As a busy mother of two kids, Jen DeSalvo knows that it isn?t always easy to find time to focus on fitness. That?s why she's always looking for new ways to keep her students motivated through fun, empowering workouts and subliminal cheerleader chants. Combining her experience as a personal trainer with her training in barre exercise and mat Pilates, she leads classes that incorporate elements of yoga, Pilates, and ballet.
Seth Weisberg and Alison McCue, cofounders of Garden State Yoga, strive to foster growth and community for both students and teachers of yoga. Along with their fellow instructors, they teach yoga classes inside two distinct studios. Their heated studio offers hot power Vinyasa classes, inspired by the Baron Baptiste style, that detoxify bodies, build strength, reduce stress, and encourage self-awareness. The other studio hosts Vinyasa, Zumba, restorative yoga, and yin yoga classes at normal temperatures. When they aren't striking peaceful poses on their home turf, instructors offer corporate yoga at retail businesses such as Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods. Seth and Alison also pass along their knowledge during regular teacher-training courses for yogis who want to earn their certification through Yoga Alliance.
The Fitness & Movement Company provides instruction in the performing arts to those of all ages. Lifelong dancer and choreographer Paula Hegyi, who founded the studio, leads Boogie Box and Ballet Bod classes for adults. Her fellow instructor, Diana Roth, teaches acting, voice, and piano to younger students. During her summer camps or year-round classes, kids hone their creative and expressive skills and practice adding gold-plated crayons to their riders.