by Erin Hart
Working out can get boring, but Jeni-Fit Studios offers a variety of classes to shake up your gym routine. The studio, located in Garwood, opened in 2013 and is owned by Ms. Jenifer Wirtshafter, a Westfield resident.
Jeni-Fit provides various classes catering to its clients’ different interests and preferred workout methods. The studio offers classes in spinning, kick-boxing, TRX tone training, yoga and other workouts, according to jeni-fit.com.
According to Wirtshafter, Jeni-Fit began in 2006 as an outdoor fitness program, but in 2013, the studio expanded to indoor classes and opened its Garwood location.
Wirtshafter said, “I realized that in order to really help people get to their goals and make strides in strength, I needed to add indoor classes so my clients would have access to weights and other functional training gear.”
Sophomore Hannah Siegel attends Jeni-Fit classes twice a week. She said, “I like the classes because the instructors are really motivating, and even though the classes are tough, I feel really good when I’m done.”
According to Wirtshafter, her favorite aspect of being a part of Jeni-Fit is “when people realize the link between exercise and happiness.” According to fitday.com, exercise releases chemicals called endorphins which have been found to enhance mood.
Wirtshafter said: “Proper, challenging exercise makes people feel great about their minds and their bodies. [There is] no better way to release stress.”
The studio also teaches its clients about healthy eating and combines diet with exercise as a “dynamic duo,” according to Wirtshafter. She said, “It is so wonderful to see how much happier people are with themselves after they adopt a healthy lifestyle.”
Wirtshafter added: “Jeni-Fit is a unique place that makes everyone feel comfortable and included. As we say, we will hold your hand or kick your butt.”
With the variety of workout classes at Jeni-Fit to choose from, Wirtshafter assures that you’ll never have to follow the same routine.