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New Fitness Studio, /Impact/ Hoboken, Opening on Willow

by Diana Cooper
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A brand new fitness studio called /impact/ Hoboken will be opening soon. Shortly after Work It Out announced its closure in January, the owner of Impact started renovating the space located at 603 Willow Avenue the beginning of this month.  Read on to learn more about the concept behind Impact and the kind of classes that will be offered.

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Meet The Owner

Owner and managing director of Impact, Caroline Lellouche, decided to open her own fitness studio after the pandemic had led to her making changes to her career. She previously worked as a Barre and Megaformer Pilates instructor at Solidcore in New York City before COVID-19, but once businesses got shut down, she started filming at-home workouts for her Instagram followers. Fast-forward to today, she decided to move across the Hudson and grow her fitness community in Hoboken because she says she “always had a secret crush on Hoboken.”

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Caroline tells Hoboken Girl about her inspiration behind Impact.

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“I got my initial inspiration from Project by Equinox, but wanted to make it a bit less singular and create more of a community, like the one you’d find from a standard boutique studio,” she shares. “I’ve been working in this industry for almost seven years, and I’ve seen first hand what builds a wellness community and what breaks it. I feel so confident in my ability to bring something new and exciting to this city and hopefully be able to expand it!”

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About The Classes

Lellouche, who also works as an actor and a makeup artist, says that Impact will be a “one-stop-shop” full of diverse classes, including HIIT, true mat Pilates, Barre/sculpt, dance cardio, and cardio strength classes.

“I’ve hired only teachers with years of experience, multiple certifications, and the charisma it takes to make a class not only challenging but fun! You’ll feel confident knowing that the trainer leading your class has created it from scratch, putting 100 percent of their unique knowledge, abilities, and strength into the next 45-50 minutes,” she tells Hoboken Girl.

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“My motto for the space is ‘Group fitness for every BODY.’ It’s 2021, there is no longer a need to decide who can enter a space and who can’t. We are welcoming of every size, shape, gender, and fitness level, and I’m extremely passionate about making the studio as body neutral as I can.”

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The “extremely clean” studio will have a soft white and sage color scheme that will make the space “feel upscale.” Lellouche mentions exciting new things are also in the works: “Additionally, we have a smaller space that will be used exclusively for one-on-one training sessions [and] we’re going to work on building a virtual library as well as have live-streamed classes throughout the day.”

Stay In-The-Know

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The owner says the goal is to start having some promotional events in April, including founding memberships available for the first 50 people who sign up. After those get sold out, there will be two kinds of memberships: month-to-month and 12-month unlimited.

People will soon start to see Impact partnering with other local businesses and hosting outdoor classes as part of its promotional period prior to opening. The full schedule should be up and running by end of April or the beginning of May, Caroline hopes.

To stay up to date with Impact Hoboken’s opening, follow the studio on Instagram found here, and visit their website, impacthoboken.com, to sign up for announcements.


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