Helmed by grand master Fred Degerberg, Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts whips exercisers of all experience levels into shape during high-intensity kids karate and adult mixed martial arts classes. Blending over 300 different types of fighting styles, MMA classes help students build strength, develop mental discipline, and establish effective defense strategies for use in both sport competition and street encounters. Xtreme Fitness classes present a range of exercise options, from boot camps to women?s boxing sessions to kids' karate classes, which blend techniques such as kickboxing, jujitsu, and tae kwon do.
Midwest Academy of Taekwondo is a martial arts school serving the Chicagoland area since 1985. We specialize in Taekwondo self defense for men, women & children. We also offer Hapkido instruction. Schedule your appointment today!
Some like it hot. For those students, Fire Hot Yoga cranks up the heat to 90 degrees or more. The heated temperature loosens muscles and increases blood flow. This allows instructors to ease their charges into positions such as the cobra pose, where each person arches their back and swallows a mongoose whole.
For those that don't like it hot, the studio hosts a wide range of other classes such as prenatal, postpartum, kids karma, preschool pranayama, teen yoga, and senior sassy yoga. Yoga by candlelight is exactly what it sounds like, and Slow Flow exercises the bones and joints instead of muscles. Aside from yoga, instructors lead Pilates mat classes that focus on cores, as well as the Latin-inspired dance fitness of Zumba.
The masterful instructors at Keller’s Martial Arts nurture self-confidence and enhanced physical fitness in a variety of focused disciplines. Each of the instructors operates under the philosophy that learning a martial art heightens physical strength and endurance by burning calories and strengthening muscles, and bulwarks emotional fortitude by instilling a sense of achievement and self-mastery. The resulting inner peace nurtures continued learning and, like the ripples in a pool after an elephant's cannonball dive, ramifies to other areas of life. Commitment-free classes welcome newcomers to sample the discipline of their choice, such as MMA, or kickboxing.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.