Diamond Angels, founded by Tangey, inhabits a 1,500 square-foot-facility, equipped with two dance-training rooms and a cadre of hand-picked instructors that teach all-levels of dance-fitness classes. The all-female studio fosters a nonjudgmental environment suitable for adult women of all ages and whistling abilities. During one-hour classes, held seven days a week, up to 10 flirty-fitness fanatics in athletic shorts and high heels soak up an instructor's expertise. The toning, cardio-intensive, aerobic routine's sultry moves help dancers develop a more toned, slimmer silhouette. The studio also hosts private parties for groups of girlfriends 18 years or older, which they must prove by reciting the Latin alphabet backwards.
The enthusiastic instructors at Live in Joy strive to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of their clients through a bevy of yoga classes. Yogis spanning the flexibility spectrum can enjoy a variety of 60- to 90-minute stretch sessions designed for all ability levels. Teach an old recliner new tricks in a gentle chair yoga class, where seated asanas encourage increased mobility, flexibility, and relaxation, perfect for students who are recovering from an injury or seeking relief from awkward water cooler workouts at the office. Rigorous Vinyasa practices take students from one flowing pose to the next, pausing briefly in certain poses to help stretchers settle into deeper alignment. Instructors of yin yoga command downward facing dogs to "stay" in certain floor postures for up to five minutes to balance organ function, restore resiliency in the body's muscles and joints, and break the compulsion to mark yogis standing in tree pose.
The trainers at Dig Deep South Jersey specialize in teaching one workout: the high-intensity Insanity regimen. Unlike traditional interval training, the Insanity program asks students to work at full intensity for three- to five-minute intervals, allowing only periodic breaks to let them catch their breath. Plyometric exercises form the core of the regimen's workout, so each 50-minute class will typically consist of time spent squatting, jumping, lunging, running in place, and rapidly blinking. Although the classes are demanding, modifications are available for virtually every exercise, which means that students of all fitness levels can attend and complete the workout at a pace and intensity that prove challenging, yet doable. Over time, visitors will get comfortable pushing themselves harder as they steadily increase their strength and stamina.
Every day, the certified trainers at CrossFit Cetro guide students through a different Workout of the Day. Based on CrossFit’s philosophy of varied, functional fitness, these workouts often blend disciplines such as cardio, weightlifting, strength training, gymnastics, and plyometrics. In the CrossFit Cetro gym, which is equipped more like a fitness playground, athletes might perform squats and rowing one day and dips on suspended rings the next. No matter the workout, trainers believe that each client’s needs are the same as a professional athlete's; the only difference is intensity and volume, which they can scale for each individual’s fitness level.
Vitality Fitness is a personal training facility in Collingswood, dedicated to helping its clients burn calories and tone muscle with regimented exercise program. At this functional studio, certified instructors lead small classes of 16 people or less through intense cardio stationary bike workouts, paired with constantly changing lights and music. Clients burn up to 1,000 calories per spinning class, and everyone works at their own pace on the customizable bikes. Guests can also try a CardioFit or Fat Blaster Boot Camp class to turn up the intensity of regular workout routines.
Founded by Dr. Susan Stukes, a certified health coach, SevaLife is an oasis of wellness treatments designed to bring about physical and mental health. Bodies looking to rekindle relationships with minds will find yoga, pilates, and meditation classes, while those with inner alkaline batteries to recharge can look to reiki treatments and Pranic healing sessions. Dr. Stukes relies on her background as a dentist as she doles out advice about oral health, which is often linked to overall wellness and chronic conditions. The studio also offers cleansing programs.