Competitive Edge Mixed Martial Arts' skilled and dedicated instructors help students turn their bodies into streamlined fighting machines with high-intensity fitness boot camps. These sessions include krav maga classes for practical self-defense and kickboxing courses taught by professional martial artists. Adults can turn their cores and limbs into sleek muscle with fitness kickboxing and boot-camp classes, while kids work through martial-arts drills to boost their athleticism and learn to solve challenging moral dilemmas to sharpen their character. Students of all ages can take self-defense, weight-loss, or mixed-martial-arts courses, where they safely spar with one another, punch heavy bags, sprint, lift, and kick their way to good health and self-discipline.
A member of the 1996 Olympic fencing team. A three-time NCAA champion. A former top-ranked fencer in the United States. With those myriad career achievements behind him, Tom Strzalkowski now trains the next generation of fencers at Fencing Academy of Denver. Along with his fellow instructors, Tom designs programs for both adults and children of all skill levels. During group and private lessons specializing in sabers, foils, or épées, the coaches teach fencing fundamentals such as identifying target areas and performing basic lunges. Sessions aim to improve stamina and nimbleness, and also cater to each student's personal goals, from competing in national tournaments to rescuing a significant other from swashbuckling pirates.
No matter the weather, The Hot Room's temperature always hovers at or above 100 degrees. Although the heat might sound intimidating, the studio thoroughly readies practitioners with information for newcomers and ongoing encouragement throughout classes. Teachers guide students through postures with verbal or physical instruction, emphasizing alignment and balance. Hot yoga classes take customers through a variety of poses and sequences to target various muscles.
Led by owner Rebekah Cunningham, The Hot Room's certified yoga instructors share a passion for the heated yoga style. In addition to constantly deepening their own practice, the instructors strive to help students of all abilities achieve stronger bodies and clearer minds.
Certified TRX trainer John Drury helps his clients overcome temptation—not with empty words of encouragement, but by detailing his own struggle to lose 50 pounds through the time-tested combination of proper nutrition and hard work. In addition to studying human performance and wellness at Mesa State College, John is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance-enhancement and corrective-exercise specialist.
At The Body School, John draws on this experience as he leads a team of trainers who help clients chisel their physiques and deflect persuasive donuts. They rely on services such as personal training, boot camp, yoga, and martial-arts classes that draw on Korean and Japanese influences.