NYC’s Top Fitness Comes to Bergen County NJ

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When holistic nutritionist and wellness expert and new mom Sarah Wragge recently moved to burbs from New York City, she struggled to find the perfect fitness class in Bergen County. Wragge was looking for a high-intensity workout but what she found were classes that were either too easy or felt like a super intense “guy workout.” The studios were lacking too – often feeling too bright or too cold and just lacking the cool vibe she was used to in the city.


Her solution? Bring a little New York fitness to Jersey by inviting some of the city’s most sought-after instructors to a space here. The result is Studio L in Waldwick – which offers a killer workout that varies each week with a rotating lineup of guest instructors. Genius, right?

Bergen Mama fitness editor Helaine Kay recently hit up Studio L during a week when guest instructor Victoria was offering AKT classes. Named for creator Anna Kaiser, who’s founded various AKT studios around the country, including New York, the workout incorporates a variety of elements from yoga to strength training to plyometrics.


The class moved quickly, targeted every muscle and mixed things up since Victoria alternated between weighted cardio dance moves and a toning and sculpting series. The studio vibe, meanwhile is super cool with dim lighting, great, high-energy music, and participants who spend the hour totally engaged. It’s exactly the kind of workout (and results!) Wragge was looking for here in Bergen County ... and we’re so glad she found it for us.

Check out to see which new classes, programs, and instructors are coming next to Studio L, which offers a variety of class package options as well as nutritional counseling.

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