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While many gyms offer weights, treadmills, ellipticals, and rowing machines to help its members achieve leaner physiques, all JC Barre Fitness Studio needs is a ballet barre. That's because the apparatus helps students sculpt lean muscles, lose weight, and increase agility thanks to a flurry of exercises performed during various classes. The studio's signature class B3 blends Pilates, ballet, and Yoga into a one-hour, 600 calorie-burning workout, and co-ed boot camp by B3 ups the exercise ante with increased cardio and isometric moves that deliver a satisfying burn without actually setting fire to one's muscles. In addition to barre classes, the studio offers up Pilates and Zumba sessions and invites its clients to suggest additional classes via email.

419 Monmouth Street
Jersey City,
NJ
US

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.

38 B Jackson St.
Hoboken,
NJ
US

Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates in cardio routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

859 Communipaw Ave.
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Work It Out helps patrons shed pounds and tailor their muscles with more than 13 types of adult fitness classes. Naked Ride and Groove Cycle classes burn calories with intense cycling workouts, Go Mommy classes provide childcare while parents work out, and Blended Ride classes combine riding and toning. The gym also offers open gymnastics sessions for children 5 and older.

603 Willow Ave
Hoboken,
NJ
US

Work It Out helps patrons shed pounds and tailor their muscles with more than 13 types of adult fitness classes. Naked Ride and Groove Cycle classes burn calories with intense cycling workouts, Go Mommy classes provide childcare while parents work out, and Blended Ride classes combine riding and toning. The gym also offers open gymnastics sessions for children 5 and older.

5 Marine View Plaza
Hoboken,
NJ
US

MoveUSA helps clients get in shape with the assistance of one of the all-time great workout tools: the Internet. MoveUSA's user-friendly site strive to take some hassle out of planning fitness routines and save patrons cash at the same time, granting members a "passport" that opens up a world of fitness options. After browsing the available courses and activities in their area, from hot yoga classes to parkour runs, clients pick and choose what goes on their "move list," paying for only the events they choose to attend. Designed to suit various lifestyles, the site's plans range from ? la carte?style, with clients paying a reduced rate for each activity, to unlimited plans that allows for as many workouts as your sneakers can take before turning to dust.

5 Marine View Place
Hoboken,
NJ
US