KRE urban living residents gain access to heart-pumping new amenity

Jersey City and Bayonne residents of the KRE Group‘s eight rental communities now have access to a comprehensive resident fitness program.

Designed and operated by Lloyd Dickenson Fitness, a Jersey City-based group of certified trainers, the program provides residents with a full array of fitness classes just steps from their front door.

Residents can choose to attend the classes that appeal to them the most, based on their own individual interests and fitness goals. Or, in the true spirit of the program, they can treat the class schedule as a full training plan, similar to what they would receive from a personal trainer.

Lloyd Dickenson.

Company founder and head trainer Lloyd Dickenson designed each class to complement the next one, so residents who attend classes regularly receive a full health and wellness experience. Physically demanding classes are bulwarked by classes focused on active recovery, such as stretching and yoga.

It’s a fresh new perspective on the type of fitness programming that is possible in amenity-rich apartment communities. Dickenson, who taught a popular high intensity interval training class at KRE Group’s Journal Squared in Jersey City, saw room for something much bigger.

“I really enjoyed teaching the HIIT class and working with the residents of Journal Squared,” Dickenson, who also resides in the building, said. “I kept thinking, ‘How can we make this bigger, more exciting, and more electric?’”

At the same time, KRE was actively looking for more opportunities to provide its residents with additional amenities and services, especially programming. Dickenson connected with KRE’s management team and was brought on to provide a program that serves the company’s entire urban living portfolio, included for all residents as part of their amenity package.

The fitness program is available to residents of the following KRE communities:

  • Journal Squared: 615 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City;
  • 235 Grand: 235 Grand St., Jersey City;
  • 225 Grand: 225 Grand St., Jersey City;
  • 18 Park: 18 Park Ave., Jersey City;
  • 485 Marin: 485 Marin Blvd., Jersey City;
  • 351 Marin: 351 Marin Blvd., Jersey City;
  • Grove Pointe:100 Columbus Drive, Jersey City;
  • Bay 151: 151 E. Centre St., Bayonne.

Between four and nine classes are offered every week, depending on the size of the community. Classes are held in the mornings and evenings with energetic, personable instructors who Dickenson selected because they share his passion for fitness and love for people.