Taking a road bike in a spinning studio may seem like a recipe for pedaling into a wall, but at Cycle On Studio, it's a recipe for a more realistic workout. During the studio’s Kinetic Rock and Roll training sessions, cyclists work out on their own bikes, which they lock into indoor-appropriate frames that provide lifelike side-to-side rocking to challenge the same muscles engaged on the biking trail. This is just one of the studio's many classes that cast off one-size-fits-all workouts. Even during traditional spinning sessions on NXT stationary bikes, students can opt to wear a MYZONE belt that monitors and tracks all of their exercise activity in order to make the classes more efficient. With or without the belts, instructors infuse these workouts with high-energy climbs, interval training, saddle work, and virtual rickshaw rides.
Club Fitness tones and pampers bodies with group training, personal training, and tanning services, earning the Best of Gloucester County award in 2013 for its fitness center and gym. The 15,000-square-foot club spans two floors partitioned into dedicated rooms for cardio, Group X, and spinning, as well as a fitness floor lined with Hammer Strength, Cybex, Precor, Star Trac, and Life Fitness equipment. Group exercise classes meet seven days a week, and Club Fitness frees up workout time for busy parents with onsite childcare and robot stand-ins to send to the office. To replenish spent energy reserves, a shake and juice bar pours out chilled refreshments and steaming cups of gourmet coffee.
Vitality Fitness is a personal training facility in Collingswood, dedicated to helping its clients burn calories and tone muscle with regimented exercise program. At this functional studio, certified instructors lead small classes of 16 people or less through intense cardio stationary bike workouts, paired with constantly changing lights and music. Clients burn up to 1,000 calories per spinning class, and everyone works at their own pace on the customizable bikes. Guests can also try a CardioFit or Fat Blaster Boot Camp class to turn up the intensity of regular workout routines.
Equipment: Spinning bikes, TRX, dumbells, battle ropes, bands
Students should bring: Water and towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
At Elite Cycle & Fitness we believe in a close-knit fitness community. Clients keep each other motivated and that also ensures that each client will get results. Committment is the key. We also provide a friendly clean atmosphere within our brand new studio.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our certified trainers keep our clients motivated with personalized attention.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
One client lost 30 pounds.
Hearts pound, palms sweat, and feet spiral—but wheels stay put. Such is the unique fate of the stationary bikes at The Vicious Cycle, which embark on 20- to 25-mile journeys without ever leaving the studio. Here, riders can burn up to 800 calories in each 45- or 60-minute class, though the intensity of the workout remains entirely up to them. Spinners can adjust each cycle's resistance level in order to control the difficulty of the ride or the mimic the unpredictable nature of outdoor terrain. Through every class fun, upbeat music pumps through the studio's speakers, which can help to motivate cyclists to push themselves faster, just like the memory of the menacing rollerskater who chased them during their last real ride.
Intoxx Fitness's trainers push groups of students to their limits in search of better fitness and stronger bodies during classes such as kickboxing, spinning, and Zumba. Though the gyms' schedules vary by location, each hosts classes for all skill levels seven days a week, both in the morning and evening. The gym floor includes a large free-weight and machine lifting area for ample opportunity to supplement in-class workouts with more targeted exercises, for which personal trainers can assist with tips, tricks, and advice on chatting up that single weight machine.