Fit Boot Camp's team of certified trainers and CrossFit coaches lead students through motivational fitness adventures featured in New Jersey Life. Each 45-minute workout incorporates plenty of personal attention and modifiable exercises to prepare the body for everyday physical challenges such as hoisting groceries and moving the refrigerator from room to room. Bucking traditional gym exercises, engaging workouts such as tire dragging, tire flipping, rope climbing, and sledgehammer swinging help shed weight, tone arms, tighten torsos, and strengthen sinews. Plyometrics such as box jumps cultivate power and speed, saving people the hassle of having to simulate those qualities with foam barbells and strobe lights.
Eric Moss can identify with his clients, because he too went through a transformation using a 12-week program to achieve the ripped physique that he maintains to this day. Along with Jill—who is affectionately dubbed The “Jill” Sergeant—he leads group boot-camp and personal-training sessions that focus on the StrongFirst method of physical fitness. This unique approach uses kettlebell and body-weight exercises to help clients achieve their optimal strength levels while also working to help shed pounds and burn fat.
If you're up for a challenge, the trainers at Evolution Gym schedule an array of no-nonsense boot-camp classes. The two most challenging classes, Urban Muscle Max and Super Spartan, belong to the gym's Warrior Boot Camp series and include a nutrition plan to help replenish the six-pack glands. More traditional weight-training classes are also available. Those who need some one-on-one time to help get up to speed can schedule a personal-training session.
The certified trainers and coaches at Williams Sport Training, LLC work with clients at every fitness level to help them increase endurance and build strength for everyday life. Williams Sport Training offers a turf floor, state-of-the-art weight equipment, and a large, 2,400-foot training area.
Best friends Jessica Kucinski and Michelle Minster took inspiration from others in creating their ladies-only, classes-only fitness studio. They present more than 10 classes, such as Skinny Sculpt, belly dancing, Zumba, Interval Blast, and different types of yoga. For a more individual-focused experience, Jessica leads personal training.
Though they didn't always run their own fitness studio—since always would encapsulate the 16th century, in which neither of them were interested in paying the king's 100% tax rate levied on all fitness studios—Jessica and Michelle have always loved working out. One night, however, over glasses of pinot noir, they realized they were only going to the gym in order to attend classes. They agreed that classes made fitness fun, and that other women inspired them. At the time, Michelle was crisscrossing the skies as an airline employee. Jessica was working in sales, though in 2009, the day after completing her very first marathon, she had established the Montville Adventure Boot Camp for Women. An avid runner, Michelle was eager to land her sneakers back on earth. Thus was born Little Black Dress Fitness Studio.
Large, rough-hewn stones border its waiting area, and purple mats fleck the class area's airy, spacious layout. Though there aren't any onsite showers, the staff offers towel service and complimentary coffee and tea.