XTC Gym combines classic martial-arts training with a touch of something more lyrical. Instructors teach kickboxing, jujitsu, tae kwon do, and muay thai boxing, but also the Brazilian dance/fighting hybrid capoeira and aerial fitness. Accordingly, punching bags and swinging hoops alike hang from the ceiling of the brightly lit, 6,500-square-foot space, requiring that front-desk staff keep watch for monkeys trying to sneak in. An impressive weight room complements regimens of cardio kickboxing or boot-camp classes.
Leigh Ann grew up as an actor who was also an athlete: when she was offstage, the SoCal native dove off springboards, jumped hurdles, and fought on the kickboxing mat. Her knack for blending art with athleticism led her to found BeSpun at the age of 25. Leigh Ann competes and receives top honors at national and regional pole-dance competitions, and she has produced and starred in a series of instructional DVDs.
At BeSpun, Leigh Ann and her fellow instructors—also pole-dance champions—teach an extensive array of classes that include single-session and multiweek workshops. Classes’ subject matter ranges from beginners' lessons to master workshops led by special guests. There’s also open-studio time, as well as classes that focus on specialties such as spinning, stretching, and whittling your own pole from a chrome tree trunk. Instructors focus on leading thorough sessions that use time efficiently, and they’re committed to blending fitness with dance training. A lighthearted FAQ page answers potential questions while giving a taste of the studio’s fun-loving atmosphere.
Fitness is Art isn?t a typical fitness studio. Once a cozy family home, the space welcomes guests to heave exercise balls next to a fireplace and an antique grandfather clock. Within the rich-wooded confines, a husband-and-wife team leads students of all abilities through group fitness classes and personal-training sessions. Bright blue walls surround students as sun pours in the main room?s many windows for uplifting Zumba and dance classes. Classes and training also move outside, where they?ve set up a MoveStrong fitness center for outdoor boot-camp, circuit-training, and personal-training sessions. Helping students get fit from truly head-to-toe, they also offer facial fitness classes that help alleviate wrinkles as smiles bench-press heavier reps.
For the past two decades martial arts instructors Raffi and Steve have studied martial arts styles from around the globe. At the studio, LA Combatives Group shares the most simple and combat proven methods they've found, both ancient and modern. For example, students learn Chinese styles such as Jun Fan JKD, Thai styles such as Muay Thai, Filipino styles such as Eskrima and Kali, and Japanese and Brazilian Jujitsu. The atmosphere of LA Combatives Group is relaxed, with safety and mutual respect always being observed. To keep the quality of instruction high, the duo keeps the capacity of their group classes to a minimum by posting a Beware of Dog sign on their door.
At the same location in Burbank for 23 years, we teach a mixed style of martial arts consisting of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Aikido. We have children's and adults' classes 7 days a week. Our program is excellent for focus, discipline, self-defense, and getting in shape. Goal: to help each student become the best he can be.