World-renowned fighter Tiger Schulmann and his staff of certified instructors motivate jabs from knees, legs, and feet during calorie-blasting kickboxing classes. Schulmann crafted his style with techniques from mixed martial arts and street self-defense, concocting each kick to improve students' strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and the ability to fight back against vigilante soccer teams. The studio's martial-arts mavens also help novice kickers craft a customized diet plan during a nutrition consultation, and more modestly clothe naked fists in a pair of complimentary training gloves. Once students master beginning moves, they can advance to other martial-arts challenges, such as high-kicking their way out of a room made of Jello.
Michael Rosati began studying karate in Japan in 1972, learning the shorin ryu method under numerous high-profile coaches, including Ansei Ueshiro, who helped bring karate to the United States. Rosati became a coach too, leading the US World Cup karate team from 1993 to 1994. He now teaches self-defense, strength, and flexibility to men, women, and kids at Rosati System of Martial Arts. He also draws on his years in the US Marine Corps and as a codeveloper of a defensive-tactics program for the New York Police Department and SWAT team to develop his studio's krav maga classes. Krav maga classes combine a variety of elements including self-defense and fitness and help its students further develop core strength.
The certified pros at Pride Fitness & MMA see their exercise programs as a means to give their students more than just chiseled abs. In each adult class, they discuss the philosophy behind martial arts and how regular practice can develop self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills. They demonstrate techniques in mixed martial arts, muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, or kickboxing, each of which can strengthen muscles while honing accuracy and stamina. During kids’ programs, they instill the importance of healthy lifestyles while the children learn to respect others and themselves.
With dozens of locations across the United States, Kickboxing FitClub helps guests tone bodies and improve cardiovascular health through kickboxing lessons for all experience levels. Whether in group classes of 10–20 students or private sessions, students learn stretches, resistance exercises, punches, and kicks appropriate for their skill level. Private appointments with staff nutritionists help individuals develop dietary plans that bolster health in tandem with workouts.
Fitness 4 You's nationally certified trainers understand the science of fitness and the barriers that often prevent continued improvement. They also understand the importance of meeting an individual's needs, which is why the facility is home to such diverse programs. Whether a client is looking to lose weight, increase their flexibility, or improve their athletic performance, Fitness 4 You's trainers match those fitness goals with the proper training regimen. They do so through corrective-exercise programs, nutrition guidance, and group classes such as boot camp and Zumba.
Yoga, spinning, Cardio Kick. These are just a few of the group fitness classes that promise physical change at MVP Fitness. Outside of group classes, there are always the 21,000 square feet of gym equipment to tone muscles and burn calories. There's also personal training if one-on-one attention better suits your exercise style.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Towns Sports International's network of fitness loci, welcomes exercisers to a number of equipment-stocked facilities to help attain perspiration-soaked fitness goals at a convenient location. Strength-training gear such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls filled with black holes mold muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Calories simmer and move to cooler climates after sessions on cardio machines ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draw from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, to keep members from jazzercising without a spotter. Each location thanks exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features, such as babysitting, though Passport memberships do not include pool access.