Best friends Jessica Kucinski and Michelle Minster took inspiration from others in creating their ladies-only, classes-only fitness studio. They present more than 10 classes, such as Skinny Sculpt, belly dancing, Zumba, Interval Blast, and different types of yoga. For a more individual-focused experience, Jessica leads personal training.
Though they didn't always run their own fitness studio—since always would encapsulate the 16th century, in which neither of them were interested in paying the king's 100% tax rate levied on all fitness studios—Jessica and Michelle have always loved working out. One night, however, over glasses of pinot noir, they realized they were only going to the gym in order to attend classes. They agreed that classes made fitness fun, and that other women inspired them. At the time, Michelle was crisscrossing the skies as an airline employee. Jessica was working in sales, though in 2009, the day after completing her very first marathon, she had established the Montville Adventure Boot Camp for Women. An avid runner, Michelle was eager to land her sneakers back on earth. Thus was born Little Black Dress Fitness Studio.
Large, rough-hewn stones border its waiting area, and purple mats fleck the class area's airy, spacious layout. Though there aren't any onsite showers, the staff offers towel service and complimentary coffee and tea.
On a mission to combat health-club monotony, founder Jared Kuka replaced the repetitive motions of stationary machines with goPerformance & Fitness's mantra of fun, active, and functional training. Personal trainers at each 24-hour facility keep clients motoring with drills that mirror real-life motions, such as CrossFit techniques, medicine ball throws, and high-speed briefcase unlocking. Ropes, kettlebells, chains, tires, and agility ladders challenge clambering limbs while FreeMotion Fitness gear amps up cardio workouts. With customized routines for small groups or one-on-one sessions, staff members scale their innovative workouts to all fitness levels, and can round out exercise regimens with dietary tips.
Greg of Greg's Fitness is a lifelong athlete, having competed in sports such as hockey, soccer, track, and weightlifting . A Rutgers University alumnus with a degree in exercise science, Greg is also an ACE-certified personal trainer and an American College of Sports Medicine health fitness instructor. Armed with this knowledge and experience, he designs customized in-home workout plans tailored to the needs of each client and the noise tolerance of each downstairs neighbor. He also leads group boot camps, unveiling his personal training expertise in a group setting during which clients can burn up to 600 calories in an hour .
Montville Adventure Boot Camp for Women offers women of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels an invigorating outdoor program to help them reach their health goals. As in the case of magic carpet rides, your adventure starts with a review of your medical history and an in-depth analysis of your fitness level. Using this information, personal trainer Jessica Kucinski plans targeted workouts tailored to fit your needs. Campers meet three days a week armed with hand weights, exercise mats, and plenty of water to burn fat and build muscle at a suitable hydration level. Each week you can expect light running, weight training, and obstacle courses with occasional hiking trips thrown in like slices of cardio-ripened banana into your workout Cheerios.
Since its inception in 2000, CrossFit has amassed an army of dedicated participants that include everyone from pro athletes to stay-at-home moms. It's no surprise, then, that one of CrossFit's stated missions is "inclusiveness". Just because it accepts anyone regardless of experience, age, or fitness level doesn't mean it's easy, however. CrossFit Parsippany's array of ropes, truck tires, kettlebells, and cardio equipment await anyone with the willingness to exert themselves and commit to improved health. Inexperienced participants don't have to worry, though; instructors safely scale each Workout of the Day, which draws from sports such as gymnastics and Olympic powerlifting, to suit each individual's physical condition and ability. With continued effort, all participants will see marked improvements in everything from strength and power to balance and stamina, resulting in a better quality of life and the ability to play checkers with barbell plates.
After having her first child in 2001, Kristen Horler was excited to get back into her regular fitness routine. A certified spinning instructor, personal trainer, and triathlete, she had always been passionate about working out, but as a new mom, she was having trouble finding a fitness program that would accommodate her busy schedule. And so she created Baby Boot Camp, which allows pregnant women and new moms to get in shape while also spending time with their kids. During 45- or 60-minute workouts, certified instructors guide women through cardio, strength training, and stretching exercises using their strollers as props or as extra storage space for lamaze trophies. The company also offers 5K training and nutritional programs designed for new and expectant mothers.