Since its inception in 2000, CrossFit has amassed an army of dedicated participants that include everyone from pro athletes to stay-at-home moms. It's no surprise, then, that one of CrossFit's stated missions is "inclusiveness". Just because it accepts anyone regardless of experience, age, or fitness level doesn't mean it's easy, however. CrossFit Parsippany's array of ropes, truck tires, kettlebells, and cardio equipment await anyone with the willingness to exert themselves and commit to improved health. Inexperienced participants don't have to worry, though; instructors safely scale each Workout of the Day, which draws from sports such as gymnastics and Olympic powerlifting, to suit each individual's physical condition and ability. With continued effort, all participants will see marked improvements in everything from strength and power to balance and stamina, resulting in a better quality of life and the ability to play checkers with barbell plates.
In CKO Kickboxing’s action-packed classes, students wail away at heavy, hanging punching bags, working out stress while building muscles with every punch and kick. Because the bags are so heavy, they add significant resistance into the workout, toning up muscles more effectively than punching slabs of beef and then eating the evidence. During the 60-minute classes, students rotate between cardio and strength training, bolstering heart-rates and targeting arms, legs, and cores.
A lot of people like to have a one-on-one with a trainer before embarking on a new fitness regimen. But at First Class Fitness, visitors have the option of meeting with a veteran exercise physiologist, who will issue a fitness evaluation and a comprehensive health screening in order to draft a unique, custom-tailored training program. What follows in the cozy, earth-toned gym might vary from person to person: instructors hold boot camp and circuit classes, and personal trainers provide focused attention to help clients reach specific goals. Other guests might opt to work out independently by lifting weights in the carpeted equipment room or by taping toy cars to their feet and gliding on the hardwood floor of the stretching studio. The one thing that is consistent, however, is the inviting atmosphere, which welcomes guests of all ages and from all walks of life.
Boring workouts have no place at CrossFit South Hackensack. Instead, instructors lead conditioning and strength-building classes that routinely change to incorporate new combinations of Olympic lifting techniques, gymnastics, and functional exercises. Students have complete control over each exercise though, and can run, squat, jump, push, and pull with an intensity that safely pushes the limits of their current fitness level. Instructors trust attendees to challenge themselves, but will provide inspiring motivation along the way while fostering a supportive community environment where students are encouraged to help each other by offering words of encouragement or telekinetic weight-lifting assistance.
NJ Personal Training's certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist Joe D'Angelo helps make clients' fitness goals achievable through one-on-one and small-group personal-training sessions. Joe meets clients in the comfort of their own homes to develops fitness routines and nutrition plans tailored to their own interests. Joe also hosts training sessions in gyms and parks.
At Strive Health & Fitness, Tabata Bootcamp instructor Stacy DiGiacomo facilitates weight loss and fitness goals through breakthrough cross-training methods. Each workout speeds up metabolism to ensure optimal post-exercise caloric burn. Participants shed pounds, efficiently torching calories during and after workouts.
In addition to offering revolutionary training methods, the certified personal trainers and instructors at Strive Health & Fitness aim to make the 33,000 total square feet of indoor basketball courts, yoga studios, cardio floor with treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowers, and lifecycles, a cozy, welcoming environment. Patrons can drop their kids off in the childcare area before heading to one of three group fitness studios for classes such as spin, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, mat Pilates, and boot camp, or beelining straight to the free-weight and circuit-training equipment. Guests can enjoy vegetable juice drinks, protein shakes, and healthy salads at the café and juice bar. The facility also boasts spacious men's and women's locker rooms with a sauna for detoxifying the body after a workout.