Within Yamasaki Academy, seasoned martial artists engage students in a way tailored to their particular athletic capacity. To do this, they follow a vigorous signature exercise program that incorporates technique, sparring, competition training, and overall conditioning. Whether choosing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, judo, strength and conditioning, boxing, or mixed martial arts, classes are available for pupils of all ages, genders, and fitness levels.
Designed to provide an accessible challenge for students of all skill and fitness levels, Bikram Yoga Woodbridge's classes foster physical and mental growth while systematically targeting organ systems throughout the body. Each 90-minute session consists of a standard sequence of two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas, which use deep, sustained stretches to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility and to refocus thoughts on mind-body connections instead of using brainpower to remember the names of all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The other defining characteristic of these classes is the relatively intense environment within the practice space: 105 degrees?110 degrees with 40% humidity. This heat loosens tense muscle?allowing students to safely sink further into each stretch?and increases revitalizing circulation throughout the body.
Although the heat is intended to be a challenge, Bikram Yoga Woodbridge does everything it can to ensure visitors' comfort by using modern technology to control the room's environment. A computer system monitors the temperature and humidity levels, making small adjustments when necessary, and it prevents the space from becoming stale by routinely pumping fresh oxygen into the room. Additionally, the ventilation system features ultraviolet sterilizers, which protect the space by killing any bacteria, mold spores, or sentient dust bunnies lingering in the air.
Certified fitness trainer Yolanda Greene derives much of her expertise from a reliable mentor: former Mr. Universe Yohnnie Shambourger. Having learned his tips of the trade, she now runs YoFitness in a private workout studio, guiding clients through a carefully developed mix of cardio and strength routines. Her boot-camp circuits aim to condition the entire physique with a variety of movements and equipment, including jump ropes and resistance bands, whereas personal-training sessions focus on each client's individual goals.
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 convenient new location, 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.
The trainers and instructors at Premier Martial Arts and Fitness explore many sides of the martial arts?from progressive karate instruction to MMA-style conditioning to just-for-fun birthday parties where kids can break boards and eat cake cut by a real samurai sword. Instructors are experts in jujutsu, kickboxing, ninjutsu, and kali, which focuses on the use of hand weapons. For those who just want a great workout, there are classes in Cage Fitness, a fitness system developed by MMA champ Matt Hughes.
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.