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Students who want to ride one of Equestrian Enterprize's trusty steeds don't have to wait until their first lesson to meet the animals. The staff is so fond of its four-legged instructors that each one gets its own page on the website. Guests can meet Isiah, the Percheron gelding whose long white eyelashes will steal your heart, or RJ Rabbit, the 10-year-old quarter pony who fancies himself the barn clown. These introductions are engaging, but riders won't really know the team until they visit the picturesque facility, where an indoor arena and four outdoor riding rings sit flanked by lush trees and rugged trails. In this setting, teachers call on their competition experience to instill students with the skills to handle horses in the english, western, dressage, or driving disciplines. For seasoned riders or unkempt centaurs, the equestrian specialists also offer boarding services with custom feeding programs, ample turnout, and regular stall cleaning.

204 Schooleys Mountain Rd
Long Valley,
NJ
US

The experienced trainers at European Soccer Academy believe that positivity and commitment are key ingredients for inspiring their players, who range from three-year-olds to teens. Through a medley of individual and team services, they strive to plant the seeds of a lifelong love for the game. They practice with all comers, regardless of initial ability, and motivate kickers with safe and constructive teachings that are meant to hone motor skills while building muscle.

During 10-week team-training programs, academy experts work with coaches to tackle collective weaknesses and augment strengths. Employees personalize their exercises for one-on-one practice sessions, while summer camps instill goal-scoring skills with themed activities. Trainers can even attend matches and compose a game day evaluation, which suggests future team strategies such as painting the ball black to recruit muscly bowlers.

PO Box 530
Mount Olive Township,
NJ
US

Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location. Click here for your location's schedule. Classes in Stoughton are held Mondays through Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., as well as Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

393 Howard Blvd.
Mt Arlington,
NJ
US

Grandmaster Taek Sung Cho has accrued more than 40 years of martial-arts experience and a host of titles on his resumé, including coach for the International Junior Taekwondo Championships and the U.S. Junior Olympic Taekwondo Team. However, he derives the most reward from his role as teacher, a position he has coveted since establishing Master Cho's Talium in 1991. Working with expert instructors, he imparts the value of community and inner balance through the lens of tae kwon do technique.

Master Cho's lessons amplify confidence as well as coordination in young children, teens, and adults. Students can practice with others in their age group or alongside their families, depending on whether their school bus or their house transforms into a giant fighting robot. Kardio Kickboxing workouts toast calories with rapid jabs, and the staff emphasize the social aspect of self-defense training by hosting summer camps and birthday parties.

1070 U.S. 46
Roxbury Township,
NJ
US

CrossFit J Town's roster of coaches reads like a who's who of fitness. The team holds a fist-full of credentials—one is an AFAA–certified personal trainer, one is a US Marine Corps black-belt instructor, and another has taught kickboxing for the last 10 years. Together, they turn everyday citizens into muscle-bound fitness machines with a range of CrossFit programs. Ramp Training acquaints first-timers with CrossFit's basic moves, Falcon Fit helps exercisers target specific fitness goals, and personal training draws up customized routines for clients. However, most of their time is spent on CrossFit's signature Workout of the Day. During the constantly changing routines, the trainers turn patrons loose on the 1,500-square-foot facility, guiding them through the characteristic dead-lifts, squats, and pie-eating contests.

219 Espanong Road
Jefferson,
NJ
US

TryKickboxingNow.com's self-defense classes are more than just kickboxing sessions. Their courses blend traditional kickboxing, muay thai, boxing, karate, and interval training to burn fat and build muscle. In order to make it easy for exercisers to learn the kicks and punches of the sport, sessions take place at affiliate gyms across the country.

141 US Hwy. 46
Budd Lake,
NJ
US