Sweat in style: 5 best high-end gyms in Northern New Jersey

Why can't your sweat sessions be luxurious?Pexels

Why can’t your sweat sessions be luxurious?

Gyms can be a scary place. There’s lots of burly men grunting and the machines look more like torture devices than something to get your booty in shape. While there are lots of boutique studios throughout New Jersey like spin and CrossFit, for those of us that want a balance between classes and doing our own thing the gym is the place to be. Thankfully, some people understood and created spaces that are comfortable and clean, yet still effective.

These are five of the best high end gyms in the Garden State:

1.Base Fitness, Jersey City

The space is sleek and airy, so you’ll never feel like you’re in a dungeon again at this gym. On top of offering the latest in strength, cardio and functional training equipment, Base also has dozens of exercise, yoga, spinning and barre classes. There’s even luxury perks like a day spa and locker rooms. To top it off, they provide on-site child care and free indoor parking. You have no reason not to go.

2. Equinox, Paramus

This gym is synonymous with luxury. The open floor plan makes it easy to maneuver between machines while the group fitness classes are held in chic spaces. Speaking of group classes, they have everything from yoga to boot camp so you can zen out or get pumped up. After a hard workout ,you can relax in the spa-worthy locker rooms that come complete with a steam and sauna room (and offer Kiehl’s products). Oh, and make sure to towel off with one of their chilled eucalyptus towels for a truly luxurious experience!

3. Golds Gym, multiple locations

Located throughout the state, this gym prides themselves on offering high quality facilities and classes. Choose between workouts like Zumba, BodyPump or BodyFlow to get your blood pumping and flowing. If you feel like going solo with your sweat session, than step on to one of the many cardio machines available that boast personal TV screen. There’s even a Cardio Cinema room where you can watch movies while you run or bike.

4. Life Time Athletic, Montvale

Driving up to this place and you’d think it was a five-star hotel. Once you’re inside, that doesn’t change either. Both the spin and group fitness studios have beautiful hardwood floors and oversized windows that light up the whole place. In the locker rooms you’ll find granite countertops and cherry wood benches. And get this; they don’t have one, but two pools with the outdoor one featuring a waterslide for the kids. There’s even a full-sized basketball court, café and babysitting facility onsite. We might never leave.

5. Parisi’s Sports Club and Fitness Center, Midland Park

These workout classes will sculpt your six-pack in no time.Facebook

These workout classes will sculpt your six-pack in no time.

From classes like kickboxing to personal training, this gym’s sole purpose is to get you in shape. But, they don’t just stop at helping you with your workout. They also have onsite weight management and nutrition counseling to make sure you’re taking a 360 approach to your healthy lifestyle. There’s acupressure services and a juice bar making it even easier to make healthy choices.