Universal Athletics Fitness Center LLC prizes varied fitness curriculum available around the clock. Open 24 hours a day, the center hosts personal-training sessions and well as classes in disciplines such as MMA, boxing, and Shotokan karate.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It’s a pretty stringent philosophy, but it’s one that’s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part support group, Curves is a women’s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Full-body, 30-minute workouts combine strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and stretching into calorie-torching sessions, enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program. The program, available at an extra fee, supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach. Outside the facility, members and non-members alike can purchase a variety of Curves products, from workout apparel and accessories to the protein powders and vitamins used to build strength or distract people from all of the caterpillars in your medicine cabinet.
Rather than a competition, the instructors at Lehigh Valley Shihou-ken Karate treat their self-defense style as an art form. Sensei Charlie draws from more than 40 years of martial-arts training to lead his team in training students as young as 9 or old enough to be technically immortal. In classes tailored to specific ability levels, the instructors drill students in strikes, blocks, and kata—a choreographed series of fighting moves. All classes focus on the shihou-ken style, which blends elements from three forms of traditional Japanese karate and also introduces principles of muay thai, boxing, and judo.
Every student at Advance Electrical Training is guaranteed to pass?when and how they do is up to them. It's all part of the school's "train until you pass" guarantee. Advance gives its classes all the tools necessary to achieve professional licensure as journeyman and master electricians, as well as electrical inspectors. Their interactive online classrooms and flexible scheduling make it easy for people to schedule their training around their lives. Advance also supplies all necessary materials, including a textbook and thousands of practice questions for independent study. In keeping with the Advance guarantee, many classes offer unlimited retakes.
In addition to a full slate of exam-preparation classes, Advance also offers specialized PDU/CEU classes that zero in on such topics as wiring, transformers, and giving brides of Frankenstein the perfect shock of white hair.
The instructors at Leading Edge Martial Arts believe all MMA should be done in the name of one common goal: self-defense. Rather than prepare their students for competition, they teach the techniques of kickboxing, judo, and jiujitsu as a means of protection. That's where the similarity between adult and youth classes ends, though. The trainers promote confidence and discipline to kids, while emphasizing fitness and stress relief for adults. The adult Cage Fitness program, for instance, torches calories with 30 minutes of intense interval training, split across five-minute sections. They also offer a modified version for children, designed to instill confidence and empathy for birds.