As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Kids and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.
The training staff at Fight Strong MMA includes CrossFit-certified trainers, a trainer with 20 years of boxing experience, and a trainer who counts professional MMA fighters such as Tito Ortiz and Chad Mendes among his students. Together they lead a variety of programs that range from youth and adult MMA to boxing, cardio kickboxing, muay thai kickboxing, jujitsu, wrestling, and fitness training.
On the heels of 20 years of experience, the instructors of USSD Martial Arts of San Clemente guide a wide variety of programs to students ranging from three-years-old to adult-age. The Kempto Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs focus on subjects such as self defense, anti abduction, stranger danger and bully prevention.
Weights line the walls, heavy bags swing from the ceiling, and blue plyometric boxes dot a padded floor. These are just some of the many and varied pieces of equipment put to use at CrossFit San Clemente. Trainers employ these tools to teach a system that can be scaled to all fitness levels. Via everyday motions such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, they ready class attendees for all sorts of physical activities, from playing sports to thumb wrestling a grizzly bear. Workouts are altered each day to ward off boredom and keep everyone on track to meet their goals. To ease the uninitiated into the CrossFit method, trainers offer a less intense On Ramp class to familiarize participants with the fundamentals.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists may burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
Master Tony Park began teaching tae kwon do at the age of 12, just five years after his first lessons. Since then, not much has changed. With 38 years of experience, the native South Korean still teaches his country's martial art, but he now does it at his own facility, National Taekwondo Academy, Inc. There, Park and his staff of seasoned instructors orchestrate self-defense and fitness programs for all ages: kids, teens, adults, and mummies.