Swimming in Oakland

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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.

350 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Oakland,
NJ
US

Spa 23 Fitness and Lifestyle welcomes guests with a lobby caf? and juice bar where they can fuel up and debate their workout options. Some will decide to step out into multi-leveled workout rooms to exercise with weight- and core-training machines, free weights, cardio equipment, and stationary bikes. Others will run around the winding indoor running track or compete on one of two racquetball courts. Aquatic exercise takes place in a 25-yard Olympic-style swimming pool, which is also the best place to practice one?s Marco Polo skills. Alternately, visitors can retreat to multiple studios, where instructors lead classes in hot yoga and Pilates or step inside private rooms, where therapists ease tension with massages, mud packs, aromatherapy, and Pure Spa wraps.

381 State Rt 23
Pompton Plains,
NJ
US

With a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of girls, women, and their families, YWCA Bergen County and its fitness classes help strengthen the mind and body, in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. The history of the organization is rich with groundbreaking programs to bolster race relations, achieve women's empowerment, support social-justice issues, and promote children's health by providing access to physical activity. Other fitness initiatives take place in the YWCA's gyms, where instructors put to use training in Zumba, yoga, and other disciplines. Employees further the organization's vision with dedication to school-age programs, child-care, and other health and fitness efforts in our community.

112 Oak St
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

Fit Female is more than a gym. It's a culture of empowerment that encourages women of all ages to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirit animals through exercise. As a workout facility, Fit Female features more than 40 cardio machines and a recently renovated space where instructors host fitness classes in yoga, spinning, Pilates, and Zumba. Personal-training sessions offer customized workout plans, and amenities such as free childcare, tanning, and an indoor salt-water pool take away any lingering excuses.

461 U.S. 46
Totowa,
NJ
US

Blue Water Divers Swim School's experienced team of aquatic educators leads beginner and advanced swim programs for all ages, including adults. Beginner swimming sessions school no more than four burgeoning paddlers per class, as parents, tots, and tadpoles learn primary swimming skills, floating methodologies, and tips for eating crackers underwater in heated, indoor pools. Those with well-honed paddle skills may anchor themselves to one of four different courses, all limited to five students per class. The more advanced courses require students to swim the width of the pool using a variety of strokes without stopping. The Sharks class teaches techniques such as the butterfly stroke, methods for increasing endurance, and the consequences of splashing the wrong person.

1 International Blvd. Rt. 17 N
Mahwah,
NJ
US

Signature service: Paddle board and kayak rental and sales

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: SUP ATX

Pro Tip: Paddle boarding is easier than you think so give it a try. We also have a picnic and beach area available.

Q&A with Micki Lees, Owner

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

Paddle boarding and kayaking is amazing fun and a great workout. I love to see all the smiling faces after a great day on the water.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

This year, we added a sandy beach with cozy chairs and relaxing palm trees. We also offer stand up paddle yoga, ladies night, full moon paddles, and party events.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

How excited we are to share the fun of being on the water, and how we treat our customers like friends. We will do what we can to help you enjoy your day.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are experienced and certified in stand-up paddle boarding, and we can answer questions and ensure your safety. We also have boards for sale, and we recommend trying a board before you buy.

622 Jersey Ave.
Greenwood Lake,
NY
US