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Sweaty Betty's Insider's Guide to Short Hills, New Jersey

posted on Thursday, 4th June 2015 | find under Fitness, Nutrition
Short Hills is a surburban oasis best known for luxury shopping and its fiercely fit community. A natural choice for Sweaty Betty's newest concession in Bloomingdale's, with nearby Milburn and Summit attracting a similar crowd of health enthusiasts, Sweaty Betty's US roadshow manager Kate rounds up a selection of the surrounding area's superb studios and eateries...  

Sweaty Betty in Short Hills

Short Hills 

Where to work out

SLT - On the border of Short Hills and Milburn, SLT offers a hardcore full-body workout combining reformer Pilates techniques with the added challenge of resistance bands. Kate is a big fan: “I leave this class feeling as though I worked my core to the max".
 
Pure Barre - One of the largest barre studio franchises in the US, you'll find Pure Barre on Milburn Ave. Expect to feel leaner and longer after this dance-inspired, fat-burning workout.
 
Soul Cycle - The iconic spin studio responsible for reinventing bike-based workouts, Soul Cycle incorporates handweights and core exercises for a heart-pumping full-body workout. All choreographed to rocking music, of course.

Where to eat

The Squirrel and the Bee - This grainless bakery creates gourmet goodies, sandwiches and salads. A go-to spot for an after workout coffee, breakfast or lunch date. The Goodness Grainless Granola is to die for and the Kale Salad will leave you feeling fabulous.
 
EVO Delicacies - This cute cafe and gourmet food store just across the street from Short Hills train station is the perfect place to grab a smoothie. Don't miss the Green Goddess for a virtuous pick-me-up. 

Summit
 
 
Where to work out

Exhale - This award-winning barre and yoga studio and spa is newly open and already attracting wellness enthusiasts from far and wide. Mix it up with a core, fusion or barre class, or add cardio on top for an all-over body-toning workout. 
 
The Bari Studio - A creative and challenging workout based on dance and old school trampoline fun. Expect to leave sweaty and and feeling detoxed from the inside out.
 
The Bar Method - This innovative fast-paced, body-toning class is championed by fitness enthusiasts in Summit. The sense of community is palpable from the second you set foot inside.

Equinox - This high-end fitness club is a new addition to Summit. With a state-of-the-art spa and pool, it's the place to wind down and let go of your daily stresses.
 
Where to eat 
 
Boxwood coffee - A coffee oasis in a vast desert of cookie-cutter chains, Boxwood's chia latte is a Sweaty Betty favourite and the herbal tea blends go by inspiring names like Better Than Sex. With great music in the background, you're sure to feel at home.
 
Batavia Café - Top lunch spot in downtown Summit. Batavia is known for its breakfasts, soups of the day and fresh salads. Sweaty Betty loves the turkey pesto wrap and cauliflower soup.
 
Greek Grill -  A favorite lunch hangout with a salad menu as long as your arm. Can't put your finger on what you'd like to eat? Be inspired by the variety of Greek food alongside pitta, pizzas and omelettes.
 
Juice Caboose - The ultimate juice stand and the place to get your daily juice injection pre- or post-workout. Try the indulgent chocolate banana smoothie.
 
Milburn

Where to work out 

Flywheel - A competitive cycling class that will keep you pushing through your comfort zone and into the red. Or take the tempo down with FlyBarre, where the focus is on strengthening and toning.
 
Motion Fitness Club - An independent, stand-alone club voted the best fitness studio in Milburn two years in a row. It's the ultimate in convenience, with a diverse range of training methods and in-studio childcare.  
 
Where to eat 

The Salad House - A great salad bar with lots to offer from DIY pizzas to speciality sandwiches and, of course, endless delicious salads.

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