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Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.

5800 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston,
IA
US

RoundKick Gym’s head instructor, Pete Peterson, began his training 25 years ago with hand-to-hand combat in the US Marine Corps. Pete is certified in Muay Thai, Filipino martial arts, Body Shock fitness, and Kardio Kickboxing. He teaches self-defense skills to women, and karate to kids as young as 4.

7611 Douglas Ave
Urbandale,
IA
US

Matt White cinches his uniform with a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, heads down to one of Triumph Martial Arts' three locations, and dishes up a fist-full of knowledge earned over 25 years of mat-slapping training. Recognized by the American Tae Kwon Do Association as the Regional Instructor of the Year in 2008 and 2011, Mr. White takes pride in combative victory and from passing those skills on.

In keeping with the Association's instructional format, Mr. White and his battery of four instructors teach the martial art and philosophy of tae kwon do to kids and adults. Tiny Tigers sessions reach out to students as young as 4 years old, teaching them important values such as helping around the house, excelling at schoolwork, and how to survive a wildebeest stampede. Students as old as 55 have started with no experience, going on to successfully earn their black belts.

5650 Metro East Dr
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US

Mid-America Martial Arts may have started small, but today it's a thriving fight community where students feel like family. Head coach Aaron Cerrone and his fellow instructors have mastered numerous martial arts, including muay thai, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu as well as Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do system and Filipino stick fighting. These men and women push students to succeed, treating both combat skill and personal development as top priorities. Their holistic approach likely explains why many of the gym's students do well in MMA competitions and go on to serve on the Roman Senate.

14951 Chandler Rd
Omaha,
NE
US

Wu shu kung fu. Literally translated, it means, "the skill of stopping violence or harm." For more than 5,000 years, this ancient practice has helped people find balance, reduce stress, and enhance fitness. At Dragon Arts Kung Fu and MMA, instructors teach this martial art, which can lead to greater well-being and mental focus. Classes are designed for students ages 6 and older, and include programs for those seeking great workouts as well as those with ambitions to battle it out in the UFC. While imbuing students with agility and fists of lightning, they've also witnessed other benefits many may find surprising, such as quicker healing after injury, a better work performance, and quitting smoking.

2632 N 84th St
Omaha,
NE
US

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. Click to check the class schedule for the Omaha location.

8812 Blondo St
Omaha,
NE
US