At Renaissance Pilates Red Bank, two things are paramount: the instructors' pedigrees and the breadth of classes. Read on to learn about both important aspects of this fitness studio:
About the Owner of Renaissance Pilates Red bank and Hoboken / Managing partner at bodyART Americas
Name: Danielle Buccellato
Classes taught: Pilates Mat and Apparatus, Xtend Barre, Deep Work, Bax, and BodyArt
Began teaching: 2002
Certification: Stott Pilates degrees in several subjects, including Advanced Reformer and Chair and Ladder Barrel, plus similar certificates from Pilates Academy International
How she helps her students avoid injuries: She's a graduate of The Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries Workshop at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Other special certificates: Pre/Post-Natal Pilates and Special Populations with Injuries
About the Classes:
Pilates: Developed in the early 1900s, this method uses apparatuses to build core strength.
Yoga: The studio adapts Vinyasa techniques that focus on breathing.
BodyArt: This discipline draws on yoga, Pilates, dance, and tai chi movements, and as balance is important, exercises train several muscles at once.
Xtend Barre: Students use a ballet barre for balance and resistance.
Cardio Strength: Students are barefoot as they work through a combination of Pilates, yoga, core, cardio, and agility training.
Zerkers offers two ways to adventure. There's the fitness path, which challenges exercisers during one-on-one and small-group classes. There's also the surfing path, one of the amazing adventures participants can book through Zerkers. Read on to learn more:
Jon Christian started Zerkers after his daughter asked a profound question: "Do you love what you do, Dad?" He didn't, and vowing to set a good example for his children, he decided he needed to make a change. That led him to found the adventuring group. Jon's joined by Jennifer Jean, a certified fitness trainer who also has a master's in social work, as well as travel and coordination planners. Together, they make sure Zerkers trips and classes go off without a hitch.
These aren't typical tourist-hot-spot vacations. Instead, they're once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for participants to better themselves and others. Trips range from the Costa Rica adventure experience to bungee jumping to volunteer trips organizing adventure activities for kids with disabilities.
Not everyone can drop everything to backpack across Costa Rica. That's why Zerkers offers equally challenging fitness classes closer to home. These programs include the ZerkerFit Team Challenge, a group class that inspires fat-burning and muscle-building. Zerker Adventure Challenges are not easy and the demanding environment keeps students focused on fitness. The Adventure Challenge path includes local and international experiences. Zerkers also offers personal-training sessions.
The Architect has a diabolical mind. While people across the country have been solving single-room escape games, the villain behind Trap Door Escape has been busy installing his cryptic puzzles
entire building. Why exactly? Well, you can ask him yourself. The Architect regularly beams into the game via a live video screen, mocking trapped players as they search for freedom through two floors of traps, puzzles, and other challenges.
The game spreads across approximately 1,500 square feet of space, forcing players to explore every corner of the decrepit facility. After all, the key to escape could be anywhere: maybe it's inside a latched cage, or behind a locked door. Of course, that same door could just lead up a staircase, with even more challenging rooms awaiting at the top. Luckily, there's help out there. When the Architect isn't lobbing insults at them, players receive regular contact from the investigator's office, assisting them throughout the game via live video.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My service is simple yet effective.
I am very good at what I do, teach math to middle school kids.
I teach Pre-Algebra and Algebra during the year and I love it.
Why not do it year round.
My family is very understanding and a quiet and comfortable environment will be provided.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Quiet and Comfortable.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
If I love what I do during the year, why not do it during the summer as well.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to see a kid feel good about themselves after a concept clicks.
Having spent many years in the dance and fitness industries, Vanessa Berry knew precisely what to look for in her staff members when she opened Kick Dance Studios more than 10 years ago. Today, staffers include those who have trained at distinguished organizations including the School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, and Broadway Dance Center.
But as proud as she is of her team, Berry is doubly so of her students, including her award-winning dance team. Her facility's two studios constantly bustle with the moves and grooves of highly organized dance classes, which include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theater, and acrobatics.
Studio owner and award-winning dancer Dianna “D” Dray calls ballroom dance “therapy for the soul.” With her fellow instructors, she hosts these unorthodox therapy sessions, basing the lessons on the philosophy that “anyone can learn.” On Latin Days (Mondays and Thursdays), the teachers lead salsa, rumba, cha-cha, and samba classes. Other days feature ballroom dances such as the foxtrot and the tango (Tuesdays), and freewheeling swing and hustle classes (Wednesdays). D also leads classes specifically for brides- and grooms-to-be, teaching them the steps to gracefully handle their first dance as a married couple, whether it’s a tactful waltz or a classy hokey pokey.