Sahbumnim Jeremy Keller, a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, believes learning is a life-long process available to anyone who will reach out for it. Working with students as young as three, and as old as an imagination, Intensity Martial Arts owner Jeremy and his team teach three styles of martial arts: the Korean combat art Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. During each session, they teach respect and build listening skills and focus. The team?s professional oversight keeps students safe during sparing sessions and practice. The dojo?s padded floors protect against falls, and specialized gloves soften any blows.
Founded by master trainer Sergio Silva, Team Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu arms students with the grapples and fitness techniques needed to get in shape or tackle competitors. Adult programs delve into the takedowns and strikes of mixed martial arts, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing, and women's classes range from yoga to fighting-themed fitness. Tykes can begin learning self-defense and discipline with muay thai lessons, gaining the swift, precise movements to fend off playground bullies or rebuff roving packs of feral kindergartners. A safe and encouraging environment, the Alameda studio lines its walls with cushions and trained coaches who oversee classes and open-mat sessions where students practice their martial-arts techniques or pickup lines.
Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists—what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Fight for what you believe in; at Pacific Ring Sports, the trainers passionately believe in fitness and their different fighting arts. This gym has the best breadth and depth of experience in the fighting arts, and offers training in Muay Thai boxing, kickboxing, boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu. There is also plenty of equipment and many classes for overall strength and conditioning. To fully round out their offering, Pacific Ring Sports also has a professional yoga instructor on hand to provide the right balance to your workout routine. While the instructors here are champions in their arts, and many professional fighters come to this gym to stay at their high level, Pacific Ring Sports warmly welcomes people of all fitness levels to train here. The vast majority of the regulars do not train to compete, but for those who are interested, Pacific Ring Sports does hold competitions in its full-sized USA Boxing sanctioned ring.
Getting a workout can mean different things to different people. FLEX hopes to accommodate all of them by offering a broad range of workout choices and opportunities to get in shape. Inside the gym, separate areas stocked with cardio equipment, free weights, and strength-training machines allow members to exercise at their own pace. For those seeking a bit more professional guidance, the gym's supportive personal trainers design fitness regimens tailored to individual needs and goals.
Even more variety is available in the form of group classes. Spinning sessions get pulses racing, brows sweating, and brains calculating the circumference of a bike wheel. Zumba and Bollywood-inspired classes turn simple, dance-based choreography into engaging cardio workouts. And, for those who prefer a calming, core-stabilizing workout, the instructors even lead mat Pilates sessions in addition to Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes.