Equipment: Kicking targets, shields, heavy bags, free weights, cardio, and circuit equipment
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, and comfortable workout attire. Shoes are optional.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Participants need to be ready for a fun-high energy workout environment.
At Geared 4 Speed, seasoned trainer Jerry Bullitt and his staff specialize in performance training for serious athletes, as well as adults of all fitness levels in boot camps. That much is apparent from their intense NFL Combine-style training sessions, which are designed to prepare football players for the grueling workouts of the real NFL Combine. You don't have to be an aspiring pro athlete to work out at Geared 4 Speed, though. The facility also schedules personal training, youth training, and boot camps for exercisers of all ability.
Jay Wilson boasts 28 years of experience as a kickboxing, Muy Thai, and Kempo Go-Ju Karate instructor, and has logged even more time in the ring as a fighter. In 2004, he battled his way to the title of K.I.C.K. World Champion with a combination of impressive striking skills and lightning-fast takedowns. Now, he shares his knowledge with students as the head instructor at Jay's Kickboxing.
With a third-degree black belt in Kempo Go-Ju Karate, he leads a variety of classes from Muay Thai to Fitness Kickoxing. While each one teaches defense and attack techniques, fitness sessions focus on the cardiovascular benefits of martial arts, increasing your heartbeat to where it can knock someone out when they lay on your chest.
Handicap Accessible: yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: not offered
Most popular offering: Kickboxing Fitness
Pro Tip: Classes are for students of all ages, men and women, from beginners to competitive fighters.
It's probably a good idea to stay on Lex Ronin's good side. The trainer, bodybuilding coach, and marathoner is also a hand-to-hand combat instructor, krav maga instructor, and certified Texas Tactical SWAT medic with a six-year Army career behind him. Lex is a meditation, pranayama (yoga breathing), and gentle-yoga instructor, too?all the more reason to remain in his good graces. Exercisers looking for guidance can find it at Ronin Fitness, where Lex offers personal-training sessions, group classes, beginners' marathon training, and nutritional counseling.
At Krav Maga Plano, tough-minded instructors impart street-ready self-defense techniques to help students of all ages cultivate strength and self-confidence. The studio specializes in krav maga, a self-defense system perfected by the Israeli army and adopted by more than 250 American law-enforcement agencies. During indoor and outdoor classes, participants learn to survive in hostile conditions, whether foiling attackers in an alley or deflecting tomatoes during a standup-comedy bit. Built from simple moves and natural instincts, the technique builds speed, agility, and aerobic endurance during striking practice, ground-defense drills, and heavy-bag workouts. In addition to leading krav maga sessions, the faculty teaches martial arts such as tae kwon do, Brazilian jujitsu, and traditional classes such as fitness-focused boot camps and extreme baton twirling.