Marie Medina began dancing as a 6-year-old, and she has never lost her enthusiasm for it. Inside her industrial chic studio, Marie and her team of instructors strive to empower and inspire women through fitness, movement, and dance. They lead students of all fitness levels through a variety of dance-inspired fitness classes such as Barre, Zumba, Pilates, Ballroom Fit, and more, all designed to stimulate the mind, body, and soul.
With 9,000 square feet of space, and the expertise of passionate, knowledgeable trainers, CrossFit Hoboken helps clients of all body types and fitness levels smash through self-doubt and exceed their personal goals. Far away from the sterility of a big-box globo-gym or dystopian weight room ruled by self-aware treadmills, the center's CrossFit ethos gets bodies both trim and strong with high-intensity workouts in gymnastics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning. Certified trainers guide classes of newcomers through the universally scalable workout intervals, or work with small groups or individuals during customized personal training sessions.
In addition to building powerful sinew and muscle during ever-changing Workouts of the Day (WODs), students at CrossFit Hoboken join a vibrant, positive community of athletes, making new friends with regular events such as paintball, barbecues and pig roasts, and fitness competitions.
At Eva Salon, skilled stylists draw on decades of industry experience that include work in fashion shows and training by the likes of Pravana, Toni&Guy, Paul Mitchell, and Wella. Wielding the full line of Davines products, the talented hair artists transform manes with precision dos, bright new hues, and extensions by Remy Hair, and also design special-occasion styles for weddings and other photo-appropriate occasions. Renowned for the in-depth consultations they provide each new client, the team keeps on top of the latest techniques with continuing-education courses, enabling their scissors to shear locks into modern pixie cuts as well as the time-tested classics like the Yul Brynner. Eva Salon's aestheticians take over where its stylists leave off, waxing away leg hair and mustaches or sculpting brows into elegant arches. Skincare experts pamper visages with organic facials and use microcurrent treatments to fight the passage of time by mitigating signs of aging, such as wrinkles or layers of dust.
The Fig Tree injects elegance into modern American cuisine with a seasonally rotating menu hailed as "unbelievably creative" by the Jersey Journal. This culinary creativity is grounded largely in locally produced ingredients. The menu changes frequently to reflect the seasons, but popular dishes have included roasted pork tenderloin with sweet-sausage stuffing and crispy branzino with orange-braised fennel. Servers can recommend a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail from the drink menu.
The restaurant's garden-level space shares the menu's sense of classical refinement. Surrounded by crystal chandeliers, ornate wall sconces, and rich oak-plank flooring, diners may feel they've walked down a few steps into the early 20th century. This ambiance helped The Fig Tree earn a spot on CBS New York's list of the Best Romantic Restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City. Guests can settle in at the white Italian marble?topped bar, beside the main dining section's open fireplace, or at one of the back tables, which grant visitors a view of the verdant courtyard garden through three sets of french doors.