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.
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.
The experienced trainers at European Soccer Academy believe that positivity and commitment are key ingredients for inspiring their players, who range from three-year-olds to teens. Through a medley of individual and team services, they strive to plant the seeds of a lifelong love for the game. They practice with all comers, regardless of initial ability, and motivate kickers with safe and constructive teachings that are meant to hone motor skills while building muscle.
During 10-week team-training programs, academy experts work with coaches to tackle collective weaknesses and augment strengths. Employees personalize their exercises for one-on-one practice sessions, while summer camps instill goal-scoring skills with themed activities. Trainers can even attend matches and compose a game day evaluation, which suggests future team strategies such as painting the ball black to recruit muscly bowlers.
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 .
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Zumba. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at some locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.
Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of the 21 participating locations. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals. The value of this Groupon also includes a one time $99 service fee.