Peanut Butter & Jelly Collection

Body Edge is collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to the local food banks.  This project has been orchestrated by the Old Bridge Preservation Society.  We are proud to help a local organization with this very thoughtful project.  As many of you know, we have a large group of homeless along with a tremendous amount of underprivileged children and adults in our South Brunswick area. Please help us, help them, by dropping off peanut butter and/or jelly to the gym by Friday, June 30th at 3pm.

Pilates starting in June!!!

Joseph Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” This philosophy shines through with each movement you learn and with each step towards better health you take.

Practiced correctly , Pilates will strengthen your core muscles ( deep abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles ) and your deep back muscles, helping you achieve relief for your back pain.

Pilates also teaches awareness of neutral alignment of the spine; alignment that is neither perfectly flat nor overly arched; strengthening the deep muscles that support the alignment are important to prevent and alleviate back pain.

The best part of your Pilates experience may be the individualized attention you receive making sure you understand each exercise and each movement for a completely transforming workout. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, comfortable, affordable and friendly workout environment.

If you are looking to transform your body and renew your spirit try our Pilates class with Paula.

June:   Mondays and/or Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm

July:    Monday 11:45am, Wednesday 1pm

 A note from Paula Micale, your Pilates instructor…

I was born in Bedford, Maine, moved New Jersey at an early age and then to Shallotte, North Carolina in 2011. I am married with two children and two grandchildren.  I became interested in Pilate fitness while an owner/operator of a fitness center in Freehold, NJ. In 2002 I obtained my Personal Pilates Fitness Trainer Certification from the Joseph H. Pilates institute in Waco, Texas, where I learned to teach and understand the techniques of Pilates fitness training.  I introduced Pilates fitness training at my fitness center and taught from 2002 to 2008.  In 2013 after leaving NJ and moving to NC I again became interested in Pilates fitness training. I took a refresher/recertification course in Wilmington, NC.

Since 2013, I have been teaching Pilates at the community center in the Rivers Edge Golf and Plantation where I am a resident.  I have enjoyed teaching Pilates for many years and have seen the benefits in my students as they obtain core strength, flexibility, balance, and general good health.  In my classes the environment is warm and welcoming.  We work hard as a team but share some laughs along the way. I am enthusiastic about helping my students build body awareness and improving their quality of life.  By observing a student’s posture and breathing I can evaluate their progress.  The love of Pilates makes people feel better and move with ease and confidence.

Follow your Breath!!

Paula Micale

Vacationers are Welcome

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The weather gets warm, school gets out and people head to the beach!
Just because you’re on vacation does not mean you can skip your workouts. If you are anything like me, vacation means you eat some of the yummy foods you normally avoid and the adult beverages increase. Yes?

Well here is the good news… Body Edge Fitness offers day passes for $12 or week passes for $30.

Are classes more your speed? (You don’t have to think, the instructor tells you what to do in a fun group environment.) Come try Tabata, Yoga, Strength, Core Challenge, Body Fit, Spin, Edge, Zumba or Silver Sneakers for $10 per class.

Personal Training is also available by appointment to focus on your specific needs for $35 per session.

The staff at Body Edge looks forward to seeing you this summer.
If you and and your family come visit us every summer, I can’t wait to see you walk trough the door again on Monday morning!!!  (psst, I’m the pregnant one)  =)

Safe Travels,
Cindy Black
Owner/Personal Trainer

Another great year!

Cindy, it is with pleasure that we have had a another great year at Body Edge in Ocean Isle.  We have enjoyed your facility.

However, more than your facility it has been the staff that keep us coming back. Jerry and Kathy, at the front desk, are always welcoming.  Teri and Jackie are outstanding instructors, who give there all but also have very welcoming personalities. Of course who could not look at your smile and greeting every morning.  You can be very proud of who you have working for you!

We look forward to returning next year (longer season) as I am already looking forward to working with Teri next year.

Richard (and Karen) Kime


Remember gang, your first class is always free at Body Edge.

If there is something you have been wanting to try… now is the time!!!

As we say, it’s always Happy Hour at Body Edge Fitness.

Fitness as easy as 1…2…3…


Awesome New Class

Hey gang, we have added an awesome new class to our schedule…Core Challenge!

This 45 minute class is designed to improve core strength, flexibility, stability and balance using a variety of equipment including your own body weight.

Class will be taught by our very own Teri Daly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am during the month of June.

Plank Challenge Winners

What an amazing group of athletes we have at Body Edge Fitness! The plank contest was a huge success. Congrats to everyone who participated and improved their time over the month.  But I must say Ray Zetts (81 years old), you are our hero! Ray held the plank on his forearms and toes for 13 minutes and 23 seconds…wow!  Stay tuned for results from our October “Push-ups for Pec” contest to support Breast Cancer Awareness.


PRO TIP: The Truth About Vitamin Waters

vitamin-waterWalking down the beverage aisle of a supermarket, one is dumbstruck by the sheer number of options available. A growing category, with dazzling colors that scream “buy me”, is vitamin waters.

Vitamin Water XXX is a classic example of unsubstantiated health marketing. Named for its “triple antioxidants” formula of acai, blueberry, and pomegranate flavors, the triple X logo has additional, naughty, connotations: the kind of xxx you can consume in front of your mother, according to the brand’s manufacturer.

With the help of this marketing drivel, the manufacturer, a Coca Cola subsidiary, is making billions of dollars a year. Unfortunately, the nutrition facts panel and the ingredient list is full of deceit.

