Featured Business

Goddard School

July 28, 2014, Sparta, NJ — The featured business in our Sparta office this week is the Goddard School, a nurturing environment for early childhood development.

The unique approach employed by the Goddard School will nurture your child into a joyful,l confident learner who is successful in school and in life. This approach is based on widely accepted childhood development and brain-based learning research that clearly indicates the deepest, most genuine learning occurs for children through play and fun activities.

The Goddard School fosters the cognitive and social development of each child through fun activities that are lovingly guided by highly trained teachers.

The Goddard School offers:

  • F.L.EX.®ible curriculum that is child-inspired and teacher led (F.L.EX.® stands for Fun Learning Experience)
  • Child-focused lesson plans
  • Child-centered learning and teachable moments
  • Daily activity reports

The staff integrates enrichment programs into each day to foster your child's self-esteem and set the foundation for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle.

The Goddard School attracts and retains talented, accredited teachers. Goddard teachers receive ongoing professional development and accredited training through Goddard Systems University (GSU).

Goddard Developmental Guidelines form the basis of unique lesson plans brought to life for your child in fun and imaginative ways. The F.L.EX.® Learning Program focuses on developing seven individual learning domains:

  • Personal and Social Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Social Studies
  • Creative Expression
  • Physical Development

The AdvancED and Middle States accredited program is based on the simple fact that your child has a special and individual learning style. Goddard's professional teachers understand this, and they support the nurturing and learning your child wants and needs for success.

For more information or to book a tour of the Goddard School in Sparta, visit their website. You may also like the Goddard School on Facebook.

Fitness Empire

July 14, Blairstown, NJ — Our Blairstown office's Featured Business this week is Fitness Empire, a fitness and health facility that recently expanded and is now open at its new location at 143 Route 94 in Blairstown.

Fitness Empire offers top of the line Cybex and Hammer Strength equipment, as well as an extensive free weight inventory including dumbbells from 1 to 125 pounds. They have a full complement of Precor, Life Fitness, Star Trac, and Cybex cardio equipment and offer both DirecTV and satellite radio for your entertainment. Also available are Cardio ARC trainer, stepper, treadmills, and recumbent bikes. Enjoy brand new men's and women's locker rooms with showers. For your convenience, affordable child care by appointment is also offered for your children ages 3 months to 10 years. Gym memberships – both month to month and discounted annual memberships – are available with convenient electronic billing.

Fitness Empire is owned and operated by fitness industry professionals Christian and Jenny Fiume. Christian is an ACE Certified Trainer who has been guiding clients to their weight loss, fitness, and athletic goals for eight years. He has also worked as a golf professional and is well versed in all sports techniques and mechanics. Jenny is a NESTA certified personal trainer and NPC Figure Competitor. She has consistently achieved top five placement in local events. She has been guided by some of the most well known names in the pro-bodybuilding and fitness world. Christian and Jenny both lead by example; they understand that fitness is a total lifestyle, and they are passionate about staying physically fit and helping others develop a love of healthy living as well.

Need guidance getting to your fitness goals, or just want to shake up your current routine? Working with a personal trainer is proven to help clients see greater results and stay motivated. Fitness Empire offers private and semi-private personal training with their certified trainers. Single sessions, training packages, and non-member training are available.

Another service offered at Fitness Empire is massage therapy. A massage is a great way to prevent injury, treat chronic pain and many other conditions, or relax your stress away. This service is open to anyone, but gym members receive a discounted price!

Ask about Fitness Empire's yoga and zumba classes!

Fitness Empire is open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 9 PM, Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM. Contact them at (908) 362-8190. Visit their website, or like them on Facebook. They look forward to serving all of your fitness needs!