From Our Editors
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates-inspired workouts, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial-arts sessions, and amp up heart rates to the pulsating soundtracks of Zumba routines. The gyms stockpile futuristic amenities such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated. In addition to spacious cardio and strength-training areas, the Green Brook branch of Gold's Gym boasts an innovative cardio cinema room, where ellipticals, treadmills, and stationary cycles line up before a widescreen playing an ever-changing schedule of popular flicks. The gym's advanced facilities and comprehensive fitness services have been lauded in local publications such as Inside Jersey and Courier News.