Alliance Training Center is committed to providing a proactive, friendly environment for our members to achieve their personal goals in martial arts and physical fitness. We seek to enhance the quality of life in our community through our diverse and affordable fitness philosophy that is administered by our staff.
Leticia Ribeiro is not only a nine-time World Jiu Jitsu Champion, she is also an accomplished teacher of the grappling art. She along with fellow instructor and current UFC fighter Fabricio Camões lead kids, teens, and adults through challenging training classes that instill confidence and build focus and self-defense skills.
Since 1996, Ultimate Fitness Center has been a bastion of helping patrons get in shape. In addition to fitness staples such as personal trainers, group fitness classes, and copious equipment, the center boasts an array of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a kids' play area, and a wellness center with chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Owner Rob Hueso and his staff are as serious about staying fit as their clients are?you can regularly see them working up a sweat at the weight machines, ready to offer words of encouragement or tips on getting the most from your workout. And if that's not enough, members can get a workout just by walking around the more than 30,000-square-foot space.
Self-defense is at the core of each technique taught at White Dragon Martial Arts. Whether students are practicing kung fu or MMA, they'll learn how to successfully defend themselves against intimidating opponents who may be larger in size or wearing a superhero cape. Kickboxing classes add an element of cardiovascular fitness, tai chi sessions slow down the moves to a meditative pace, and grappling lessons provide step-by-step instructions on how to take someone down to the floor. Instructors also spend one-on-one time with students during personal-training sessions that focus on perfecting punches and kicks.
Equilibrium is important in yoga, which relies on both mental and physical exercise. The instructors help balance strength and finesse, aided by the fact that they come from such varied backgrounds. The diverse group discovered yoga after playing traditional team sports, travelling in India, and practicing medicine. They recognize that no matter how often someone might meditate or practice postures in candlelight, which clients can do in hatha yoga or candlelit flow classes, occasionally, that same person wants to punch something. In that case, the studio’s kickboxing classes, which combine authentic fighting techniques with body-weight exercises and stretching, are an ideal option.
When the founders first envisioned what would become the Hale Holistic fitness studio, they already had balance on the brain and hoped to integrate agricultural self-sufficiency. To do this, they created an urban rooftop garden in the middle of the city, where they harvest organic veggies to create antioxidant-packed smoothies or make travelling cornucopia salesmen feel better about their job. Any produce that’s not straight from their rooftop, they’ve sourced from local, sustainable farmers. Because they’re so confident in the power of smoothies to improve health and pair with yoga, they give one to every client who attends a class.
At Coronado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 1st-degree black belt Aaron Hernandez and his team of instructors relay the teachings of Master Helio Gracie, the founder of Brazilian jujitsu. In order to spread Gracie's techniques to as many students as possible, they schedule kids' classes for ages 4–5, youth classes for ages 6–13, and adult classes for ages 14 and up.