New Kettle Bell Class!

A new kettle bell cardio and conditioning class is coming to Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County! This 30 minute Kettle Bell class will bring the heat with intense cardio and strength exercises. Choose your weight, we’ll teach you the exercises. Guided exercises will integrate kettle bell, body weight and cardio favorites. Prepare to swing, squat, press, run, row, and more. Modifications are always available for injuries, ailments, etc.

The kettle bell class at our Monmouth County cross training gym is part of our full suite of strength and conditioning workouts that include cross training, circuit training, HIIT and now, dedicated kettle bell workouts.

Kettle bell workouts can build strength, melt fat and sculpt lean, strong muscles. For the best results, combine your kettle bell workouts with a tailored meal plan from our Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

Kettle Bell Class Schedule Monmouth County

To see our full training schedule and for class descriptions, please visit our Cross Training workout schedule page.

Ultimate Fit Zone is a Cross Training gym in Ocean, NJ owned by husband and wife team, Eddie and Stacey Albert. Eddie is a long time and highly experienced personal trainer, former body builder and cross training enthusiast. Stacey is a Certified CrossFit L1 Trainer as well as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Together the duo offer customized meal plans for weight loss, muscle gain, health and more as well as constantly varied and challenging workouts.

For more information, text Stacey at 732 – 757 – 7944.

Monmouth County Trainer Earns CrossFit L1 Certification

Stacey Albert, the Co-Owner of Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, has earned her CrossFit L1 Certification. The certification program included two full days of hands on and classroom work led by CrossFit Inc professionals. Participants reviewed and studied the Olympic lifts, deadlift, body weight movements and nutritional fundamentals as well.

Stacey and her husband Eddie co-own together Ultimate Fit Zone, a cross training gym in NJ that offers intense workouts for people looking to have fun, work hard and get results.

Their hallmark programs offer a variety of weight loss programs and training that include learning new barbell and kettle bell exercises, participating in calorie torching circuit and Interval Training boot camps and unique HIIT training sessions taught by renowned Monmouth County personal trainer, Bonnie Cioppa.

Stacey is also a certified Holistic Nutritionist and runs the weight loss/Nutrition programs at the gym.

For more information please text 732-757-7944.

At Sixty Years Old, Boot Camp Keeps Him Strong

Monmouth County Boot Camp is home to more than one sexagenarian fitness enthusiast

Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County has a reputation for its punishing cross training workouts that include boot camp circuits and HIIT training sessions. When the workouts are in session, barbells are slamming to the ground, sweat is pouring off of every body in there and metal music is blasting. One might expect to find a bunch of 20 something year olds battling the workouts but the gym is home to more than a handful of fitness fanatics in their 50s and even some that are nearing or just hit the 60 year milestone!

Nick Falcone will turn 60 this August and has been a devout boot camp client at Ultimate Fit Zone since the gym opened its doors in 2012. Staying loyal to the Monmouth County gym over the past 7 years has kept him strong and able to fight off Father Time. Most 60 year olds could not dream of doing what Nick is able to do in the gym. Heck, most 30 or 40 year olds couldn’t! Cross Training is intense and combines cardiovascular exercises such as running, rowing, jumping rope, kettle bell swings, burpees and more with strength training exercises using barbells, dumbbells, kettle bells and body weight movements in one workout. Over the years Nick has honed his skills in jumping rope, pull-ups, Olympic lifts, power lifts, hand stands (yes hand stands) and more.

While many people complain that they are ‘too old’ for certain things, Nick takes each day as a new challenge. Excited to see what else he can do, always getting better and trying his hardest.

Pictured below, Nick Falcone push presses a 115 pound barbell above his head, jumps a 24″ box and swings a 53 pound kettle bell in his recent cross training workout at Ultimate Fit Zone.

Saturday’s HIIT Circuit Boot Camp Highlights!

The Saturday HIIT Circuit boot camp workouts at our Monmouth County gym are always fun and full of energy! This Saturday was no different as we tackled the fireman’s carry with the heavy bag for the first time! Members either had to carry or drag the bag for four :30 rounds. There were two different bags to try, one being a little heavier. It was a lot of fun watching people hoist the bag up with a victory smile! We also did a lot of TRX training, some great strength and resistance work and of course..two rounds of calorie burning Tabata to really get that heart rate going! Check out the highlight reel below!

Ultimate Fit Zone opened its doors in 2012 as a Cross Training and Circuit Boot camp gym in Monmouth County. We offer HIIT workouts in three different formats; ZONE 360, IT 360 and HEAT.

ZONE 360 is our hallmark cross training workout program. This program is based on the method and style of CrossFit training BUT we de-emphasize heavy weight and instead focus on longer, intense workouts. For those that want to incorporate the heavy weights- don’t worry- we offer that too. It’s customizable for any fitness level and we have an excellent beginner program to educate you on the program and ease you into the new workout routine.

