At DP Martial Arts Academy, master Doug Paik blends modern mixed martial arts fighting with the ancient study of traditional forms, or kata's. Students sample tae kwon do and haidong gumdo sword fighting skills with the fearsome striking skills of muay thai and krav maga. The academy's Brazilian jiu-jitsu program is helmed by Panamerican medalist Luigi Mondelli while MMA students sharpen their skills with instructors certified by the nationally recognized American Top Team.
Jonathan Aragon is certified in personal training and Spartan Group X. Interested in health and fitness since he was 11, Aragon draws from years of experience and training to empower the minds and bodies of his clients and promote healthy living. His classes include boxing, kickboxing, and preparation for the Spartan races. He also provides personal training as well as weight-loss and fitness challenges.
Inside Uptown Sports Complex's 16,000-square-foot facility, the cracks of baseball bats, the beats of hip-hop dance classes, and the rallying cries of cheerleaders combine into a constant, energetic din. The complex gives visitors of all ages plenty of outlets for their energy, such as baseball and gymnastics training camps for youngsters and Zumba dance classes for adults. Kids' classes typically take place after school and during the summer; check the class schedule for current class offerings.
Astral Fitness and Wellness Center carves and conditions traditional athletes and martial artists amid a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot facility. A fleet of ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, and cycles torch calories, making room for fresh brawn bulked by Nautilus, Hammer, and Icarian resistance-trainers and free weights. Group fitness classes jolt traditional workout routines with a coalescence of positivity and camaraderie rivaled only by a cheerleading squad that moonlights as a firefighting battalion. Classes include classic tae kwon do, aerobics, and kickboxing, as well as Silver Sneakers, which choreographs gentle routines designed to help older athletes pique their strength, flexibility, and balance without overexertion. After a solo or group workout, exercisers can wick sweat with included towel service, release steam inside the sauna, or open a Matchbox-car parking lot in one of the gym's free parking spaces.
Musuko's MMA & Boxing Academy's ringleader, Steven Monroig, and his team of skilled instructors guide participants through a spectrum of training sessions that range from introducing self-defense techniques to molding students into professional-grade fighters. Adults can kick and slice through classes including muay thai kickboxing, MMA, boot camp, boxing, and sparring. Miniature combatants engage in Junior Elite classes (ages 6–16), including muay thai kickboxing, karate, grappling, and sport jujitsu. To amplify class performance, personal trainers help boost students' physical strength, stamina, and flexibility with a hodgepodge of exercises that also improve mental strength more effectively than karate-chopping a puzzle.
For more than 25 years, the martial-arts masters at USA Martial Arts New York have worked toward one goal: to improve their students’ mental and physical strength. They achieve this goal through an assortment of martial-arts and cardio classes designed to help students of virtually any age and skill level to master control of their bodies while gaining self-confidence and discipline. Students looking to shed calories without the monotony of the gym can heave blows into heavy bags during cardio kickboxing classes.