LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Who's North Jersey's 'Fittest Cop'?
Last Chance TO Vote: Who's North Jersey's 'Fittest Cop'? You've seen the bodybuilders and the marathoners, the cyclists, personal trainers, CrossFitters and military vets -- but of all the "Fit Cops" in Bergen and Passaic counties brought to you by Daily Voice this year, whom do you consider fittest of all? *** (Due to problems reported by iPhone users, best to vote on computers. Apologies for the inconvenience) *** Our first-ever "Fit Cops" competition highlights the 10 law enforcement officers whose stories received the most clicks in the series.  The winner will receive apparel from Fit & Blue and a banner to hang at he…
Englewood Firefighter Builds Smoking Hot Bodies In His New Gym Englewood Firefighter Builds Smoking Hot Bodies In His New Gym
Englewood Firefighter Builds Smoking Hot Bodies In His New Gym Tarrant Anderson of Englewood says fitness and firefighting go hand-in-hand. That's why he's doing both -- 50 yards away from each other. The Englewood firefighter and personal trainer last October opened his own gym The Fit Factory, LLC on S. Van Brunt Street, just down the block from the fire station.  The common thread between Anderson's two jobs is that no matter which one he's working, he gets to do what he loves: Help people. "There's not a day that I hate my life or my job," said Anderson, 30, in his converted warehouse. "I'm truly blessed to be able to help people i…
Fit Cops: Bergen County Officers Train Together Like Pro Athletes Fit Cops: Bergen County Officers Train Together Like Pro Athletes
Fit Cops: Bergen County Officers Train Together Like Pro Athletes Several times each week, a group of eight law enforcers converge on the track inside of the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn. It's well before the sun has risen and some are only a workout away from a shift. The common thread is that they're all here voluntarily -- ready to put in work. All of the officers participate in a program launched more than two decades ago at the Parisi Speed School. The Training For Warriors (TFW) incorporates sprints around the indoor track in between sets of various upper and lower body exercises -- heavy. The officers in the program are Wood-Ridge's Jeff Gei…
Fit Cops: Bergenfield Firefighter Stayed Alive When Music Died In Marathon Fit Cops: Bergenfield Firefighter Stayed Alive When Music Died In Marathon
Fit Cops: Bergenfield Firefighter Stayed Alive When Music Died In Marathon Jason Lanzilotti of the Cresskill Police Department was minutes into running the 2016 New York City Marathon when his headphones died. The plan was to let the music carry him through the 26.2-mile race. But he knows, things don't always go according to plan. "I had nothing to go on but myself," the detective sergeant and Bergenfield firefighter said. It was Lanzilotti's second marathon -- the first time he would be running alone. He remembered the advice his uncle gave him when he ran his first with his brother-in-law in 2011: Focus, focus, focus. With nothing but the voice in …
Fit Cops: 100 Pounds Lighter, Bergenfield Officer Adjusts To New Life Fit Cops: 100 Pounds Lighter, Bergenfield Officer Adjusts To New Life
Fit Cops: 100 Pounds Lighter, Bergenfield Officer Adjusts To New Life Bergenfield Police Officer Ahmed Alagha isn't quite ready to believe what he sees in the mirror. Muscles. Curves. Fortitude. His mind still registers something else.  Weakness. Rolls. The fat guy. Alagha of North Haledon is down 100 pounds -- quite the accomplishment for someone who just three years ago got winded tying his shoes. Maintaining his weight doesn't take nearly as much work as it did to take it off. The hardest part now for Alagha is adjusting to his new self. "It screws with my mind," said Alagha, 34.  "I still see the fat person I was for the majority of m…
Fit Cops: Wood-Ridge Patrolman Works Midnight Shifts To Coach HS Wrestling Fit Cops: Wood-Ridge Patrolman Works Midnight Shifts To Coach HS Wrestling
Fit Cops: Wood-Ridge Patrolman Works Midnight Shifts To Coach HS Wrestling Sacrificing sleep and a social life for four months of the year doesn't bother Wood-Ridge Police Officer Timothy Janz. Wrestling is his passion and he'd give up just about anything to help others looking to follow a similar path. The officer opts for midnight shifts from November through March so he can continue as the assistant wrestling coach at Wood-Ridge High School. "I love the sport and being able to coach and represent the town I grew up in and team I once wrestled for is very gratifying," said Janz, 30. "Plus, the kids love knowing that I have more than 20 years exp…
