When one knows a form of martial arts, there's a decent chance of avoiding danger. But when one knows multiple forms of martial arts, odds are they'll win any fight. With classes is classic karate, Brazilian jiujitsu, and MMA, the senseis at Olympia Martial Arts make students more well-rounded, but less round, in the arena of self-defense. In classes for adults and children that build skills, confidence, and discipline, students of all levels are conditioned to crush common enemies such as bullies, obesity, and fatigue. In sparring classes, fledgling fighters learn the ropes of jiujitsu and MMA with fancy footwork and take-down techniques that also strengthen the upper body, core, and legs. Fitness training classes steer students from the heart attack track in martial arts cardio classes that give calories the heave-ho and boost agility and stamina while teaching grappling techniques that effectively end fights fast.
A fitness class isn't effective without the right instructor. Luckily, the staff at Primal Fitness Centers has plenty of experience?made up of athletes, personal trainers, and professional dancers. Together, the team leads fat-blasting boot camp, Pilates reformer sessions, and Hip Hop Barre. During these classes, the instructors help students develop proper form so that they can safely tone up, shed unwanted pounds, and break into Zumba during boring business lunches.
A student of the sweet science for 35 years, Gary Ballard's career has taken him from his native South Africa to super middleweight champion under promoter Don King. Having hung up his gloves in 1998, Gary has been nurturing fighters and everyday athletes for 14 years at Ballard Fitness. The multi-purpose gym builds better bodies through group cardio boxing sessions, one-on-one personal training, and boxing classes for kids on Saturday mornings.
Equipment: Lagree Fitness Megaformer M3
Students Should Bring: Water and grip socks
Average Class Length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Enerji Fitness’s team shares the joy they find in fitness by holding classes every day of the week. The staff unites their diverse backgrounds—from locales as far-flung as New York, Venezuela, and England—to pursue their shared passion for helping others get fit. During yoga sessions, they use gentle warmth (78 degrees) to limber up limbs for power Vinyasa flows that strengthen body, mind, spirit, and the building’s foundation. The barre classes fuse ballet-inspired cardio barre workouts with core work and lightweight toning, and instructors get their students kickboxing, doing plyometrics, and thumping heavy bags during Enerji Knockout classes. The global party beats played during Zumba classes animate bodies, as the staff teaches Latin-inspired dance moves in a fun setting. Enerji Fitness’s sleek, modern studio’s hardwood floors, brick accent walls, and creamy, mocha-tinged colors set a stylishly serene stage for this abundance of exercise.
Total MMA Studios combines multiple martial arts disciplines to create high-intensity classes that help students burn calories, tone muscles, and lose weight while they build confidence and self-awareness. During Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, students learn self-defense in the form of ground moves that include joint locks and chokeholds. Muay Thai teaches students how to use their elbows, knees, hands, and feet as weapons without whittling bones down to shivs, and cardio kickboxing incorporates calisthenics, jabs, and kicks to boost endurance and the ability to protect oneself.