Iron Culture, ‘hardcore’ gym, opens in Cedar Knolls

Iron Culture, New Jersey’s first and only high-end “hardcore” gym, has opened a 7,500-square-foot facility in Cedar Knolls, according to co-founder Arthur Imperatore Jr.

Imperatore, vice chairman of NY Waterway and president of Romulus Development Corp., along with partners Sergio Granados and Charles Addessi, spent $250,000 to give the facility at 8 East Frederick Place a makeover and another $250,000 on new equipment.

“Here at Iron Culture, we’re striving to recruit and build an entire community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts, and our exquisite facility reflects our commitment to grow in New Jersey,” Imperatore said. “Our equipment is state-of-the-art and largely unseen in New Jersey. While some gyms have limited Arsenal Strength pieces, a majority of the Iron Culture facility has been outfitted with it.”

The gym, which has attracted 300 members since its soft opening earlier this spring, will offer powerlifting, bodybuilding, cardio, weight management, a recovery and nutrition program, on-the-go meals, military and student discounts, competitive pricing, and more.

“Our members and guests are coming from across the tri-state area – from as far away as Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, Rockland County, N.Y. and beyond – to get the essential Iron Culture ‘experience,’” Addessi said. “With unrivaled bodybuilding programming and competitions, customized workout and nutrition plans and other draws, Iron Culture will continue to make waves in the fitness community.”