Summer is all about barbecues and beer, but with Labor Day behind us, you’re running out of excuses. Burn off those booze and burger calories – here are the five best gym and fitness centers in New Jersey.  By Emily Tamburri.

Edge Lifestyles Gymat the gym N.J.s 5 Best Gym And Fitness Centers

340 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

Edge Lifestyles two-location gyms include large, well maintained facilities with the latest fitness equipment and a friendly personal trainers to keep you in shape and healthy. Group fitness classes are diverse and, are taught by a number of instructors who incorporate varying styles and different methods of physical fitness. The extensive schedule of classes include mixed martial arts, Bikram yoga, spinning, kickboxing and many other unique experiences featuring weights, cardio and strength exercises. After your work out, feel free to wind down in the sauna or the juice bar.

Aurora Women’s Fitness

aurora N.J.s 5 Best Gym And Fitness Centers


734 Grand Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Ladies, treat yourselves by attending a gym just for the girls. This judgment-free establishment has women’s praises from all over New Jersey as a place where women can gain the positive attitude needed for a great work out, due to the strong community of other women. The classes are personal and designed to help you achieve your goals at your own pace and ability. Services as Aurora are targeted to the specific needs of women.

Odyssey Athletic Club

odyssey N.J.s 5 Best Gym And Fitness Centers

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168 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Odyssey’s state of the art equipment makes working out a breeze with flat screen TVs adorning the treadmills and ellipticals. The facility is large – which not only limits the wait time at various machines – but also holds a childcare center and racquetball court for team fitness activities. Group fitness and personal trainers will help get you into shape through a customized weight loss program that includes diet and specialized workouts for your fitness level and abilities.

CKO Kickboxingkickboxing N.J.s 5 Best Gym And Fitness Centers

Multi-Location throughout New Jersey

This New Jersey based franchise has taken the state by storm as it has grown in popularity over the years based on the significant results that kickboxer’s see after participating in CKO classes. If a high energy, muscle toning and zone specified class is what you are looking for, kickboxing is an excellent choice for the new year. It is an exhilarating workout without succumbing to the bores of the everyday treadmill, and the professionals at CKO can help beginners and more advanced kickboxing devotees achieve their goals through use of heavy hanging kickboxing bags and an intense 10 week program.

Motion Fitness Club

motion fitness N.J.s 5 Best Gym And Fitness Centers

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187 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 921-0500

For over 10 years, Motion Fitness has been apart of the Millburn community, offering it’s services to help train, educate and inform the bodies and mindsets of it’s members. This full service health club provides an excellent space for both children and adults to learn about getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This gym has everything needed to help you reach your wellness goals, and some extra amenities such as a full service spa, to keep the process invigorating.

For the latest on health and fitness in the Tri-State, follow us on Twitter!Emily Tamburri is a freelance writer from New Jersey.
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