Planning to overindulge this Thanksgiving? We are, too. How can we deprive ourselves of that turkey dinner with all the trimmings? But what happens after dinner, when we’ve all sworn to never eat anything ever again? Thoughts quickly turn to the exercise required to work off this glorious evening. An idea we categorize as a “New Year’s Resolution.” But why wait to “Burn the Bird”?
As it turns out, there’s no need to wait until the new year to jump start your healthier lifestyle. You can kick start your metabolism by taking advantage of Black Friday workouts and fitness deals throughout the state. You’ll definitely burn more calories with these fat-burning, invigorating workout sessions than by sprinting through the mall on Black Friday morning (and probably feel less buyer’s remorse, too.)
2nd Annual Burn the Bird Day
Where: Precision Sports Performance, 50 Williams Parkway, East Hanover
When: Friday, November 24 at 8:30 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am (55 minute sessions)
Cost: $25/class (portion donated to the Diva for a Day Foundation)
Details: Get your post-Thanksgiving body back on track with this energizing deal from PSP. For only $25, this strength training facility offers three Black Friday workout options, all taught by licensed coaches. The PSP Power workout at both 8:30 am and 11:00 am encompasses weight training, core activation and conditioning. The 9:45 am PSP Peak workout features dance-inspired movements set to music. Additional perks include a PSP-branded shirt for all participants, plus other discounts on services.
More info: Visit http://precisionsportsperformance.com or call 973-585-6008 to reserve a spot.
Free 2 Week Trial at Mission Fitness
Where: Mission Fitness, 70 Okner Parkway, Livingston
When: Friday, November 24
Cost: Free 2-week trial, plus 10% off first month
Details: Black Friday is the perfect time to kickoff your workout routine at Mission Fitness with a free 2-week trial membership. All ages and abilities can try Mission’s CrossFit training or HIIT (high intensity interval training) program, but there are also teen and youth athletics programs. In addition, get 10% off your first month of membership. The Black Friday offer expires on December 31, 2017.
More info: Visit http://mission-fitness.com/ or call 973-943-0677.
Black Friday Blitz at Reach Your Potential
Where: Reach Your Potential Training, 1540 West Park Avenue, Suite 4, Tinton Falls
When: Friday, November 24 at 10:00 am
Cost: $10 for Black Friday Bootcamp class with a free 2-week trial for participants
Details: For only $10, you can start working off those Thanksgiving calories at RYPT’s one-hour Black Friday Blitz Bootcamp class, which focuses on HIIT training. Those who participate are eligible for a free 2-week trial to the center’s Adult RYPT program, open to beginner and active adults looking to get in shape. RYPT also offers workout programs for children, teens and college students.
More info: Visit http://www.igotrypt.com/ or call 732-800-2614.
Black Friday Fun Day for Kids at My Gym
Where: My Gym, 1330 Springfield Avenue, New Providence
When: Friday, November 24 from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: See website for member and non-member prices
Details: The little ones may not need to burn calories, but they’ll certainly have some post-Thanksgiving energy to burn. At select My Gym locations on Black Friday, you can drop your 3-9 year old off for an afternoon of exercise, gymnastics, games, crafts and snacks. For parents planning to exercise during one of our morning recommendations, this afternoon session for kids is a great time to sneak in some shopping.
More info: Visit https://www.mygym.com/westfield/camp or call 908-317-0888.
If you prefer to exercise oudoors, you can also get the whole family up and moving on Black Friday by participating in a local 5K or race for a good cause. Some of the ones taking place on November 24 include the Friends of Colin Turkey Trot in Cranford, the Born to Run 5 Miler in Freehold, the Jolly Holly 5K and 1 Mile Run in Millville and the Turkey Trot to Benefit the Diller Bind Home in Avalon.