Since April 2010, The Body Shop Studio has had the privilege of working with a community of individuals of all different ages, fitness levels, and goals. Our expert, highly-certified personal trainers each have over 15 years of fitness experience. Whether it is your first or your hundredth session, we emphasis how to safely and properly perform each exercise and empower you to master lifting techniques.

One of many unique aspects of The Body Shop is our customized training methods. Whether your goal is weight loss, strength gains, or performance-based, we use a scientific approach to design personalized training programs and progressions to drive results.

In our holistic approach to training, we address flexibility and mobility limitations, which may become prevalent overtime due to lifestyle factors, like sitting all day. We value the mental and aesthetic improvements one makes, as well as how these translate to improvements in activities of daily life.

The Body Shop Studio is a convenient, private studio environment, within walking distance to the Berkeley Heights train station. There is plenty of parking and showers are available.  Because we work by appointment only, we ask that you call or inquire on our website for an appointment so we can be ready for you!


We are centrally located in Berkeley Heights New Jersey!

7 Minutes from 78 East

7 Minutes from 78 West

17 Minutes to 287

19 Minutes to Morristown

Walking distance to the Berkeley Heights Train Station, New Jersey Transit Gladstone Line

Mike Occhipinti, Owner


"Eight years ago, I found myself at a fork in the road - I could continue to work in a field I had no passion for that paid well but gave me no sense of personal satisfaction, or take the scary, but courageous, step and change careers to create a future for myself. I wanted to feel good about what I was doing and legitimately help people live better lives. I took the leap of faith, and accepted my first job as a personal trainer, at a large commercial gym, leaving the automotive business in my past. Once I began seeing people achieve success and reshape their lifestyle in and out of the gym, I knew I was doing what I was set out to do."  Read more!

Kaitlyn Paliotti 

Katie grew up a three-sport athlete at The Pingry School. She learned at a young age that proper nutrition and strength training can improve sports performance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. Katie obtained a bachelors degree in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey, where she played women’s collegiate basketball. She then went on to gain a masters degree in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University.  In Boston, she was a trainer and Regional Fitness Manager at Town Sports International. Katie could not be more excited to return home and bring her passion and expertise to The Body Shop Studio.

"Mike is an exceptional trainer.  Not only is he able to push you in the gym, but he helps you gain the motivation to continue what he teaches you in your day to day life.  I first went to Mike in June 2014, and am so happy that I did, a little upset I didn't start sooner!  Mike does not focus on the newest fads, or whats trending online - he focuses on core strength and conditioning.  You can tell he is completely dedicated to what he does, and loves every minute of it.  I leave The Body Shop always impressed with how far he has pushed me and how much progress I am making under his guidance."

Jordan TIELMANN, Gillette NJ