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Bridgewater Fitness Instructor Offers New Class Benefiting Animals

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Lisa Terrie -Toole has two passions – fitness and animals. Now she is launching a new class that will merge both of her passions.

Terrie -Toole is a certified Yoga/Fitness and Dance Professional. She has lived in Bridgewater for 22 years and has been keeping people fit for more than 30 years.

On Wednesday, March 22, she is offering a free trial for her new class called Balance, Strength & Stretch offered from 7 to 8 a.m. at Studio L Dance at 250 Route 202/206 North in Somerville near the Somerville Circle. She will then continue the class for a 6-week session and will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.

“This is something I have wanted to do for such a long time and finally I have found a space to rent at Studio L Dance,” said Terrie -Toole.

Terrie -Toole said offering a class while helping shelter pets has always been something she wanted to do.

She had a yellow Labrador for 15.5 years but had to put him down in 2021.

“I can’t bring myself to own my own pet just yet,” said Terrie -Toole. However, she still wants to help other pets.

“I always say if I spend any time at an animal shelter I will come home with a dozen dogs. I desperately just want to help,” said Terrie -Toole.

Her new class is for all levels and will be a combination of 1 hour of balance, strength, and stretch.

“The exercises will help increase flexibility like yoga. There is a lot of balance work on one leg. Some strength, core, upper body, but no weights,” said Terrie -Toole.

She prefers using exercises such as downward dog and plank work that use body weight.

For more information or to register contact Lisa Terrie -Toole at 908-625-3942 or email or visit

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