For nearly a decade, the nationally certified instructors at ATA Family Martial Arts have taught students how to block, strike, and kick in a series of self-defense patterns. Classes for kids as young as 4 focus on coordination, listening skills, and confidence, and adult-geared classes teach sparring and weapons training.
CrossFit at its core is all about getting bodies in peak physical shape, but because the famed workouts can be intense, folks need someone to help them get to that goal safely. At CrossFit Cielo, the staff aims to do just that. Working closely with clients to make sure they push their bodies in a safe and effective way, workouts change daily to challenge different parts of the body and help build muscle while toning and slimming the physique.
After being diagnosed with a serious spinal disease as a teen, David Coon embraced the healing notions of Oriental energy medicine and was able to find complete relief from his ailments. Today, he shares what he learned over decades of study at the knees of master teachers, offering group and private qi-gong classes, bodywork sessions, and counseling. Classes in qi gong, a form of gentle, mindful exercise, help students tackle issues such as stress, back pain, and psychosomatic illness.
The philosophical umbrella over all the various training programs at RFLX Training Center is simple: positive change. The instructors believe that encouraging their students to change and grow for the better improves not only their physical skills but also their outlook on life. Their expertise allows them to offer a variety of programs that include combat arts such as muay thai kickboxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, and standard boxing. From a practical standpoint, they also lead self-defense classes including those focused on bullies and tactical training for law enforcement. Techniques from all those classes are brought together during fitness-based sessions such as cardio kickboxing and MMA MetaFit classes that combine strikes and kicks with effective strength- and endurance-building workouts. Patrons looking for a tough-love approach to weight loss are encouraged to try the Body Transformation Challenge.
Cat Zingano has racked up a 7-0 record in mixed martial arts, and she brings her fighting aptitude and personal drive to her classes at Alpha Cats. In high-energy classes, she leads women through circuit training, conditioning, and kickboxing workouts that aim to improve coordination, boost strength, and tone bodies. By leading women-only workouts, the studio aims to create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can work toward their fitness goals without judgment.
As a teenager, Master Mauricio Zingano studied under members of Brazilian jujitsu's founding family, the Gracies, including Grand Master Helio Gracie himself. Nowadays, at Zingano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he and his seasoned staff—which includes his wife, UFC fighter Cat Zingano—relay the Gracie family's teachings to students young and old. Although their main program is Brazilian jujitsu, they also fit mixed martial arts, muay thai kickboxing, and youth martial arts classes into the jam-packed schedule.