Last Opportunity to Order Champion Systems Apparel Items

CJTC Members,

Tomorrow February 28th is the last day you will be able to submit orders for Champion Systems apparel items.  These items include the Performance Link Tri Top and Bottoms, Cycling Jerseys, Run Tops and our new Casual Tech Jacket.

Go to our club gear page to order your items before the end of the day on February 28th.

Order Your Club Gear

Your CJTC Board

Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio : Thank You

Central Jersey Tri Club would like to thank Margie Berlin and Laura Black of Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio for offering up their facility to our members on Monday February 25th for a one time only free triathlon specific spin class led by Coach Thea Skanes.

As an added benefit to the club, LMS is offering up their facility again on Saturday March 3rd at 7am for another spin class lead again by Coach Thea.   To attend this session you need to reserve a spin bike.  A bike may not be available if you do not reserve it in advance.  Members who attended the Monday session should have received a card for one additional free spin class to attend this session.

Reserve Your Spin Bike

Hope to see you there!

Your CJTC Board

Lifestyle Mechanics Studio

Great meeting with SPFW Triwoman and Sarah Lorge Butler

Running Times MagazineThank you everyone including SPFW Triwoman and  Sarah Lorge Butler who turned out for our second meeting of 2013.  It was a cold and chilly evening and parking was a bit difficult for a little while but we had a great turnout.  Sarah provided us a fun and entertaining view of training and running with her talk and handed out free copies of Running Times magazine to all who attended.  And a big Congratulations to Pam who won the Woman’s Thermal Running Top which was donated by the Westfield Running Company that provided our meeting space.

CJTC Hosting SPFW Triwoman and Sarah Lorge Butler


Now that is more like it!

We had a much larger and dedicated group of club members come out for our February weekly spinning class  led by Coach Thea Skanes at the Westfield Running Company.   With music pumping there was some sweating, moaning and groaning taking place, although there still were smiles and giggles from the peanut gallery in the back row.   Great workout.. You should join us next time!

CJTC Spinning Two

Welcome New Club Sponsor : Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio

Hello CJTC Members,

We would like to introduce you to our newest 2013 club sponsor “Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio“.   Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio is led by Maggie Berlin and is the only Official Spinning® Facility in Martinsville and in Somerset County!  Each of their instructors bring excitement and style. Their energizing music will help you integrate your body and mind to generate an exhilarating workout.  They use the The Spinner® NXT 7170.  Their simple-to-use online reservation system makes signing up for classes easy and convenient. Just find a class you like and click-you’re in! No waiting on lines, no getting “shut out”. No calling the night before. You can easily reserve online.

In addition to their great facility, Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio is making a one time offering to CJTC members only of a free triathlon specific spin class.  No need to drag your bike and trainer out of the garage, just show up and be ready to workout.  Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to Thea at

Location: Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio
Address: 1966 Washington Valley Road, Suite #7, Martinsville, New Jersey 08836
Date: February 25th, 2013
Time: 8pm

We very much appreciate and welcome them as a sponsor.

Your CJTC Board

Lifestyle Mechanics Studio

Small but fun turnout for spinning tonight

It ended up being a chilly night in Westfield but it didn’t stop a few motivated club members from turning out at the Westfield Running Company for the CJTC February Spin class!   Joe McMahon led the class while giving us a lesson about training intervals and strengthening our riding in the off season.

Don’t forget we have spinning each Wednesday in February at Westfield Running Company.  Setup starts at 7:00pm and spinning starts at 7:15pm.  See you at the next session.

CJTC spinning at Westfield Running Company

Wednesday Spinning Classes

Just a reminder that every Wednesday for the month of February CJTC will be hosting a group spinning class at Westfield Running Company for our members.

If you want to see and try on our Champion Systems Triathlon Top and Bottom you will need to be at one of these sessions.  There will be only one other opportunity (TBD) to try on these items prior to the group order going out at the end of February.

To attend the spinning class you must RSVP

Dates:  Wednesday, February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Location: Westfield Running Company, 123 Quimby St, Westfield, NJ 07090
Time:  Setup begins at 7:00pm, session will start at 7:15pm.

Your CJTC Board

February Club Meeting – Special Guest Speaker

Date: February 21th, 2013
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Westfield Running Company, 123 Quimby Street Westfield NJ 07090

In this months meeting we will be hosting a special guest speaker to the club. Sarah Lorge Butler; runner, freelance writer, editor and co-author of the book “Run Your Butt Off” will speak to our members about her experiences. We welcome Sarah to our meeting and look forward to her insights. Soft drinks, beverages and small snacks will be available at this meeting.

Sarah Lorge ButlerBiography: Sarah Lorge Butler is a senior editor at Running Times and a contributing editor to Runner’s World. In her job, she covers the racing, training and nutrition habits of runners of all abilities, from beginners to Olympians. Her book, Run Your Butt Off!, a beginner’s running and weight loss guide, was published in 2011.

Sarah ran in high school and college and has completed four marathons, three sprint triathlons and a bunch of half-marathons. These days she focuses on shorter distances and setting PRAKs (PRs after kids), with a goal of breaking 43 minutes for 10K before she turns 40. Time is running out!