When I’m not riding at Tandem Cycle, you can find me cross training at two other boutique fitness studios that are absolutely KILLING THE GAME. Ironically, they’re located across the street from one another in Belmar, NJ. Offering two completely different workouts, these two are prime examples of why I love boutique fitness. Below, I detail why I’m hooked, & why you will be too!
Coastal Core Fitness – This studio is all about the GOOOOODDDDD BURNNNNN. A Lagree Fitness studio, Coastal Core utilizes a machine called the Megaformer, and your body, to provide a one of kind low impact, high intensity, full body workout. Is it intimidating? Yes. Should it be? No. It took me almost 3 months from favoriting this studio on the MindBody app to finally get the courage to take a class – so, I get it. But, I am SO happy I got into Coastal. This workout will leave you feeling sore in places you didn’t even know you could be sore, but in the best way – I promise. If you can work this studio into your workout routine 2-3x a week, the results will keep you comin’ back – trust me, this place will get you toned faster than you thought possible. All of the instructors are friendly, encouraging, and so great about walking you through everything whether it’s your first or 50th class, && the first class is free – GET ON IT!!
Younique Yoga – I have always had a kind of love/hate relationship with yoga. Finding some studios to be very intimidating, and a bit competitive, or a little too funky for my liking. Different strokes for different folks, but I found my yoga studio spirit animal upon walking into Younique. Almost all of their classes are hot, which is an amazing way to truly detox your body. The energy in the studio is welcoming, positive, and VERY calming. They play music that zens you out, but isn’t exclusively what you may categorize as “yoga music”, which I love. The flow is challenging, but the instructors always offer modifications, and as a beginner yogi, I never feel shame in posting up in child’s pose. They’re running a couple of ridiculous specials right now, so do yourself a favor, and stop by one of their 3 locations on the shore: Belmar, Allenhurst or Atlantic Highlands.
Have a studio you love on the NJ Shore? Comment below, I am always on the prowl for a new way to shock my body!