Steve Weatherford, former Giants punter, takes fitness seriously. He knows its value to a healthy lifestyle. And, he proved how it can be used for a worthy cause at the Tackle Kids Cancer event hosted by HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants.

A member since the Center’s opening in 2013, Steve often is found doing his daily workouts on the Fitness Floor and taking occasional selfies for Snapchat. Weekends belong to his family. Steve’s children have fun at the Center’s Childcare facility or a Sports Performance class, while he and his wife enjoy the Center’s many amenities.

Steve has visited over 1,000 gyms during his lifetime. He is proud to be a Center member because of its association with the New York Giants, of course. However, he also is impressed by the Center’s unique approach to fitness and wellness.

With something for everyone, the Center attracts a diverse membership, welcoming all fitness levels and needs. The Aquatics facility offers fitness gurus the opportunity to power up their experience with innovative programs like Aquakinetics. Simultaneously, the pools allow workouts for those with health issues requiring the water’s gentleness.

“While a senior with arthritis benefits from an aquatic workout, a group of young athletes improves their skills through the Center’s Sports Performance Program. It’s a very inspiring environment,” Steve shared.

Like other members, Steve is motivated by working out in such a supportive, accepting community—all striving for improved health (and, yes, often a better score on the field). He also admits the extensive state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment offer an athlete’s version of a kid in a candy store.

The Center personalizes each individual’s experience with a training assessment and customized fitness program every 6-8 weeks, and a nurse evaluation every 90 days.

Steve appreciates the Center’s generosity in giving back to the community. Recently, he taught a bootcamp class for #GivingTuesday in support of Tackle Kids Cancer. Steve’s bodyweight workout was a huge hit!

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