Many gyms offer advanced fitness equipment, motivating programs and classes, and a host of amenities. But unlike many conventional gyms, Lady of America Greenbrook caters specifically to women. In spacious, comfortable workout rooms, resistance machines are custom-fit to women’s smaller frames. Trained staff plays with kids 6 months and older in the childcare area, which features health-focused activities as well as a PlayStation 2. The team also offers services such as nutrition counseling with certified sports nutritionists and one-on-one workouts with certified personal trainers. Additionally, fitness evaluations—which come free with every membership—are designed with women’s needs and concerns in mind.
In the gym, free weights build muscle, and recumbent bikes and elliptical machines boost endurance enough to outlast a dolphin or a submarine painted like a dolphin in a swimming contest. The advanced Precor model 956 treadmills’ impact-absorbing system saves joints while an active cardio monitor allows users to literally follow the dictates of their hearts. Instructors provide motivation in group classes such as ball Pilates, fitness yoga, spin, and Zumba. And the therapeutic heat of the infrared sauna allows for a nice post-workout relaxation session.
When leading workouts, Endorphin CrossFit's trainers focus on training students to improve their bodies through form and intensity. They rely of CrossFit fundamentals and strength-training exercises to help get clients in shape. Additionally, they also give every member nutritional consultation, mobility training, and help with injury recovery and prevention.
Joe Amoroso prides himself on never turning down anyone who comes to him for help, no matter how much of a high-risk injury they have. The master trainer is particularly adept at rehabilitating athletes while still toning and shaping their bodies through high-performance training. To do so, he relies on the knowledge he gained working in some of New York's elite health clubs and helping clients do touch-up work before their photo shoots and shifts working as department-store mannequins.
At Trainer Joe's, he and his staff sculpts bodies during private training sessions and group fitness classes. These include fat-blasting boot camps, flexibility-building yoga classes, and muscle-boosting strength and conditioning classes. Joe also helps develop customized nutrition plans.
Having competed in triathlons, adventure races, and bodybuilding competitions, New Jersey Adventure Boot Camp’s owner Valerie Pawlowski takes getting fit seriously. In addition to being a certified instructor, she's a nutrition and medical-exercise specialist, which helps her motivate exercisers to lead overall healthier lifestyles. She helms a team of highly qualified and certified instructors in helping participants foster healthy, slim selves in high-intensity boot-camp classes. The four-week sessions—held indoors and outdoors—keep bodies engaged through varying routines to prevent workout burnout. One day participants might do pull-ups on playground equipment and jog up park stairs, and the next they might do lunges and heave weights or other tired boot campers until they get back on their feet.
Kettlebells and TRX suspension-training are just a few of the tools the instructors at Pure Energy Fitness use to strengthen and sculpt physiques. Students can focus on building muscles, burning calories and toning muscles in spin classes, or combining cardiovascular exercise with strengthening resistance routines in boot-camp sessions.
The trainers at Edge Fitness Studio never motivate their students through competition. Instead, they engage them both mentally and physically in order to push them through group fitness classes, which range in style from Pilates to boxing to Zumba. For a more personalized experience, they offer one-on-one sessions, small-group training, in-home workouts, and 12-week fitness programs that incorporate both workouts and nutritional advice to facilitate results.