As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Kids and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.
The certified instructors at Tom Vo's Taekwondo Academy believe that developing good character and leadership skills are just as important as learning to punch and kick. At their all-ages martial-arts school, they teach both children and adults discipline, respect, and how to defend themselves using the moves of traditional martial arts as well as verbal defenses. Classes also offer an opportunity for students to let off stress and recharge their minds.
Equipment: Rogue, Again Faster, Windy, Boon, Twins, Fairtex
Students should bring: Towel and appropriate workout attire
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Work hard
Focusing on self defense, fitness and life enrichment we have a program for any level. Adults and children can learn realistic effective self defense skills or just get in shape and have fun. Our classes are small a solid sustainable personal improvement are achieved through small classes and personal attention.
The key to Fit Body Life Training Center isn't a piece of workout equipment or a class—it's an algorithm. Head trainer Khoi Nguyen created the calculation for his signature My Fit Body Life program, which tabulates the number of calories, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats each exerciser needs to consume in order to meet their fitness goals, whether it's losing 10 pounds or gaining 100 pounds of triceps muscle. Complementing the algorithm are other preworkout services such as ultrasound-aided body composition tests that can measure the thickness of fatty tissue. It's not all science and numbers, though. Once exercisers are ready to work out, Khoi and his staff offer everything from kickboxing and yin yoga classes to personal training and intense 30-minute Les Mills Grit classes.
The Fitness Compound is Orange County's number 1 spot for fitness and mixed martial arts. We have programs for men, women, and children. Our fitness classes will guide you through the latest and greatest routines that will build lean muscle and get you ripped.