The instructors at Denton Boxing Club teach their students to follow in the footwork and land punches in the fist prints of the great boxers who have come before them. That doesn't mean they're a bunch of roughnecks, though. Rather, they embrace the sport’s classic training style, focusing on fitness during group lessons and reserving actual sparring instruction for private sessions. In addition to arming students with self-defense-style combos, these group classes increase strength through sessions with the heavy bag, and boost stamina with targeted of cardio and endurance work. Designed by actual boxers, classes also torch calories and slim down waistlines, and boost overall fitness with workouts that engage muscle groups throughout the body.
At Sprockets Bicycle Shop, a team of cycling gurus equips riders with used or rental bikes, keeps the ones they already own running smoothly, and curates a wide range of accessories that ensure style, safety, and optimal functioning. Their workshop's purview covers the full gamut of bicycle maintenance and assembly, from wrapping handlebars and adjusting brakes to building custom bikes from scratch or using boxes of dehydrated bike mix.
It doesn't take much creativity to enter an altercation with fists swinging, or to blow off steam after a long day by screaming at the nearest mailbox. But these aren't the most effective ways to resolve conflict. Enter aikido. Known as the Japanese martial art of the peaceful warrior, aikido teaches creative solutions for resolving conflict and avoiding stress. These solutions stem from aikido's graceful movements, which rely on the body's internal energies rather than its physical strength. At Aikido of Denton's expansive dojo, instructor John Thompson teaches students of all ages to use aikido to increase their coordination, flexibility, awareness, and sense of inner peace.