8 Springs Studio
"We are most proud of the community we've built around the studio. From our member’s achievements to local business partnerships, we have all grown together ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of 8 Springs Studio! What inspired its creation? Dani Rubin: 8 Springs Studio was our brain child stemming from my love of Lagree fitness and Li’s love of Jersey City. The studio was created to introduce a new fitness lifestyle to Jersey City. We envisioned 8 Springs as an experience hub where clients can escape the daily grind and step into a facility offering innovative fitness methods, holistic happy hours, and local pop-up shops – a place where they can engage, feel supported and be empowered within our micro community. With more than 15 years of teaching fitness with a concentration in Pilates and Lagree fitness, it is my passion to share this workout. I began Pilates as part of a rehab regime for an injured lower back. The strength and mobility I gained have me stronger and moving better in my forties than in my twenties. When I was later introduced to the Megaformer / Lagree Fitness, the results were so profound I was inspired to open my own studio. It is simply the best workout for EVERYbody.
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in New Jersey, what are some of your proudest moments? Dani Rubin: We are most proud of the community we've built around the studio. From our member’s achievements to local business partnerships, we have all grown together. It’s rewarding to watch the journey when a new client comes in feeling unfit or defeated, and after a few weeks on the Megaformer starts to see the transformation in not only their body but also their self=-esteem. When you start feeling strong from the inside out it translates to all parts of your life. It’s times when members tell us “you've changed my life,” “I got my abs back after the baby” - professional athletes telling us this has been a humbling experience - and local businesses saying “let’s do it together,” that we know we have done our jobs! We live by the slogan “8 Springs GETS YOU THERE.” The ideology is we are creating an inclusive environment that empowers and embraces our members to be “unapologetically you”. We are the platform to #GETYOUTHERE, whatever that may be!
Wanderlust Weekly: The wellness field is constantly evolving, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Dani Rubin: Expansion plans are underway so stay tuned to our Instagram @8springsStudio for updates! We are also partnering with a local Jersey City designer to take our retail line into the next level. There will be custom and limited releases coming to the studio. If you are looking for a new disruptive style stay close to our retail news.