Though Shaolin Self Defense Center teaches students how to punch, kick, and defend against opponents, the lesson its instructors find most important is to maintain self-esteem, discipline, and respect. Drawing upon a rich tradition that spans more than 1,500 years, instructors introduce students to Shaolin kung fu's signature blend of targeted strikes and debilitating grapples. However, classes are about more than just physical form. Instructors also encourage emotional and mental balance, leaving students with a quiet confidence that lasts long after lessons conclude.
Players cross paths with obstacles that are both challenging and pleasant at Sayville Falls Mini Golf, from caves and aquatic life to a double-sided waterfall. The miniature links feature lighting throughout the grounds in order to host rounds even after the sun sets or runs out of batteries. Aside from its own amenities, the course's downtown location can be a draw as well: it sits directly behind the Long Island Sportsplex, where visitors can continue their sporting with games of basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball.
With dozens of locations across the United States, Kickboxing FitClub helps guests tone bodies and improve cardiovascular health through kickboxing lessons for all experience levels. Whether in group classes of 10–20 students or private sessions, students learn stretches, resistance exercises, punches, and kicks appropriate for their skill level. Private appointments with staff nutritionists help individuals develop dietary plans that bolster health in tandem with workouts.
The accomplished instructors at Primal Strength - New York have something in common: once upon a time, they each found themselves half buried in empty fast-food cartons. Getting into fitness changed all that. Today, Tristan and Jeff help guide clients down the road toward fuller, healthier living. The trainers are certified in using kettlebell weights, which provide an interesting and exciting change of pace from traditional workouts.
The instructors at Black Belt Academy stress practical results, with many classes geared toward teaching children and adults real-world self-defense skills. In addition to krav maga classes in this vein, the academy offers high-energy cardio kickboxing workouts and grappling lessons that blend wrestling, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu.
Most gyms have designated spaces for weight- and cardio-based workouts. East Islip Health & Fitness does those gyms one better, with yet another area committed entirely to abs. Such specialization is the norm at the gym, where equipment from Cybex, Life Fitness, and Magnum accommodates nearly any fitness goal. Group classes range from Zumba to strength-focused sessions of Pump It Up, and certified trainers are also on hand, helping clients plan workouts after a five-step evaluation process. Group-based Synrgy 360 classes meld cardiovascular, strength, power, and agility in high-intensity workouts led by nationally-certified trainers.