Since ancient times, Thai students, fighters, and artists have performed the wai kru ritual to honor the teachers who make their study possible. Composed of everyone from Navy boxers to championship jujitsu fighters, the staff of martial-arts instructors at Wai Kru gym knows the value of experience. Kru John, for instance, has traveled to Japan, Brazil, and Thailand to hone his muay thai kickboxing expertise, attending more than 20 training camps throughout Asia and earning a certification from the Thai government.
Training guests as diverse as beginning boxers and professional MMA fighters, both of Wai Kru's locations bolster training regimens with cardio machines, weights, and open mat space. Each gym also sports a boxing ring and a 24-foot octagon, so shaped to avoid having to vacuum peanut shells from a 90-degree corner.
American Kempo Karate Academy founder Mark DiNino is an eighth-degree black belt?and a father. In fact, three of his own children train at the academy, meaning the South Shore native shares many of the same hopes and concerns as other parents of AKKA students. But he also understands the benefits children can reap from the academy's program, which since 1995 has improved fitness and increased self-confidence, discipline, and concentration. Of course, kids aren't the only one's who can benefit from a boost in self-esteem, which is why AKKA also
offers an adult program, where grownups can achieve similar gains and release stress brought on by their job or lack of homework.
The thrill of freefall is only half of the experience offered by Skydive South Boston. Just after taking off?but before jumping out?pilots grant passengers a stunning view of the Boston skyline and Atlantic Ocean. With the company's 100% safety record, thrill-seekers also exit airplanes with the utmost confidence in their instructors, who are all USPA-certified. Secured together by a tandem harness as opposed to a thick sheet of crazy glue, pupil and teacher jump together, experiencing seconds of freefall before the instructors pull the chute and send the pair gracefully floating toward the ground.
With nearly two decades of equestrian experience behind her, Stephanie Gomes knows how to tailor instruction to a student's goals while building a firm base of horsemanship and equitation. Her students choose to ride in the disciplines of hunt seat, dressage, jumping, or three-phase eventing, often starting out as beginners and working their way up to intermediate technique. Regardless of age or ability, students enjoy access to indoor and outdoor rings located directly on the property, and nearby trails where they can demonstrate their saddle skills.
The trained technicians at Advanced Laser Care dispel unwanted body hair with precise, pulsating beams of light. When targeted at the base of the hair follicle, these laser beams eliminate existing fuzz and help prevent its regrowth over the course of six sessions, on average. The noninvasive treatment yields minimal pain comparable to the snap of a rubber band or the sting of not understanding a children’s riddle.
The trainers at Just For You Personal Training delve into their arsenal of techniques to get clients in shape during personal training and group training classes. They can customize a workout program to each client?s specific needs, drawing from exercises that include disciplines such as kickboxing, weightlifting, functional cardio, core stability, dynamic flexibility, plyometrics, and foam rolling. Trainers also reveal nutritional secrets to clients to help them eat right, choose healthy foods, and abide by their necessary calorie requirements.