At Kim's USA Taekwondo and Gymnastics (Lewisville) and Kim's Taekwondo Institute (Amarillo), students hone their technique in martial arts and soccer with the help of experienced instructors and supportive class environments. Students who attend Kim's Lewisville location can also hone their gymnastics skills. Afterschool martial-arts camps are not only physically beneficial and fun for kids, but they're also convenient for parents—kids are picked up from their elementary school and transported via van or magic carpet to Kim's studio for camps. Themed birthday parties round out the menu of offerings at this 25,000-square-foot facility.
With fitness classes designed to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, Extreme Martial Arts Amarillo helps to tone and tighten bodies while simultaneously improving self-defense skills. Instructors guide groups through sequences of Brazilian jujitsu, kickboxing, and no gi grappling moves, as well as Extreme Martial Arts sessions that combine the techniques. Martial-arts gloves are available for purchase onsite.
Nelson and Barbara Harvey are certified in krav maga, haganah, bodyguard training, and pressure-point control tactics. Essentially, they're certified in self-defense. At their school, Harvey's Karate Tae Kwon Do Center, they share their tactics during lessons for nearly all ages. They schedule karate classes for youngsters and more intense krav maga and bodyguard training for adults and child stuntmen.
Whether bouncing, swinging, shooting, or running, visitors to Adrenaline City partake in a heart-pounding, exhilarating experience. Four massive attractions let kids and families take their pick of amusements. Choose the trampoline park?Adrenaline City's main attraction?and you'll jump and flip over 11,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines. Choose the ropes course, and you'll balance over rickety bridges, swing above the ground, and wind your way through rope forests while safely tethered to the ceiling. Laser tag grants players with a virtually infinite variety of game modes that only make the 6,200 square foot arena awash with black lights, fog, and obstacles that much more thrilling. For a real-life video game experience, try Time Freak?the colorful game challenges players to see who can press a bounty of lit-up buttons the fastest, leading to a frantic match that requires speed, concentration, and a promise not to play the game on public elevators.
At Studio 57 Group Fitness, healthy habits sneak into clients? lives with stealth and speed. Here, exercise masquerades as fun during exciting classes that torch calories and sculpt muscles. Upbeat instructors fuel the metamorphosis by filling workouts with dance steps, weightlifting drills, and yoga poses suitable for all fitness levels. Multiple Class formats are offered including Zumba, BARREffect, Body Pump, Yoga, Attack! and Turbo Kick. Classes such as Enduro and Tabata incorporate high-intensity interval training, pairing bursts of cardio and strength training with brief rest periods to boost the metabolism. To boost energy levels and encourage conversation, two classrooms brim with colorful works by local artists. The studio offers childcare during several weekday-morning classes, which helps students to build strength and stamina, not mouthwatering Play-Doh hamburgers.
While many martial arts classes claim to turn fists and feet into lethal weapons, ArtFit’s classes actually hand their students lethal weapons—namely, samurai swords. Samurai swordsmanship, or iaijutsu, is the dojo’s main focus. In classes, sensei teach the 450-year-old art, supplementing weapon wielding and empty-hand defense techniques with the culture, language, and history of the practice.
The course catalogue is more comprehensive than just swordplay, however, and the dojo pays respect to a host of other traditions. Adults and children can master all manner of arts martial, including karate, kickboxing, MMA, and defensive tactics for law enforcement. ArtFit recently introduced a diverse selection of dance classes as well. Though distinct in style, each class is rather high-energy. Students can get a high-impact leg workout in Can Can, tone muscles with hip-hop’s isometric movements, and increase upper body strength in aerial artiste sessions.