Although the word "MMA" often conjures images of brawny powerhouses or crafty mat technicians, the classes at Gentry's MMA & Fitness aren't limited to warrior only. In fact, their large schedule of classes features offerings for every member of the family.
Inside the gym, clients burn through fat in a myriad of fitness classes as martial arts practitioners roll on mats while working on their techniques. Their expert trainers teach both children and adults, helping students at every level of fitness learn to defend themselves and get fit. In kids classes, instructors equip youngsters with the tools to defend themselves against bullies, training them in jiu jitsu and muay thai as well as schooling them in life skills that result in higher self-confidence and discipline off the mat. During adult classes?jiu jitsu, muay thai, and MMA?they help clients develop correct striking, kicking, and punching bag high-fiving techniques while boosting their overall health and wellness.
In addition to traditional martial arts classes, Gentry's MMA & Fitness also schedule Fit|X classes, where high-intensity interval training improves strength and increases coordination while leaving students with leaner, meaner physiques.
The instructors at Choe?s HapKiDo Karate of Flowery Branch believe martials arts to be more than a flurry of kicks and punches. Instead, they know them to be the mastery of self-discipline, inner peace, respect, and fulfillment, and they don?t award black belts until students have achieved them all. They offer martial-arts classes for students of all ages, and also foster self-discipline, skill, and fit forms with fitness-kickboxing sessions.
Legacy Family Fitness makes getting into shape a simple matter of choice. Members can opt to spend their time using strength and cardio equipment, or they can join one of the gym’s many studio classes. Basic yoga and Pilates, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba are all included with membership. For those seeking personalized attention, Legacy’s armada of highly qualified personal trainers can shape workouts to individual needs and fitness goals.
Shannon Hudson began studying martial arts at the age of 7, committing to his practice until he earned black belts in two different styles along with the title of current IKF light middleweight kickboxing world champion. After he'd had the thrill of competition, Shannon decided to found a gym inspired by his own grueling boxing and kickboxing training regimens, but staged in a noncompetitive and unintimidating atmosphere.
The result is 9 Round studio and its signature 30-minute circuit consisting of nine different stations including jump roping and speed-bag work. This effective regimen combines cardio and strength-building exercises to build stamina as well as muscle tone. Dedicated trainers monitor each circuit, offering helpful guidance to attendees of any fitness or experience level and helping to boost morale with complimentary high-fives.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
At American Top Team of Gwinnett, students can train in the 14,000 square-foot facility with the Bellator tournament-champion mixed martial artist Douglas Lima. There Lima and other staff train pro MMA and UFC fighters as well as beginners. The gym welcomes trainees of all ages, body types, and skill sets to pummel punching bags, spar on 3,500 square feet of mats, and train like the pros in the professional-grade octagon. The knowledgable coaches here draw from experience in the ring and years in the gym to help students unlock their fighting potential in classes of mixed martial-arts, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and wrestling.