First Ever Fitness Expo

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater will be hosting its first Community Fitness Expo and Novice Bodybuilding Competition on Sunday, September 22. The event will take place at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The doors will open at 8:30 AM, and events begin at 9:00 AM. The community is invited to participate in a day of fitness and health related activities. The Fitness Expo is open to all in the community. All proceeds from the event will benefit JCC Special Needs programs for children and adults.

Competitions are scheduled from 9:00-1100 AM, including Men’s and Women’s Physique competition, Men’s Bodybuilding competition, spin-a-thon, swim-a-thon, dance-a-thon, strong man/woman contests, and obstacle courses for both adults and kids.  Health screenings, chair massages and fitness vendors are scheduled from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. In addition, participants will have the option to attend health centered lectures that will touch on nutrition, sport injuries and muscle building. Pre-registration is required for all competitions. The registration deadline to compete is August 30, 2019. Register online at

According to Joy McIntyre, JCC Fitness Director, “We are very excited about bringing this event to our local community, which will offer competitors the opportunity to showcase their talents. We hope that our Fitness Expo inspires the community to learn more about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and not to let any limitation hold an individual back from attaining their goals.”

The keynote speaker will be Nick Scott, Founder and CEO President of Wheelchair Bodybuilding IFFB & NPC, who will speak at 12 Noon. Mr. Scott is a professional speaker, author, professional bodybuilder, wheelchair ballroom dancer, and personal trainer. He will speak on how he turned his personal tragedy into motivation, and how he didn’t let a wheelchair stop him from achieving both his fitness and life goals. Additional lectures will be given by Kara Kilian M.S., a coach, mentor, and master of physiology, and by Dr. Ken Kearstan with Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine LLC, a clinic that strives to reduce pain, restore function, and improve one’s quality of life after injury.  Bodybuilding competitors will be judged in a show at 1:00 PM, which is open to all competitors and spectators who have registered. At the culmination of the event, attendees and competitors are invited to attend a Barbeque and Beer Reception.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase. General admission for the event is $40/Person, and admission for JCC members is $35/Person. Children ages 12 and under are free to attend and participate in kid-friendly events.  All event details are posted on the Fitness Expo webpage: For further information, contact Joy McIntyre at 908-443-9025;