No Body Denied—that’s what the NBD in NBD Training Zone for Women stands for. An offshoot of NBD Fitness in Springfield, the facility was started as a place where ladies could come to transform their lifestyles, improve their physique, or boost their confidence amongst a community of like-minded people. The instructors lead 60 group fitness classes each week, a diverse array of exercise methods that includes everything from TRX and spinning to yoga and Pilates. The Pilates reformer sessions are designated for small groups; if you need some personal attention or are afraid you’ll yell your ATM pin number during exercise, the studio offers private personal training sessions.
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.
Photos of Heads & Tails Yoga chronicle the renovations that made it possible?from its start as an empty space to its development into a bright, spacious studio with a pleasantly minimalist scheme. Students strike poses and fold their mats into giant origami cranes on the light hardwood floor, following an instructor who leads them through classes that include Yoga Flow and Yoga 101. The studio focuses not only on yoga?s fitness benefits but also on connecting students? minds, bodies, and souls through mental and physical exercises including breath work and meditation. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to ?Show up! Sweat! And smile!?
Students should bring: A bottle of water and a towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are not a gym; we are an Aerobic Dance Club.
When Tina Cristiano signed up for her first Zumba workshop, the only thing she knew about the program was that it involved Latin dance moves. She soon became addicted to the high-energy workout and encouraged her friend, Brianne Galante, to give it a chance. Within a few years after their first encounter with Zumba, both Tina and Brianne became instructors and opened Feel Good Fitness to spread the health benefits of the rhythm-filled routines. Today, they teach Zumba?which blends hip-shaking dance steps and international music?to students of all ages and skill levels. Tina and Brianne meticulously select each song and craft routines by blending traditional Latin steps dance styles including salsa, cumbia, and merengue with moves inspired by belly dancing and African rhythms. When they aren't helping classes swagger toward svelte frames, Tina and Brianne bring their encouragement to the community at large, hosting charity events to support worthy causes and volunteering for shifts on local superhero teams.
Hiroshi Powell noticed he had a knack for weightlifting, so he swapped the weight machine in his mom's basement for a membership at a pro-level facility. There, Hiroshi began training with national powerlifting champions, learning the secrets of their technique while building friendships and cultivating his own carreers in powerlifting and bodybuilding.
The seriousness with which Hiroshi threw himself at his goals, and immersed himself in the fitness field, informs his approach as founder-owner of Chiseled Health and Fitness. "Chiseled," he says, "is not a social club or [a] cookie cutter commercial gym. Those are great for some folks, but not everyone." In place of the hundred-pound rubber chickens dead lifters find at other gyms, guests at Chiseled find a facility fully stocked with professional weight training and cardio essentials. Accented with red trim, the facility's white walls, black mats, and glossy hardwood floors offer a non-distracting environment in which Hiroshi and his three fellow personal trainers customize clients' workouts. Members also complete self-guided routines, and take CrossFit classes.