Ethel first started her body-sculpting business, B Fit Studio, by trundling equipment from home to home. Within a few years, she parlayed that initial success into a stroller-fitness program and group classes in her Pequannock studio while still sticking to the in-home sessions that helped her build her brand. In her inclusive studio, kids, tweens, and grownups jump into lifestyle-changing, calorie-blasting workouts that range from Barre core and mixed-level yoga to Fusion Method and Zumba. Repeat students never experience the same workout, as staff customize each class so that it differs from the last. Alternatively, clients can work one-on-one with personal trainers, or bring a fitness friend for extra motivation during the B Fit Buddy sessions. Buggy boot camp training helps moms get in shape, using the stroller as resistance while their infants encourage them with choreographed cheerleading routines.
Co-ed gyms can be a daunting experience, especially if you feel the stare of judging eyes. But at FemmeFit, owner Jessica and her enthusiastic instructors cut out the intimidating distractions by empowering females through women-only fitness classes. Positive reinforcement and encouraging words echo throughout the studio as students of all levels slim waistlines during K.I.S.S., which stands for Kardio, Interval, Strength, and Sculpt, or during high-energy Zumba sessions, which combine fun dance routines with Latin-inspired music. A combination of interval training, boxing, and Pilates moves are the basis for each Piloxing session, while Ballet Boot Camp classes focus on trimming physiques and improving balance through controlled movements and pirouettes on tight ropes strung over shark tanks.
Originally founded by a group that includes retired pro boxer Danny Campbell, TITLE Boxing Club offers total-body workouts that blend boxing, kickboxing, and fitness. After donning tape and gloves, students can greet a 100-pound heavy bag with a barrage of kicks, jabs, crosses, hooks, and unkind words. Each of the club's trainers focuses on a different area, such as technicality, core and balance, or moderate- to high-intensity training. Other equipment around the facility includes a boxing ring, speed bags, and double-end bags, as well as free weights and cardiovascular machines.
Equipment: Free Weights, Cable Machines, TRX, Kettbells, Indoor Sprint Track
Students should bring: A towel, great attitude, and smile.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: There are adult group training sessions that run concurrent to the Parisi Speed School sessions.
Per the fitness center’s name, the trainers at One Human Performance eschew a one-size-fits-all approach, focusing instead on one human at a time. They begin each program with a comprehensive evaluation of movement, performance and strength. From there, they draw up the blueprints for client-specific training.
The gym also knows that no person is an island. To fill client’s motivational coffers with encouragement from peers, trainers lead group workouts. The classes focus on fitness disciplines such as kettlebell training, spinning, and bootcamp that tones the whole body more effectively than jogging while juggling medicine balls.