FORWARD fitness studio is home to the best kept secret of Bergen County: our infrared sauna!

What is an infrared sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas use the same invisible wavelengths as the sun to heat the body, but without harmful sun damage on the skin. As your body absorbs the heat from the infrared light, your core temperature rises to promote a deep, detoxifying sweat. Heated to approximately 120 degrees, infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature than traditional saunas, allowing users to spend more time in them and reap additional benefits.


  1. Weight Loss
    While you relax in the sauna, your body works to maintain a comfortable internal temperature. The increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate that occurs when you step in the sauna can burn over 500 calories per session!
  2. Pain Relief
    a. Sore from one of our tough classes? The heat of the sauna works to relieve muscle and joint pain while decreasing recovery time by penetrating deep into problem areas.
  3. Detox
    a. Not feeling a class to get your sweat on? The infrared sauna provides a deep, detoxifying sweat that leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on the world outside of the studio.
  4. Overall Health
    a. By triggering a deep tissue sweat, infrared sessions increase blood flow, improve circulation, and lower blood pressure, benefiting your body’s cardiovascular system. Other health benefits include anti-aging effects for the skin, such as the stimulation of collagen, and improvement in your circulatory system to aid your immune system.
  5. Mood Boosting
    a. Infrared light can stimulate the release of endorphins and other mood-boosting, stress-relieving hormones that have you leaving the studio with the same post-workout high, but without taking a class!

Infrared sauna sessions are perfect after a class for muscle recovery, or on those days when you want a sweat session but without the workout. Book a session with us today to try it out!