Krav maga is the official fighting style of the Israeli Army, but it seems like US Armed Forces members are enjoying it too. Marc Delnicki and Mark Messare, who served in the US Army and Air National Guard, respectively, draw on decades of martial-arts experience to teach Kelevra Krav Maga?s students how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Using modern, practical fighting techniques, their krav maga classes impart self-defense skills while also providing an intense, full-body workout. Marc and Mark also lead kids' martial-arts classes, and KFX fitness classes that use scientific research and anatomy knowledge to design workouts.
The instructors at Core Combat Sports Center teach students the various disciplines of Muay Thai kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing, but their primary focus is Krav Maga. Designed by the Israeli military, Krav Maga emphasizes real-world self-defense skills. Students of the art learn to strike with hands, elbows, and knees, to fight from the ground, and to defend from chokes and grabs.
CoreFit is designed to train the whole body using high-energy workouts designed for students of any fitness level. Students will use kettle bells, body weight exercises, medicine balls, sandbags, and power ropes. And Core Performance provides semi private coaching to help clients reach their fitness goals through powerlifting and strength training.
Derby City Mixed Martial Arts, featured on ESPN as a cross-training haven for Kentucky Derby jockeys, coaches both beginners and competitive fighters. Expert instructors showcase such MMA schools as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which teaches leveraging holds to best bigger opponents, and muay thai kickboxing, deemed The Science of Eight Limbs after its signature move of throwing a tarantula at an opponent's face. Classes on agility, cardio conditioning, boxing, and wrestling round off the roster, and open sparring times let practitioners hone their fist- and footwork.
All About Kids inspires self-confidence in children through a varied curriculum of sports programs at its sprawling 47,000-square-foot Louisville flagship and equally impressive Oldham County location. Kids can undertake classes in dance, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer. Aside from organized sports, both locations feature play areas loaded with ball pits, inflatable mazes, and tunnels.
Tabitha Johnson has been teaching people to dance since she was 14 years old. She started out studying ballet, tap, and jazz, but soon caught on to the rhythms of hip-hop and break dancing. Now she works as an advanced certified personal trainer and certified nutrition consultant, and the fitness-focused entrepreneur focuses all of her energy into inspiring her clients to be passionate about fitness at her studio. Tabitha gets hearts pumping during cardio hip-hop and kickboxing classes, and her instruction during the Tab'z Abz class helps shape students? tummies into washboard form to make laundry day easier. Free Fit Body sessions range from beginner body blast, which goes easy on prior injuries and joints, to athletically inclined conditioning and Alpha Phoenix classes. Freestyle Fitness dancers can trip the light fantastic in a more unstructured setting during the center?s open-floor sessions. The studio also offers dance classes for all ages including Hip Hop, Break Dance, and Capoeira.
Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.