• Hoboken Fitness: Who Run the World? {Girls!}

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    I am so far back, I am out of the frame of this photo.  Source: Stone Fox Fit

    I am so far back, I am out of the frame of this photo.
    Source: Stone Fox Fit

    We all know that it’s so much simpler to motivate yourself to work up a sweat when you’re with friends–it’s that much easier to finish up that run or do that last squat when you have someone watching to make sure you don’t cheat. {Trust me. When left to my own devices, I sometimes just walk slowly on the treadmill while watching Keeping up with the Kardashians. It happens.}

    This group mentality is why I was particularly excited to join Stone Fox Fit for a group workout along the waterfront recently. The company, run by Ashley and Nicole {who are ridiculously in shape} organized a workout for a bunch of ladies who were ready to sweat like pigs, look like {stone} foxes.

    We met up at Pier A for some pre-workout fuel and swag, like sunglasses and bracelets, before burning some calories. Ashley led us on a run {which I’ll be honest, was not the easiest thing to keep up with on a hot Sunday morning}. We stopped along the way for three sets of exercises: push ups and tricep dips {my arms are weak, did not enjoy}, planks and bicycle crunches {my abs were crying, but this is a necessary evil} and lunges and jump squats {running after this was NOT easy}.

    I liked that the run was broken up, especially since it was about a jillion degrees out {yes, this is a scientific measurement} so that we could catch our breath and give our legs a bit of a rest. The little breaks also gave me a chance to bond with some of the other super fit ladies who were there–everyone was all about encouraging and cheering each other on.

    Who wouldn't want to work out with a group this fun? Source: Stone Fox Fit

    Who wouldn’t want to work out with a group this fun?
    Source: Stone Fox Fit

     

    The run was especially pumped up because we had the guys behind Spring Moves blasting amazing songs throughout the entire boot camp through speakers strapped to their backpacks. This was crucial to the run’s great vibe and, let’s be real, keeping me moving on a hot Sunday morning. {If you haven’t heard of it, Spring Moves is an app that matches music to your body’s rhythm. It makes working out so much easier. Really.} And it was great that there were a range of fitness levels, so that no matter your speed, you had someone to chat with along the run.

    We finished up our two-mile loop and ended the workout back at Pier A for some restorative yoga led by Nicole. {At this point, me trying to stand was like a baby deer trying to walk for the first time, so stretching and breathing slowly was very, very welcome.}

    Shouldn't all yoga classes just be held outside? I vote yes. Source: Stone Fox Fit

    Shouldn’t all yoga classes just be held outside? I vote yes.
    Source: Stone Fox Fit

    After that, we hung around a bit while getting to know some of the ladies we had just spent the past two hours sweating with and looking through our Stone Fox swag bags, which TRUST ME, we had earned.

    Just a small sampling of some of the stuff I took home in my swag bag. It was worth the sweat sesh!

    Just a small sampling of some of the stuff I took home in my swag bag. It was worth the sweat sesh!

    Stone Fox Fit is a health and fitness company. You can keep an eye on their website and Facebook for information about their workouts!

     

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    Kelsey is a brunch-obsessed, sun worshiping wine drinker who has the crazy goal of trying every fitness activity in Hoboken. You can follow her workout adventure at hungoverbuthealthy.com and twitter.com/hungoverfitness.


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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