The New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign continues through the month of December, with community health programs, open gym basketball and free yoga on Sundays.
Basketball players of all skill levels are invited to play indoor Open Gym Basketball from 6-8 p.m. Mondays in December at McKinley Community School, 15 Van Dyke Avenue, hosted by Hub City Open Run. Please note that this event will not take place on Monday, December 25, due to the Christmas holiday.
On Saturday mornings in December, lace up your sneakers and join the Local Stride Community Group Run for a walk/run at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 78 Bayard Street. All are welcome to participate in this non-competitive event – just wear comfortable shoes!
Don’t care for running? Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center at noon Sundays for free yoga classes that are open to all.
Special events for this month include “Stress Management Meditation & Guided Imagery,” scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 13 at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center.
All families and caregivers are encouraged to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day at 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, a community-building event that is recognized at every public school in the district. Families are encouraged to walk to school together to meet and greet other families and educators at their child’s school. This event is hosted by the New Brunswick Fatherhood Council.
“Turn it Up Tuesday” will return at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 19 for free fitness classes, health information and a cooking demo at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center.
“Boxing for Balance” will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 27 at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center and will discuss the ways boxing us used as a form of therapy for those with movement and balance disorders as well as Parkinson’s disease.
Free parking will be available at the New Brunswick Wellness Plaza parking deck during all events at the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Wellness Center.
For more information on the New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, visit http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/health/mayorswellness.