Jersey Girls Female Fitness Center has opened a large 15,000 square foot Women’s only gym in Westville NJ (1060 Broadway). The building was previously Club Fitness.
The Jersey Girl Female Fitness Center brand was developed by the Giant Fitness family.
There are several Jersey Girl locations (attached to Giant Fitness gyms) but the Westville location is the first where the entire large building is focused as a Jersey Girls Female only fitness center.
Many gyms have dedicated female fitness areas, but a key distinction with Jersey Girls is they offer a truly separate area where women can focus on their workout.
And with the new Westville location of Jersey Girls, from the time a member parks their car, walks into the gym, heads to the locker-room and then works out on the extensive array of fitness equipment… That entire experience will be women only!
I recently spoke with Britney who runs the Jersey Girls division for Giant Fitness, as well as Sam who is the owner of the full fitness company, and they shared with me what Jersey Girls is all about.
The idea for Jersey Girls began several years ago as an extension of a single Giant Fitness location. What initially started as an experiment, quickly proved to be so successful they continued to add Jersey Girls locations to the existing Giant Fitness gyms.
While I have not visited all of the locations, a core theme is that while there may be a shared front entrance counter with Giant, from that point on entering into the Jersey Girls section of the property it is a dedicated women only facility.
And as mentioned, in Westville the entire facility is dedicated to female-only fitness!
The Westville location actually opened several months ago and I got a chance to visit it before they opened. The local manager there gave me a tour of the facility and I was able to take the photos that you see here.
The Jersey Girls Fitness Club Experience
When it comes time to workout.. a key focus of Jersey Girls is on body tone and strength.
The weight equipment offers a full body workout experience, but designed for the shape and needs of female exercisers.
Just like a large co-ed gym, there are weight-training machines (and free weights) for every part of the body… and multiples of the equipment!
And of course cardio workouts are a huge part of a full wellness experience.
At Jersey Girls you’ll find a large array of the latest technology treadmills, exercise bikes and more.
What you will NOT find at Jersey Girls are spin classes, Zumba, yoga or other group fitness classes.
In fact at the Westville location, the space that was used by the previous gym for classes, now houses cardio exercise machines.
To explain that direction, Sam and Brittany tell me that too much cardio work can actually work against muscle development and tone.
Sam backed up that point by mentioning to me as a comparison, that there is likely no athlete more advanced in cardio than say a marathon runner… and they are typically very thin because all of that cardio is working against the development of muscle and body tone.
At Jersey Girls the large selection of treadmills, bikes and other cardio equipment are a perfect and balanced way to get in an amazing cardio-workout, without overdoing it.
The gym also offers on site staff who as part of the membership fee will help members understand the proper use of every piece of equipment in the facility, and answer questions.
Members can also choose to sign up for a more focused personal training experiences (which have additional costs associated to them)
Brittany and Sam went on to explain the value that an environment like theirs can bring to the female fitness experience.
Club members can feel comfortable wearing whatever works best for their workout experience.
And with weight training equipment focused on individual muscle groups, a club member can find themselves in variety of vulnerable positions. The female only environment allows the club members to focus on maximizing the gains from their exercise routine.
I was told that this environment actually creates a very positive environment for camaraderie and new friendships amongst the members. Many women when visiting traditional co-ed gyms, intentionally shut everyone out and just keep to themselves… so as not to invite any unwanted attention.
Check out the Jersey Girls website for details and hours… or just stop in!
Body tone, strength and cardio fitness wait for you at Jersey Girls.
Blackwood-Clementon Road Giant / Jersey Girl
I reported back in June of 2020 that Giant Fitness had purchased a large building on Blackwood-Clementon Rd in Gloucester Township. It’s the entire building which sits behind Cherrywood Liquors and the former Friendly’s.
This new Giant location would actually be a relocation of the current Black Horse Pike gym, a few miles away.
The plan for Blackwood-Clementon is to develop the large property into a Giant Fitness gym, a separate dedicated Jersey Girl’s Fitness Gym, and also a variety of health and fitness oriented stores including Nutri-Shop and Clean Plate Meal Prep.
So to the point.. the Blackwood-Clementon Giant Fitness gym is still coming.
There were some delays in the construction process. While a gym is mostly a big open space, Giant is basically making everything new.. new HVAC systems and they electrical needs to run all of equipment can be significant… so it’s just taking time for all of that to come together.
As of now they are focused on the finishing work of the space, but owner Sam is not ready to commit to an opening date.
Links and Locations
Jersey Girls Female Fitness Center – Westville
Giant Fitness Facebook