November Newsletter

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SAY GOODBYE TO 2020!  Announcing the 9th Annual New Year, New You Body Transformation Challenge! 

The New Year is a time to reflect on how far we have come and where we are going.  Many of us are ready to say goodbye to the past year and look forward to better things in 2021!  Let us help!

Our Next Body Transformation program, NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, kicks off on January 18th! 

We have made several modifications to our next challenge to make sure that we can accommodate members safely.  The good news is that you can still support your health, increase your immunity and stay safe with us! In addition to our in-person options we will be including a virtual option for the NYNY challenge this year.

Here’s how it works…

You can complete in teams OR individually.  Awards will be given for both the team and the individual with the biggest change in body fat percentage.  The normal payout of $4,000 per team will be adjusted accordingly based on the number of participants.

Our Virtual Informational Seminar – Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00pm

We’ll kick off the challenge with an informational seminar on January 12th at 7:00 via ZOOM. Here you’ll learn more about workout recommendations and other details that will help you get the best results during the competition. Topics will include what you need to know about nutrition to get the most effective results, what foods to eat to lose fat, the best types of exercise for fat loss, why people fail and what you can do to make sure you succeed.

Official New Year, New You program start date is Monday, January 18th!

If you are interested in hearing more please let us know by calling the gym at 732.872.6595 or visit our website to request more information. Do not wait! The number of individuals and teams that can be accepted into the program is limited! Register today. 

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Winners Announced in Eastpointe’s Fall Body Transformation Challenge!

Photo Credit: Flickr/Brad.K

On September 21st, 7 participants began a tough transition back to compete in our Body Transformation Challenge!  The focus on this challenge was not only to lose fat, but to get stronger and gain muscle! These participants worked hard for 6 weeks, making lifestyle changes including food tracking and planned exercise sessions to compete for a combination of cash, gym credits and Eastpointe clothing.  The 3 areas that were considered in the awards were skeletal muscle mass added, lbs. of body fat lost and largest percentage change in Body Fat percentage.

Congratulations to our winners!

  • Winners for Males
    • 1st Place Neal Taber
    • 2nd Place Dan Kole 
  • Winner for Females
    • Sherry Lombardi

Interested in the next challenge? Click here for information on the New Year, New You Body Transformation Challenge which starts January 18th, 2021. 



Extended Time to Get into Those Jeans!

The Jeans Challenge is a unique version of our challenges which focuses on positive reinforcement and behavioral improvements to determine success rather than the scale weight. 

Our current group of Jeans Challenge Ladies are still hard at work and voted to extend the program for an additional 2 weeks!  Our ladies have been logging their workouts and tracking their food intake.  Our accountability meetings have been conducted in small groups as well as virtually for those that want to stay distanced.   Participants are required to try on their jeans by November 15th and they are looking forward to great results!

The women will attend a personal shopping event specifically for our Jean’s Challenge winners at Lucky Brand in the Grove on November 22nd and will sport their “new” size jeans for the upcoming holiday!

Are YOU up for the Challenge?!!

Our Next Shore Results program – The New Year New You Body Transformation Contest – Starts on January 18th! 

Sign up here to receive updates on our next challenge.



Group Fitness Update 


As we move into the cooler weather, we have begun our transition to indoor classes.  Our schedule has been updated (click here for new November schedule) to allow for a smooth transition and the sharing of the new larger 1200 sq. ft Group Fitness Annex (next to the post office.)

Our new Group Fitness Annex has plenty of space, a new sound system, high ceilings and a brand-new oversized HVAC unit that provides for optimal air turnover and excellent ventilation.  Sign-ups are currently not required for any indoor classes as we are not experiencing capacity issues.  Classes are conducted on a first come first serve basis.  We will continue to monitor this in conjunction with state requirements and member attendance.

“Opt In” for Group Fitness Updates Via Email:

Cancellations and important group fitness updates continue to be posted on our Facebook page as well as in the fitness center.  To enhance the communication with our group fitness clients you can now choose to “opt in” for Group Fitness emails.  These emails will be sent ONLY for cancellations and important changes to class times etc.  Unfortunately, decisions on the location of the class (inside vs. outside) are often made just prior to the class time so we are unable to provide advance notice on this and/or last-minute instructor substitutions.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up for Group Class Email Notifications.

