Founded by Kensington resident and former corporate executive Wilhyn Larsen, Namaste Yoga of Kensington works to add yoga to everyone's daily fitness routine. With classes ranging from rigorous power Vinyasa to restorative tai chi, the studio features something for everyone. Instructors lead classes in yellow sunlit studios with mirrors. As students move through poses, they can reference their reflections and improve their alignment or facial expression accordingly. Additional classes include kickboxing, Zumba, cardio dance, Pilates, and belly dancing.
Kickboxing.com represents a conglomeration of schools from all around the world, including locations in America, Japan, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic. They focus on high-quality training from different disciplines of martial arts that range from kenpo karate to capoeira and taekwondo. Each school combines the art of kicking with the basis of Western boxing to create devastating combinations that use every limb.
For Anthony Bert, the certified instructor that heads America's Ultimate Martial Arts Academy, the best part of teaching martial arts is when students make the move from "I can't" to "I can." That goes for everyone, whether it's a 6-year-old trying a kick for the first time or an adult learning new grappling moves. The Brooklyn academy looks to be a a safe and healthy place for people of all ages and backgrounds so they can learn the moves of martial arts while gaining confidence, discipline, and, potentially, a closet full of colorful belts. Students can learn sparring, kata, kickboxing for fitness, and weapon training, or even train for competitive tournaments. There's also an extensive after-school program.
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.
Over the course of the last 50 years, Grand Master Bill Mcloud has dedicated himself to exploring and mastering the world's greatest martial arts. His studies helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of self defense, one which combines the awareness of boxing, the strikes of karate, the grappling of jujitsu, and the fluid reactions of aikido into lessons that work for people of all sizes and skill levels. Along with his staff of dedicated black belts, he helps students improve their fitness levels, confidence, and ability to stand up for themselves should the need arise. Bill also understands the importance of well-rounded fitness; experienced instructor Edwin Amaya leads the studio's yoga lessons, guiding students through mindful hatha-based poses that enhance both minds and bodies.
Pa-Kua is a comprehensive martial art which brings the student to a sense of understanding of himself as well as his surroundings. Pa-Kua stresses personal development and is most recognizable by its circular form of combat. Pa-Kua develops every part of the human anatomy by generating a proper flow of energy within the bod
Crunch finds the fun in fitness with its no-judgment, open-minded approach to exercise. With a one-month membership, clients get unlimited access to the gym and its state-of-the-art facilities. Tap into the timeless power of ancient lever, pulley, and treadmill technologies to tone muscles and trim mass, or exert dominance over weak-willed weights with prop-assisted lifts and lunges. The one-month membership also grants users admittance to Crunch's collection of wildly imaginative classes, split up into three categories—Action Sports, Chill Outs, and Dance Rhythms. Strap on a pair of Kangoo Jumps for the BOING with Kangoo class, wrap yourself in the folds of fitness-friendly fabric for AntiGravity Yoga Wings, or peel off skirts of stress in Crunch's pole-dancing class, among many more. Crunch even scores clients' sweat-inducing sessions with live DJs.