Pat Tray likes to keep things simple: his vision is for a program of practical self-defense that encourages excellence and friendship. The owner and head instructor of Trident Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, Pat introduces students to a diverse study in fighting styles, from the fierce standup striking of muay thai to the leverage and technique of jujitsu. His students also delve into jeet kune do, the brainchild of legendary fighter Bruce Lee, as well as Filipino weapons fighting.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Rather than focus purely on physical work, My BodyMoveZ Studio looks beyond the fitness bubble for other ways to improve their clients’ lifestyles by offering first-aid and CPR training sessions. Located in a renovated garage, the studio creates an energetic atmosphere with Zumba and Bokwa classes. In addition, they also host expert-led educational seminars covering topics such as nutrition and dance, which may help participants choreograph a victory boogie for the next time they skip dessert.
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.
A personal-training destination, BFIT Elite Fitness Studio understands that its studio is only one step on the path to improved health and wellness. Even the most strenuous workouts have minimal effects without proper food choices, which is why BFIT's instructors teach proper nutrition in addition to heart-pumping exercises. Their small-group and personal-training sessions, boot-camp workouts, and nutrition-counseling sessions all take place in a private studio that provides all the equipment for a good sweat without the potential discomfort of working out in a packed gym or an empty, 1/4-scale gym diorama.