Over the last 24 years, Chris Herzog has been in and out of the ring, competing in kickboxing, judo, and Russian sambo competitions, just three of the combat styles in which he holds an instructional certification. Joined by 16-year boxing veteran Wally "The Weapon" MacDonald—nicknamed for his ability to set off airport metal detectors with his mind—the two provide comprehensive instruction in many styles of martial arts popular in professional fighting today.
The academy divides its programs into classes focused on learning a particular skill. Striking packages focus on the essentials of muay thai and Western boxing, while grappling packages draw from Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and Russian sambo. The ironfisted instructors even tailor their classes to kids, teaching character development and confidence.
Students at wellBeing never fight for floor space, and they never need to shout for an instructor's attention. That's because the fitness gurus' boot-camp, yoga, and cardio-kickboxing classes are comprised of small, manageable groups. During workouts, they devote their attention to each individual, assisting with proper form and keeping students motivated with upbeat attitudes.
No matter your fitness goals, Elite Fitness and Martial Arts probably has a class just for you. This studio offers a host of classes for participants of every skill level—from beginners who want more exercise to professional martial artists who must re-earn their black belts after years of laundering turned them into gray belts. The class schedule includes slots for kickboxing, jiujitsu, Zumba, wrestling, and mixed martial arts amongst others, and each session maximizes its students' results by combining top-of-the-line equipment with dedicated instructors.
At Rochester Fitness Martial Arts, a team of fitness instructors and martial artists help their students build strength and self-defense skills with a range of all-ages classes. Kickboxing, tai chi, and kung fu comprise their traditional martial-arts offerings, whereas various self-defense classes—such as the bully-proof or adult self-defense workshops—teach real-life applications for defensive techniques.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
The classes at FitClass Studio—which are led by certified trainers—are always an hour, but are never the same. The workouts are designed to mix cardio, strength training, and flexibility with effective techniques from popular modern workouts such as boot camp, kickboxing, plyometrics, Pilates, and yoga. FitClass Studio also has nutritionists that can design diet programs to help clients achieve their results.