I didn't choose Fitness 121; a good friend choose it for me by giving me 2 free training sessions. Upon arriving at the studio, I realized that Fitness 121 was unlike the other gyms I had joined previously. It was a place where every trainer knew your name and where I could feel comfortable in my own skin. I knew I had found a place where I truly belonged.
I have been at Fitness 121 now for a year, and eagerly look forward to my next training session. I feel healthier than I have in a very long time, and receive a tremendous amount of support from all the staff. Fran, my trainer, makes me feel good about myself and in turn, I am a much happier person. This past winter, my daughter has started training at Fitness 121, and she too enjoys the camaraderie as well as the atmosphere of the studio. Fran is extremely flexible in terms of her schedule, and I do not find it a chore to make time to exercise anymore. Thanks to Fran, Frank, and all the trainers at Fitness 121 for making me feel at home.
Stephanie Blee, Livingston
I came to Fitness 121 and Francesca Pucher through the recommendation of my doctor that was 6 years ago. At that time I was 57 years old, a physical and mental mess. Through Francesca’s guidance and gentle, but focused direction I slowly learned the importance of physical well-being and the value of good nutrition. Fitness 121 is not merely a personal training center, it encompasses all areas of fitness. My experience is one of a customized program geared to my personal needs. This is not just a job to this group of professionals, but a way of life. They practice what they teach and it is obvious that they love what they do. Their dedication to provide their clients with a complete program that includes nutrition as well as exercise is a perfect balance. I would recommend Fitness 121 to anyone who truly wants a complete program for well being and being fit. Whether you are 20 or 80, athletic or with physical drawbacks, the Fitness 121 staff has the knowledge and the dedication to bring you to a healthier and more active self. Francesca has done this for me. This is one of the best gifts I have given to myself.
Jill Hayes, Fairfield
I am a 42 year old attorney and have been working with Frank for approximately 2.5 years.
When I first started at Fitness 121, I suffered from daily, serious back pain caused by 2 herniated discs for which I had been in physical therapy. Shortly after I began working with Frank, I also was diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff in my shoulder. Through my work with Frank I have been able to live essentially a pain-free life that includes regular golf games, softball leagues and coaching little league baseball (including pitching batting practice with the arm connected to my injured shoulder!!).
Before I began working with Frank, I had never been able to sustain an exercise program for more than a few months. Due largely to Frank's motivational style, and his user-friendly staff and facility, exercise is now a regular part of my life. Fitness 121 is the perfect environment for me, and I would recommend it to men and women of all ages who are interested in working through aches and pains, getting healthy and feeling better in general.
Warren Usatine, Montville
I have been working out for several years now, and I have never been more motivated and excited about my exercise routine since signing up with Fran and Fitness 121. I feel right at home with all the trainers and Fitness 121 clients, and absolutely love the positive energy I feel watching others working out! The studio is immaculate, well equipped and provides for an overall conducive environment for working out. I am thoroughly impressed by the qualifications and knowledge of all the trainers, as well as their accessibility, encouraging words and willingness to freely give advice. Discovering Fitness 121 has changed my attitude about fitness and my personal fitness goals. Many thanks to the entire staff!
Sandra L. Gonzalez
Attorney, Age 42
A fitness experience that has improved my posture, elevated my energy level, and continues to enhance my over-all health is nothing short of spectacular. Fitness 121 has been the best investment I have ever made for myself!
The physical rigors of dentistry had created much upper back and neck issues over the years. The daily muscle pain was not relieved with physical therapy. My trainer listened carefully to my individual needs. It is not one size fits all at Fitness 121. As a clinician, I was impressed with the research done in advance of my training to coordinate a regimen that would carefully and safely rehabilitate those areas that were creating physical problems for me. He educates me regularly on corrective measures, and I have never felt more confident in a fitness program and trainer in my life. The environment is safe and comfortable. My experience and observations of the other trainers and their clients are a testimony to the constant effort of Frank and Fran to maintain the award winning tradition that is Fitness 121.
The attention to detail, the individual attention provided to their clients, the professionalism of their trainers, and the consistency of their message has created a world class experience. Thank you.