College Dropout Worked At Paramus ShopRite Before Becoming Model College Dropout Worked At Paramus ShopRite Before Becoming Model
College Dropout Worked At Paramus ShopRite Before Becoming Model Adam Dubanowtiz catches a glimpse of his abs through the cut of his tank top in the mirror at his Hackensack gym and pauses. He paces toward himself admiring what he sees, but never for a second does he forget where he came from. Two years ago, the 27-year-old model lacked the confidence to even step foot in a gym and instead resorted to push-ups and pull-ups at home. Things have certainly come full circle for Dubanowtiz, who took second place in his class and fifth overall at an elite body building competition in April. He is currently prepping for another show this spring, but says ther…
Hackensack Mom Saved By Makeup: 'Don't Wait To Make Yourself Happy' Hackensack Mom Saved By Makeup: 'Don't Wait To Make Yourself Happy'
Hackensack Mom Saved By Makeup: 'Don't Wait To Make Yourself Happy' Britney Roth sat in the middle seat of a flight from Puerto Rico to New Jersey in 2016 when she caught a glimpse of her 3-year-old son's reflection in the window on the tarmac. That's when she knew, they were never going back to the island. She had been depressed for years and knew that if she wanted a future for her son, she'd have to get out. "I didn't see myself progressing where I was. I had a little boy, I couldn't just stay there," said Roth, 27. "I had to get ahead for my son." Roth had moved to Puerto Rico with her family from Bergen County when she was 11, an…
Fit Cops: Ridgefield Police Officer Chases Versatility Fit Cops: Ridgefield Police Officer Chases Versatility
Fit Cops: Ridgefield Police Officer Chases Versatility Kevin Nebbia of Cliffside Park isn’t going for aesthetics. He’s not going for strength, victory or glory. The Ridgefield police officer is going for function. “If I have to get out of the car and chase someone or help another officer, it doesn’t matter that I can put up 400 pounds,” he said. “I have to be in the best shape I can be in.” It’s more difficult for Nebbia to spend a day on the couch than to get up and move. As a child growing up in Ridgefield, he looked forward to recess period to play stickball or kickball. He joined the baseball, basketball and football teams and as he got…
Fit Cops: Bergen County SWAT Member Keeps Composure In Boxing Ring Fit Cops: Bergen County SWAT Member Keeps Composure In Boxing Ring
Fit Cops: Bergen County SWAT Member Keeps Composure In Boxing Ring Victor Urgiles had just gotten home from police training last May when the call came in. A New York City murder suspect had barricaded himself in a Hackensack home. Urgiles, a Bergen County Regional SWAT Team member, knew anything could happen at the scene.  But he wasn't afraid. Moments like this is what Urgiles trains for. "Always stay ready so you don't have to get ready," said Urgiles, also a Wallington police officer. That's the mentality he adopted as a boxer at Hackensack's Savage Boxing & Fitness, and says work in the ring helps prepare him for his job in law enfor…
Fit Cops: K9 Officer Gains Mental Fortitude At Paramus CrossFit Gym Fit Cops: K9 Officer Gains Mental Fortitude At Paramus CrossFit Gym
Fit Cops: K9 Officer Gains Mental Fortitude At Paramus CrossFit Gym PARAMUS, N.J. -- Watching Cindy Garcia at Guerrilla Fitness in Paramus, it's hard to believe there was ever a time she wasn't a CrossFit athlete. Handstand push-ups? No problem. Pistol squats? They're her strong suit. The sport came naturally to Garcia. She is unstoppable. But despite her hesitance to try it a year ago, Garcia says CrossFit is one of the best things she's ever done for her career as an NJ Transit K9 officer. "You never know what your day is going to entail -- could be easy patrolling, or something major," said Garcia, 42, after Thursday evening's rigorous workou…
Fit Cops: Paramus Deputy Chief Hooked On Racing For Remedies Fit Cops: Paramus Deputy Chief Hooked On Racing For Remedies
Fit Cops: Paramus Deputy Chief Hooked On Racing For Remedies PARAMUS, N.J. -- Standing at the starting line of his very first obstacle course in 2014, everything seems to be moving in slow motion for Paramus Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti. The starting horn blows. Water comes shooting out of hoses in every which direction. The dirt underneath Guidetti's shoes turns to mud and suddenly, he's sinking. There was only one way out: Run. And he did, for just over three miles -- with those who can for those who cannot. That Muck Run four years ago at the Turtleback Zoo in West Orange honored those fighting or who have succumbed to multiple sclerosis. Four …