IT 360 is our Interval Training circuit workout (check out video above). We cycle through different circuits of timed intervals which bring our heart rate up and down for maximum fat burning effectiveness!

HEAT is our unique program created by our personal trainer and fitness coach, Bonnie. This workout is very high energy- lots of body weight movements (think burpees, squats, pushups) combined with light weight/high rep strength exercises with light dumbbells. Fun music- lots of energy. Don’t miss this calorie burning workout!

See our full schedule of training times online by clicking here:

Also please text us for more info at 732-757-7944.

Women Dominate Monmouth County Boot Camp Workout

Monday’s ‘911’ Cross Training boot camp workout was dominated by the women! Ranging in age from early twenties to early 60s (!) the women showed up and worked fiercely to finish the long workout!

It was a day of many ‘firsts’ for the cross training women who tackled 2,000 meters worth of rowing, 50 push-ups, 50 butter fly sit-ups, 50 pull-ups and 50 barbell push presses. For several women it was their first attempt at band assisted pull-ups on the rig!

The arduous workout took roughly 27-33 minutes to complete (each woman achieving their own personal time) and targeted every muscle in the body with high repetitions and a true test of cardiovascular endurance. From rowing to pushups, to setups to pull-ups and barbell presses, this comprehensive routine activated muscles from the every part of the body, calling upon thousands of nerve cells to be stimulated with compound movements and a strong showing of physical and mental toughness.

“I think it’s important for women to be strong,” says Co-Owner and Fitness Coach Stacey Albert. “Since the dawn of time women have been viewed as the weaker sex. It’s time to show we can be strong not just physically, but mentally too.”

“The beauty of cross training is that it takes just as much mental acuity as it does physical strength. Pacing yourself. Strategizing the workout. Mentally talking yourself through the fatigue to finish,” she adds.

Ultimate Fit Zone is a Cross Training and Circuit Boot Camp gym in Monmouth County serving men and women of all fitness levels. The program teaches goal setting, strength training, cardiovascular endurance and spirited team and individual camaraderie in a workout setting. The gym is owned by husband and wife fitness team Edward and Stacey Albert. Eddie is a former body builder and long time personal trainer in the NJ area. Stacey is a fitness coach, cross training enthusiast and Nutritionist.

For more information please text Stacey at 732-757-7944 or email the gym.

Barbell Workouts Are Superior For Getting Stronger

Ultimate Fit Zone, Monmouth County, NJ

There’s a reason why CrossFit athletes are some of the strongest athletes in the world, they do a lot of barbell work. Many strength training experts agree, if you want to get stronger, one of the best tools in your toolbox is the barbell. Compound lifts (multi-joint exercises) can produce impressive results, and traditionally they are performed with a barbell (as with any fitness training however, modifications can be made to work with dumbbells, kettle bells, etc). Compound lifts require work from many different muscles working together but moving in different patterns. This stimulates nerve cells, which is all a part of getting stronger.

A simple barbell push press will activate your legs, core and shoulders. Whereas a traditional press will largely activate the shoulders with some core. Not to say that one is better, they are just different.

For strictly isolating muscles, traditional movements are best, especially with dumbbells where each side of the body must do its own work and can’t rely on the other. For overall muscle training and working your cardiovascular system as well, CrossFit has the right idea with the barbell movements and cardio work.

At our Monmouth County cross training gym, we incorporate the barbell exercises into high intensity workouts that can last anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. The goal is to increase cardiovascular endurance, increase strength, fine tune skills such as balance and explosive power and of course, build lean muscle tissue.

It’s the high rep count of these cross training workouts combined with the intense cardio (jumping rope, rowing, running, etc) that really produces changes in the body. Combined with the right diet, these are the workouts that will start showing you results in the mirror much faster. You are knocking out strength and cardio in one condensed workout. I always like to add at least 2-3 traditional lifting sessions in each week as well, for isolated muscle targeting. This accelerates strength building and also muscle development.

If you are interested in trying a cross training program, please send us an email or text us at 732-757-7944. You never know what you can do until you try.

HIIT Circuit Boot Camp Classes in Monmouth County

Our IT 360 HIIT circuit boot camp class in Monmouth County is a complete, calorie burning total body strength and cardio workout.  Work your way through circuits and stations that include TRX training, body weight cardio, body weight strength, dumbbell and barbell work, rowing, jumping rope, sled pushing, battle ropes and more.

Our trainers will help you get the high energy, fat burning workout you crave while our Certified Nutritionist on staff will assist you in pairing your workout with healthy meals that help you meet your goals.  We can help you create satisfying diet programs that include high protein/low carb, Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Pescatarian, Vegan and much more.

When you combine our HIIT circuit boot camp workouts with a goal oriented meal plan, you will see and feel amazing results.

Join the rest of Monmouth County that has jumped on board to lose weight, get toned, get healthy and feel GREAT about yourself.

Click to see our full schedule of HIIT circuit boot camp classes in Monmouth County.

For more information fill out the contact form on the right.

