Street Closures, Fitness In Park

Beatrice J. Doty

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair will be temporarily closing South Park and Church streets to traffic on the weekends to help businesses beat the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Thursday.

The township will also be creating a space for local fitness studios to offer socially-distanced exercise sessions at Crane Park (see more details below).

The effort is the result of a partnership between the township and the Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID).

A pilot program to close South Park and Church streets will kick off Friday and continue through September, according to a joint statement from the town and the BID:

The BID assumed all costs for the first weekend of street closures, and the township will cover street closure costs through Sept. 27.

The BID and the township are also examining other sections of downtown to possibly present more street closures and parklet spaces to create additional pedestrian space and

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The 5 best workouts for women over 50, according to fitness pros

Beatrice J. Doty

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You can do it! (Photo: Getty)
You can do it! (Photo: Getty)

Being in your 50s is not like it used to be—just look at super-fit celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston. These women didn’t get fit by phoning it in with their exercise routines.

Experts stress that it’s crucial for all women, including those over 50, to exercise regularly. “It should not be understated that all women over 50 most definitely need to exercise,” Dr. Beth Froese, a sports medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, tells Yahoo Life. “Major body changes are happening as a woman ventures into menopause and beyond.”

But, while turning a certain age doesn’t mean you have to dramatically alter your workout

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20 fitness deals for building your home gym that aren’t sold out

Beatrice J. Doty
20 fitness deals for building your home gym that aren't sold out
20 fitness deals for building your home gym that aren’t sold out

If you’ve been attempting to build out your home gym over the past few months, you’re likely familiar with this term: “Temporarily out of stock.”

If you’re sick and tired of failing to find workout gear that’s actually available and being price-gouged by Craigslist ads, here are some options we found. All available. All on sale.

Cardio equipment for breaking a sweat

Vortex VX3 Fluid Assist® AR Water Rower

Whether you’re a former Orangetheory addict or simply looking for a cardio machine that won’t take up half your space, this commercial-quality rower has your name all over it. You’ll get an awesome, low-impact workout every time, and all you have to do is press a button to take the resistance up a notch or five. The best part? You can typically take it home for a casual $3195,

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How spas will look when they reopen after lockdown

Beatrice J. Doty
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Getty Images/iStockphoto

After months of lockdown spent juggling working from home with parenting, health concerns and financial woes, many of us have been left feeling anxious, fatigued and highly strung.

If there was ever a time for self-care it is now. The ultimate spa experience is something many of us are desperate to indulge in, with our sunlight-starved skin and poor posture longing to be pacified by the hands of a professional while surrounded by lavender scented spritzes and soft music.

Just like hairdressers and beauty salons, all spas have been closed since Boris Johnson imposed a nationwide lockdown on 23 March. Now, the government has announced that spas will be allowed to open as early as next week, with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announcing on Thursday that beauty salons can resume business as of 13 July.

The date for the grand reopening of personal care establishments was subject

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