Smoothies bar opens in Newton

Alpha Fitness adds refreshment

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Staff hard at work preparing fresh smoothies Photos by Laurie Gordon

  • Gym members and staff enjoying smoothies

By Laurie Gordon

— Alpha Fitness has built the reputation of being an alpha gym in the Newton area. The owners just went one step further in their quest to help perpetuate health and fitness with the opening of A Fresh Smoothie Bar located within the gym and open to the public.

Why add the smoothie bar?

Anthony Freda who co-owns the gym with his wife, Janessa, said, “We are always striving to make Alpha the gym that has it all. Proper nutrition is such an important aspect of health and fitness. As a result, giving people a healthy option inside their own gym is most beneficial! All A Fresh Smoothies are made with all natural, fresh ingredients. We also offer loyalty cards with every purchase.”

Freda said that some of the most popular flavors are Peanut Butter Banana, Chocolate Chip Mint, and Green Pineapple. They are also introducing a Tropical flavor for the summer.

Alpha Fitness has been open for over three-and-a-half years.

“We have had several expansions and additions and are currently involved in another huge expansion at this very moment,” Freda said. “The biggest reward is not only helping so many people in our community better themselves physically and mentally but watching Alpha Fitness become a genuine family for so many people. We are truly the Alpha family.”

To this end, the gym also has apparel available for purchase.

Freda said, “There is nothing more rewarding then seeing people and friends around Newton wearing the Alpha logo.”

Looks can be deceiving and, Freda said, looking at the gym from the outside, many don't realize that it's two levels.

“We have much more to offer than can be seen from the outside,” he said. Also, most importantly for me I want everyone to know that we are not like other gyms. We truly care about each person. We want to know their name, their story, their family, and be a supportive part of their journey.” He added, “Being a privately owned gym is something we take tremendous pride in. At a corporate gym you are a 'member' or a scan card number. At Alpha, you are family.”

Group fitness classes each week are included in memberships.

“Some popular classes include Spin, Kickboxing, Hit & Fit Boxing, Zumba, Hip Hop Dance, Barbell Blast, Yoga, Tabata, Step, and Alpha Bootcamp,” Freda said.

Visit their website for more information and to get your free class pass. The gym also offers a complimentary Child Watch every day of the week.

Website: <URL destination=" ">

</URL>Phone Number: 973-300-0707

Address: 2 East Clinton St. Newton, NJ 07860

Facebook/Instagram: alphafitnessnj

Smoothie Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 8:30pm/Sat-Sun 7:00am to 3:00pm (Open to the Public)

ALPHA FITNESS Hours: Monday-Friday 5am to Midnight. Sat-Sun: 7am to 7pm

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Newt
— The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to The Newton Theatre on Sunday December 9, 2018 at 3 PM.
Alton Glenn Miller...

Read more »

Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Best and Worst Candy
Help your child pick out the best candy from the bad ones this season!

Read more »

Byram Township Schools honor rolls
High Honor Roll
Fifth Grade
Boen, Brendan
Clouse, Hunter
Coles, Addison
Cosenza-Schaming, Cooper
Henriksen, Paige
Mac Millan, Benjamin

Read more »

Foodie973 2018
Township Journal brings you information and menus from local restaurants.


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Honor Rolls/Dean's List
Byram Township Schools honor rolls
  • May 26, 2018
Honor Rolls/Dean's List
Local veterinarian honored posthumously
  • May 22, 2018


Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