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A Guide to Pilates + Yoga in Guttenberg, Weehawken + West New York

by Yarleen Hernandez
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Pilates and yoga are both known to have a wide range of health benefits including increasing strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. Both relieve aches and stress, help manage anxiety, aid in better sleep, energize, connect you with others, and so much more. You can practice both anywhere, anytime, with or without equipment, even while pregnant. Yet while yoga and Pilates share many things in common, they are two distinct movement practices. Keep reading for a guide to Pilates + yoga studios in Guttenberg, Weehawken + WNY.

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About Pilates + Yoga

Pilates gets its name from Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer who invented the mind-body exercise in the early 20th century. Pilates aims to strengthen muscles and core while working out the rest of the body. There are two types of Pilates: mat + reformer. Mat classes are recommended for beginners. The Pilates reformer is a resistance-based machine that uses a series of springs and pulleys to customize exercises for the user.

Yoga is an ancient discipline from India with Hindu roots that focuses on breathing, meditation, and posture. One of the many beautiful aspects of yoga is that people of all shapes and sizes can practice it.

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Guttenberg

AuM Body + Soul Spa | 7000 JFK Boulevard East Galaxy Mall, Suite M-15

AuM’s goal is to revive the practice of yoga as it was meant to be practiced and experienced. This local yoga spot offers an authentic style of yoga with a balance of Vinyasa and Hatha. A trial class is $5.

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Pilates4Fitness | 7002 JFK Boulevard East Galaxy Mall

Pilates4Fitness Movement Space is a boutique fitness studio in Guttenberg that provides an array of classical pilates private session training and limited small group classes. Owner + instructor Gina Jackson is a New York Power Pilates Certified Instructor who opened Pilates4Fitness over a decade ago. She combines a love and passion for Pilates and traditional strength and conditioning. Class prices range from $25-$125.

Urban Yoga Foundation | 7002 JFK Boulevard East Galaxy Mall

Urban Yoga Foundation offers morning meditation, Tai Chi, Rise and Shine Yoga, and Kemetic Yoga. UYF is a non-profit organization that is said to educate and empower communities to be proactive about issues affecting their health.

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Weehawken

JZT Dance + Yoga | 4500 Park Avenue

JZT Dance + Yoga is one of Weehawken’s most popular spots for yoga. The studio has a capacity of 12-15 students per class and offers Vinyasa Flow and Vinyasa/Hatha combo for beginners and advanced practitioners. JZT also offers all kinds of dance lessons for all ages. Visitors will find Hip-Hop, Jazz, Acro, and more.

West New York

Club Pilates | 45-4 Riverwalk Place

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Club Pilates is a well-known and reliable Pilates chain perfect for everyone. One of Club Pilates’ core beliefs is that you can start anytime, no matter your age or level of fitness experience. Club Pilates studios feature a variety of tools and workouts including TRX, Exo-Chair, Bosu ball, mats, rollers, and more. Your first class is free.

Foxy Fitness + Pole | 591 60th Street

Foxy Fitness + Pole is a move- and choreography-based pole fitness and dance school with locations in West New York and New York City. The spot educates students on the artistic and athletic aspects of professional pole dancing, with classes for all levels such as the Bendy + Flexy — which serves as a great complement to pole fitness classes, helping you achieve beautiful lines through increasing back, shoulder, and leg flexibility.

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YogaSix West New York | 45-3 Riverwalk Place

YogaSix is a unique yoga spot that creates a sensory experience available to all. The studio offers six core classes:

  • Y6 101: This is the perfect yoga class if you’re brand new to or looking to ease back into your yoga practice.
  • Y6 Restore: The ultimate yoga recovery class.
  • Y6 Slow Flow: A slower-paced (but still challenging) Vinyasa yoga class, with more time to transition and experience postures.
  • Y6 Hot: Flow, strengthen and stretch in a yoga set sequence class inside a heated room.
  • Y6 Power: A faster-paced and challenging Vinyasa yoga class, to develop strength, focus, and flexibility while having fun.
  • Y6 Sculpt + Flow: The perfect yoga class to build strength, cardio, and endurance by using dumbbells, bands, + bodyweight exercises.

Additional Classes:

  • Y6 TRX: Utilize a full TRX wall mount system used to incorporate the six core yoga classes available at YogaSix.
  • Y6 Mix: The perfect blend of yoga classes available at the studio.

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