Boasting a resume that lists AFAA fitness certification and more than 25 years of experience teaching in the workout world, Maryann King invites students of all ages and sizes to abandon their preconceived notions of exercise and shimmy their way to wellness in fun, party-like Zumba classes set to Latin-inspired beats. In addition to offering traditional Zumba Fitness, she leads Zumba Toning sessions, which throws in light free weights and strength-training routines.
Ethel first started her body-sculpting business, B Fit Studio, by trundling equipment from home to home. Within a few years, she parlayed that initial success into a stroller-fitness program and group classes in her Pequannock studio while still sticking to the in-home sessions that helped her build her brand. In her inclusive studio, kids, tweens, and grownups jump into lifestyle-changing, calorie-blasting workouts that range from Barre core and mixed-level yoga to Fusion Method and Zumba. Repeat students never experience the same workout, as staff customize each class so that it differs from the last. Alternatively, clients can work one-on-one with personal trainers, or bring a fitness friend for extra motivation during the B Fit Buddy sessions. Buggy boot camp training helps moms get in shape, using the stroller as resistance while their infants encourage them with choreographed cheerleading routines.
As the mother of three children, Tara started taking Zumba classes as a way to get back in shape. Not only did she quickly see results, she also had fun moving her body to the Latin-inspired beats. Now a certified Zumba instructor, Tara introduces others to this upbeat fitness craze during one-hour classes.
One can look behind every stationary bike or beneath each treadmill, and never come across a man at American Woman Fitness Center. They will, however, find a swimming pool, rows of cardio machines, and a studio that hosts more than 50 fitness classes. Because the health club only admits women at its two locations, gals can feel more comfortable and confident as they break a sweat on elliptical machines and weight-training equipment.
The all-female staff leads a slew of group fitness classes, including CrossFit, Corebar training, Zumba, and yoga classes, some of which take place in the swimming pool and can result in highly desirable dolphin abs. In addition to classes, they offer personal-training sessions along with weight-loss and nutritional counseling tailored to female physiques. Clients can also monitor their children in the childcare area via TV screens while they work out in cardio or group fitness areas.
At Do Well Be Well Training & Performance, working out can involve anything from ballet barres to barbells. The gym's group fitness schedule compiles together all sorts of different class styles to appeal to students of all ages, abilities, and tastes. Barre classes, for example, blend elements of modern dance, ballet, and Pilates into a single toning whole. Meanwhile, the weight-lifting workout, Group Power, blends barbell work with tried-and-true moves such as squats and lunges. And the amenities at Do Well Be Well are as eclectic as the workouts. On-site massage therapists relax worn-out physiques with chair massages, and parents can drop their kids off at an on-site childcare center, where the walls are decorated with pictures of famously in-shape cartoons.