Welcome to Active Life Fitness

We’re Here For You.

Our Story

We’re a gym for people who aren’t a fan of going to the gym! We’ve had our own fair share of experiences with gyms too, and it’s not for us either. That’s why we founded Active Life Fitness. 

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, generic gym—it’s a place where you’ll find individualized attention, encouragement and understanding. We don’t just provide weights and space: we help individuals over 40 find and walk the road to better health and wellness—whether that means weight loss, strength and mobility, or rediscovering youthful energy. 

We opened Active Life Fitness at its original location in July 2015. Unfortunately, it was completely destroyed by a fire in the adjacent restaurant just a few months later in November 2015! While we were devastated, we were also resolute.
We temporarily moved our clients and small group model to a local big box gym that welcomed independent contractors. Then, almost one year later, we reopened our current location in September of 2016. Since then, we’ve welcomed residents of Union County, NJ with open arms!

Meet Our Team


Marty Musikant

Co-owner & Head Coach

Credentials: BS Montclair State University, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Aging Specialist, NASM – Certified Golf Fitness Specialist.

Born in: Paterson, NJ

What does the ALF culture mean to me? Great culture doesn’t just happen. At ALF it’s carefully nurtured through mutual respect, love, and gratitude. A cohesive team and a supportive community are what make it special.

Kim Musikant


Credentials: MSW Fordham University, BS Business Dowling College

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Functional Aging Specialist, Physical Mind Institute – TheMethodPilates® Matwork Certification

Born in: Massapequa, NY

What does the ALF culture mean to me? During the planning stages of Active Life Fitness, our vision was to create a supportive community where people feel valued and not judged. This culture is ingrained in our members who go the extra mile to make sure others feel comfortable and welcomed.


Linda Pisciotta

Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

Credentials: BS Computer & Information Science, Kutztown University

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

Born in: Philadelphia

What does the ALF culture mean to you?

The ALF culture is one of motivation, support, and fun. You see that from everyone, including the coaches and members. As a result, everyone loves to be here.


Debbie McCaffery

Personal Trainer

Credentials: MBA, NYU Stern School of Business, BA Psychology, Muhlenberg College, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Born in: Brooklyn, NY

What does the ALF culture mean to you?

I love that the ALF culture is supportive, encouraging and fun. This makes ALF a place where people love coming to workout and helps them to be successful in achieving their goals.

Renee Wichelns Our Personal Trainer

Renee Wichelns

Personal Trainer

Credentials: NASM Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer, Certified Life/Nutritional Coach, Les Mills BodyPump, CXWork, Body Combat Trainer. MADD DOG Certified Spin Instructor.

Born in: Jersey City, NJ

What does ALF culture mean to you?

ALF culture means to me, individual programs to meet each member’s needs in a group setting that is fun, safe, and motivating. The atmosphere is encouraging and caring.

KJ Bryant Our Great Music Performance Team

KJ Bryant

Personal Trainer

Credentials: MM in Music Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, BM in Music Performance from Florida State University, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training, Les Mills Core & Body Pump, Zumba Gold Licensed, Spinning Certified Instructor

Born in: Bemidji, MN

What does the ALF culture mean to you?

As the newest addition to the team, I have already been embraced and supported by so many of you. It means warmth, encouragement and growing strong as a team.