Pistol Squats

crossfit-monmouth-countyBillie is performing the pistol squat -one of the hardest exercises to perform! It’s a one legged squat that demands activation of your core and strength from just about every muscle in your lower body including your glutes, hamstrings and calves. Mastering and perfecting this move will give you GREAT legs and a nice butt too!

To perform the move:

Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body and raise your right leg off the floor. Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push your body back to the starting position.

Billie is holding on to suspension straps here. That’s a great way to start practicing the move until you master it. This is a really hard move but the results are well worth the effort.


Speed And Agility Fun!

When it’s too hot to practice sports training outside, the littlest Jersey Shore athletes come to Ultimate Fit Zone for some indoor fun and skill training.  Our Monmouth County speed & agility program is tailored to your group of athletes and customizable to all ages and fitness level.  Our 3,000 square foot facility lined with real turf creates a fun and challenging environment to hone their athletic skills.

This is a great program to supplement ANY sport. The Speed and Agility training at UFZ in Ocean Twp (Monmouth County) can be conducted as an individual session or in groups. Speed & Agility Training Starts at $15 per athlete in groups of 3 or more.



Mastering the Dead Lift!

This week we had quite a few milestones at Ultimate Fit Zone.  Maria mastered the dead lift with a little bit of help from Coach Melissa, and Melissa herself pulled off a 1 rep max dead lift of 195 lbs!

The dead lift is an excellent exercise for women, when done properly, to work the glutes, hams and quads.  The movement is so comprehensive though that it also targets other muscles including your back, abs, obliques, forearms, calves and more. Many women shy away from the dead lift, and rightfully so.  Without the proper training and coaching for form, the dead lift can result in serious injury.  But when done correctly, this is one of our favorite moves at UFZ for sculpting the glutes and legs.

To join our training team, call Coach Melissa for more information.  We have a variety of group training for ALL ages and fitness levels.

Check out Melissa’s 195 lb dead lift video!!

Maria Masters The Dead Lift!

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Agility Training for Kids in Monmouth County

School is almost out but our agility training for kids in Monmouth County runs all summer long.  Our speed and agility program can be tailored to any sport, and it’s also great for non-atheletes as well!  The program helps promote athleticism in children which increases confidence and physical fitness. Agility training may also increase your child’s desire to participate in sports, if he or she does not already.    Your child does NOT have to be an athlete to participate!

Our program consists of 8 classes each month broken down into 2 x 45 minute speed and agility training sessions per week.

Below are the prices for the agility training:

Individual – $125 a month {$15.63 per training session!}

Group of 3 or more – $99 a month per athlete {$12.37 per training session!}

For more information, please give us a call at 908-338-1175 and speak to Melissa.  Drop by Ultimate Fit Zone and check out the facility.  We can also demonstrate to you some of the speed and agility exercises we do as part of the program.



King of All Lifts – The Deadlift

The CrossTrain crew at UFZ perfects the deadlift exercise in between a series of sprints

The CrossTrain crew at UFZ perfects the deadlift exercise in between a series of sprints

The deadlift is commonly called the King of All Lifts and that’s because it works an unprecedented amount of muscle groups in your upper and lower body and those in between.  Unfortunately, not many people incorporate this highly beneficial movement into their workout routine.  Most have either never been taught how to perform a deadlift, or they have performed it wrong in the past which resulted in injury.

The deadlift is an important move to master, not only for the sake of building muscle mass, but also for every day function as well.  If you’ve ever tried lifting something heavy off of the ground and hurt your back before, you’ll know how important it is to to strengthen the muscles in your arms, legs, abs and back.  Not only can the deadlift be an impressive tool in your fitness routine, it can also help prepare you for heavy lifting in every day life.

The deadlift works a variety of muscle groups from head to toe including:

  • Spine
  • Forearm
  • Gluteus Maximus (Butt)
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Hamstrings
  • Trap muscles (middle and upper)
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Abs
  • Obliques

Many people feel that the deadlift is a dangerous move that can result in injury.  Truth be told, we feel more injuries could be avoided if people would add the deadlift into their fitness routine.  Using excessive weight and improper form during this exercise can certainly result in injury, same as any other exercise.  That’s why at Ultimate Fit Zone we keep our group training sessions small, so we can give individual attention to everyone.  Mastering the deadlift will not only help you gain strength in your upper and lower body as well as muscle, it will also help you perform every day activities with greater ease.

