The NASM-certified personal trainers at Gifted Bodies strive to improve lives, not just bodies. Driven by the belief that all clients have the potential to become gifted, trainers redefine clients' limitations and push them toward progressive goals with a mixture of firm motivation and compassion. During boot-camp classes and group sessions, which include kickboxing, Zumba, ab work, and yoga, they guide patrons of all backgrounds through invigorating routines.
They also visit homes for one-on-one appointments—as long as they have a 5'x5' space or a permit to punch through drywall, trainers can commence a custom exercise routine. To instill sustainable habits for healthier living, they place emphasis on nutrition as well as gym drills. Troy Samuels, Gifted Bodies' creator and nutritional counselor, likens one's diet to the fuel put into a car: the proper fuel allows the vehicle to hit maximum speed.
With more than 40 years of martial-arts experience behind him, Grand Master Yu has claimed a long list of accomplishments—among these are a position as a US Army instructor, a seventh-degree black belt in tae kwon do, and a fourth-degree black belt in hapkido. As the head instructor at Master Yu's Power Kick, he leads a team of black-belt-level martial-arts masters and instructors with similarly impressive credentials. These coaches train children as young as 2, as well as adults, in the basic strikes and movements of cardio kickboxing, Muay Thai boxing, and MMA. Throughout all its programs, the gym helps students improve their coordination and flexibility while setting ambitious, yet attainable, fitness goals. Experienced students can also enroll in a leadership training program.
THE MAX of Piscataway specializes in a signature fitness challenge designed to yield results and transform clients' entire bodies. The system combines exercise, nutritional guidance, and motivation, helping clients to pursue their potential and achieve their fitness and health goals. Trainers design cardio and strength-training exercises to accommodate individuals of all fitness levels, as well as a nutrition program that includes food education and menus of foods that can be found in an everyday supermarket. The third pillar of the system—motivation—hinges on The Max of Piscataway's vast support system of individuals and trainers all working toward a common goal.
Black Belt Institute hosts a variety of fitness and martial-arts classes for students of all ages. Children's classes, which start at age 4, include karate, tae kwon do, and kung fu, and emphasize self-esteem and confidence. Adult classes include yoga, tai chi, and cardio kickboxing, and work to reduce stress and build positive self-image while bolstering self-defense.
Fitness Solutions bases its philosophy around the movement triangle: that fusion of mind, body, and spirit that fuels physical transformation and lifelong fitness. Trainers structure their plans around the individual, empowering clients with the tools, knowledge, and encouragement to build stronger and more flexible, durable bodies. The staff helps clients using the latest methods of personal training, nutrition education, kettlebell classes, and movement therapy, to dynamically change their bodies.
During his four years in the US Navy, Rich Dagostino found he enjoyed the training's regimented structure. At Always Be Training, Rich—and his team of certified trainers—makes fitness goals reachable through a variety of programs geared to the goals of the individual and tailored to clients' health, strength, age, gender, and body type. He breaks down clients' ambitious fitness aspirations into clear, achievable goals with a reward waiting at the end of each milestone, along with guidance on rigor of exercise, proper rest, and dietary recommendations. Programs and classes include Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, yoga, Insanity, TRX, Cardio Combat, Total Body, and fitness boot camps.