Sponsored by Jerseys Pizza & Grill, Jerseys Music Festival focuses on one of the few things that pleases a crowd like a pizza—live music. While live sets from local bands fill the air with festive beats, the crowd listens while noshing on food and beer specials tastier than the traditional music festival meal of a guitar full of Jell-O.
Inside his 1,100-square-foot studio, Yoga Bent's owner and registered yoga instructor, Miguel Latronica, guides his students through innovative classes that incorporate his patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the principles of isolated active stretching, and it employs his inventive system of ropes and harnesses to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The studio's more traditional classes enable students to borrow a mat and sink into the longer-held Yin yoga postures designed to loosen those particular connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
Chad Surdich, a two-time Golden Glove semifinalist, surveys his red-walled boxing gym from behind the chainlink fence that circles the ring. Around him, boxing pupils wham their fists into focus mitts during small-group classes, or work up heart rates by hopping onto cardio machines. Chad and his expert instructors make use of North Shore Fit Pit’s bountiful array of weight machines and heavy ropes to lead boxing classes, cardio boxing classes, and hot boxing classes that amp up workouts with detoxifying heat and squirts of tabasco snuck into water bottles.
No body is exactly alike. So when personal trainer Steve Mehaffey—who bears a BA in exercise science alongside numerous fitness certifications—meets with clients, he doesn’t prescribe the same programs for every person. Instead, he tailors his sessions to include whether clients want to tone up, lose inches, or build muscle faster than the Hulk in line at the DMV. Additionally, he can work around hindrances such as age and medical conditions to help clients get their health where the want it to be.