Calling upon experience in both personal training and group fitness, as well as professional certification, the trainers of Wayforward Fitness live by a simple philosophy: to motivate, excel, and inspire. They look to do this via personal training sessions and outdoor group classes. Designed for 5–20 students, these boot-camp-style workouts include core training, calisthenics, body-weight exercises, and stretching. Participants also receive tutelage in breathing and relaxation, as well as nutritional guidance.
Although the art of taekwondo may have origins thousands of years into Korea's past, Master Michael Wegmann and his wife Julia inject a modern approach at Vision Martial Arts. Together, they teach effective techniques to kids, women, and men, imparting equally valuable lessons in self-defense, exercise, and mental discipline. They run their six academies with help from a team of trained instructors, who all focus on developing mentor-like relationships with their students through personal attention and powerful speeches delivered atop school desks. At select locations, they also teach a form of kickboxing similar to krav maga.
Grandmaster Kang Seok Lee grew up in a small village in South Korea. He began his tae kwon do training at age 7, and shortly thereafter, got started with hapkido?a discipline designed to subdue adversaries by applying firm, focused pressure to specific joints. Kang was immediately drawn to the discipline, and eventually went on to win a world championship in hapkido in the 1970s, the same decade he and his family immigrated to the United States. The Tae Kwon Do Times featured him on their cover in 1996 and named him to their Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 1986, Kang opened his first school, and in the years since has managed to build a team of instructors chosen not only for their skills, but also for their good character and caring attitudes. Together, Kang and his team continue the traditions formed over the course of tae kwon do?s 2,000-year history, inviting students to participate regardless of their age, size, or sympathetic feelings toward wooden blocks. The grandmaster and his associates lead a variety of programs that emphasize self-defense skills and personal development, including introductory and belt-level-specific classes.
Cary Yoga and Kickboxing challenges both body and mind. During high-intensity kickboxing sessions, groups of students jab, hook, and roundhouse kick their way to a healthier existence. A combination of martial arts, boxing, and other fighting forms, kickboxing classes aim to build strength and increase self-awareness, as well. Meanwhile, the facility divides its yoga offerings into two different programs: power Vinyasa and sweat and detox. The latter program revolves around poses that improve the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems, helping to expel toxins.
Transforming one’s lifemobile into a sleek and sturdy performance machine increases energy, develops stamina, and lures crowds of admiring crowds in parking lots. Butterfly Life provides an inviting fitness abode that’s designed specifically for women and focuses on maintaining motivation through a supportive network. A collection of experts specializing in fitness, nutrition, psychology, beauty, and fashion encourage a multi-faceted approach to attaining health and self-confidence. New members will benefit from access to a 15-station strength-training circuit and Life Vision exercise classes (excluding Zumba). Participants will sweat out weight with the efficiency of a jet-fueled power juicer while partaking in dance, step aerobics, and strength-training sessions. Additionally, the attentive trainers craft personalized health programs with the attention to detail of health-hunting fitness hawks.