Weak bodies are whittled into lean, muscular fighting machines as instructors at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teach the martial arts styles used for UFC competition, self-defense, and overall conditioning. Men, women, and kids train in the company of students such as professional fighter Cain Velasquez and instructor Daniel Cormier, a former Olympian. AKA splits its MMA, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing classes among four facilities, with group-training sessions and private professional sessions taking place in modern training studios with heavy bags, speed bags, and Olympic-grade mats. The Hillside location also features a professional-size ring for sparring or marriage-proposal practice, and the two-story AKA headquarters on Realm Avenue highlights an MMA cage, TRX suspension room, and cardio theater stocked with StairMasters and Jacobs Ladder machines.
Like many success stories, the Core Fitness tale begins when a business executive quit her job to pursue her true dream. For Nanci Mora, her dream was to become a fitness instructor. After 10 years of training and working as a trainer, she began conducting her own Pilates classes for three friends in her home. As word of Nanci's replenishing and invigorating Pilates workouts spread, her class size continued to expand in an inverse relationship to her students? waistlines.
Today, Nanci continues to teach Pilates at her own professional studio, Core Fitness, where she and a staff of dancers, Pilates instructors, and fitness professionals teach workout classes throughout the week. Amidst the studio's earth-toned walls and towering mirrors, professional Pilates reformer machines help clients tone bodies.
In 98point6 Yoga's eco-conscious studio, a team of certified yoga instructors lead 60- and 90-minute yoga classes seven days a week. Yogis of all abilities can enter the 98.6-degree atmosphere designed to melt muscles into deep, healing stretches, evict toxins, and increase empathy for sun-dwellers. One-hour classes consisting of both static poses and meditative flow sequences help busy pupils maintain regular practice, while body benders in the 90-minute sweat session focus on performing 26 postures with proper alignment and depth and improving strength and stamina. The studio requests that pupils rent, bring, or spontaneously create a yoga mat and bath towel, though before reentering the outside world, students can take advantage of the facility's environmentally friendly low-flow showers.
The certified instructors strike a balance between hot and room-temperature courses, leading each distinctive style within separate spaces. They follow the traditional sequencing of "Bikram Yoga" during hot-yoga courses, breaking from their unscripted instruction to mingle with students and correct flawed postures. Hot Pilates classes combine cardio and muscle ton?ing, with high-intensity interval train?ing keeping heart rates up to help burn fat. In the more temperate room, yogis link their breathing to movement during Vinyasa flow or stretch their connective tissues with gentler, less movement-focused Yin yoga. Alternating between heated and non-heated yoga practices may do wonders for boosting strength and focus, much like lifting weights while reading an optometrist?s eye chart.
With more than thirty sessions per week, Fast Action Training’s boot camp sessions are multi-faceted workouts that constantly change training regimens to keep students active and engaged. Fitness gurus also lead semi-private training sessions that emphasize personal development and accountability in a supportive environment. Between two and four students attend custom sessions, which aim to help them build lean muscle and boost metabolism. During one-on-one consultations, trainers check body measurements and other metrics, ensuring each participant is on track towards their goals of getting in shape or becoming the first person to complete a Transatlantic run.
Changing lives - one workout at a time! Our once-twice/week all body, high intensity workout takes just 20 minutes - with results proven since the 80's! You're matched with a SuperSlow-certified instructor, who creates a workout specific to you, your goals - and even your limitations. Safe for ages 14-90.