This is what an honest ingredient list would read:

water, sugar, colors, needless vitamins & minerals.

Here is the ingredient list on the package:

reverse osmosis water, cane sugar, less than 0.5% of: citric acid, magnesium lactate and calcium lactate and potassium phosphate (electrolyte sources), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), fruit and vegetable juice (color), natural flavors, stevia leaf extract, vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate), beta-carotene, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), manganese citrate, gum acacia.

The ingredients listed are named to get you excited about how chic this product is.

For example, it’s not just any water being provided – you are getting reverse osmosis water, whatever that means. Probably better than regular water, right?

Next up – the sugar. Not just any sugar – it’s cane sugar. Sugar comes from beets or sugar cane. Someone must have decided that cane sugar sounds more sophisticated or healthy. Baloney.

A single serve bottle of this beverage has 8 teaspoons of needless, harmful sugar. Actually, the sugar actually does have a role to play in this beverage – to mask the very bitter taste of the vitamins added. However, 120 calories is a high price to pay when you can get non-bitter water out of the tap for zero calories and zero dollars.

Onwards, down the ingredient list, electrolyte sources also sounds cool. Admit it. However, did you know that a banana is also an electrolyte source?

The vitamins added will likely be mal-absorbed (read: you will urinate them). Their bio-availability is much lower than if consumed as part of whole foods.

Lastly, rest assured that a laboratory has perfected the right combination of natural chemicals to excite your olfactory and taste receptacles. It’s probably not the fruit and vegetable juice, which makes a guest appearance here, with less than 0.5% of the content.

Bottom Line
Marketing hype will not make vitamin waters a healthy hydration choice. Ever.

Supermarket Tip
Get your antioxidants from real fruit, not sugar water. Skip the supermarket beverage aisle and stick with tap water. With the money saved you’ll be able to afford all the tasty, healthy fruits you desire.
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Are you sweating this summer???

BANa-ProductBANa was developed by Dr. Benjamin Yoo, who practices in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The product is modeled after a saline IV and is designed to simplify the process of overcoming dehydration, heat exhaustion and cramping – but can also be used to help prevent them!

BANa is manufactured without all of the sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring/flavoring and calories you’ll find in other sports/rehydration beverages AND its all natural, as we use Sea Salt, Stevia, and natural cherry juice. BANa has 0 sugar, 0 calories, and 1 carb – It is healthy!

Obviously, the maximum benefit is when severe dehydration occurs.  But 1-2 bottles will keep most athletes/outdoor laborers hydrated all day.  1-2 bottles will also serve as a healthy and effective cure to the common hangover.  Also, a bottle before bed will help with those pesky night cramps many people get.

What is Dehydration?

The science behind it is simple – the body does not have enough of the necessary fluids to adequately function. Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluids than you take in. The treatment for dehydration is to replenish fluid loss.

Illustration of how sodium helps the kidneys absorb water
While there are many different ways for your body to absorb H20, the Kidneys are the most efficient way. The Kidneys actively transport H20 to the rest of your body.

Sodium Fuels Rehydration

Sodium is the key electrolyte used to help the body retain fluids. This is the basis of a Normal Saline IV fluid given in the ER. The only ingredients in a 1 Liter Normal Saline are Salt (NaCl) and Water (H2O) (9,000mg of Salt in 1,000ml of Water). Sodium is the most abundant electrolyte contained in the fluid within the body. When dehydrated, the body sends a signal to the brain, adrenals, and the kidneys. This triggers hormones to be released from the brain and the adrenal gland to let the kidneys know the body needs fluids. During dehydration, through these hormones, sodium is taken from the kidneys through an active transport system. When this occurs, water is passively moved into the body as well. In the kidneys, water cannot be reabsorbed without the active transport of sodium. This is the concept behind IV fluids and BANa.

So Why BANa?

  • 4 Adult BANa’s is comparable to 1L Normal Saline IV
  • Absorption rate into your body is comparable between oral consumption and IV fluids given in the ER
  • Hydration equals Performance – both physical performance, and mental acuity
  • Faster recovery time

Are you suffering from the effects after a night of partying?

The likely culprit: dehydration. When you are hungover, your body gives off the same symptoms as dehydration—nausea, headache, stomachache and cramps. Alcohol is a diuretic, and makes it extremely difficult for your body to reabsorb water and salt.

BANa’s rehydrating properties can help speed up your hangover recovery by allowing salt and water to simultaneously be absorbed into your body. Just 1-2 bottles of BANa after a long night out or first thing in the morning will help ease that throbbing head and overall sense of feeling horrible. Bottoms up!

BANa is now available at Body Edge Fitness!!!

Buy a bottle to try, or buy it by the case for when you head out to the golf course, tennis court, beach, boating or working in your yard.  Know anyone who works outside for a living?  They need this product! 

Mention this ad and you will receive a cold bottle for free when you buy a case!

About Benjamin Yoo, MD


So happy to have found Body Edge!

Denise & famiyMy family has a home on the island (OIB) and comes down regularly.  As an avid exerciser at home, I felt like I needed somewhere to work out while at the beach.  In June I purchased the 10 group classes package and I have to say I am SO happy to have found Body Edge!  I’ve taken the Tabata, Step and Strength classes and have really enjoyed each one.  I especially love the instructor Teri!
I also have to say, Body Edge has the nicest members!  Each time I go I meet someone new and really enjoy seeing the same people regularly.  Body Edge is quickly becoming my home away from home gym!
Denise Carter