As a Zumba instructor, Diana Blandon saw how much people enjoyed burning calories while swiveling their hips to the Latin-inspired beats, so she decided to open her own Zumba studio. She recruited a team of certified instructors and decked the studio walls in yellow and purple to complement the high-energy classes.
Less than a year later, her studio's grown faster than she ever thought it would. "I'm actually looking for something bigger," she says. "Every [class], I'm getting more people."
Diana attributes the overwhelmingly positive response to a few factors. As patrons attend classes, they can rest assured their wee ones are safely frolicking with free childcare. Kids can watch movies, play games, or use the WiFi to work on homework assignments or download longer and more boring homework assignments. And then there's the workout itself: "It's a fun way to burn calories," Diana says.
In addition to adult classes, Diana hosts kids Zumbatomic classes, leading wee ones in games, dancing, and exciting exercises—welcoming their parents to join in and then stay for the adult class afterward. Her instructors also offer a weekly yoga class and dance lessons in Latin styles such as salsa and merengue.
Fitness Factory's three North Jersey locations each have their own distinctive features, but they share at least one common trait: a dedication to help clients achieve personal wellness. Each staff of trainers offers personal training sessions and also leads group classes that range from fast-paced Zumba and boot camp to more mellow yoga classes conducted by sloths. To further accommodate clients, the fitness clubs offer a smoothie bar, sauna, and babysitting services.
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At Parisi Fitness Center, visitors boost their health and well-being not only through the professional guidance of a staff of fitness specialists but also through the support and motivation of their fellow members. In this friendly group environment, guests give their lower back and core muscles a tune-up during Nancy Gorra's Pilates Reformer classes. In one-on-one personal-training sessions, a team of extensively certified personal trainers and fitness experts ensure that clients maximize their workout efficiency and refrain from accidentally swallowing any free weights. After sweating to Latin tunes during Zumba sessions, or targeting and toning problem areas with boot-camp workouts, members can pick their kids up from the complimentary childcare center, or enjoy a muscle-building shake or light fruit beverage from the juice bar.
A body that works out will become healthier, but a mind that gets bored will stop taking its body to the gym. Luckily, people find it easy to stay interested in exercise at The Club at Morristown, which houses a range of cardio equipment, weight training machines, fitness classes, and a lap pool that together create innumerable ways to get in shape. The in-house staff of trainers and nutritionists assess each member’s health and lifestyle for free when they first join the gym, helping them set realistic goals and create habits that will help them achieve those goals. And by partaking of the gym’s many classes—such as hip hop dance, spin, boxing, and powerlifting—guests can push through plateaus and prevent the workout boredom that leads to decreased motivation and a higher likelihood of creating a fort with the gym’s magazine subscriptions. For exercise sans electronics, the facility also features a 30-yard sprint track and a functional training area.
Master Ken Lee’s impressive portfolio includes achieving a master instructor level in tae kwon do and hapkido, as well as serving as a former Korean Army Ranger instructor. At Master Ken's Xtreme Martial Arts Center, students of all ages get a chance to learn from Master Ken in the art of tae kwon do and hapki yusul. He also pumps up heart rates during cardio-kickboxing classes that aim to improve muscle tone, flexibility, and coordination.
After having her first child in 2001, Kristen Horler was excited to get back into her regular fitness routine. A certified spinning instructor, personal trainer, and triathlete, she had always been passionate about working out, but as a new mom, she was having trouble finding a fitness program that would accommodate her busy schedule. And so she created Baby Boot Camp, which allows pregnant women and new moms to get in shape while also spending time with their kids. During 45- or 60-minute workouts, certified instructors guide women through cardio, strength training, and stretching exercises using their strollers as props or as extra storage space for lamaze trophies. The company also offers 5K training and nutritional programs designed for new and expectant mothers.