Club Metro USA believes that it takes more than rows of exercise machines and a couple of dumbbells to create a desirable workout experience. At all of their Club Metro USA locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, founders Emile Farina and Mike Sullivan strive to treat their members less like anonymous gym grunters and more like guests at a stress-free vacation resort. The calorie-eliminating haven features a streamlined decor and innovative workout equipment, along with classes and programs for all skill levels, including yoga, boxing, and dancing, along with amenities such as personal trainers, tanning booths, a juice bar, and a Kids’ Club playroom for unleashed toddlers.
At Always Be Training, our team of certified trainers make fitness goals reachable through a variety of programs geared to the objectives of the individual and tailored to clients' health, strength, age, gender, and body type. They break 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.
Manned by certified fitness and CrossFit L1 certified trainers, Ultimate Fit Zone offers boot camp and crossfit held in a small group environment. AstroTurf lines the 3,000-square-foot facility, flanked by bright blue, green, and purple walls. This well-equipped space pulses with beating hearts during classes such as Zone 360 Boot Camp and Crossfit.
The family-owned gym has rows of stationary bikes, ellipticals, and weight machines, but CIRIUS Fitness also makes room for the Cross Training Zone. This space, which extends into the parking lot during warmer months, looks nothing like a standard gym. Tires, battling ropes, medicine balls, punching bags?they all play a part in the high-intensity workout. Instead of repetitive pounding on the treadmill or lifts at a weight machine, cross-training constantly switches up fitness routines with the swing of a sledgehammer or thrust of a kettlebell, which keeps both muscles and minds engaged. For other dynamic workouts, guests can try one of the gym's other fitness classes, such as Zumba, yoga, or mixed martial arts.
An indoor-cycling studio, Breakaway Ryder uses stationary RealRyder bicycles, which tilt and lean in an effort to provide a full-body workout. Exercisers hop off of the polished, wooden studio-floor and on to one of several stationary bikes, where their legs furiously pump in group classes. Certified instructors lead them in cross-training sessions, orchestrating tilts and turns that exercise the core as well as the lower body.
Unlike bigger gyms where most people workout alone, Dominate Your Life Fitness pairs members with coaches to keep them on track. These trainers ensure that guests use the correct form to prevent injuries when lifting weights and swinging kettlebells during a litany of ever-changing workouts. Routines and classes are steeped in functional fitness movements, such as jumping on plyometric boxes and flipping oversized tires, that mimic everyday movements. Classes run six days a week, and one-on-one training is available by appointment.