Before Josh Hayhurst owned ATA Martial Arts, he trained with its parent company: American Taekwondo Association. The association, which dots the country with more than 1,500 schools, puts its instructors through rigorous training in order for them to teach new students the skills and discipline of the martial arts form. Now, Hayhurst and his cohorts lead students of all ages through a wealth of programs. Tiny Tigers Taekwondo boosts concentration skills in youngsters, and Karate for Kids builds on skills such as self-control and leadership. Teen and adult sessions challenge with self-defense moves while instilling discipline, and summer camps combine martial arts routines with classic camp activities such as making karate belts out of campfire tindling.
The friendly staff at Snap Fitness designed its hall of training in an effort to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. For folks who are weary of congested, testosterone-peddling muscle melees, Snap Fitness offers an open-floor selection featuring a bevy of top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment. Round-the-clock access to such equipment allows guests to maintain their healthy regimen while still keeping up with work, school, and 23-hour movie marathons. Whatever level of fitness to which you aspire, this month-long membership to Snap could easily lay down the first stepping-stone toward additional, affordable month-to-month membership status.
Pam Andrews didn't stop setting goals after earning a membership to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and a certification in Red Cross CPR and first aid; she also created her own fitness program based on the principles of Middle Eastern belly dancing. Inside the bright yellow walls of Shake It! Fitness Studio, she and her team of licensed fitness instructors and a nutritional counselor engage exercisers in supportive programs such as group dance-fitness classes. They help students blend different dance-exercise styles, while experimenting with classic fitness methods such as interval training, cross training, and kicking down doors. They demonstrate aerobic choreography amid tropical Latin beats in Zumba Fitness, coordinate simple dance moves with Polynesian drumming and reggae in Hot Hula Fitness, and time belly-dancing moves to a blend of R&B, funk, and soul music in Belly Funk Fitness.