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Zumba Fitness New Jersey's licensed head instructor Melissa Marcketta and her enthusiastic staff lead over thirty light-hearted, hip-swiveling Latin dance workouts per week across five locations. During one-hour Zumba with Zumba Toning classes, students become acquainted with pulse-pounding dance moves and strength training exercises that create physiques as tight and toned as a bass drum crafted from recycled Tarzan posters. The calorie-crushing combination of aerobic gyrations and shimmy-infused strength training is accessible for all ability levels. The studio employs multiple instructors to ensure varied workouts, eclectic soundtracks, and a spectrum of opinions surrounding the optimal peanut-butter-to-broccoli ratio for a postworkout sandwich.

189 Main Street
Millburn,
NJ
US

Being a successful stand-up comedian takes more than just being funny or hypnotizing your audience into laughing. It is an art that must be learned and practice. During stand-up classes at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's, seasoned comics teach amateurs to find their individual voices, structure a set, and improvise material. The club's new-talent nights grant up-and-comers a space to work on performing in front of a live audience, and each class's best student receives the opportunity to open for a professional comedian's weekend show. The Comedy Cove reserves its Friday and Saturday slots for touring acts whose credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman.

Downstairs from the club, the times are no less merry at Scotty's Steak House. Here, the menu ranges from steakhouse classics—such as 20-ounce rib eyes—to pub-style options—including disco fries. To complement feasts, bartenders serve brews and mixed drinks indoors and at the tiki bar on Scotty's outdoor patio.

595 Morris Ave
Springfield,
NJ
US

All CrossFit coaches study the science of exercise, but the trainers at Crossfit Veracity take a particularly empirical approach to designing their classes. The lead trainer, Leonardo Muñoz, describes his workouts in terms of simple Newtonian physics: force equals mass times acceleration. He designs new workouts everyday, challenging students to move increasingly large masses at greater speeds, therefore always increasing the intensity of their workouts. He says his workouts only last 5 to 20 minutes, and focus on fewer exercises done with perfect form rather than hours of training. The method seems to work for him and his fellow trainers, who have accomplished feats such as 50-mile endurance races, climbing 14,000-foot mountains, and overcoming a fear of their own ripped shadow.

615 Morris Avenue
Springfield Township,
NJ
US

Should a large-scale alien invasion start snatching up people and businesses with tractor beams, No Body Denied Training Zone would be in no danger of floating away. Approximately 25,000 lbs. of free weights keep the 10,000 square feet of training space rooted. The weighty array makes for well-rounded workouts when combined with a jog on the sprint track. While the gym allows for self-guided workouts, exercisers aren't left to sweat on their own. In addition to offering personal training, the fitness instructors lead more than 80 group fitness classes each week, including cycling and yoga. They even teach classes specifically designed for athletes and kids, who most scientists agree will one day turn into adults.

901 Mountain Ave
Springfield,
NJ
US

The produce at Eden Organic Market is like an edible rainbow, just with a lot more antioxidants. Red peppers, white mushrooms, and all manner of greenery blanket the veggie section, while fruit aisles brim with apples of various hues. The parade of fresh, pesticide-free food continues at salad and juice bars, while buffet-style hot food sections sate appetites with breakfast sausage and fried chicken. A trip down the various aisles also reveals frozen dinners, an Asian foods section, and a large selection of coffees and teas. The family-owned market also stocks natural beauty products and earth-friendly cleaners.

901 Mountain Avenue
Springfield Township,
NJ
US

Each year, the coaches from Kiddie Soccer introduce thousands of children between the ages of 3.5 and 6 to the most popular team sport in the world—soccer—through safe, fun classes in a constructive environment. For the first 50 minutes of each session, groups of up to 12 kids engage in team-building games such as Red Light Green Light or Sharks and Minnows to build physical and cooperative skills and, above all, have fun. Kids then split off into teams for a 10-minute friendly competition, enjoying themselves while learning teamwork under the coach's watchful, supportive eye.

Whittingham Terrace and Millburn Ave.
Millburn,
NJ
US

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