Personal trainer Tiffany Burich doesn't want to hear your excuses. As a fitness and nutrition expert, she knows that every person has the ability to get in shape and feel great—as long as he or she is ready to put in the effort. As such, she only works with clients who are completely dedicated to the task, and in return, she puts in the same amount of effort, making sure workouts are fun and varied. She uses metabolic training, weight training, yoga, and CrossFit along with other strength and conditioning techniques to help her clients quickly see results.
You never know when someone might try to sneak up on you, but you can learn how to protect yourself. Just ask the instructors at Kickboxing Broward, who have found a way to combine an intense cardio workout with practical self-defense training. The studio's kickboxing classes turn exercise into a form of multitasking; students tone their muscles while learning how to take down opponents or suspicious-looking piles of wood.
The children's after-school program at Kumite Martial Arts focuses on the most important body part when it comes to self-defense: the brain. Students are either dropped off at the gym or picked up from school by one of its vehicles. They then settle into supervised study time, during which they read and complete their homework. Lastly, instructors lead them through martial-arts training that builds confidence, mental focus, and leadership skills.
The adults don't have to do homework, but they do learn a variety of techniques from the gym's head trainer and competitive kickboxer, Scott Mukaddam. He and his team cover jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and kickboxing drills, thereby combining martial arts schooling with fitness workouts.
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