Darin Michael believes health regimens must be personalized in order to be effective. On his website, Darin explains that ready-made workouts are often designed for professional body builders and models, not the average joe. Darin and his team solve that problem by designing one-on-one training programs, complete with nutritional guidance. You can exercise at the private fitness facility where the studio's schedules are carefully created to ensure that the facility is never too crowded, giving visitors plenty of room to stretch out or play Twister. Or you can even have a personal trainer come to your home, where they recreate the experience of going to the gym.
The reflexology masters at Foot Spa & Tea Bar aim to mend the body at its foundation—quite literally, in fact. By applying gentle massage techniques to specific parts of the feet, the therapists boast the ability to ease ailments ranging from stress to digestive disorders, all through the liberation of energy blockages and by clearing the body's stress-inducing buildup of uric acid and awkward silences. With each soothing treatment comes a complimentary cup of loose-leaf tea, which has antioxidant powers that bolster recent treatments to help keep entire bodies young and healthy.
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In June 2010, all four Gencarelli family members—parents Lou Sr. and Susan, daughter Stephanie, and brother and head personal trainer Lou Jr.—came together to open Hardbodyz Fitness. Today, visitors to the gym will always find at least one Gencarelli chatting with guests, giving out complimentary eye contact, and making sure everything's running smoothly.
The Gencarellis and their red-shirted staff help members navigate a 7,500-square-foot facility to take advantage of a score of strength-building and cardio classes, free-weights, a sunlit spin studio, and a cardio area equipped with individual TVs and iPod hookups at each of about 40 machines. Nationally certified personal trainers, instructors, and nutritionists work throughout the open floor plan to help patrons achieve specific wellness goals or simply blow off steam.
NJ Predator Krav Maga USA employs instructors who specialize in a wide array of self-defense disciplines. Students of any age and fitness level can learn to master the grappling techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the knee-and-elbow strikes of muay Thai, or the efficient counterattacks, takedowns, and celebratory pirouettes of Krav Maga. Although each discipline covers its own style of self-defense, every class has the common goal of helping participants improve their strength, stamina, and overall physical fitness.
Bare feet squeak against the maple-hued hardwood floors at Verona Yoga and Wellness Center as experienced instructors guide students through yoga, belly-dance, and kung-fu moves. Floor to ceiling mirrors let students self-correct while moving into warrior pose in yoga sessions and slipping through the quick snaps of martial arts.