David Silverstrom, D.D.S. Livingston
I joined Fitness 121 in October, 2004 in order to strengthen my back after a painful bout of spinal stenosis. Little did I realize the other benefits of having a trainer and exercising on a regular basis. Not only is my back much better; my bone density and balance are fine, thanks to the exercises that Rob, my trainer, has me do. My endurance has increased significantly. He also has encouraged me to eat a more balanced diet, and to exercise more on my own. Rob is a wonderful trainer. He knows how to encourage me to go the extra mile, and is able to adapt my exercise program to meet the needs of my ever changing "senior citizen" body. He continues to work hard to keep me healthy. I recommend Fitness 121 unconditionally.
Debbi Farkas, Morristown
Having trained at Fitness 121 for the past twelve years, I am still impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and warmth of its personal trainers. My trainer, Bobby, has skillfully tailored my workout program to my specific needs. Taking into consideration my chronic shoulder problem, which has helped tremendously in my rehabilitation. Although Fitness 121 has grown over the years, I am pleased that the gym has remained a clean workout space with modern equipment and attention to detail.
Laurie Levy, Livingston
One day I received a letter from Fitness 121 offering a free evaluation and session. As I read it¸ I reflected over my past year. I had not been to my gym in over a year. I had lost a family member to cancer, was running around helping another family member with an illness while caring for my parents as well as my 4 and 10 year olds. I was sitting in hospitals, eating “whatever,” stressed out, exhausted and feeling my absolute worst. I gave them a call and I am so glad I did!
I began working out at Fitness 121 and within the first 3 months was feeling great again. So great, that my original plan of going back to my last gym after a few months disappeared. I have now worked-out here for five years and it is phenomenal! The trainers all have an amazing sense of what I am capable of on any given day. Despite some very stressful life events and a few injuries over the last five years, I have rarely missed a workout because I know that no matter how bad I feel coming in, I always leave feeling AWESOME and able to handle anything! This is why I would recommend Fitness 121 to anyone who wants to get healthy and feel awesome!!!
Laura LaBianca, Roseland
People often complain when things go wrong, but very seldom do we give praise when things go right. I just wanted to take a minute to share my extremely positive experience with Bobby. He has been terrific. He's motivating, dedicated, personable, funny, and a great teacher -- not just of technique but also of health and fitness related information. He truly cares about helping me, and that's a great feeling. Most importantly, he keeps me interested, keeps me coming back for more. It has been hard and painful (in a good way) at times, but at the end of every workout I feel GREAT. As you can tell, I'm very pleased with the quality of service, and I wanted you to know.
Vincent Antoniello, Ledgewood
I have been a member of Fitness 121 for over 6 months and have been impressed since the minute I walked in for my first workout. My trainer is Tracy who is a wealth of fitness knowledge. She is committed to challenging me to stay focused on my goals. She makes my workouts fun and interesting by always having a plan for my workout as well as mixing up the exercises so it stays exciting. She is a great listener and incorporates my needs into our workouts. The overall culture at Fitness 121 is very personal and all the trainers know you by name. I selected Fitness 121 since it is very close to my workplace, has a great reputation and the facility is immaculate.
What a great personal 1 to 1 team of folks! All the trainers are highly trained and bring fitness training to a higher level that can not be matched by any other group in Northern Jersey. + Plus the staff and crew are just nice people who really care about you and that is not BS. Fitness 121 has changed by life in a physical and spiritual sense and now has become part of my extended family.
My experience with fitness 121 has been amazing! They are extremely professional as well as very knowledgable trainers. In addition, I am so grateful for their help in educating me about healthy eating. They were able to meet my needs and provide positive productive life style choices that will remain with me.
Very friendly atmosphere. All trainers very professional and well qualified. Always spotless.
I have been a client of fitness 121 for several years, and am most pleased with the results I get there. The trainers are friendly and helpful , and they are always willing to share their insights and opinions. I have learned not only the proper way to train, but have increased my stamina, endurance and have firmed up and become toned with the Pilates and weight training. The staff, particularly my trainer, Francesca Pucher also helps with guidelines on nutrition, which are truly beneficial to me. I would refer anyone to go to this gym!