What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
House Yoga's mission is to build a strong, dedicated, and caring kula, or community, in which students can feel comfortable in their own skin and practice level at House Yoga. As a veteran owned business, the importance of strengthening the mind, body, spirit, and community is our goal.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Exercise routines are rough! But with a strong mind, there comes a strong will. And with a strong will, comes motivation. We first cultivate our minds to clearly see our goals. Once we have a clear goal, we can then find a routine that works for the individual.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
There is camaraderie in yoga, like the camaraderie, trust, love, friendship, growth, & teamwork that is found in the military. This business was started so that Kenilworth and the surrounding towns can find a place where all that can be built, fostered, and encouraged through powerful yoga practice.
What do you love most about your job?
Yoga brings peace to the mind, strength to the body, and confidence to the spirit. The physical postures are important, but it's what you actually learn from the practice. I love being able to watch students discover the depth of yoga and to be able to assist them.
Fit for Life Fitness Center presents visitors with three levels of exercise options. The ground floor is home to free weights and strength equipment, while the second and third floors host Life Fitness cardio machines, including ellipticals, treadmills, steppers, and bikes, which can be used alone or with the help of a personal trainer.
There's also the mirror-walled class studio, where students work off calories with festive Zumba routines and the boxing drills of Punchout. Several classes focus on the core, from Pilates to Awesome Abs, whereas others, such as Total Body Conditioning, incorporate a full-body workout to address all major muscle groups. The class curriculum is diverse enough to accommodate two boot camps, "Rugged" and "Kick Start." Rugged improves functional strength with varied weight exercises, and Kick Start combines those intervals with the fast-paced jabs, kicks, and angry cabaret lines of kickboxing. Other amenities—a protein shake bar and a supervised childcare room—add convenience to workout sessions.
CrossFit Garwood’s certified coaches don’t just build athletes—they create fighters who can conquer the physical and emotional challenges of everyday life. Exercisers of all levels flock to the 8,000-square-foot facility for functional training drills practiced by police academies, military forces, and professional alligator wrestlers. During the workout of the day, they spur one another on through kettlebell swings, weightlifting moves, and muscle-ups on a Rogue pull-up system. Some days, they dart across a 40-yard track, on others they bound across turf like a mob of rugby-playing kangaroos. One hour On Ramp classes, help beginners hone exercises such as box jumps and ball slams before plunging into the full-fledged program. To make trips to the gym as convenient as possible, CrossFit Garwood and its partner facility, Gold Medal Fitness, teem with amenities such as lockers, showers, and childcare services.
Equipment: Barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, rowing machines
Students Should Bring: Water, towel, athletic sneakers
Average Class Length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration Required: No
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Equipment: Star Trac, Cybex, LifeFitness, Vertimax, Hammer Strength
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
If you're looking for something other than a treadmill, try breaking a sweat at Alluem Yoga in Cranford.
Yogis swear by Alluem Yoga's steamy stretches, which aim to improve flexibility, health, and wellness.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.