Start your fitness journey with Essence Fitness Studio today. In the two years since the studio moved to town they've been embraced by the community in many ways and hosted several exciting activities for kids and families. Trainers Ivory Pardo and Christian Nusom set out with the goal of improving overall health in Merchantville using a wide range of holistic centered fitness classes ranging from yoga and zumba to spinning and boxing. They partnered with chiropractor in Dr. Kevin Gyurina and several local business to meet this goal. Call Essence Fitness Studio at 856-254-2891 to schedule your FREE assessment. For more information please follow us on Instagram and FacebookOpen: Monday -  Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued voluntary recalls for various Equate products, including for allergy relief, solutions, eye drops and gel drops - all manufactured and labeled for Walmart - on July 5th. The company also recalled several Perrigo prescription ointments listed on the FDA website on July 3rd. Several eye drops and ointments exclusively sold at Walmart and Walgreen stores have been recalled because they may not be sterile, the Food and Drug Administration said.

It's generally understood that helping out others makes a person feel nice, but that experience goes beyond just the feel-good glow of altruism. Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression. And research hasn't found any significant difference in the types of volunteering—any kind of helpful act can create benefits. "Research has shown that there's evidence volunteer work promotes that psychological well-being you're talking about," said Rodlescia Sneed, a public health research associate at Michigan State University who has studied the impacts of volunteering. "In my own work I've shown it's linked to improvements in factors like depressive symptoms, purpose in life, and feelings of optimism."

Join in for some yoga fun at Soulflower Yoga with our Kids Yoga & Craft class. This class runs for four weeks on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning on July 2nd. Every session we will explore a different theme and introduce stretching and strengthening through our yoga poses then get creative with some crazy crafts. This class is suitable for ages 5-9. Your $13 fee includes the one hour yoga class & crafts.

Packages of fresh vegetables produced by a Maine company under several brands including Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms and Trader Joe’s over concerns of Listeria contamination, by the FDA, though no illnesses have been reported. The products include butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and butternut squash based veggie bowl products. Most of the affected products are labeled with a “Best If Used By” Date of June 26 – June 29, 2019. No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this recall. This recall does not affect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.Trader Joe’s also had zucchini spirals included in the recall, but those packages were not sold in the New Jersey area.


Juan Vasquez, an EMT for Pennsauken EMS, needs a kidney transplant. He has lived in Pennsauken for almost two decades and was a member of PHS Class of 2004. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelly, and has two boys, ages 10 and 1. Juan has lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks tissues and organs in the body, and this disease has severely affected his kidneys. Anyone interested in pursuing the donation process can contact Lourdes at (856) 796-9370, press 4, and ask about donating to Juan Vasquez. To directly donate to Juan, individuals will need to have an O positive blood type. 

Spirit to Sole Connection now has 3 ionic foot detox machines - no appointment needed. This Saturday fromSaturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. come in and bring a friend, both of you will get a detox @2 for $60.00. Foot detoxes are becoming more and more popular as a way to rid the body of any harmful toxins. Potential toxins can range from impurities in the air, to chemicals in your home and beauty products. Because of their surge in popularity, ionic foot detoxes are now being offered at some health and wellness spas, at alternative health offices, and even for at-home use. The shop shelves at Spirit to Soul are also stocked with awesome healing products including: glycerites, tinctures, salves, body bath detoxes, foot detoxes, cold and flu remedies and so much more.

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