We know it’s not always easy to motivate and squeeze in a workout on the regular, so when we
get into a groove – meaning we know every lift, squat, and tuck, that’s coming our way during our favorite class -- we tend to stick with it. Trouble is, that groove can quickly become a rut. That’s why, this fall, we’re committing to stepping – and maybe even running – outside of our comfort zone by trying some of the latest and greatest fitness studios in Bergen County. And you should too! Here are four to consider.
This gorgeous new studio at Fort Lee’s red-hot Hudson Lights that’ll be opening soon is all about body transformation via classes focused on uber-specific areas. “For a person to get aesthetic change you can’t do everything at once. You can’t burn and bench at the same time,” says owner Cliff Randall, who spent years training at New York Health and Racquet Club, worked as Orange Theory’s first group fitness trainer, and owns a PRX Studio in Manhattan. The NJ venue offers 12 intense classes split between two state-of-the-art equipment-filled rooms with stomach-flattening Abs & Azz and X-treme Core Conditioning along with heart-pumping X-treme Cardio Blast and Boxing for Beginners. “Clients want results,” adds Randall, “and we’re going to give you want you want.”
PRX, 2030 Hudson Street, Fort Lee
For non-runners, the concept of getting into a running routine can make us, well, want to run off and get ice cream, quite frankly. But Tenafly resident (and mama!) Gia Alvarez is here to change that with treadmill studio Juma Fit, a motivating music-driven venue where each participant (or “athlete” as you’re called at Juma Fit) gets a custom-tailored routine on a state-of-the-art Woodway treadmill during 30-minute or 45-minute group sessions guided by Juma Fit mentors. “We’re a treadmill studio for everyone,” says studio operations manager Leslie Gracz. “We want to bring people back to the love of getting some exercise and go further than they normally would and enjoy the experience of being able to move.” The studio is slated to open in late October and clients will be able to book through a Juma Fit-branded app and via Mindbody. In the meantime, get updates on Instagram: @juma.fit.
Juma Fit, 38 Franklin Street, Tenafly
Alpha Fit Club, Midland Park
We don’t have much info to share on this one yet, but the fitness studio that’s looking at a winter opening is already looking good with a slick Insta feedfeaturing photos of some high-end equipment, along with motivational quotes surrounding its wolf pack theme. (i.e. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the packand the hashtag #jointhepack.) Follow the pack progress at @alphafitclub.
Opening soon in the Wegman’s shopping center, Orangetheory is a 60-minute total body workout that has been designed to cover both cardio and strength training and make everyone feel successful. This the workout for those of us who suffer from paralysis by analysis the moment we walk into a traditional gym. Professional coaches are on hand at every Orangetheory session to guide you, help you tailor your workout and track your results. This is a workout for anyone at any fitness level – you’ll go at your own pace and enjoy the variety of a different workout every day. And at the end, you get to celebrate your success with your classmates.
Orangetheory, 44 Farmview, Montvale