The weather outside may be frightful, but getting fit has never been more delightful (or important!) Physical activity plus a nutritious diet improves heart health, mental health and immune health, among other things. With plenty of precautions put in place, gyms and trainers around Bergen County are here to help give your physical and mental well-being a big boost in a safe space, both in and out of the home. Mask up and hop, skip, jump, lunge or run to one of these fitness spots around Bergen County.
Let Loose Montvale There are plenty of services available at Let Loose, but as far as fitness goes, Fascial Stretch Therapy is your go-to. The importance of stretching is well-known by those with an active lifestyle, but this innovative stretching method goes a step further. Benefits include improved flexibility, anti-aging, improved posture and decreased stress. For anyone suffering from soreness or chronic pain, weekly FST sessions will provide you with long-lasting results. Look out for their new location opening in Closter Plaza in March!
Let Loose, 20 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201-746-0582
Stretch-Out Fascial Stretch Therapy focuses on the tissue surrounding muscles and joints rather than just the individual muscle itself. Stretching reduces pressure, while giving circulation, flexibility and energy a boost. At Stretch-Out, expect range of motion to improve and pain levels to decrease. With one-on-one sessions ranging from 30 to 90 minutes with owner Lisa Dragonetti, it’s a safe option this winter.
86 Laroche Ave., Harrington Park, 201-781-2161
Yoga and Barre
Pure Barre Get in your workout with either an in-studio or livestream class lead by one of Pure Barre’s highly-trained teachers. The total body workout includes the foundations class (perfect for beginners), classic, pure empower (more cardio), and pure reform (inspired by resistance training). With plenty of options on the daily schedule, you’re sure to find one to meet your fitness and scheduling needs.
Wyckoff: 319 Franklin Ave., 201-848-5551; Park Ridge: 141A Kinderkamack Rd., 201-746-9288; Edgewater: 905 River Rd., 201-500-9394
Blackbird Yoga Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, there are daily in-studio and online classes for every level on the schedule at Blackbird Yoga studio. Or, try one of their open-air classes for a safe, socially-distanced outdoor workout. These days, we all can take a minute (or 30) to breathe, unwind and focus on mental well-being.
167 Terrace St., Haworth, 201-338-4876
FLOW Yoga Studio Beginners to avid yogis are welcome in this supportive community. Breathe, sweat and flow is the mantra, and classes include Vinyasa Flow and Vinyasa Heated yoga. In-studio classes are available as well as live online vinyasa flow classes to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home.
Ho-Ho-Kus: 22 Hollywood Ave., Suite 4, 201-445-4245; Mahwah: 370 Franklin Tpke., 201-529-0955
FireShaper This evolutionary practice of yoga brings elements of traditional yoga, yin to relax and nourish, Pilates, group fitness classes and weight training to their controlled heated room for an experience you may never have imagined. For virtual options, FireShaper joined with Yoginity to bring instant access to classes for every level, anywhere. Meditations, Bikram, Yoga and Weights ranging in length are available.
Tenafly: 20 Washington Ave., 201-266-8004
The Bar Method Using subtle movements that build and muscle and provide overall tone and strength, it's no wonder this workout has become so popular. Classes are intense but motivating, focusing on proper technique to achieve maximum results. Exercises are customized for every age, ability and body, so you'll leave feeling confident and aching (literally) for more.
Ridgewood: 580 N. Maple Ave., 201-444-0300 ; Closter: 91 Vervalen St., 201-297-7449
Cool Hot Yoga Recently opened in their new location, there is a fitness class for everyone at this yoga studio. AntiGravity Aerial Yoga, Pilates Mat and coolbarre are just some of the classes available to achieve head to toe muscle tone, strengthening and sculpting. Live Zoom classes for HIIT are also available for a full-body at-home workout.
6 Madison Ave., Cresskill, 201-483-3025
Body Burn Barre What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and Body Burn Barre’s total body sculpting classes are no exception. Body Burn targets muscles through their strength training, cardio, core and stretching workouts set to motivating, fast-paced music. Classes are available in-studio, or livestream from your own location.
103 North Summit St., Tenafly, 201-569-1005
JuliaCore barre studio This boutique barre studio puts all of the attention on each large muscle group. Using small controlled movements and a lot of stretching to catchy music, the end result is a toned body with improved flexibility and strength. Typically, small class sizes allow each person individual attention. Currently, Julia is holding virtual classes via two-way videoconferencing.
19 Hawthorne Ave., Park Ridge, 646-481-CORE
Cardio and General Fitness
CycleBar Not only is CycleBar running its classic rides so you can feel the burn on the bike, but it’s also bringing a new option during this crazy time. In-studio streaming is available, plus the bike rental program is back. Rent a bike to push yourself in the comfort of your home. Go for a spin whenever you wish for $199/month, with an optional delivery fee.
Kaplen JCC on The Palisades Home to two fitness centers with the latest cardio and strength equipment, an indoor track, Pilates and personal training studios and much more, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has plenty of options to help you achieve your goals. Socially distanced indoor and outdoor group classes are available, while virtual group classes are available through their app for members. Group classes include Yoga, Barre, Body Sculpt and Outdoor Cycling.
