What makes you a martial artist isn't what color of belt you wear or whether or not you can perform flashy roundhouse kicks. It's who you are as a person. The The staff at American Self-Defense Club understand this fundamental truth, which is why they give each student the individual attention they need to excel at their chosen martial art. Unlike in other studios, where instructors often focus on a single discipline, founder Renshi Ralph Metz and head instructor Sensei Brian Metz have trained at the highest level in many different styles. Together, they bring more than 60 years of martial-arts training experience to their classes, which blend elements of shorinyu karate-do, isshinryu karate-do, jujitsu, muay thai, judo, and kickboxing, along with other influences.
At American Self-Defense Club, lessons in both mixed martial arts and women's kickboxing focus on short and effective techniques that prepare students for confrontation outside the classroom. The key is adaptability. Students practice each move on different floor surfaces, from grass to tile to pavement; they practice responding in many different situations, including stand-up fighting, ground fighting, and multiple attackers. They'll also learn the best way to take a punch or kick to reduce risk of injury. This practical training equips them with the versatility they need to respond to real-life threats, while building up mental discipline and self-respect.
After giving birth to her third child, Stacey Wodarski decided that it was time for her to reclaim her figure. She created a fitness plan for herself and lost 50 pounds in four months. Inspired by her own success—and fueled by the belief that traditional gyms aren’t motivating enough—she started Impact Fitness and Fight Club with the hope that others can achieve the same success she has.
Today, she leads guests of all levels and ages through intense group classes that combine conditioning exercises with traditional boxing and kickboxing routines. She also offers classes for kids, with childcare services in the mornings and evenings. There are even kid’s kickboxing classes, where budding martial artists can learn proper form and how to kick cookies down from the top of the fridge.
Body Shop Total Fitness helps guests reach their health and fitness goals with a variety of amenities, from group fitness classes such as yoga and spin to one-on-one sessions with certified personal trainers. With early-morning and late-evening hours, the gym makes working out accessible for everyone. In addition to the fitness side of personal health, Body Shop also offers eight-week nutrition-counseling sessions and chiropractic care.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Tae Kwon Do and Cardio Kickboxing classes
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and a positive attitude! Our staff will provide a welcoming safe environment.
Passersby that peer inside the windows of CKO Kickboxing won?t see treadmills, ellipticals, or stairclimbers. Instead, they?ll spot rows of heavy bags lurching backward and sideways from the force of participants? kicks and right hooks. The kickboxing-focused gym doesn?t need excessive equipment or a catalog full of workout programs?the high-intensity fitness regimen of kickboxing is more than enough to shape up CKO members. Students of all levels reap the system?s multifaceted benefits, burning up to 1,200 calories per class, releasing stress, and developing a six-pack more realistically than drawing on their midsections with a marker.
Edward Cordiano wears myriad hats: author, business owner, Lululemon ambassador, and father of four. Attributing his multifaceted success to focus and preparation, Edward, along with his team, works to help clients push their own limits. Specializing in power yoga for all skill levels, Power Yoga Center's instructors focus on strengthening the core, aligning the body, and achieving proper breathing technique. They also lead classes in other disciplines, such as hot power yoga, Zumba, and body sculpting.