CKO’s trainers boil their philosophy down to three words: Be, Do, Have. Those trainers all found their passion for pounding the stuffing out of heavy bags at the gym itself before rising through its ranks to teach there. The approach they fell in love with favors fitness training over combat, and pits students against the weightiest bags around to simulate a boxing match with a rhino.
Light streams into the second-story windows of NYC Fitness, illuminating hardworking exercisers as they pound away on cardio machines or lift weights in the sprawling gym. Meanwhile, expert instructors lead clients of all fitness levels through a slate of classes, including spinning, Pilates, and Zumba.
Krav maga dispenses with the elaborate choreography and hierarchy of belts that mark other martial arts in favor of on-the-ground techniques designed for realistic self-defense situations. All the instructors at International Krav Maga New York have been certified by Gabi Noah at the World Krav Maga Center in Israel, where the system was developed for the use of the Israeli Defense Forces. From the first day of class, students take away tactics to defend themselves from assailants and aggressive billboards for male body spray. In adaptable hand-to-hand combat exercises, men, women, kids, and individuals of varying abilities learn techniques to slip out of hand grabs, bear hugs, take-downs, and other threats in drills and scenarios that also improve strength and flexibility.
David Ross first found his tiny hands inside boxing gloves at the tender young age of eight, but punching was not the only thing he learned with them on. He also learned perseverance and self-discipline, lessons which he passes on to his students of all ages through New York San Da Kickboxing. Drawing on his multiple black belts in Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Chinese fighting styles, he teaches striking and grappling arts from around the world. The most intense class he offers prepares competitors for mixed martial arts tournaments, blending Ross’s – and his other instructors’ – many fighting styles into one devastating cocktail of techniques.
Recognizing that each client has his or her own abilities, interests, and goals, the team at Work Train Fight takes a highly personalized approach to fitness. They match the specialized skill sets of their nationally certified personal trainers with individuals' desired outcomes and work closely with groups during boot-camp classes?all within a sleek, modern gym with a variety of equipment. So whether exercisers want to lose weight, build muscle strength, or learn to harmonize with the boxing-ring bell, the staff can provide expert guidance and support.
NASM-certified personal trainer Will believes the key to a rewarding workout is trusting your trainer. Why should exercisers trust WRKNYC? Well, to list a few accolades, their master trainers have competed in events such as the New York City Marathon, LI Marathon, Yonkers Marathon, Urbanathlon, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Civilian Military Combine. The trainers put it all together at WRKNYC, where groups are tested in classes that blend fitness disciplines from boxing, crossfit, yoga concepts, and TRX.