Home Best of Guides 13 Locally-Owned Fitness Studios in New Jersey to Workout in 2024

13 Locally-Owned Fitness Studios in New Jersey to Workout in 2024

by Christina Mastroeni
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The days of enjoying sunlight for a post-work run or playing sports outside in the late afternoon may be gone for now, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t other options to keep moving. Finding a gym that captures specific fitness goals can seem like a challenge, however, this list of locally-owned gyms should help. Read on for more information about local gyms to stay in shape in the colder months to come. 

BYOB Fitness Agency | 570 South Avenue East, Cranford

Bring Your Own Boss Fitness does things a little differently. This space is “the solution for independent trainers.” It is a space where personal trainers can be self-employed. Established fitness studios can bring their own teams of trainers. Seasoned and new trainers are also welcome. BYOB prides itself in allowing personal trainers to focus on what’s most important — the client. The gym has a variety of cardio and weight equipment available as well as a juice bar.

The DRIP Fitness | 44 Hudson Place, Hoboken

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Located in downtown Hoboken, this space has three floors of fitness fun. The second floor is where the reformer studio is located, the third floor holds the cycle studio, and the fourth floor holds the mat studio. To check out classes and Drip’s schedule, customers can download the app. There is also a location coming soon to Caldwell on Bloomfield Avenue.

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Fit Foundry | 1416 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

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Sometimes training alone can be a struggle. Fit Foundry holds both large group and semi-private group training sessions in the facility. Classes like Inferno feature a combination of cardio and strength. Titanium challenges the body to perform at its highest level. There are also yoga classes and more available on the schedule.

Fit Like Krys (FLK Method) | Remote

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Krystal Weisberg or, Krys for short, prides herself on making fitness accessible for everyone. Her program Fit Like Krys (FLK), was established in North Jersey. She teaches “klasses” across North Jersey and her FLK program is also available virtually. “Krew” members of the FLK community join online workouts that range from 15 to 45 minutes covering cardio, lifting, HIIT, and body-part-specific workouts. Other than working out, Krys’s “krew” comes together for events like 5K races, some face-to-face workouts, retreats, challenges posted on Instagram, and more. Krys also has an intensive 6-week program called Bikini BoootKamp. Regardless of where her “krew” members are, Krys instills the idea that “fit is a mindset.” All new members can start at $30 for the first month.

Flex N’ Relax LLC | 890 River Road Unit 4, Edgewater


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If exercisers are looking for something that is a little more private, Flex N’ Relax studio has semi-private classes for up to six people or individual training options. Flex N’ Relax pushes for healthy lifestyles through balance. Patrons can work hard through fitness classes and relax at the Relax Bar where patrons can grab an organic protein shake or smoothie.

The Garage Gym | 613 Central Avenue, Westfield + 7 Conover Place, Little Silver


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Balancing a fitness schedule with a life schedule can sometimes feel as if there just aren’t enough hours in a day. If searching for 24/7 fitness possibilities, look no further than The Garage Gym. The program includes access to four workouts a week including an upper body, a lower body, and two “HYROX style conditioning workouts.” The community has “limited membership and has private access, so customers should inquire more information through the website.

GRIT Sports Training | 201 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City


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GRIT’s motto lies in “Never, never, never give up.” GRIT works on developing strength, agility, balance, and coordination. Training is available for children and young adults. Classes include basketball and skateboarding for kids. 5K runs and obstacle courses are available for adults.

Jane DO | 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken + 160 Newark Avenue 6th Floor, Jersey City

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Jane DO’s philosophy is simple and classic: Stop Wishing Start Doing. This fitness studio specializes in five signature classes — HIIT, Dance, Skulpt, Tramp, and Step. Jane DO prides itself in being the largest community of the most confident women. It was created by Radio City Rockettes Jancey Lambros and Danielle DeAngelo.



Power-House Pilates | 189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City


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This boutique studio has pilates classes available in small groups or for personal training. Classes range in size and can be as small as two, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost in the crowd. Founder Morwen Banq has a background in dance and discovered Pilates to assist with lower back issues. She has experience teaching, training teachers, and working with seniors.

RISE FITNESS | 53 Farrand Street, Bloomfield

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This studio will grab your attention from its vibrant mural on the front of the building. RISE focuses on the lifelong athlete. Classes fall into Strong or Endure categories, Strong classes include lifting, resistance bands, and body weight. Endure classes focus on high-intensity cardio and lighter weights. The schedule is organized on the website by S (Strong) or E (Endure) so clients can clearly see which day they are entering their program. RISE also has open gym hours available six days a week.

NJ HIIT Fitness + Performance | 576 Ridge Road, North Arlington


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This veteran-owned and operated facility opened its doors in 2013. Since then the team trained over 3,000 people and over 1,000 NJ firefighter candidates. Originally a warehouse in Elmwood Park, the newest space in North Arlington opened in 2016 containing 7,700 square feet of training space. In addition to open gym hours, it also has classes like Battle of the Ropes, HIRT (high-intensity resistance training), Strength and Conditioning, and more. NJ HIIT also uses its community to give back to other communities in New Jersey. The facility also has police and fire academy prep courses, as well as firefighter PPT training.

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Studio 509 | 509 Valley Street, Maplewood


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Studio 509 is located at the corner of Valley Street and Jefferson Avenue. This space has a variety of fun group classes and private training. Group classes include Pilates, Dance Fusion, GroveFit (a cardio dance movement class), Ballet, and Thrive (a gentle movement class). Private instruction packages include dance lessons, GYROTONIC (yoga, tai chi, and dance), and wedding packages. Little ones can join in on the fun with kid/teen classes from 4 through 18.

Train on Purpose | 137 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst

Train on Purpose has a form of hybrid fitness for those who may also want to work out at home. Three packages are available for virtual coaching: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. Classes include upper and lower body circuits, HIIT, Burnout Banditz (total body toning), and more.

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