At Fitness Therapy the dedicated trainers believe total well-being stems from mental and physical harmony. They strive to help their clients reach this state of wellness with not only physical training, but an understanding of how it affects every area of their lives, from preventing injury to completing everyday tasks. Their holistic approach—blending training and education—encompasses each of their group-fitness offerings, including TRX suspension training, which pits guests against their own body weight with a system of stretchy bands, and circuit training, which combines strength training and aerobics drills to carve lean bodies. To shake up fitness regimens, students can frantically kick their way to wellness in cardio kickboxing and shimmy off excess calories in Zumba dance cardio. In each session, students make use of an arsenal of equipment, including weight sleds, kettlebells, footwork ladders, and cast-iron tap shoes.
One Martial Arts strives to be more than just a martial arts school. Indeed, the facility teaches young children discipline, and adults techniques for fending off attackers and pushy car salesmen. But it also sustains a family-oriented community, and an environment in which students of any age can reach their fullest potential. That's certainly the vision of owner and head instructor, Brannon Beliso, who has more than 45 years of martial arts experience. At One Martial Arts, Brannon has surrounded himself with an equally talented group of instructors. Together, they shape students during kids' classes, adult classes, and beginner-friendly kickboxing sessions.
At AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy, yoga and cardio sessions complement a rigorous sequence of muay thai boxing and brazilian-jujitsu classes taught by martial-arts champions. During introductory workshops, instructors focus on foundational techniques. Intermediate instruction augments the basics with friendly competitions and self-defense strategies such as sweeps, counters, and submissions, where fighters email short fiction manuscripts to their opponents. Students can bolster their workouts with team-oriented cardio classes or Vinyasa-flow yoga training, which hones balance and flexibility. The kid's jujitsu program instills practical self-defense skills in a safe, age-appropriate environment, while also building confidence, discipline, and the focus needed to fill in SAT test bubbles telepathically.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Flags of the world's countries line the walls of World Class Boxing Gym, across from posters of Manny Pacquiao and other boxing legends. Speed bags dangle from wall mounts and heavy bags suspend from the ceiling, inviting pugilists to step up and prove themselves by massacring the bags with a flurry of jabs or moving them to tears with a sonnet. Though the equipment is professional caliber, you don’t have to be an aspiring pro to train here. The expert trainers and staff specialize in teaching students of every background, from amateur boxers to those who simply want to get in shape.
The interior of Hybrid Training SF is like an athlete's playground—two speed bags, four heavy bags, and uppercut bags hang from the ceiling, and the floor is packed with yoga balls, kettlebells, and an assortment of cardio equipment. This array of training tools comes in handy during the gym's classes, which range from muay thai and boxing, to jujitsu tailored for kids, men, and women. Classes are led by a team of experienced instructors with diverse backgrounds in Brazilian jujitsu, and amateur boxing.
With a dedication to the fine art of foil mastery, the coaches at Coastside Academy of Fencing guide students of all ages and abilities through a gamut of group fencing classes and private lessons. Founder maestro Anthony Joslin, who boasts coaching credentials acquired in Paris and a fencing masters diploma earned with honors in Budapest, works to fine-tune students' abilities and instill positive and respectful sportsmanship. Maestro Tomek Amborski, three-time national champion in his native Poland, also hones fencers' competitive edges with four decades of competitive-fencing expertise. The maestros consistently train award-winning students and also improve their agility, speed, and ability to duel rogue orchestra conductors.