411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly, 201-569-7900
Fountain Fitness Center Newly opened, Fountain Fitness Center has 50,000 square feet of socially distanced classes at your feet. Indoor and outdoor group classes; yoga, cycle, barre and Pilates studios; cardio and strength training floor and so much more are available for every fitness level and program goal.
1150 NJ-17, Ramsey, 201-282-5225
Impact Zone Make a big impact on your health with a number of programs and classes available to match your fitness interests. Personal training, martial arts, athletic conditioning, sports training and more in group or one-on-one settings are some of the fitness programs available in this full-service facility.
335 Chestnut St., Norwood, 201-775-1025
Burn Paramus Lose fat and gain muscle with the Burn Paramus High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) program, part of TNT Training. Combining strength and weight training with cardio, while monitoring heart rate, will help increase metabolism and burn calories quickly. Class focus includes upper body, cardio, lower body, core or total body burn. For training at home or on-the-go, check out their training app for live classes. Click HERE for a free trial!
407 Sette Dr., Paramus, 201-773-0092
Row House If you’re looking to build muscle, burn calories, strengthen your core or all of the above, Row House gives you all of that in a 45 minute, low impact workout. Offering six different types of classes centered around the rower, now with reduced class sizes, each class has a different focus – from perfecting your rowing form to improving mobility to toning your body. Whatever your overall fitness goals are, let the benefits of rowing get you there.
275 Pascack Rd., Township of Washington, 201-431-7444
Retro Fitness Outdoor bootcamp, body pump and weight training are just some of the many group classes to get you strong and fit. Retro Fitness also offers top-of-the-line cardio equipment, circuit training machines and top personal trainers to help guide you to your goals. Trainers are also available for small group training sessions if you want gather your squat squad.
103 N Summit St., Tenafly, 201-569-7387
Juma Fit Runners find their happy place at this woman-owned studio which combines running plus the camaraderie of a fitness class. The treadmill workout allows their community to work out as part of a tribe while moving freely at their own pace. Classes range from 30 to 45 minutes, with small group training available as well.
38 Franklin St., Tenafly, 201-266-4144
Fitness With Friends The philosophy behind these HIIT training sessions is to get in shape and have fun with a group that motivates you -- your friends. Fitness With Friends provides full-body and upper-body HIIT workouts set to playlists specifically curated to maximize results. Classes are available in-person outdoors in the location of your choice or virtually. Plus, new challenges are offered to push yourself against founder Colleen Brace -- and your former self.
River Vale, Fitnesswithfriends1@gmail.com
Fit4Mom Bergen Whether you’re expecting, a new mom or old timer – as far as kids are concerned – Fit4Mom has a supportive community with a mutual goal: To provide fitness and wellness programs that keep moms strong in body, mind and spirit. Classes can include your little one, or allow you free time to get a total body workout. With outdoor and virtual class options available, it’s easy to stay safe and healthy.
Locations throughout Bergen County, 201-614-3268
Girl Up Ridgewood Mom, certified personal trainer and founder Darlene Bellarmino found a way to make fitness goals attainable, affordable and approachable with the Girl UP app. Customize your workout by choosing a target area of your body and build your routine. Bellarmino also teaches daily classes outside her Bergen County home or travels locally to you Rise Training program.
Studio access in Saddle Brook and Hawthorne, 973-710-6016
TA Bodyshop Boxing, weight training, crossfit and Olympic lifting are some of the training techniques offered by owner and fitness coach Thomas-Anthony Jimenez. TA Bodyshop now offers an online coaching program for men and women, which includes 4 weeks of nutritional guidance, weight training and cardio programs, email support, and check-ins customized to your needs and goals.
76 Schraalenburgh Rd., Harrington Park, 201-655-4549
Body by Juli If you’re looking for someone to help you jumpstart your fitness journey, Juli Liporace offers a wide range of professional training. From personal training to small group training, weight loss to muscle gain and beyond, Body by Juli helps you on your transformation from start to finish at her private training studio just over the NJ border.
96 Orange Ave., Suffern, 845-504-0022
NJ Fitness Trainer You know you want to workout and get fit, but don't know where to start. That's where master personal trainer Jen Desmond Peterson comes in. Clients receive a customized workout and meal plan to help lose fat, gain muscle, and increase strength and endurance. One-on-one or group training is available, both in-person and online.
201-370-1710 or email NJFitnessTrainer@gmail.com
Tailor Made Bodiez Get personal attention at this one-to-one boutique training studio. You will be connected with a fitness professional to help you achieve your goals, whether it be weight loss, strengthening or toning. Each program is carefully designed to your personal objectives, while the intimate environment helps you to stay focused on goal progression.
305 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park, 201-492-5656
Unique Training Group (UTG) When you’re looking to pump up the volume on your workout routine, look no further than this state-of-the-art personal training facility. Weight training, fat loss and toning, and flexibility are just some of the specialties available, plus custom meal plans to maximize training. In-person training, both at the gym and in your home, are available, as well as online coaching.
23 Bergenline Ave., Westwood, 201-783-7694