12 Week Ripped Girl Challenge

Have you aways wanted to be ‘ripped’?  Do you want to have a leaner and more muscular physique?  We are looking for women of all ages that want to take our 12 Week Ripped Girl Challenge.

  • We are only accepting applications from individuals who are very serious about changing their bodies
  • You must be willing to follow a high protein, low carb diet for the 12 weeks
  • Commit to training with us at least 4 times a week
  • We will take weigh ins, measurements and photos before and after the challenge
  • All ages and fitness levels are welcome
  • We work around injuries with modifications, don’t let that be an excuse to hold you back

If you want to be a Ripped Girl, please fill out the form below the photos for the 12 week challenge.  We will reply to you with details and pricing.

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Barbells and Babes – De-Bunking the Bulking Myth

There’s no doubt that the emergence of CrossFit gyms in Monmouth County has popularized the use of barbell lifts in workouts.  Where women once shunned barbells, now they are embracing them, thanks to the popular sport and the proliferation of women competitors that have emerged from its ranks.

Lifting weights was once thought of as a ‘bulking’ workout or things that just guys do.  There was always (and still is) a big misconception that lifting barbells or any heavy weights will make women bulky.  Any woman that has tried to ‘bulk up’ and become more muscular will attest to how hard it actually is.  It can take hours in the gym, an enormous amount of effort and heavy lifting and a high cross-training-fitness-classes-monmouth-countyprotein diet to accomplish even the smallest gains.  When CrossFit came around though, it definitely glamorized the idea of women being able to lift barbells and compete in such high intensity workouts.  Women began to see weights as a ‘sport’ and an accomplishment instead of seeing them as something used to become very muscular. And the number of CrossFit gyms in Monmouth County (and all over the country) began to flourish.

The fact is that lifting weights will indeed help your body create long, lean and sexy muscle tissue.  Combined with a high intensity workout and a sensible diet, it will also help torch fat from even the most stubborn areas of your body.  The result is that many women are left looking very feminine and sexy with lean muscle tissue, not bulky arms.

When women say that they have lifted weights before in the past and started to ‘bulk’, we usually explain to them that their bodies may have created lean muscle tissue from lifting, but because they had a poor diet with perhaps too many calories, too many carbs and not enough lean protein, they never lost the fat that was already there.  So lean muscle tissue was created but hidden under a layer of fat, which gave the appearance of a slightly larger body part.  Weights don’t bulk women, cupcakes do.  Let’s all get that straight.

Cross Training Gym in Monmouth County

Ultimate Fit Zone is a Cross Training gym in Monmouth County.  What does that mean?  We utilize many of the same barbell, kettle bell, body weight and cardio exercises that have become popularized by CrossFit in our workouts- but we are not a CrossFit gym.  We offer Cross Training as well as an HIIT circuit boot camp where we take a break from the barbells and focus on cardio exercises such as tire flips, sled pushing, battle ropes, TRX and more.  Members get the benefits of both programs to help them achieve their goals.

If you are interested in starting at a Cross Training gym in Monmouth County, Ultimate Fit Zone has an excellent beginners program.  We work with you to ensure your comfort and safety with very short, light workouts to start.  We teach you the exercises and help you perfect the form and technique.  As you begin to come more frequently, we gradually increase the duration of your workouts so that you are comfortable and feel in control the entire time.  Slow and steady wins the race.  There is a lot to learn and even more to accomplish.  You will feel so good about yourself and so proud of all you have been able to do and learn.  It truly is a wonderful sport and we are ready to help you break into it.

Our Nutritionist on-staff is available to help ensure you follow a smart diet to get the most out of your training routine with us.

Call or text 732-757-7944 or email for more information.




Monmouth County Circuit Boot Camp Gets High Intensity Echo Bike

IT 360 is the high intensity circuit boot camp fitness program at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County.  Participants of the widely popular training program tough their way through high intensity exercises such as battle ropes, sled pushing, kettle bell swings and now, Rogue’s famous Echo Bike.

The Echo Bike by Rogue, also known as a ‘fan bike’ delivers a no impact workout, making it usable by almost anyone. Because users have to engage their upper and lower body, this exercise machine can work nearly every muscle in your body, effectively, in a short amount of time.

Boot camp fitness programs are known for their high intensity workouts, burning the maximum amount of calories in the minimum amount of time.  Although people say workouts can be ‘brutal,’ it’s the quickly seen results that helps the Monmouth County gym develop a cult following of fitness fanatics.

Training programs that include high and low intensity exercises in one workout have been hailed as the best fat burners and best way to lose weight overall.  Ultimate Fit Zone’s unique fitness boot camps, coupled with their nutrition focused weight loss programs, have yielded unparalleled amounts of weight loss success.

The small group training promotes camaraderie and a community-like feel, unlike a polarizing effect at some gyms where members are unsure of which exercises to do, how to do them properly and how to use equipment.  At UFZ, trainers monitor, guide and coach every workout so clients are always under a watchful eye.

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