LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
Former UFC fighter Phillipe Nover and the rest of Edge Hoboken's seasoned staff combine years of personal experience, coaching, and myriad competitive accomplishments to teach self-confidence, self-discipline, strength, and mental tenacity to students of all ages. Within the walls of the expansive, multifunctional martial-arts training facility, enthused whippersnappers aged 5 and up learn the fundamentals and bath-averting benefits of kickboxing, and those 16 and older are educated on a variety of mixed-martial-arts methods. Across an hour of training, instructors acquaint apprentices with a mélange of MMA moves, including strikes, knees, elbows, takedowns, and ground fighting. Courses in wrestling, grappling, or strength and conditioning provide total-body workouts that increase student stamina and stability, and those seeking self-defense training can try jujitsu or muay thai, each employing a variety of methods for allaying attacks by muggers or aggressive department-store mannequins. Click here to check out Edge Hoboken's class schedule.
An intense workout can lead to an endorphin rush. Members of Sky Club Fitness & Spa get this rush—along with a rush from elevation—every time they work out near a window. That's because the gym looks out over the New York City skyline.
This epic vista follows them as they step out onto the sky deck to lounge in the sun or grab a bite to eat at the café. On the top floor, windows peek out at the horizon near an Olympic-size saltwater pool. In the lower floors, members work out on rows of cardio machines and free weights—alone, with friends, or under the guidance of a personal trainer. They also forge muscles during group fitness classes that range from cycling to boxing and unpacking heavy boxes. After a tough workout, they gather quietly in the European bath to detox or ease their lactic acid buildup with a massage.
With 9,000 square feet of space, and the expertise of passionate, knowledgeable trainers, CrossFit Hoboken helps clients of all body types and fitness levels smash through self-doubt and exceed their personal goals. Far away from the sterility of a big-box globo-gym or dystopian weight room ruled by self-aware treadmills, the center's CrossFit ethos gets bodies both trim and strong with high-intensity workouts in gymnastics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning. Certified trainers guide classes of newcomers through the universally scalable workout intervals, or work with small groups or individuals during customized personal training sessions.
In addition to building powerful sinew and muscle during ever-changing Workouts of the Day (WODs), students at CrossFit Hoboken join a vibrant, positive community of athletes, making new friends with regular events such as paintball, barbecues and pig roasts, and fitness competitions.
The slew of Koko Smartraining exercise machines at Koko FitClub curate customized 30-minute workouts that track results and supply computerized coaching tips. Prior to the initial session, a staff member meets with guests to highlight a goal, such as losing weight, gaining muscle, or scaling Mount Everest on a pogo stick, which helps the team of personal trainers stock a USB device with a customized fitness plan. Next, exercisers can plug the device into the facility's machines to load up the day's routine, which the Koko Smartraining system automatically updates based on previous performance. To help monitor the percentages of fat, muscle, and squatting garden gnomes in the body, guests can augment the training sessions with the system's body-composition tracking.
As part of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at the historic Chelsea Piers, the Golf Club perches over the same port that once welcomed ships into New York City. Now, golfers tee up in the driving range's 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, which overlook the glinting waters of the Hudson River. Automatic tee-up systems position balls for launch across the 200-yard, net-enclosed fairway. A putting green allows patrons to improve their short game, and two Full Swing simulators encourage them to take hacks in virtual environs, transporting them to famous courses across the country or fifth-grade birthday parties where they missed the piñata.
Children and adults alike can enlist in Golf Club at Chelsea Piers’ classes, which stratify students by experience level. The 12-member coaching staff includes PGA and LPGA professionals, and sessions take place in a 2,000-square-foot teaching facility.