Hope to see you in class!



Gym Re-opening Video

If you haven’t watched our gym re-opening video, click the image above to watch it.


We are back to Full Childcare Hours!

Childcare is available
Every Day!
8am – 12pm

PLUS Tuesday/Wed/Thursday Evenings 4pm-7pm


Eastpointe Integrated Healthcare is open and takes your health and safety very seriously

Eastpointe Integrated Healthcare is up and running during regular business hours; Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm. Services include chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture and massages.

At Eastpointe Integrated Healthcare, we take the health and safety of you and your loved ones very seriously. We have invested in, and have been using, a product called Viking Pure Solutions to thoroughly sanitize our entire facility. You can see our staff in-action using the product by visiting our Instagram page (@Eastpointe_Healthcare). For more information on our sanitizing product, please visit the Viking Pure website at

We look forward to seeing you!


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Please give us a call if you have any questions about our healthcare services or have insurance-related questions: 7328726595.






Two Ways YOU can help!

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours & Special Classes


Wednesday, Nov 25th

No Evening Childcare (4-7pm) available


Thursday, Nov 26th (Thanksgiving Day)

Main Gym

  • 7am – 11am
  • No Regular Classes or Childcare

Special Events:

  • 7:30–8:00 Core & More – Belly Buster w/Melissa Fariello
  • 8:15–9:00 Pre-Gamming: Spin w/Melissa Fariello
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Core Focused Yoga w/Allison L.


Shore Results

  • No Regular Sessions or Workouts

Special events:

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Turkey-Buster Metabolic Class

        *Registration Required*


Eastpointe Integrated Healthcare

  • Closed for Thanksgiving Day, but open regular hours on Wednesday and Friday.


Friday, Nov 27th (Black Friday)

  • Regular Hours 5am – 8pm
  • Modified Class Schedule & Regular Childcare
  • Canceled! 6am Total Body Strength and 7:30am Body Sculpt
  • Remaining classes are on!






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Preventive Role of Exercise in the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Outbreak

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are at increased risk for more severe COVID-19 outcomes. A UK study linked obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity with COVID-19 hospitalization. An article published in Frontiers in Physiology outlined evidence supporting physical activity and exercise as a strategy for improving health and minimizing the effects of COVID-19. 

The authors outline evidence in support of three key ways in which physical activity may be protective against infection:

  1. Exercise that increases energy expenditure can be an effective weight-loss strategy. One study shows that exercising for 60 minutes more than four days per week can result in a loss of about ½ pound per week. 
  2. Cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to lower visceral adipose tissue (or deposits of fat tissue around internal organs), and lower fitness levels can increase cardiovascular disease risk.
  3. Inactivity is associated with impaired metabolic health, including insulin resistance, increased visceral adiposity, and decreased muscle mass. The authors note that, according to exercise guidelines, 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise can lower metabolic syndrome prevalence. 

Additionally, they note that exercise is inversely associated with inflammation, which is important given that an intense inflammatory response characterizes COVID-19. Studies have shown certain inflammatory markers typically overproduced when the immune system is fighting an infection tend to be lower in people who exercise regularly. 

The study concludes that 150 minutes of moderate activity is a good initial target, consisting of a foundation of aerobic and moderate-intensity continuous training with appropriate amounts and types of resistance and high-intensity interval training mixed in. 

According to the authors, “above all, exercise provides multiple benefits to boost individual’s health, which may also be beneficial to potentially reduce the risk of infections; this is currently relevant, considering the situation of COVID-19 pandemic which is still ongoing with the absence of a vaccine.”

Wang M, Baker JS, Quan W, Shen S, Fekete G, Gu Y. A Preventive Role of Exercise Across the Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic. Front Physiol. 2020;11:572718. Published 2020 Sep 8.


Health & Safety Related Reminders

  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well
  • Always wear a face covering
  • Keep a safe distance from others when possible
  • Be diligent about washing/sanitizing your hands
  • Clean your equipment before and after use
  • Be respectful of others


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