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).
Clint Robinson's U.S. Air Force duty took him around the world, but it was his time in South Korea that made the biggest mark. There, he learned the art of tae kwon do—and the positive fitness and values associated with it. When he returned to the states and left the Air Force, it didn't take long for him to found his own martial-arts school. More than 40 years and 19 locations later, Robinson's Taekwondo continues to thrive on the same principles on which Clint founded his business: excellence, personal attention, and tradition. He now counts children's, adult, and family programs as part of his curriculum. With continued training, students of all ages not only hone their fitness, but also improve their mental sharpness, self-confidence, and discipline.
People come to Yoga-hip to get fit in quick, energetic workouts. Its six classes allow students to let loose in a noncompetitive environment while building muscle and burning fat. Yoga sessions balance deep breathing with stretching and meditation, martial-arts-inspired Punching Mama classes rely on swift punches and kicks, and Combat 4 Adults builds on basic fighting techniques with specific self-defense maneuvers.
Upon entering HAVUK Fit 2 Fight Training Center, visitors get in the zone as they glance at phrases such as “If u haven’t sweat an ounce, time for u to bounce!” and “Pain is weakness leaving the body!” scribbled on the wall. These motivational words hint at the no-excuses mentality that instructors work to instill in their students as they lead MMA, wrestling, self-defense, and muay thai kickboxing classes for youngsters and adults alike. For less combative workouts, they also schedule boot-camp sessions that improve one’s chances of winning their family’s Thanksgiving Day arm-wrestling contest.
Chief instructor John Limcaco, a fourth dan black belt with a training career that started at age 7, leads his team of expert martial artists in extending their passion for karate to students of all ages. In addition to teaching the traditional striking and kicking moves, they also help guests get in shape with the JOLT program that uses high-intensity interval training and TRX suspension to build strength and endurance.