NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A ribbon cutting ceremony signaled the official opening of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Fitness & Wellness Center at Wellness Plaza on Friday, February 15.
The Hon. James M. Cahill, Mayor of the City of New Brunswick; Ronald Rios, Deputy Director of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System President and CEO Stephen K. Jones; and Christopher J. Paladino, President of the New Brunswick Development Corporation were on hand to officially introduce the center.
The RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center is part of Wellness Plaza, an ambitious $110 million, 600,000 square-foot mixed-use lifestyle center that further establishes New Brunswick as a truly vibrant livable and walkable city. The 60,000 square-foot Center offers the community both a state-of-the-art workout facility and a comprehensive range of health and wellness educational programs to improve and maintain the health of center members and city residents. The Fitness and Wellness Center features a Junior Olympic-size lap pool, where New Brunswick elementary school students will have the opportunity to learn to swim as part of their physical education program, a therapy pool and a therapeutic spa area. It also houses RWJ’s outpatient physical therapy services. In addition, Wellness Plaza is home to The Fresh Grocer, the first full-service supermarket to open in New Brunswick and the only major supermarket to open in any urban area in more than a generation. The 50,000 square-foot Fresh Grocer’s presence gives New Brunswick residents and visitors access to quality, nutritious, affordable food in a convenient downtown location.