Before they co-owned CrossFit Steam, Pat O'Keefe and Franco Monteleone were both All-State sports stars and fitness enthusiasts. They allied under a common mission: to cut monotony and ineffective maneuvering from gym routines. Now, as certified CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Football coaches, they guide guests of all backgrounds through ever-changing workouts, combining the competitive spirit of athletics with weightlifting, cardio drills, and gymnastics techniques.
In addition to classic CrossFit sessions, they host boot-camp classes that draw from the program's fundamentals. They also arrange CrossFit Football regimens—tested inside the industrial-style gym by Superbowl Champion Mark Herzlich—to enhance on-the-field performance and on-the-sidelines bear hugs. Their approach to fitness considers diet as well. On-hand beauty and wellness expert Claudia Colombo-Monteleone has worked with such celebrities as Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts on her way to becoming CrossFit Steam's board-certified holistic nutrition coach.
Boring workouts have no place at CrossFit South Hackensack. Instead, instructors lead conditioning and strength-building classes that routinely change to incorporate new combinations of Olympic lifting techniques, gymnastics, and functional exercises. Students have complete control over each exercise though, and can run, squat, jump, push, and pull with an intensity that safely pushes the limits of their current fitness level. Instructors trust attendees to challenge themselves, but will provide inspiring motivation along the way while fostering a supportive community environment where students are encouraged to help each other by offering words of encouragement or telekinetic weight-lifting assistance.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.
The tagline of Ultra Fitness Center is “The Unique Women's Gym.” Owner Cheryl Paganelli Kehoe strives for that uniqueness by hosting 34 classes per week, many of which she teaches. Cheryl and her trainers give physical-fitness instruction as diverse as classic body conditioning training, Zumba dance fitness, and boxing, which is taught by a professional boxing coach. All classes take place within the two-floor facility and make use of its newly appointed classrooms and modern workout equipment—cardio machines, exercise balls, and the chairs with which Hulk Hogan used to wrestle.
Nearly every kind of person has found success at 2XR Boot Camp Cross Fitness—from college students looking for some structure as they strike out on their own to adults who've lost upward of 100 pounds. During these indoor boot-camp sessions, clients avoid the boredom that often causes people to abandon exercise programs, because each session incorporates an ever-changing routine of cardio and resistance training. People of all fitness levels benefit from the boot-camp program, since the exercises are easily tailored to both beginners and more advanced athletes. During a boot-camp session, participants maximize fat-burning results with quick spurts of sprinting intermixed with walking and jogging on the treadmill—known as high-intensity interval training—along with suspension work designed to engage the core, and a variety of weight-training exercises. Campers might try out everything from whipping heavy battle ropes up and down to getting on the floor for pushups, burpees, and rounds of playing dead.
VIP Fitness Studio offers patrons a more personalized, intimate space for bulking up or slimming down. Guests pound out an early morning workout using free weights or Selectorized strength equipment, log some miles on the treadmill, or channel Clubber Lang at the gym?s 100-pound heavy bag. A cast of chiseled personal trainers help patrons set and succeed at their fitness goals and take on thumb-wrestling challengers at the tables of the gym?s all-natural juice bar.