For more information about group training and boot camp training at Ultimate Fit Zone in Ocean NJ, call 908-338-1175.

Kids Fitness Program in Monmouth County

kidsfitnessmonmouthcountyCheck out the fun obstacle course set up for the kids fitness program at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County!  Various obstacles such as floor ladders, mini trampolines, and sprinting drills help develop a child’s speed, agility, coordination and endurance.  Ultimate Kids Zone takes the basic principals of the facilities popular Zone 360 boot camp for adults, and applies them to younger fitness fans.  Their unique approach teaches Kids Zone participants not only how to perform exercises, but also how to support and encourage one another in a team environment.

Each Zone session presents kids with a challenge to complete.  Kids do not race each other, but rather perform at their own pace, with the support of our Kids Zone coaches and fellow teammates, to complete the challenge to the best of their ability.

To learn more about the kids fitness program at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, please visit http://ultimatefitzone.com/classes/ultimate-kids-zone/

Kids Boot Camp Fitness Program Starts March 12

Ultimate Kids Zone, a 5 week kids fitness program in Monmouth County begins March 12th at Ultimate Fit Zone.  The 5 week program encouraged kids ages 9 and up (age range is flexible) to develop speed, endurance, coordination and agility.  Additionally, kids develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Before the kids fitness program begins, each child will meet individually with our Kids Zone coach for an overall fitness assessment.  A few benchmark tests will be performed at that time (sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc) to determine their fitness level.  Parents are encouraged to come to provide additional information for each child.  During the next 4 weeks, Kids Zone participants will work on improving their bench mark scores with a series of drills, exercises and fitness protocols.  For the 5th week, each child will come back to meet one-on-one once again with their coach to re-do the bench mark drills and see where they have improved.

Cost per child is $79 for the 5 week program. Siblings of any child enrolled may join at a reduced rate of $59.

For more information, please visit our kids fitness page.

The Renegade Row

As usual, Bonnie is cranking up the intensity in her popular HEAT class.  Bonnie likes to perform moves that work multiple parts of the body at one time, and the renegade row does just that.  Using a combination of weights and your own body weight, the renegade row is one of the most comprehensive core exercises that also tones and develops muscles of your upper body.

The renegade row forces your body to engage your stomach muscles for stability, sculpting lean and defined abs in the process.

To perform the renegade row:

Place two dumbbells on the ground shoulder width apart.  Go into a plank position, hands on the dumbbells.

Hold your body steady as you lift one dumbbell off the ground, keeping your arm close to your body as your elbow draws back.  Lower that hand and repeat on the other side.



Turning Up the HEAT at Boot Camp

The HEAT group training class is a comprehensive part of our boot camp program in Monmouth County.  Our boot camp is very unique in that it offers many different types of group training sessions.  From TRX to Zumba to Zone 360 and HEAT, your membership gives you the largest selection of group training regimens so you NEVER get bored with your training routine.

HEAT is a very popular training class at Ultimate Fit Zone. It is high intensity, high energy, and FUN.  You’ll sweat like crazy, burn massive amounts of calories, torch away the fat and most importantly–sculpt lean muscle.

Some photos of HEAT in action are below. To learn more about the class, visit the HEAT group training page for more photos and class videos.

Burn Massive Calories With Zumba

Want to burn massive calories, have fun, lose weight and tone up?  Then Zumba in Monmouth County is the best class for you!  Sure you dance and have a great time, but this hour long workout burns hundreds of calories–we’re talking 600-800 calories depending on the person, plus helps you get in the best shape of your life!!!

Zumba at our Monmouth County group training facility is a dance-based fitness class that incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Squats and lunges are also included–it’s a total body workout!!

Are you thinking to yourself, “Oh, I could never do that!”. Well you’re wrong–you can.  Zumba is meant for fun and to get you in great shape.  It’s not a race of a competition.  You show up to class and work at YOUR fitness level. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the moves or any of them.  You’ll still be burning calories as you learn the ropes and routines.  Just have fun with it and you’ll love the results–we promise.

Check out a short video clip from one of our Monmouth County Zumba classes at Ultimate Fit Zone.  You can see the full schedule of classes by clicking here.

Zumba Classes in Monmouth County

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