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.
Equipment: Lat pull-down, squat rack, and chest press rack
Students should bring: Bottle of water and a small towel
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
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The Spa at Glenpointe provides fitness and beauty services for all-over health and rejuvenation. The 26,000-square-foot gym is the happy house of individual exercise and personal-training options for members and their children. With more than 50 pieces of computerized cardiovascular equipment, weights, and a heated indoor pool, fitness routines of every variety can be raised and learn to heel at the facility. More than 58 group classes per week cater to interests from yoga to kickboxing, and personal training addresses the needs of exercise newbies and athletic veterans seeking individual attention. Three sessions allow participants to demystify fitness goals and the winding path toward them.
There are all kinds of reasons people avoid the gym, from having to share a musty locker room to waiting for equipment to open up. That’s why Express Fit is not your typical gym. In fact, it’s not a gym at all, it’s a personal-training studio where changing rooms are private, sessions are individualized, and every workout takes place under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yet, what makes Express Fit even more unique is the efficiency of its 12-minute method.
Knowing that the gym experience can be a time-consuming maze of machine clutter, and that most fitness seekers don’t have enough time for proper exercise, Express Fit’s system aims to pack the equivalent of a week's worth of hour-long workout into its weekly 12-minute sessions. Express Fit’s method focuses on strength training and building muscle tone to trigger the chemical reactions that cook off undesirably stored energy. Using advanced Nautilus One equipment and the FlexTech fitness-tracking system, personal trainers specifically customize workouts for the needs of each patron, monitoring fat loss and tracking personal progress as they go.
Doctor of Chiropractic Kenneth M. Ermann heads up a team of practitioners skilled at inspiring calm and realigning the body. Spinal adjustments keep the core of the skeletal system in balance to alleviate aches and other ailments, and massage sessions melt muscle knots, boost blood circulation, and un-cramp sore pointing fingers.
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.