By Susan Heckler
Doing physical exercise without knowing what you are doing can be a problem. When starting an exercise regimen, it is a great idea to defer to the experts and let them help you learn what your body needs and how best to do it.
Hiring a personal trainer is a great luxury, which many cannot afford. Joining a gym is an affordable solution. You get the benefit of professional equipment and the guidance of certified trainers to help you.
For the gym newbie, it can be a little intimidating. There is so much activity going, you don’t know what to do, and you feel self-conscious and look for reasons to stay home. Another option is a smaller, more intimate gym. Fuel Fitness at 68 Oceanport Avenue in Little Silver has a great philosophy, they want you to “achieve this through balance and variety” with a mission “to help you get fit and stay fit without causing injury.” Sounds like a plan!
This small fitness studio offers the advantage of smaller groups and 10 different classes throughout the day and evening. Essentially, they give large gym offerings in an intimate, individualize, welcoming setting. Your instructor knows your name and you have an opportunity to meet the people you work out with.
Along with the standard classes offered by most, they have a unique blend too. Barre/Balance/Pilates combine Pilates, balance, sculpting, stretching and ballet barre work. Booty Barre fuses fitness techniques from Pilates, Yoga and Dance. Indoor cycling “great cardio calorie burn to motivating music” and cycle/trx combination classes get the cardio and sculpt together. Total Body Conditioning uses weights, resistance tubes, and ankle weights and TRX- Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously and even a Pink Ribbon class for breast cancer patients.
This two year old fitness center offers a holistic approach and is a great source of information. They offer essential oil education classes and wellness classes including, group Reiki, Vibrational Healing sessions, and Meditation. Enjoy the special outdoor classes; hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding classes and lessons. While most studios teach a recital oriented dance class for children, Fuel Fitness offers dance classes that are just for the love of dance and fun. No expensive costumes and the repetition of the recital dance, just have fun! For more information, give them a call at 732 939-1883 or check out their website www.fuelfitnessnj.com.